Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Juan Bernat (Munich)

Hello, today we're going to talk about a Spanish player who is succeeding outside his country, scoring goals away from home, we refer to Juan Bernat Velasco (Valencia, 01/03/1993), better known as Bernat.

His story starts in 2000 when he joined the ranks at Valencia FC participating on each category’s matches until 2011, taking part of the first team’s preseason. Officially debuting on August 27th, 2011 against Racing Santander, with coach Unai Emery. His progress was so extraordinary, on the season 2013-2014 in which, with only 20 years, the coach Miroslav Djukic decided to have him, holding his natural position from left end and making him left side. 

His feature made ​​him undisputed starter, fast player and agile, who sacrifices himself for his team in every game and with a dangerous lefty in middle-distance shots. Adding this to the great season he made, ​​caused many teams across Europe to be attracted on him. Finally, on August 7th, 2014, was ​​officially made his move to FC Bayern Munich, a German team led by Pep Guardiola. The hiring contract for 5 seasons cost the Bavarians EUR 11 millions, which caused controversy in the German media sports, saying that he was a young player in order to play for one of the best teams in Europe.

However, nowadays Bernat is the only outfield player that has played in every game, being substitute only three times in all competitions contested by his team, the Bundesliga, Champions League, DFB-Pokal (German Cup) and DFL-Supercup (German Supercup).

According to his career in the national team, Bernat has played in each of the lower categories since 2008 when he debuted with the senior team on October 12th, 2014 , scoring a goal against Luxembourg.
From our blog we wanted to give you the knowledge of this great player, that certainly will be talking about in the coming years and will feature prominently in both the triumphs of his team and the national team.

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Argentina - Germany FR (1986)

When Argentina’s Jorge Luis Burruchaga appeared to knock the ball a touch too far ahead of him, having made a lung-bursting 40-yard run to get on the end of a sublime first-time pass from Diego Armando Maradona, West Germany custodian Harald Schumacher could not be seen in the TV shot. And while fans of La Albiceleste were surely cursing that “the keeper is going to cut it out”, their Die Nationalmannschaft counterparts must have been wondering “where’s Schumacher?”

There were only six minutes remaining of normal time in the Final of the 1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico, and just three minutes earlier the Germans had underlined their trademark resilience by levelling the match at 2-2 – having been two goals down.

Diego Maradona in Mexico '86

“It's incredible how many things people have told me about that goal. They said I knocked the ball on too far in front of me; that I ignored [Jorge] Valdano shouting for it to my left; that [defender Hans-Peter] Briegel almost caught me. But all I was focusing on was the goal in the distance,” recalled Burruchaga. “I didn't see Valdano running alongside me through the middle, and nor did I hear Briegel behind me. It felt like the longest, most exhilarating run of my life.”

Fortunately for Burru, luck was on his side when it came to the aforementioned heavy touch. Having initially decided to clip the ball over the onrushing Schumacher, he ended up sliding a low shot through the legs of the then Cologne No1. The score now 3-2, the strike finally knocked all the fight out of Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Co and secured a yearned-for second World Cup crown for Argentina.

An unexpected Final 
Pre-tournament, La Albiceleste had touched down on Mexican soil earlier than any other side. Renowned for his attention to detail, coach Carlos Bilardo’s determination to ensure his squad were fully acclimatised to conditions in Mexico City – 2,200m above sea level – meant his charges found themselves at CF America’s training complex 30 days before the competition began. What's more, their shaky performances in qualifying and in warm-up matches had left Argentina supporters with scant hope of a repeat of their 1978 world title.

“The team arrived in Mexico low on confidence and nobody gave us much of a chance. On top of which there was a great deal of tension within the camp,” said Valdano. “But, as the World Cup went on, the squad grew stronger and showed a great deal of character. I'd say that it was the biggest turnaround I've seen in my life. Before the first game we weren't even sure we'd beat Korea [Republic], but by the last game we had no doubts whatsoever that we were going to beat Germany.”

Meanwhile, opponents West Germany boasted a squad packed with talented performers, including the likes of Rummenigge, Rudi Voller, Felix Magath, Pierre Littbarski, Andreas Brehme and Lothar Matthaus, though they too did not arrive at the World Cup in promising form. Indeed, Rummenigge, Voller and Klaus Allofs were all carrying injuries, “Our whole attack was crumbling,” summed up Matthaus, years later.

Nor did the oppressive heat aid the Europeans’ cause, with their opening three group games in Queretaro still remembered for cases of heat stroke suffered by their players. Even so, coach Franz Beckenbauer’s team gradually began to grow in strength and spirit, leading to victory over tournament sensations and then European champions France in the semi-finals. “The atmosphere was incredible and, in a way, that World Cup was ‘a summer fairy tale’ too” said Schumacher.

Highlights of this World Cup Final:

Full match: Argentina - Germany FR

Information from: Eurosport.es, YouTube, Losmundialesdefútbol.com

Arsenal 2003-04

This post will discuss the incredible season that Arsenal made ​​in Premier League in 2003 and 2004. Dubbed “the invincible”.

Arsenal in Highbury win the Premier League Cup, 2004.

That season, the 38 Premier League matches, the Gunners won 26 games, 12 draws and no defeats. For a total of 90 points, 11 ahead of Chelsea team, that curiously eliminated them in Europe in quarter-finals at UEFA Champions League.

That team entered football history, not only for its record but for his excellent play and ball control.

From that incredible team, we emphasize fantastic players like:

Thierry Henry: 27 goals in this league top scorer of the French team and leading scorer in the history of Arsenal.

Dennis Bergkamp: third top scorer in the Netherlands national team, with great technique and a experience that did wonders in Highbury. His last game for Arsenal was the Paris final against FC Barcelona.

In order: Vieira, Pires, Henry and Ashley Cole.

Jens Lehmann: German goalkeeper who made ​​an insurance goal gunner.

Patrick Vieira: French midfielder world champion and Europe. Great strength andSilva.

Gilberto Silva: Brazilian midfielder. That season he played 32 games and was instrumental in winning the title

Fredy Ljungberg: Swedish runner, got 4 goals that season and displayed great football in midfield gunner. 

Robert Pires: Also French player, 14 goals and 7 assists this season. He made ​​an extraordinary season. Later he went to Villareal.

José Antonio Reyes: The Seville joined Arsenal as a rising star, he did not play bad season but gunners expected more from him.

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Diego Capel (Lisboa)

In this new post is our pleasure to introduce to Diego Capel, former Sevilla FC player in the most glorious time of the club. A player who came to debut in the selection and be present at the biggest clubs in Europe.

Diego Capel Trinidad born in Albox, Almería on 16 February 1988. He was 12 years when FC Barcelona is fixed in this player Selection of Almeria and decided to give it a try in La Masia. However, it did not last an entire season because of their poor acclimatization. 

Diego Capel scoring goal with Sporting Lisboan (www.sofoot.com)

A season later, Capel signed for Sevilla FC, club which highlights the quarry and became the second youngest player of the club debut in La Liga, behind Jose Antonio Reyes.

After his debut in First, figure Capel in Sevilla grows into stagnation, which occurs when the young winger fails to give more of themselves. In 2011, after several campaigns still not outstanding, Almeria fly to Lisbon to play for Sporting Lisbon.

Diego Capel continues militating in the Portuguese side last season rang for several Russian Spanish teams and a team like Granada. Currently the team is eliminated in continental competition after playing the group stage of UEFA Champions League and Europa League. Portuguese Liga, Sporting ranks third and is 11 points behind the leader.

From "Gol fuera de casa" we believe this was overrated player in his day, even said it was a future world crack. Capel is now a more complete player and no longer lives with his speed and cross. Wishing you all the luck in this player in its Portuguese and possible new phase in another club stage.

Monday, 4 May 2015

Diego Costa (London)

It is said of the Spanish people we are very affable and tried to anyone coming from outside as if our own house out why we lead by example and in this post we will talk about Diego Costa, footballer born and raised in Brazil but after spending several years in Spain decided to play with the Spanish senior team, leaving out the almighty Brazil, so for all Spanish is already one more of us.

Diego Costa along with Sergio Ramos in Brazil FIFA Worl Cup

Diego Costa was born in Brazil in 1988 where he played in an amateur way until he signed for Sporting de Braga (Portugal). After a couple of seasons in Portugal, was signed by the Club Atlético de Madrid, but yielded to Albacete and Celta de Vigo. The following season, he was traded to Valladolid, but the club of Manzanares what re-sign for a million euros.

Already at Atletico, the first season did not play much longer before him to the likes of Diego Forlan and Kun Agüero. So the following season he went on loan to Rayo Vallecano, which was unveiled for the public to form a lethal strike partnership with Michu.

Because of the goals he scored, he returned to Atletico Madrid, where this time if they had many minutes resulted in goals that earned him win a Super Cup being a starter against Chelsea.

It was precisely the English team in London that would provide his services in August 2014 after paying 38 million euros to Madrid side. The blue team is still very important for Mourinho scoring important goals in the Premier League that will assert to win this prestigious tournament.

Diego Costa has great potential and we are sure you will finish showing in the Spanish, because so far, not being adapted to the style of play and he has not made good games.

To say goodbye, we´ll leave to you this video with his 10 best goals.

Information taken of: transfermarkt.com
Picture taken of: rtve.es

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Javi Martínez (München)

This time, we'll talk about Javi Martínez, spanish footballer who currently plays for Bayern Munich and FC Barcelona will face in the semifinals of the UEFA Champions League to fight for a place in the final.

Javi is a midfielder defense, tall and good ball, which caught the attention of the leaders of the German club did not hesitate to spend a lot of money to secure his services.

Before that, he was one of the best players of Athletic Bilbao Marcelo Bielsa who managed to get both the final of Cup of the King and the UEFA Europa League in the 2011/2012 season.

He has been capped in almost all the lower echelons of the Spanish team and made ​​his debut with the national team in 2010 against Saudi Arabia and is now a regular fixture in calls for Vicente del Bosque.

Unfortunately, last season had a serious knee injury, so it has been away from the pitch many months. Luckily, this week has been incorporated into training under the command of Pep Guardiola.

In his resume boasts two Bundesliga titles, two German Cups, one Champions League, one Eurocup and one FIFA World Cup.

Information from: Footballtop.es

Image taken from: Javimartinez8.com

United States

Today we talked about how football is lived in the US, a country that increasingly pays more attention to the most popular sport in the world.

After the Brazilian was they who bought more tickets to watch the World 196 838 according to FIFA. More than triple the Argentine and German, who bought tickets 61,477 and 58,983, respectively.

For a country with over 300 million people and a huge population of Latino and immigrant, seemed a matter of time that the US embraced once the soccer. To the extent that the audience the game against Ghana's World Cup in Brazil managed to exceed the average viewer of an NFL game in New York. Some 16 million Americans watched the match, a million more than the average of the last final of the League of Professional Baseball and more than triple the end of ice hockey.

And people start to realize how amazing which is a World Cup and is currently the fastest growing in the US, and that this has only just begun

The Major League Soccer, still a young tournament, contesting his 19th season, has to compete for support, respect, holders Press and care in a traditionally dominated by baseball, basketball and rugby country and wants to prolong the wave of support that are experiencing this summer beyond, over the coming years, when the league expands.

The Orlando City, which has joined this season, has already caused a sensation by signing Kaka, while the New York City FC, who also entered this 2015, has become in turn the services of David Villa and Frank Lampard, which has aroused great interest in a club that will not play his first match for another six months.

And with David Beckham after a club based in Miami who wants to join the league in 2017, success and support experienced by the soccer in the United States this summer 2014 could be just the tip of the iceberg.

The men's team has won 5 Gold Cups and participated 9 times in the World Cup. While the women's team is the best in the world in its category, and has won 2 World Cups and 4 gold medals at the Olympics Games.

The women´s team US

We hope you have been able to bring as living and growing the sport in the greatest world power .

Information from: futbol.as.com and es.fifa.com
Photo taken from: futbol.univision.com

Thursday, 30 April 2015

José Callejón (Napoles)

Now, we leave you to download a pdf file with the path and statistic of the current and past seasons of José Callejón, andalusian player who is former player Real Madrid and one of the best players in the italian Serie A with S.S.C. Napoles.

Click here and you can download and view statistic and track of Callejón

Information taken from: As.com
Picture taken from: quecrack.com

Spain - Yugoslavia (Eurocup 2000)

The Jan Breydel was the scene where Yugoslavia and Spain on Wednesday June 21, 2000. This was measured in the third game in the group stage of Euro 2000, held in Belgium and Holland, and was at stake is nothing less than the pass to the quarterfinals. Yugoslavia was the leader of Group C, after tying win against Slovenia and Norway. A selection will Yugoslav worth therefore a draw in the third game.

Here, you can download the summary of this match

Click here and you can download and view statistic of match

Spain, however, was the third classified in Group C, after losing to Norway and Slovenia win. The Spanish team was very difficult its presence in the quarterfinals, and not dependent on it self goal.

Spain was led by Camacho and had, among others, Cañizares, Sergi, Salgado, Abelardo, Helguera or Hierro on defense; Guardiola, Mendieta, Etxeberría or Valeron in midfield; and Raul, Alfonso, Munitis or Urzaiz front.

Within half an hour, the Yugoslav team made ​​no mistake and took the match, thanks to Milosevic, who headed in a cross by Drulovic from the left.

Spain managed to react before Alfonso break and scored the equalizer. But after just six minutes from the break, Govedarica took a pass from Drulovic and a strong shot that beat Canizares was removed. A minute later, in the post kickoff played by the Spanish team, Munitis again tie for Spain with a shot to the right corner of Kralj adjusted.

Jokanovic saw a second yellow card for a foul on Munitis behind and left ten to Yugoslavia for nearly half-hour. This expulsion, at first, seemed to notice the Yugoslav little choice because, for the third time, I went ahead on the scoreboard.

In the absence of fifteen minutes to met the game, Spain lost 3-2 and was mathematically eliminated. The Spanish selection then flipped completely over the goal of Kralj. First Mendieta put back tables, scoring a penalty for a foul committed on Abelardo inside the box. No time to celebrate the tie, Guardiola sent a ball into the box, Urzáiz header gave the ball to Alfonso, who scored the winning goal.

When all seemed lost, Spain again from the ashes and heroically earned his place in the knouckout, Spain lost to France in a match remembered, above all, by the penalty shot and failed Raúl would have meant at least Extension

We leave with a video resume of this fantastic math for all spanish.

Information taken from: Golregate.com
Photo taken from : UEFA.com

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

David De Gea (Manchester)

Today we bring you a look at the biography of the future will be goalkeeper of the Spanish team, he is..

David de Gea Quintana is a Spanish goalkeeper was born on November 7, 1990 in Madrid.

He trained as a professional player in one of the best schools of footbal in the country, Atletico Madrid, where he has been over seven years since 2001. In 2008 he proposed to sign a professional contract.

At first, David should have played in the youth team, but in the 2008/2009 season was key team goalkeeper and participated in 35 games during the season.

In 2009 David joined the first team of Atletico Madrid. He participated in the matches of the Champions League, Cup of The King, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Super Cup. Between 2009 and 2011 defended his team in 84 games and in 2010 won the Europa League and UEFA Super Cup.

In 2011 he signed for Manchester United with a five-year € 20 million to replace the legendary Edwin van der Sar had ended his career.

From 2004-2012 David has been summoned by the lower echelons of the Spanish team and played 61 games. It has been sub-17 champion and sub-21 in Europe.

It was the third goalkeeper of the national team in the World Cup in Brazil and its debut was on June 7, 2014 in the match that pitted them against El Salvador in Washington, with 2-0 victory

Image taken from: www.futbolprimera.es

Shaktar Donestk

Ask anyone to think about Ukrainian club football for a moment and the first team that tends to spring to mind is Dynamo Kiev. They dominated the football scene in the eastern European country for decades, winning over 20 titles while fielding countless national stars over the years, including Andriy Shevchenko and Oleh Blochi. Recently, however, Shakhtar Donetsk have emerged as a second domestic heavyweight and are well on the way to stepping out of Dynamo’s shadow.
The birth of an institution Shakhtar are, quite literally, a workers' club. In 1936, approximately nine years after Dynamo were founded, Stakhanovets Donetsk was formed as a metal works' sports club. Just two years later the side, made up primarily of mountain labourers, was competing in the Soviet top flight.
The start of the Second World War stalled their progress and it was only in 1945 that the ‘Mountain Men’, as they are also known, began to play again. A year later, the club changed its name to its present form.
Shakhtar plied their trade almost exclusively in the Soviet first division up until the 1990s, only suffering the ignominy of relegation once, in 1971. By 1975 they had returned to rub shoulders with the country's elite and even finished as runners-up. It was to be their highest placing in the league as the club failed to win the title before the break-up of the Soviet Union.
The ‘Orange-Blacks’ did manage four cup triumphs (1960, 1961, 1980, 1983) however, as well as lifting the Soviet Supercup in 1984 and reaching the third round of the UEFA Cup in 1976/77.

The Donbass Arena, Donestk

The making of a legend
After Ukrainian gained its independence in 1991, the title consistently became a two-horse race between Shakhtar and Dynamo, although the latter usually came out on top. The new league's inaugural season aside, the championship trophy was always won by one of the big two. Between 1993 and 2001, the club from the capital even lifted the title nine consecutive times, with Shakhtar taking the silver medal on six occasions.
It was not until local billionaire Rinat Akhmetov - the country's wealthiest man, who also owns steelworks, investment firms and media companies - took over in 1996 that Shakhtar developed into a more serious rival. In 2009 the oligarch also built the brand-new Donbass Arena, which served as a venue at UEFA EURO 2012. Akhmetov is reported to have already invested 500 million of his estimated 16 billion Euro fortune in the club.
In 2002 Shakhtar won the league title for the first time and although Dynamo hit back with two successive championship triumphs of their own, there was now no stopping Shakhtar’s rise.

The present
Shakhtar were crowned Ukrainian champions a further five times between 2008 and 2013 and secured a hat-trick of domestic doubles in that period. The club’s success and healthy bank balance led to an increase in the number of top-class players donning their colours in recent years. Shakhtar won the UEFA Cup in 2009, becoming only the second Ukrainian team, after Dynamo, to triumph in a European competition. They were also the last side to lift the UEFA Cup trophy before the tournament was renamed the UEFA Europa League. On top of that, Shakhtar also raised a few eyebrows across the continent with one or two notable victories.

The club’s hierarchy are satisfied that their way of running the club has borne fruit. They no longer have to look at the training facilities and youth academy enjoyed by Dynamo with envy and have been buoyed by their ability to attract foreign stars to the Ukraine. Furthermore, Shakhtar invest heavily in promising Brazilian players, with Eduardo the only one to have been brought in from a European rival, namely Arsenal. Numerous other players have arrived at the club from Atletico Paranaense, Corinthians, Cruzeiro Belo Horizonte, Gremio, Internacional and Vasco da Gama, with Shakhtar prepared to wait patiently for them to develop.
While some of the youngsters may eventually be tempted away by English or Spanish sides, it is clear that the club also have a good eye for spotting talent, as well as having the necessary funds to back them up.
Shakhtar still need a few more years until they can think about equalling Dynamo’s haul of silverware, and they will not be satisfied until they do so. It is a state of affairs that is guaranteed to keep fans on the edge of their seats for the foreseeable future.

The stadium
The Donbass Arena, which cost approximately €176 million to build, was opened in 2009 and hosted five matches during EURO 2012: three group stage encounters, one quarter-final and one semi-final. UEFA awarded the 51,500 capacity stadium its maximum five star classification.

All information from: Eurosport.com

Italy - Argentina (World Cup 1990)

Today we are goint to speak about a classical match that took place in the FIFA World Cup 1990 celebrated in Italy. On one side were three-time world champions Italy, a global footballing powerhouse hosting the FIFA World Cup™ for the first time in 56 years. On the other were an Argentina side looking to retain the title they won at Mexico 1986 and boasting the legendary Diego Maradona in their ranks.

The Maradona factor lent a touch of controversy to the game. Staged as it was at Naples’ Estadio San Paolo, the local tifosi were torn between supporting the Napoli idol and their national team, adding to the spice of a match made appetising enough by the fact there was a World Cup Final place at stake.

Played on 3 July 1990, the showdown exceeded all expectations, as La Squadra Azzurra and LaAlbiceleste served up what was without doubt one of the most vibrant and unforgettable matches of the whole competition.

Argentina produced their best football of Italy 1990 after the restart, and pulled level on 67 minutes when Maradona picked out Olarticoechea on the left and the defender swung in a cross that Caniggia glanced past the advancing Zenga and into the net. After 517 minutes of play, the Italians had conceded their first goal of the tournament.

A man down, La Albiceleste retreated into their defensive shell, and with the Italians unable to break through, the game went to penalties. Baresi, Jose Serrizuela, Baggio, Burruchaga, Luigi De Agostini and Olarticoechea all converted from the spot to leave the shootout tied at 3-3, at which point Goycochea flung himself to his left to deny Roberto Donadoni and Maradona coolly slotted home to put his side ahead. The Argentinian goalkeeper then guessed correctly again to keep out Aldo Serena’s spot-kick and send Carlos Bilardo’s men through to their second consecutive Final.

Italy recovered from their heartbreak to shade England 2-1 in the match for third place, a game in which Schillaci once again scored, the Italian striker thus ending the tournament as its top scorer. This Italy side would form the core of the team that went on to reach the Final of the 1994 FIFA World Cup USA™, where they lost on penalties to Brazil.

Argentina paid a heavy price for their exertions against the Italians. Shorn of the services of the suspended Giusti, they would also have to do without Caniggia in the Final against West Germany, the blond-haired striker having picked up his second yellow card of the competition in Naples. A tired Albiceleste side failed to fire in the showpiece match and were undone by Andreas Brehme’s late penalty. They have since failed to reach the last four of the FIFA World Cup. 

Maradona with the ball against the Italian Schilaci
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AC Milan - AS Roma


In terms of trophies, AC Milan hold the upper hand, having won 17 league championships and five Coppa di Italia to Roma’s three scudetti and nine national cups, a competition record. The gap between the two sides is even greater when international silverware is taken into consideration.

Milan’s trophy cabinet features one FIFA Club World Cup, three Intercontinental Cups, seven European Cup/UEFA Champions League trophies and two European Cup Winners’ Cups. Meanwhile I Giallorossi have just a Fairs Cup success to their name, achieved in 1961, though they have finished European Cup and UEFA Cup runners-up, each on one occasion.
Milan - Roma (San Siro, 2006)
It goes without saying that the passion generated by the rivalry lacks the intensity of the Milan derby or its Rome counterpart. What gives it a special edge, however, is the fierce competition between the cities the two clubs represent: Rome, the administrative capital of Italy, and Milan, the country’s financial capital.

Facts and figures
I Rossoneri have a clear advantage in the head-to-head, winning 69 of the 150 league matches the two have contested, drawing 44 and losing 37. The northerners even have the edge at the Stadio Olimpico with 26 wins, 27 draws and 22 defeats in 75 meetings there. Yet while AC Milan have recorded the biggest win to date in the fixture, 6-2 on 28 May 1950, the Roman side can point to the most dramatic comeback, recovering from 4-1 down just after half-time to draw 4-4 on 27 January 1935.

Where Milan cannot match their Roman rivals is in the number of Italian players who have won the FIFA World Cup™ while playing for them. While I Giallorossi have had 11 Nazionale world champions in their ranks over the years, from Attilio Ferraris IV (1934) to Bruno Conti (1982) and Francesco Totti (2006), Milan can only count on eight, including Pietro Arcari (1934), Franco Baresi (1982) and their Germany 2006-winning quintet of Gennaro Gattuso, Alberto Gilardino, Filippo Inzaghi, Alessandro Nesta and Andrea Pirlo.

Legendary names
Many are the great players who have run out for these two giants of the Italian scene. Leading the way for Milan is the peerless Paolo Maldini, who made 902 appearances for the club and 126 for Italy between 1984 and 2009. Also taking their place in the Rossoneri pantheon are Gianni Rivera, Franco Baresi, Frank Rijkaard, Ruud Gullit, Marco van Basten, George Weah, Andriy Shevchenko and Kaka, while Gattuso, Nesta and Clarence Seedorf are still representing the club with pride, all of them having helped pen some of the most glorious chapters in its story of sustained success.

Francesco Totti and Alessandro Nesta (Milan, 2006)

Agostino di Bartolomei, Falcao, Pietro Vierchowod, Roberto Pruzzo, Bruno Conti, Gabriel Batistuta, current coach Vincenzo Montella and Marco Delvecchio are just some of the stars who have performed with distinction for Roma over the years. However, pride of place must surely go to Francesco Totti, a Roman born and bred and the greatest player in Giallorossi history.

Like his erstwhile international team-mate Maldini, Totti is a member of the dwindling band of players who have devoted their careers to just one club. In 607 matches for his beloved Roma since 1993, the feisty playmaker has carried his team time and time again, becoming the club’s highest Serie A scorer of all time with 206 goals, making him the fifth leading marksman in Italian league history. A fierce competitor, Totti will be intent on showing Milan on Saturday that his scoring days are not yet behind him.

Another famous figure in Milan history is current owner and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. A lifelong fan who made many a trip to the San Siro with his father Luigi during his childhood years, Berlusconi bought the club on 20 February 1986 and triggered a renaissance in Milan fortunes. Following on from the golden years of the 1950s, illuminated by the Swedish trio of Gunnar Gren, Gunnar Nordahl and Nils Liedholm (collectively known as Gre-No-Li), and the unforgettable achievements of coach Nereo Rocco in the 60s, Berlusconi brought in the no-less successful Fabio Capello and Carlo Ancelotti, both of whom took the club to the top in Italy and Europe.

Roma had a legendary president of their own in Franco Sensi, who died in 2008 and was succeeded by his daughter Rosella, who made light of an increasing lack of resources to keep the club in the upper echelons of Serie A. Roma were taken over on 15 April by Italian-American businessman Thomas di Benedetto, who in becoming the institution’s 21st president, said: “Roma is a princess and we are going to make her a queen.”

Nowadays, Milan and Roma do not cross his best football but remain a major in Italy. With Juventus lead Italy, Roma fight directly enter Champions League and Milan to enter Europe League. Soon they become good times for these teams have always been among the best in Europe.

All information from: Fifa.com and Marca.com

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Premier League

The Premier League, one of the best leagues in the world.

Italy - Germany (World Cup 1982)

On July 11, 1982 the final of the World Cup was played in the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium before 90,000 spectators. This match was between the National Teams of Italy and Germany Federal. Then we are going to discuss this historic match.

The Italian coach was Enzo Bearzot and German coach Jupp Derwall.

In the first part no goals are scored and the Italian player Antonio Cabrini missed a penalty. 57 minutes scored the first goal Paolo Rossi, then 69 minutes Marco Tardelli scored. The third and final goal was scored for Italy by Alessandro Altobelli. The consolation goal for the German team was scored by Paul Breitner in the 83 minutes.

Paolo Rossi during the match

The referee in charge of the match was the Brazilian Arnaldo Cezar Coelho along with Abraham Klein and Vojtech Christov as assistants.

In the video below summarizes the highlights of this match.