Match Reviews

West Ham quicker to the second balls in 3-0 victory over Fulham

September 1, 2012
West Ham quicker to the second balls in 3-0 victory over Fulham

This game’s main story was always going to involve the debut of Andy Carroll. 24 hours after confirmation of his loan from Liverpool, he went straight into Sam Allardyce’s first XI. That came as little surprise – new signings often need time to settle in, but any doubt about his tactical role was unlikely. As...
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Modric and Song arrivals indicate Barcelona and Real are thinking about each other’s style

August 30, 2012
Modric and Song arrivals indicate Barcelona and Real are thinking about each other’s style

Last night’s Supercopa match – a 2-1 win to Real, meaning they won the tie on away goals – highlighted the huge difference in playing style between the two sides. Real dominated the game in the opening period when the match was frantic and direct. Constant long balls in behind the Barcelona defence produced numerous chances...
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Eduardo fails to track Igor Denisov, and Zenit get the upper hand in important victory

November 1, 2011
Eduardo fails to track Igor Denisov, and Zenit get the upper hand in important victory

After such an exciting first game between these two sides, the return match was something of a disappointment.
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Three main problems for Inter in 2-1 home loss to Juventus

October 30, 2011
Three main problems for Inter in 2-1 home loss to Juventus

This was another amazingly open match – all the goals came in the first half. Juventus move top of the table.
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Shakhtar Donetsk 2-2 Zenit St Petersburg: open, attacking, attractive and plenty of chances. Why?

October 20, 2011
Shakhtar Donetsk 2-2 Zenit St Petersburg: open, attacking, attractive and plenty of chances. Why?

The simple answer to this question lies in the situation within Group G.
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