SOCCER – An octopus named Iker predicts the winner of the Champions League semi-final match between Real Madrid and Barcelona to be played on May 3, choosing a sardine from a glass cylinder with Real’s badge. SOCCER – Vinnie Jones of Wales jokes during a European Championships qualifying match against Germany in Duesseldorf, which ended 1-1 after Germany’s Heiko Herrlich cancelled out Dean Saunders’ early strike. Using animals to predict results in football matches became a craze when an octopus named Paul correctly predicted Germany’s results at Euro 2008 and the 2010 World Cup. Seperti dilansir football-espana, Senin, 15 April 2013, Madrid akan mendapat dana sebesar 24 juta sampai 26 juta euro per musim terkait dengan kesepakatan dengan Fly Emirates. Namun, status Bwin akan menjadi sponsor kedua buat klub yang bermarkas di Santiago Bernabeu itu.Bagi Fly Emirates, kesepakatan tersebut semakin mengukuhkan mereka sebagai sponsor utama klub-klub besar Eropa. Despite speculation over his future and with his contract running up in the summer, Modric admits he has never considered returning to England and is hoping for more success at the Santiago Bernabeu. But with success harder to come by today than in the Sir Alex Ferguson years, many fans blame a relentless focus on signing new sponsorship deals and exploring new markets to make profit.
‘We have a lot of Neymar fans, real madrid long sleeve jersey today we have a lot of Messi fans as well which is really interesting. Milan have lost just twice since his arrival, and they were the strongest team in Italy when football returned after lockdown, winning nine and drawing three in their final 12 games to finish sixth. Chapman was the club’s top scorer with 16 league goals while Cantona, who arrived in January that year, scored three. The Rossoneri top all sorts of statistical charts for that period. There have been six editions of the tournament since 2010. South Africa have failed to qualify for half. If Zlatan can lead the club back to the Champions League – or achieve something even better – the fans might start to wonder if they do have a god in their ranks after all. And as can sometimes happen when a team starts out at the bottom, it was a mismatch. The win was Day’s seventh in 17 previous starts. The Tevez and Mascherano third party ownership row was a distraction all season – and costly to the owners with a £5.5m fine – but they did ultimately win their relegation fight. Cantona would leave Leeds the following season to join Manchester United.
SOCCER – Leeds United’s David Batty, Lee Chapman and Eric Cantona celebrate winning the league title following a 3-2 victory at Sheffield United in the penultimate game of the season. The 1990-91 season was one of the most prolific of Hughes’ career, netting 21 goals in all competitions, and he picked up the PFA Player of the Year award for the second time that season. SOCCER – Manchester United’s Mark Hughes fires in the winning goal from a tight angle into an empty net after rounding Barcelona goalkeeper Carles Busquets in a 2-1 victory in the European Cup Winners’ Cup final. Leeds scored an early goal in the second leg to move 2-0 up on aggregate before Derby turned the tie on its head with two goals from Jack Marriott, and Mason Mount and Harry Wilson netting one apiece. The 21-year-old Portuguese forward initially struggled following his £32million move from Lille last summer, but has shown steady improvement and has two goals and a match-winning derby assist in three Serie A appearances so far this term. Hughes, who won two league titles and three FA Cups with United, scored both goals in the second half, seven minutes apart, to give the Old Trafford club their maiden title in the competition.
He has acted in over 70 movies since making his film debut in the Guy Ritchie-directed ‘Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels’. Under interim boss Rafa Benitez, Chelsea marched into the final and goals from Fernando Torres and Branislav Ivanovic gave them a 2-1 victory over the Portuguese side. SOCCER – Real Madrid defender Fernando Hierro lifts the Champions League trophy after a 2-1 victory against Bayer Leverkusen in the final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. Raul’s early goal was cancelled out by Lucio before Zinedine Zidane’s outrageous left-footed volley from the edge of the penalty box on the stroke of half-time gave Real the lead. The veteran hit double figures in Serie A by the end of the campaign, finishing as the club’s second-top scorer, one goal behind Ante Rebic’s 11 strikes. Highest average points per game (2.63), most wins (13), most goals (44) and most clean sheets (6) in Serie A since football’s return. Murray defeated Novak Djokovic 6-3 6-3 for his first win against the Serb on clay in five attempts as he secured a return to second spot in the world rankings before the French Open. SOCCER – Derby County manager Frank Lampard celebrates on the touchline as his team secured a dramatic 4-2 aggregate win over Leeds United to set up a Championship playoff final against Aston Villa.