Posts Tagged ‘final’
May 5, 2012 by Kyle Brod
After the 2-0 loss to Newcastle at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday,Chelsea now has the same focus that Liverpool has had for a few months now. Only one thing matters for these two prestigious clubs as the calendar turns to May: Trophies
On Saturday, the two clubs will meet at Wembley for the FA Cup, a trophy that both clubs will look to take in order to justify their seasons. Currently, Chelsea sits in 6th in the Premier League, while Liverpool sits in the 8th spot, twelve points behind the Blues. Unless Chelsea win the final in Munich on the 19th, both teams are set to miss out on the Champions League next year. The domestic game is, therefore, of great importance for both clubs.
May 1, 2012 by Peter Galindo
As April turns to May, a mammoth showdown in Rome is set. On May 20th, it’ll be Juventus facing off against Napoli at the Stadio Olimpico in what should be a compelling match. The Bianconeri had to go to extra time with AC Milan at the Juventus Stadium but advanced 4-3 on aggregate, while Siena fought hard in both legs, but fell to Napoli 3-2 over both games.
March 8, 2012 by Alexei Shishkin
Perhaps one of the cheekiest maneuvers in football is a method of taking spot kicks called the Panenka. Namesake of creator Antonin Panenka, the Panenka involves approaching the ball as if one is going to strike it with full force and then easing up at the last second and lofting the ball, usually down the middle of the goal past a helpless goalkeeper who has already committed to a side.
Czechoslovakian Antonin Panenka was born in 1948 and spent most of his career playing domestically for Bohemians Praha, where he scored 76 goals in 230 total appearances. Panenka was known more as a playmaker than a goal scorer, though, and in the 1976 European Championship, his name would be forever immortalized.