Friday, 16 December 2011

Monday's EPL Result, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League Draw:

Chelsea 2 Manchester City 1
This came from Stamford Bridge as Chelsea hosted EPL leaders City. If City won, they would close the gap on Manchester United back to 5 points but if they lost, they would drop 3 points.
City had the perfect start to the match in the 2nd minute as Mario Balotelli scored to break the deadlock quickly for the away side.
Chelsea midfielder Raul Meireles equalised for Chelsea in the 31st minute. City defender Gael Glichy got 2 yellow cards in the space of 10 minutes to put City down to 10 men.
Chelsea scored late on in the 83rd minute through a Frank Lampard penalty slotted home to break City's unbeaten run in the EPL and give rivals United a chance to capatalize on their mistake.

UEFA Champions League Last 16 Draw:
Lyon vs APOEL Nicosia
Prediction: Lyon win
AC Milan vs Arsenal 
Prediction: Although my favourite team has Robin Van Persie and Theo Walcott in fine form and some great players including Mikel Arteta and Alex Song... The Italian giants will probably too much to handle for The Gunners with pace from Pato, Robinho and Ibrahimovic.. AC Milan win.
Napoli vs Chelsea
Prediction: Napoli win with Cavani and Hasmik always giving Chelsea trouble. Expect Chelsea to score though and some late drama.

FC Basel vs Bayern Munich
Prediction: German Giants comfortably pass Basel..

Bayer Leverkusen vs Barcelona
Prediction: The defending champions show why they are the best team in the world.

CSKA Moscow vs Real Madrid
Prediction: Madrid waltz pass CSKA.
Zenit St. Petersburg vs Benfica
Prediction: Benfica edge out a win over two legs.

Marseille vs Inter Milan
Prediction: Edgy match over two legs but Milan prove doubters wrong in second leg and go through to Last 8.

UEFA Europa League Last 32 Draw (English teams):
Manchester City vs Porto
Prediction: Last year's Europa League champions lose against EPL leaders.

Manchester United vs Ajax
Prediction: United win with second team against Dutch team... but without some difficulty.

Stoke City vs Valencia
Prediction: Stoke's defence is rock solid and although Valencia are a dangerous threat... Stoke edge through to Last 16 in interesting circumstances.

Interesting and mouth watering ties in both Champions League and Europa League including Napoli vs Chelsea, AC Milan vs Arsenal and City vs Porto not to mention Stoke vs Valencia. I hope that all English teams get through to the Last 16 of the Europa League but the same can not be said for both London teams who face Italian opposition.

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