Tuesday, 4 November 2014

English sides in Champions League..

A look at the English sides in Champions League action this week.

Real Madrid v Liverpool

 Out of form Liverpool head to Madrid which was always going to be the toughest game of the group. They were given a footballing master class at Anfield by the current European Champions as they won 3-0. Madrid are on a 11 game winning streak in all competitions and I only see that continuing. Liverpool are struggling, Mario Balotelli hasn't lived up to the hype, while Gerrard is struggling this season and it looks like he will be rested, or in other words 'dropped'. There is a clear over reliance on Raheem Sterling, if you keep him quite you keep Liverpool quite. They still can't defend, which cost them their first ever Premier League title. I see Real Madrid winning this 4-0 with Ronaldo scoring the first.

Arsenal v Anderlecht

 Arsenal could practically seal their place in the knock-out stages of the Champions League with a win here. The Gooners snatched victory against Anderlecht last time with two goals in the last two minutes. With Sanchez in fine form scoring 5 goals in his last 5 games, I can see him being on the score sheet once again. Theo Walcott is also back, he may not start but his pace & goals are another option for Wenger up top.

Manchester City v CSKA Moscow

 A win is a must for City here or the repercussions could prove critical. They let a 2 goal lead slip in Moscow and with Bayern to come to Manchester, City will be hoping that there already through, a trip to Roma on match day 6 was always going to be tough. However if City don't beat Moscow all of that could prove irrelevant. I think they will collect all three points and the main man Sergio Aguero to get the first goal.

Maribor v Chelsea

 Chelsea put Maribor to the sword last time running out 6-0 winners, it will be a similar score line here with over 3.5 goals for the blues. Jose hammered the Chelsea fans over the weekend after they got a draw against West London rivals QPR drawing attention away from his teams poor performance. This should be over quite early and then all eyes will be on Saturday as they have a tougher task against Liverpool.

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1 comment:

  1. Gerrard is used to being 'dropped'. His whole body dropped to the ground against Chelsea last season.