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20 September 2018

Mane vs Neymar

Sadio Mane shoes somes skills against Neymar.

Liverpool 3 x 2 Paris Saint-Germain | 18 September 2018 | UEFA Champions League 2018/2019



#liverpool #neymar #paris-saint-germain #sadio-mane

27 May 2018

Bale overhead kick goal

Gareth Bale scored this beautiful overhead kick to give the UEFA Champions League Final to Real Madrid.

Real Madrid 3 x 1 Liverpool | 26 May 2018



#gareth-bale #real-madrid

11 April 2018

Roma beats Barcelona

Incredible night for Roma. After beating Barcelona by 3 x 0, the Italian team goes to the Champions League semifinal. This is how Kostas Manolas celebrated his goal!



#as-roma #kostas-manolas

03 April 2018

Ronaldo overhead kick

Cristiano Ronaldo just scored this beauty against Juventus in tonights Champions League quarter finals! What a goal!

Juventus 0 x 3 Real Madrid | 3 April 2018



#champions-league #cristiano-ronaldo #real-madrid

08 March 2018

Buffon and Chellini

Some Italian passion shown by Gianluigi Buffon and Giorgio Chiellini in the match yesterday, when Juventus beat Tottenham by 2-1 to proceed in the Quarter Finals of Champions League.

Tottenham Hotspur 1 x 2 Juventus | 7 March 2018



#champions-league #gianluigi-buffon #giorgio-chiellini #juvetus

03 June 2017

Champions League Final 2017

The day has come, the Champions League final will be played today in Cardiff between Juventus and Real Madrid.

We were all waiting like…



#cristiano-ronaldo #gianluigi-buffon #juventus #real-madrid

20 May 2016

Sevilla – UEFA League Champions 2015-2016

Congratulations to Sevilla, UEFA Europa League Champions 2015-2016!



#sevilla

02 May 2016

Leicester City – EPL Champions 2015-2016

Congratulations to Leicester City, English Premier League champions 2015-2016!



#leicester-city

15 February 2016

Florenzi vs Barcelona (VIDEO)

For this video, I have collaborated with Onefootball in order to create the best goal of UEFA Champions League 2015/2016 group stage.

Onefootball has organized a poll where users could vote for one week on the best goal of the group stage. The contenders were Florenzi, Messi, Hulk, Lewandowski and Diego Costa. The audience has chosen for Florenzi’s goal vs Barcelona, which we are happy to present here.

I also would like to thank Carlo Zampa, the passionated voice that you hear in the video, for allowing me to use his audio here.

I hope you like this one!



#alessandro-florenzi #roma

20 December 2015

FIFA Club Wold Cup Final 2015

The city of Yokohama has been in the route of many foreigners since the development of its port activities in the 19th century. Today, however, it attracts the interest of the international community for a different reason: football. The second largest city in Japan will be the stage of the 12th edition of the FIFA Club World Cup Final. Europe and South America will be duelling in the International Stadium Yokohama for the title of best football club in the world.

On one side we have River Plate, the underdogs. The Argentinian team is positioning itself on the top of South American football again. Following the disastrous campaign of 2011 that resulted in relegation to the second division of Argentine League, River has showed that the glorious days are back. The conquer of America came in 2015, when the team won its third Copa Libertadores. Without many known faces or international stars, the coach Marcelo Gallardo relies on the talent of Carlos Sanchez and Rodrigo Mora to pursue the title.

On the other side we have Barcelona, the absolute favourite. After an outstanding campaign in the UEFA Champions League earlier this year, the Spanish team is now after the World Champions badge, which currently belongs to its main rival Real Madrid. The MSN trio (Messi, Suarez and Neymar) is Barcelona’s main weapon and the coach Luis Enrique already confirmed that they will be in the front line for this battle.

We from 8bit Football will for sure keep our eyes on Japan to follow every detail of this match. We all hope to see another vibrant day in the international football world and may the best team win!



#barcelona #river-plate

11 December 2015

Can anyone stop Arsenal winning the FA Cup again?

The FA Cup is undoubtedly one of the most famous and prestigious domestic cup competitions in world football, with its ability to produce endless drama and headline-making giant-killings being the pinnacle of everything that is great about it. Lower and non-league teams get the opportunity to pit their wits against the Premier League big boys, with Reading and Bradford City last year proving that reaching the latter stages is by no means impossible for teams outside out of the top flight. It promises to be yet another fascinating tournament, and with the 3rd Round Draw producing eye-catching fixtures such as Exeter v Liverpool, Oxford v Swansea and Everton v Dagenham or Whitehawk, there is real potential for a big upset.

Arsenal are the team that the other sixty-three clubs remaining in the 2015/2016 FA Cup will be looking to knock off their perch, with Arsene Wenger’s men on the cusp of history by becoming only the third team after Wanderers and Blackburn Rovers to win the trophy three years in a row. However, a spate of injuries to key players such as Alexis Sanchez and Santi Cazorla may explain why the Gunners are only second favourites at 13/2 with Betway to achieve the historic feat. The upcoming January transfer window may be a great opportunity for Wenger to add the strength in numbers that Arsenal have been crying out for, but they have enough quality at their disposal to fancy their chances once again, particularly with a home tie against struggling Sunderland to start their FA Cup campaign off with.

Manchester City have been installed as early favourites at 6/1 to end Arsenal’s stranglehold on the FA Cup and bring the trophy back to the Etihad Stadium. This may come as a surprise to those who have seen Manuel Pellegrini’s side struggle to impose themselves in recent week, especially without influential captain Vincent Kompany as they have looked anything but secure in defence. It will inevitably come down to Sergio Aguero to lead from the front yet again, with the Argentine striker capable of winning games on his own. His quality may be enough for those consider placing a bet on who’ll make the FA Cup final with Coral to pick Manchester City, but they will have to get past a potentially tough test at Norwich if they are to progress past the 3rd Round and have any hopes of achieving glory.

Although Manchester United and Chelsea are both 7/1 shots, both are enduring their own struggles at the present moment. The former have recently suffered the ignominy of dropping into the Europa League after crashing out of the Champions League, with Louis Van Gaal under increasing pressure following the lack of entertaining football that his team are playing, while the latter have endured a major fall from grace by going from Premier League champions to being just two points away from the relegation zone this season. It could, therefore, see Liverpool stand the best chance of emerging as real FA Cup contenders, with Jurgen Klopp making an instant impact at Anfield. The former Borussia Dortmund manager has transformed the way that Liverpool play, and with the January transfer window coming up, they could put themselves in serious contention to challenge for silverware this season.

The FA Cup always has the potential of throwing up shocks and surprises along the way, and although teams from the Championship and below should not discount themselves from having a chance, there are potential dark horses that could go all the way. Current Premier League leaders Leicester are enjoying a wonderful season under Claudio Ranieri and continue to go from strength to strength, while West Ham have beaten the likes of Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool away from home already. Both are 33/1 shots to lift the FA Cup, while Everton could also have a chance with the quality of football they are currently playing under Roberto Martinez. With Romelu Lukaku and Gerard Deulofeu in superb form for the Toffees, their odds of 16/1 represents good value for a team that look extremely strong at present and could fancy a good cup run.



#arsenal

30 November 2015

Ballon d’Or 2015 nominees

FIFA has released the short list for the Ballon d’Or 2015, the Gold Ball award where the best football player of the world is chosen. Yes, that means one thing: the time of the year when you discuss whether Ronaldo or Messi is the best has come. During the last five years, these two have been present among the top three players of the world and, this year, it is Neymar who will try to stop this hegemony. Let’s have a closer look on the chances of each one.

Neymar is the new kid on the block. He has been the main player for the Brazilian National team in the previous years and recently is on the spotlight in Barcelona. His skills are unique and it is visible that he became a much more mature player in relation to previous seasons. In the absence of Messi, he achieved consistently good performances which helped Barcelona to assure its position on the top of Champions League group phase and La Liga. It is debatable though, if he has reached the same level as Messi and Ronaldo.

Cristiano Ronaldo is the winner of the two previous editions. His figures, as usual, justify his nomination. The 30-years-old player still holds an average of almost one goal per match this season. In addition to that, he has played a significant role in Portugal’s qualification for Euro 2016. The circumstances are different, however, from the last Ballon d’Or. Ronaldo’s accomplishment in Madrid are nothing like last year. With Real not reaching the finals of Champions League and holding the second position in the Spanish League, there are no trophies in his cabinet this season.

Lionel Messi needs no introduction. The Argentinian has won the prize four times and yet this year comes as a favourite. His outstanding performance during the UEFA Champions League, where he drove Barcelona to the title, is his best credential. An injury in September of this year however left Messi out of the pitch for around two months. Can this jeopardize his chances of a fifth Ballon d’Or?

The winners will be announced on January 11th in Zurich. All the players have their own particular reasons that could bring them to the top. The winner however can only be one!



#barcelona #cristiano-ronaldo #lionel-messi #neymar #real-madrid

06 June 2015

UEFA Champions League Final 2015

The UEFA Champions League Final day has finally come! Juventus and Barcelona will face each other in Berlin. Drawing the 11 players for each team has become a tradition: Borussia Dortmund v Bayern Munich and Real Madrid v Atlético de Madrid have been featured in earlier years.

Juventus: Gianluigi Buffon, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini, Giorgio Chiellini, Patrice Evra, Andrea Pirlo, Paul Pogba, Claudio Marchisio, Arturo Vidal, Carlos Tevez, Álvaro Morata.

Barcelona: Marc-André ter Stegen, Daniel Aves, Gerard Piqué, Javier Mascherano, Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, Ivan Rakitić, Andres Iniesta, Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi, Neymar.



#alvaro-morata #andrea-pirlo #andres-iniesta #arturo-vidal #barcelona #carlos-tevez #claudio-marchisio #daniel-aves #gerard-pique #gianluigi-buffon #giorgio-chiellini #ivan-rakitic #javier-mascherano #jordi-alba #juventus #leonardo-bonucci #lionel-messi #luis-suarez #marc-andre-ter-stegen #neymar #patrice-evra #paul-pogba #sergio-busquets #champions-league

22 April 2015

Chicharito’s winner

Javier Hernández Chicharito scored the goal that took Real Madrid to the semi final of UEFA Champions League and celebrated like this:



#javier-chicharito-hernandez

25 February 2015

5 Contenders to replace Steven Gerrard

Who can replace one of the best number 8s in the Premier League era?

Fabien Delph

The 25 year-old Aston Villa midfielder may have committed to the Midlands club by signing a new four year deal but that hasn’t stopped his name being mentioned among Liverpool’s summer transfer targets. Delph is a very good footballer and has easily been Villa’s best player for the last 18 months.

His excellent form has seen a call up to the England squad as Delph continues to evolve as a player. His reading of the game is top notch, but the one chink in his armour, however, is his lack of goals. He has yet to register a league goal this season and has only managed three goals in 100 Premier League appearances.

Paul Pogba

The Juventus starlet has been lighting up Serie A with his performances this season. Dictating the tempo of the game and scoring spectacular goals is the norm for the 21 year-old midfielder.

Pogba looks like a world class player in the making and would, in an ideal world, be the number one signing for Brendan Rodgers over the summer. But there will be a host of top clubs in for the Juve man should they decide to cash in.

Miralem Pjanic

A more realistic target would be the Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic. The 24 year-old Bosnian playmaker has shades of Gerrard about him – he can create, pass, tackle and is deadly from set pieces. Almost the complete midfielder. And it looks like Roma could be willing to do business over the summer if the fee is big enough.

Pjanic, if signed by LFC, could flourish in this current side with the likes of Coutinho, Sterling, Ibe and Sturridge alongside him. The one problem he faces at Roma is that the Italian side rely on him too much to create something out of nothing. At Liverpool, though, there is enough talent in the final third to release the weight of expectation on Pjanic’s shoulders.

Morgan Schneiderlin

The Saints midfielder is one of the unsung heroes of the Premier League. His makes the Champions League chasing side tick and allows the rest of Southampton’s attacking players to wreak havoc. His has the physical presence and stature to dominate the centre of the park and looks likely to leave the South coast in the summer.

The 25 year-old central midfielder is also Premier League proven and represents a relatively risk free signing, should Liverpool take the plunge and target Schneiderlin as their priority signing over the summer.

Jordan Henderson

Liverpool and Brendan Rodgers may already be sitting on their “Steven Gerrard replacement” in the shape of Jordan Henderson. Already been given the captain’s armband, the former Sunderland man has grown into a leader and one of Liverpool’s most consistent and reliable players.

Henderson has flourished under the tutelage of Rodgers and nothing appears to faze the 24 year-old England man. His injury record is excellent and is one of the first names on the team sheet. Liverpool may already have the answer under their noses.

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#liverpool

02 January 2015

Gerrard header against AC Milan

Steven Gerrard and the first goal of Liverpool against AC Milan in the Champions League Final of 2005.



#ac-milan #champions-league-2005 #liverpool #steven-gerrard

30 November 2014

Southampton vs Manchester City

Pellegrini Targets Win against Surprise Package Southampton


Manchester City, as the reigning Premier League champions, were expected to be in the race for the title after 10 matches. Not many expected to see Southampton ahead of them after 12 matches. Ronald Koeman has had both great success and extraordinary failure during this time as a manager, but he was given little chance of success when he took over a Southampton team that saw the departure of several first-team players in the summer. The two teams face each other on Sunday at the St Mary stadium. The latest Premier League odds from Betfair places City as slight favourites for the victory at 2/5.

Manuel Pellegrini’s team have suffered from inconsistent form this campaign, but they come on the back of an impressive 3-2 win over Bayern Munich. Sergio Aguero appears to be better than any other player in the Premier League right now. His hat-trick against the German club has led to numerous plaudits in the last few days. The Argentine leads the way in terms of Premier League goals scored this season with 12 to his name.

Aguero will undoubtedly be the man to watch on Sunday, but Koeman reckons that his team has been the best in the league so far. They have certainly been the best defensively as they have conceded only six goals in the two league matches. A run of more than 400 minutes without conceding a single league goal recently came to an end after the 1-1 draw with Aston Villa. Only Chelsea can come close to Southampton’s defensive record and even they have conceded almost twice as much as the south coast outfit.

Even after losing important players like Dejan Lovren, Koeman has shown that he can assemble a squad that now looks favourite to finish in the top six.

City will have their work cut out in order to score against Southampton. Apart from having a stubborn defence, the team from the south coast also appear more than well-equipped to create havoc at the other end. Despite featuring newcomers to the Premier League like Pelle, Southampton have been able to average two goals per game.

The Premier League has become incredibly competitive, but one of the reasons for bookmakers favouring City over Southampton is the relatively kinder fixture list for the Saints up until now. Apart from Tottenham and Liverpool, Koeman’s team has not faced any of the big guns so far. The real test for the team will come in the next few weeks. After facing City, Southampton head into matches against Arsenal and Manchester United. The fixture against table leaders Chelsea is also not far ahead.

City kept their Champions League last 16 qualification hopes alive with a late win over Bayern, but it was against 10 men who almost came to getting a result had the Etihad stadium. The win disguises the poor form, which has resulted in Pellegrini’s job coming under threat in the last few weeks. They have already fallen a massive eight points behind leaders Chelsea and they cannot afford to slip any further. City appear to face a mental block, or the lack of motivation, just after success in the league. Pellegrini must ensure that this is not the case if he is to become one of the top managers in the league.

Even though Manchester City are the favourites to get a win, Southampton are not far behind. Betfair places the Saints at 21/10 for three points, while the possibility of a stalemate is given odds of 12/5.

Southampton could potentially exploit any tiredness within the City team given that they did not have any midweek action unlike the visitors. City could go above Southampton with a win, but a bigger motivation would be to close the gap between them and Chelsea. Jose Mourinho’s team have the possibility to extend the lead into double digits if they get a win against Sunderland on Saturday.

Pellegrini is aware that Chelsea are going through a splendid period and it will be difficult to see them dropping points. The best City can do at the moment is staying in touch with them. The club from Manchester have eight matches between now and the turn of the year. Even though it presents a lot of opportunities to improve their form, there is also the danger of their season ending even before the turn of 2014.

City are already out of the League Cup, while they could be knocked out of the Champions League as well. It would be disastrous if they were to fall further behind Chelsea. 

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#graziano-pelle #manchester-ity #sergio-aguero #southmaption

21 October 2014

Another great save by Neuer

Manuel Neuer and another great save. This time the German goalkeeper stopped this shot from Gervinho in the match between Bayern Munich and AS Roma for UEFA Champions League.



#bayern-munich #gervinho #manuel-neuer #roma

11 September 2014

Can Swansea City take on Chelsea this season?

Against all odds, Swansea City now find themselves in second place for the Premier League, one place behind the unstoppable force that is Chelsea.

The Jacks had a fantastic start to the Premier League when they managed to beat Manchester United 2-1, setting in motion a series of wins that would change their fates from last year’s 12th place. Despite Louis van Gaal’s promise of a “new era”, the Red Devils have yet to deliver, and now Swansea City could be setting the tone for this season.

One challenge that’s going to test the boys’ strength this month is their upcoming pairing with Chelsea. The boys will be travelling to Stamford Bridge on 13th September to take on the top table champions, but will have a huge task ahead of them as Jose Mourinho sends out his first 11.

One Chelsea powerhouse that Swansea City manager Garry Monk should be aware of is newly-signed Diego Costa. The Spaniard made the switch from Atlético Madrid to Chelsea in July, at a cost of £32 million to the Blues, but he was more than a worthy investment. With the current standings, Costa has scored the most goals in the Premier League so far, scoring a total of four in three games.

This has not eluded the attentions of manager Jose Mourinho, who was particularly pleased with Costa following their outstanding 6-3 victory over Everton. He said: “He produced a fantastic performance in every aspect. I remember in the first half he was tackling Coleman on the edge of our box. He recovered balls, he held the ball up, and he was aggressive. His movement, his quality – everything was really good.”

Costa is not the only new signing who could turn things around for Chelsea. Former Arsenal star Cesc Fabregas has proven his worth thus far, particularly during Chelsea’s early game against Burnley.

However, after beating Manchester United, Burnley FC and West Bromwich Albion, Swansea have proven that they’re not going to go down with a fight. They’ve clearly shown that they have what it takes to beat a former top table Premier League team; moreover playing away from home is nothing to fear for the Jacks.

While nobody can predict the result, it’ll certainly be an exciting game as a former middle of the league team try to bolster their reputation and beat this year’s potential champions.

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#chelsea #diego-costa #nathan-dyer #swansea-city

26 August 2014

Cosmin Moti saves two penalties

Defender Cosmin Moti had to take over the goalkeeping function and did not disappoint. He saved two penalties against Steaua Bucharest and got his team Ludogorets in Champions League.



#cosmin-moti #ludogorets