Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Audi Cup:Boca Juniors - Manchester United goals

Manchester United continued their build up for the 2009-10 season with a victory over Boca Juniors in Munich. New signing Antonio Valencia made his debut for United and made it an unforgettable one for him as he scored on his debut. Anderson also got into the act scoring his first goal for the English champions two years after signing for them. Insua got one back for Boca early in the second half but it was not enough as United moved into the finals of the Audi Cup.

Boca Juniors 1-2 Manchester United
0-1 - Anderson - Watch
0-2 - A.Valencia - Watch
1-2 - Insua - Watch


Real Madrid - Liga de Quito goals

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first goal for Real Madrid as the Spanish giants went past Liga de Quito in the peace cup match at the Bernebeu. Academy players Negredo and Granero also found themselves on the scoresheet and so did Metzelder. Next up are Juventus.

Real Madrid 4-2 Liga de Quito
1-0 - Ronaldo - Watch
2-0 - Granero - Watch
2-1 - Vera - Watch
3-1 - Metzelder - Watch
3-2 - Vera - Watch
4-2 - Negredo - Watch


Sunday, July 26, 2009

Hangzhou Greentown - Manchester United goals

Manchester United took on Chinese side Hangzhou Greentown in their last game of their Asian tour. The local side proved no match for the English champions as they plundered goals and the star of the show was Berbatov who was simply sublime and the evergreen Gigssy also joined the party with a hatrick. Michael Owen got on the score sheet yet again for United.

Hangzhou Greentown 2 - 8 Manchester United
0-1 - Owen - Watch
0-2 - Berbatov - Watch
0-3 - Tosic - Watch
0-4 - Owen - Watch
0-5 - Nani - Watch
0-6 - Giggs - Watch
0-7 - Giggs - Watch
1-7 - Hongyou - Watch
1-8 - Giggs - (to be posted)
2-8 - Otto - (to be posted)

Short Highlights (All goals) - Watch


Saturday, July 25, 2009

Wembley Cup:Tottenham - Barcelona goals

Tottenham took on European champions Barcelona in the Wembley Cup. Jake Livermore got the equalising goal for the Spurs. The 20-year-old midfielder celebrated signing a new contract by scoring an equaliser he will never forget against the European champions just when it looked like they were heading for defeat after Bojan's first half strike.

Tottenham 1 - 1 Barcelona
0-1 - Bojan - Watch
1-1 - Livermore - Watch


Friday, July 24, 2009

FC Seoul - Manchester United goals

Manchester United played their third pre season game of the season in South Korea against FC Seoul. It was a good match for the English champions as they had to come from behind to beat the local side. Korean Ji Sung Park was making his maiden appearance for the club in his native country.

FC Seoul 2-3 Manchester United

1-0 - Dejan - Watch
1-1 - Rooney - Watch
2-1 - Dejan - Watch
2-2 - Macheda - Watch
2-3 - Berbatov - Watch

Goals in downloadable format to be posted soon...

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Shamrock Rovers - Real Madrid goals

Real Madrid
played their first pre season game against Irish side Shamrock Rovers and it was the new signing Karim Benzema who saved them the blushes with a late strike. Cristiano Ronaldo made his first appearance for Real Madrid but failed to live up to his price tag.
Shamrock Rovers 0-1 Real Madrid
0-1 - Benzema - Watch - Download



Match 2:Malaysia XI - Manchester United goals

Manchester United played their second pre season match against Malaysia XI at the same venue. This match saw the first start for new boy Michael Owen and he was partnered by young sensation Macheda. And it was the front two who got the goals for the English champions as they wrapped up their part 1 of the Asian tour with a 2-0 win.

Malaysia 0-2 Manchester United
0-1 - Macheda - Watch - Download
0-2 - Owen - Watch - Download



Saturday, July 18, 2009

Malaysia XI - Manchester United goals

Manchester United started off their tour of far east with a win over Malaysia XI. United's new signing Michael Owen got off the mark with his new club as he scored the winner in a match which saw goals from Wayne Rooney, Nani helped United win their opening match.

Malaysia 2 - 3 Manchester United
0-1 - Rooney - Watch - Download (RS) - Mediafire
0-2 - Nani - Watch - Download (RS) - Mediafire
1-2 - Yahyah - Watch - Download (RS) - Mediafire
2-2 - Yahyah - Watch - Download (RS) - Mediafire
2-3 - Owen - Watch - Download (RS) - Mediafire


Sunday, July 12, 2009

Realmadrid: Will Kaka & Ronaldo combination shine???

The summer transfer market has been all about Realmadrid under the leadership of Florentino Perez. Kaka and Ronaldo have both been signed for a total of almost €160 million. Kaka's transfer smashed the world record for the transfers but what followed was unbelievable. Ronaldo's transfer smashed Kaka's record by some margin. It made people wonder if it really was a period of recession. Such is the activity of Perez, who again swooped for Benzema for a hefty sum. He made a electoral promise of a "Spectacular Project". And going by his transfer policy, it seems nothing short of spectacular. But one thing is for sure, big names alone don't guarantee success. Now that the 2007 & 2008 World player of the years are in the same team, the question that has raised in everyone's mind is "Can they play together". It resembles the Goal II movie - "Gavin Harris and Santiago Munez can't play together". But both players know that there would be lots of pressure on them given their price tag and considering that they speak the same language, communication must not be a problem. Kaka is more of a team player rather than a selfish one. And going by Ronaldo's own admission that he is a less egoistic player now, Kaka - Ronnie combination should start clicking. And if they do click, opposition teams will have nightmares.

Manchester United: Latest Fixtures of 2009/10 campaign

Several dates and kick-off times for Manchester United's fixtures in the first few months of the 2009/10 campaign have been changed, afyer Sky Sports and new Barclays Premier League rights holders ESPN chose the matches they will screen live. So far ten matches have been given new dates and/or start times.

Click here to view the latest Fixtures of Manchester United

Friday, July 10, 2009

Light reading leaves Ibrahimovic nonplussed

Modest is not an adjective historically attached to Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Internazionale and his relaxed, almost nonchalant, response to speculation of a switch to Manchester United would suggest this summer's transfer tittle-tattle is all a bit beneath him.

Once famously described by his club manager, the equally self-assured 'Special One', Jose Mourinho, as the real recipient of the world player of the year award in an apparent jibe at countryman Cristiano Ronaldo, Ibrahimovic has emerged as the new figurehead wanted by Sir Alex Ferguson to beef up his attacking options.

The link is curious given that the Swedish man mountain was largely anonymous apart from the odd flash of brilliance over two legs against United in the Champions League last season.

The Nerazzurri favourite has scored goals in Italy's Serie A like Tuesday follows Monday and Inter officials have reiterated their most prized asset is not for sale despite interest from a number of Europe's leading clubs.

Ferguson is keen to bring in a muscle man to act as a foil for the likes of Michael Owen and Wayne Rooney and, having missed out on Karim Benzema of Lyon, has turned his attention to Ibrahimovic.

However, Ibrahimovic told the Inter Channel: "Have I read the newspapers in recent weeks? Yes, but I have not found anything interesting.

"What happens happens. I am happy to be here, I am as pleased as the first day when I came to Inter."

Nick Walsh writes features and betting previews for Betfair.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Wimbledon 2009: Roddick beats Murray enters final

Roddick won the battle of Andys as he dispatched home hope Murray in four sets to reach his third Wimbledon finals. The American who had got better after each match admitted that he played his best tennis and even jokingly said, "Even I can play a bit of tennis at times". His serving was immaculate and his powerful returns were too heavy for Murray. He fought back in the 3rd set to take it to tie breaker but again Roddick's booming serves saw him through and the 4th set also went to the tie break where Roddick did not even give a sniff and closed out the match. On Sunday he will face Roger Federer, whom he lost to in his previous two appearances in the finals at Wimbledon.

Michael Owen joins Manchester United

Manchester United have signed Michael Owen on a two year contract.
Manchester United are said to have agreed terms with out of contract striker Michael Owen. And the player has arrived at Carrington, United's training ground to have a medical. United doctors have given OK to Owen's troublesome knee and have given the green signal for Sir Alex to go ahead with the signing. It has been a remarkable day for the former Liverpool star who at a stage had no takers other than Hull and the approach of Manchester United has come out of the blue. It must been a pleasant surprise for the player himself and it seems he is ready to take a 50% pay cut in order to sign for the Premier League champions. And if the signing goes through, Manchester United fans can look forward to the partnership of Rooney and Owen. It had also been reported that the current United players themselves are excited about Owen's arrival. It is a calculated gamble that Sir Alex has taken and it might be well worth taking it given the fact that Owen is a proven goal scorer and knows the league inside out. And United can manage to keep him fit, United will not be short of firepower upfront. One thing is for sure, this news certainly will not be taken well in the red half of Merseyside.

Wimbledon 2009: Federer reaches final for record 7th time

Roger Federer has booked his spot in the Wimbledon final after a straight sets masterclass over Tommy Haas. The former world no.1 is in rousing form and took that into the match against German Tommy Haas, who in the past has given some tough matches for Roger. But the five-time champion reached his seventh straight final at the All England Club after overcoming the 24th seeded German 7-6 (7-3) 7-5 6-3 and now has the chance to land a record-breaking 15th Grand Slam. The swiss master was in a punishing mood as he fired 49 winners in the two hours and two minutes contest and now awaits the winner of Friday's other semi-final between British hope Andy Murray and American Andy Roddick. He now has a date with destiny that he can overtake Sampras at the very same venue where he beat Pete to get his first Grand Slam. Come on Roger........