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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

30 August 2013

UEFA Super Cup 2013

A small teaser for the UEFA Super Cup 2013, where the Champions League champions Bayern Munich plays against the Europa League Champoins Chelsea.

Pep Guardiola vs. José Mourinho



#bayern-munich #chelsea #jose-mourinho #pep-guardiola

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

20 August 2014

Liverpool vs Manchester City

Last year’s Premier League champions will be facing the Red Devils on Monday, and it looks set to be one of the most exciting games of the Premier League season 2014/15.

As it stands, Manchester City are second favourites to win this year’s Premier League title, with Liverpool trailing behind in fifth place, with odds of 10/1. The team narrowly lost out to Manchester City to win the title last year, going home with 84 points to City’s 86. After an amazing winning streak of 10 games, Liverpool looked set to take the title home for the first time, but an ill-fated pairing with Chelsea saw their dreams crushed.

This time round however, Liverpool will be keener than ever to bounce back and claim the title, and they’ve been making a few key transfers in order to do so. The signing of Southampton’s talents Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert and Dejan Lovren could all be promising for the team, though it was World Cup stars Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge who managed to secure Liverpool’s victory against Southampton in the opening game of the Premier League.

One key player who they will miss however is Luis Suárez, who, despite receiving a ban from FIFA following the World Cup biting scandal, would have been a vital asset to Liverpool. City fans can be sure that Suárez’s move to Barcelona hasn’t eluded the attentions of Manuel Pellegrini. Despite a few new signings this year, City’s reign of terror began with reliable David Silva and Sergio Agüero’s goals helping to beat Newcastle 2-0.

One player who Pellegrini would be wise to keep on the bench on Monday is Willy Caballero, who did the team no favours in the Community Shield, when Arsenal returned home with a happy 3-0 victory. Arguably, this was down to the long range talents of Olivier Giroud rather than Caballero’s shortcomings, but World Cup star Joe Hart could be a more reliable choice if Manchester City are to beat the fifth favourites.

The bookmakers certainly have their faith in Manchester City however, and have given the team odds of 5/6 to win on their home soil. The result may already be in the bag, but there’s no doubt it’s going to be a tense match.



#liverpool #manchester-city

01 October 2013

Ajax 1995

A tribute to the Ajax team of 1995 that won the Champions League in that same year.

Edwin van der Sarm Michael Reiziger, Danny Blind, Frank Rijkaard, Frank de Boer, Edgar Davids, Finidi George, Jari Litmanen, Ronald de Boer, Marc Overmars, Patrick Kluivert.



#ajax #danny-blind #edgar-davids #edwin-van-der-sarm-michael-reiziger #finidi-george #frank-de-boer #frank-rijkaard #jari-litmanen #marc-overmars #patrick-kluivert #ronald-de-boer

24 October 2012

José Mourinho

Champions League match for Real Madrid tonight… we always wonder what he is going to say!

Jose Mourinho (Real Madrid).



#jose-mourinho #real-madrid

10 December 2013

Galatasaray vs Juventus and the snow in Istanbul

A pixalated version of the snow that hit Istanbul during Galatasaray vs Juventus:



#champions-league #galatasaray #juventus #snow

12 February 2019

Di Maria and the beer

Angel di Maria pretends to drink the beer thrown by Manchester United fans.

Manchester United 0 x 2 Paris Saint-Germain | 12 February | Champions League



#angel-di-maria #paris-saint-germain

23 April 2013

Götze’s transfer to Bayern Munich

Mario Gözte is leaving Borussia Dortmund to join Guardiola’s Bayern Munich next season. For some reason, this has been annouced in the same week that both teams try to find their spot in the UEFA Champions League Final. We wonder how Götze will perform….



#bayern-munich #borussia-dortmund #mario-gotze #bundesliga

12 April 2014

HJK

Going more alternative, we have decided to make a tribute to the Finnish football! The team that you see here is Helsingin Jalkapalloklubi (HJK), the only Finnish team that made it to the Champions League!

Coach:

Antti Muurinen

Players:

Tommi Koivistoinen, Shefki Kuqi, Jarmo Saastamoinen, Hannu Tihinen, Mika Kottila, Markku Kanerva.

Bottom row: Piracaia, Aarno Turpeinen, Aki Riihilahti, Ville Nylund, Mika Lehkosuo.



#8-bits #aarno-turpeinen #aki-riihilahti #antti-muurinen #hannu-tihinen #hjk #jarmo-saastamoinen #markku-kanerva-bottom-row-piracaia #mika-kottila #mika-lehkosuo #shefki-kuqi #tommi-koivistoinen #ville-nylund

22 November 2012

Mexes’ bicycle kick

Apparently long range bicycle kicks are becoming routine.

Philippe Mexès (AC Milan).



#ac-milan #champions-league #philippe-mexes #bicycle kick

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

19 September 2013

Jurgen Klopp Rage Face

During the match between Napoli and Borussia Dortmund, the German manager shows his fury to the 4th referee… and gets a red card!



#borussia-dormund #jurgen-klopp #champions-league

21 February 2013

Head wounded Puyol

During AC Milan 2 x 0 Barcelona, Carles Puyol has been hit in the face in a challenge with Pazzini. “The result hurts more than the stitches in my face”, he said.



#barcelona #carles-puyol #champions-league

06 December 2012

Kris Commons’ penalty goal

Kris Commons’ late penalty goal gave Celtic a 2-1 victory over Spartak Moscow.



#champions-league #kris-commons #celtic

24 May 2014

UEFA Champions League Final 2014

The day has finally come! Lisbon will be taken by Madrileños!

Real Madrid:

Iker Casillas, Daniel Carvajal, Sergio Ramos, Pepe, Fábio Coentrão, Xabi Alonso, Luka Modrić, Ángel di María, Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema.

Atlético de Madrid:

Thibaut Courtois, Juan Francisco Torres, Miranda, Filipe Luís, Diego Godín, Tiago Mendes, Gabi, Koke, Arda Turan, David Villa and Diego Costa.



#angel-di-maria #arda-turan #atletico-de-madrid #cristiano-ronaldo #daniel-carvajal #david-villa #diego-costa #diego-godin #fabio-coentrao #filipe-luis #gabi #gareth-bale #iker-casillas #juan-francisco-torres #karim-benzema #koke #luka-modric #miranda #pepe #real-madrid #sergio-ramos #thibaut-courtois #tiago-mendes #xabi-alonso

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

20 September 2018

Firmino’s one eye celebration

Roberto Firmino shows that the can score goals even with one eye.

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



#liverpool #roberto-firmino

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

24 July 2013

Internazionale 2010

A tribute to Internazionale team of 2010, winner of the historic treble (Serie A, Coppa Italia & UEFA Champions League).

Julio César, Maicon, Walter Samuel, Lúcio, Cristian Chivu, Javier Zanetti, Esteban Cambiasso, Wesley Sneijder, Goran Pandev, Samuel Eto’o, Diego Milito

Buy a t-shirt with this illustration (EU & UK / US & MX / BROthers ).



#cristian-chivu #diego-milito #esteban-cambiasso #goran-pandev #internazionale #javier-zanetti #julio-cesar #lucio #maicon #samuel-etoo #walter-samuel #wesley-sneijder #serie-a