Liverpool to Lure Eden Hazard from Lille using Joe Cole

Liverpool can use Joe Cole in their attempt to grab Eden Hazard from Lille.

As everyone knows Joe Cole is enjoying life at Lille, with the pace of French league suiting the Englishman. Even so that Joe Cole himself has said that he would like to make a permanent move to the French side. Now this could turn to very fruitful as clearly Cole is not wanted by the Anfield side. And if Joe Cole strike a permanent deal with Lille then Liverpool could use it to swap Eden Hazard from Lille.

Hazard a hot commodity in Football world is wanted by lot of big clubs in Europe with Real Madrid and Arsenal keeping an eye on the Belgian footballer.

Hazard is valued at in excess of 30 million pounds by the French side and Liverpool will be unwilling to dash out such money on a young talent. So there best bet is to use Joe Cole in the deal and lower the price down.

 

Transfer Rumor – Kaka Going to Chelsea?

Chelsea are ready with a big money offer for Real Madrid’s Kaka.

Andres Villas Boas is ready to make big name changes in his Chelsea side as the club was defeated by Bayern Leverkusen in the UEFA Champions League. As Chelsea’s nightmare run continues, Villas Boas cannot seem to wait for the transfer window to open. Kaka, a long term target is one of the priorities for Chelsea. But the Brazilian cam back from injury this season and has played a handful of games. Jose Mourinho, might have been prepare to sell Kaka earlier but after the injury Kaka has come back strong and is making a strong point to start matches for Real Madrid.

 

Arsenal Wants Mario Gotze, But Dortmund Keen Not to Sell

Mario Gotze, wanted by Arsene Wenger, is not for sale says Borussia Dortmund Director of Sport Michael Zorc and coach Jurgen Klopp.

Mario Gotze, who was substitute in the loss against Arsenal, is much wanted man as far is Arsene Wenger is concerned. The 19 year old forward player was stupendous for Dortmund last season and has been flawless this season as well. He was one of the star players as Borussia Dortmund lifted the Bundesliga last season.

But Dortmund are keen on holding their prized asset. Jurgen Klopp said that “Nobody buys a player from Borussia Dortmund just like that. Not even Arsenal.”

It is no surprise that Dortmund are not keen to sell as hot prospects like Gotze are one in many.

 

Gareth Bale – A Priority Target for Barcelona

Barcelona are at it again, this time it is Tottenham Hotspur’s prized winger Gareth Bale. According to reports Barcelona scouts were present at the between Spurs and Aston Villa at White Hart Lane. The Welshman has been on Barca’s radar for a while now. Gareth Bale did had a pretty good game against Aston Villa and Pep Guardiola’s scout must have given a good report of their future star.

Gareth Bale has been prospected by a lot of big clubs in Europe including Real Madrid and AC Milan. Bale himself admitted that he is quite flattered by all the big clubs wanting to sign him for their respective teams.

But it would be hard task for Barcelona to snatch Bale from Harry Redknapp. As seen from the Luka Modric case last transfer window. But if Barcelona do manage to make Redknapp sell the winger, it would be a big amount. Gareth Bale, according to Spurs would be price around 40 – 45 million pounds.

But Barcelona have broken their banks before and now with the 150 million pound deal with the Qatar Foundation, Barcelona could make it happen.

 

Goal Line Technology Could Be Implemented Next Season in Premier League

2012 -12 might see goal line technology being used in Premier League, according the FA General Secretary Alex Horne. FIFA is still testing some systems in regards to the technology. And a decision is expected on Jul 12. FIFA has always opposed use of technology in the game. But there stance on the matter softened when Frank Lampard’s goal in the 2010 World Cup was disallowed even when the goal had clearly crossed the line.

Alex Horne told BBC, “For years, we’ve thought this was a good addition to referees’ armory. It’s possible we could see (goal-line technology) in the Premier League as early as 2012-13.”

There has been a lot of instances in the biggest of leagues where referees had made wrong decisions and this step seems to be in the right direction as it helps the referees make correct decisions. Alex Horne added, “It’s easy to make mistakes and we’ve all seen examples where the referee and assistant referee can’t see if a ball has crossed the line or not. We need to support them in decision-making.”

FA’s stance has been appreciated by Premier League managers such as Liverpool’s Kenny Dalglish and Bolton’s Owen Coyle. Coyle said, “We have the best game in world, but the one thing I’d do to improve the game, if I could, is goal-line technology.”

The system is still in testing phase and a second batch of testings would take place in March next year. The basic purpose of the testing is to create a technology which gives result in one second. The final decision will be taken by the International Football Association Board.

It seems like that finally steps are taken to remove any kind of discrepancy from the beautiful game. If the technology is used  in Premier League, it would be a big step towards refinement of the game.

 

Kevin Prince Boateng Goal vs Barcelona (Video) | 23 Nov 11

Kevin Prince Boateng makes a mess of Eric Abidal with his cute flick and kicks the ball towards the goal so hard, it makes the ball do some some wayward swing in such a short distance. but Barcelona did manage to snatch a win in this UEFA Champions League fixture by defeating AC Milan 2-3 at San Siro.

Check out the Kevin Prince Boateng goal vs Barcelona below

Real Madrid vs Dinamo Zagreb 6-2 Highlights & Goals Video

Real Madrid vs Dinamo Zagreb | Champions League | 22 Nov 11 | Highlights

A brace from both Karim Benzema and Jose Callejon plus one goal each for Mesut Ozil and Gonzalo Higuain as Real Madrid ran riot on Dinamo Zagreb. Santiago Bernabeu witnessed an awesome Madrid performance in this UEFA Champions League fixture. Fatos Beqiraj and Ivan Tomecak scored the two goals for Zagreb.

Check out all the goals video and the match highlights below.

Lyon vs Ajax Champions League Live Streaming

Lyon vs Ajax| UEFA Champions League | Live Streaming | 22 Nov 11

Venue: Stade de Gerland, Lyon

Kick Off: 20.45 CET

Lyon vs Ajax Champions League Live Streaming

 

 

 

Lyon

Lyon are in the third spot in Group D behind Real Madrid and Ajax. Coach Remi Garde has said that Ajax is a mighty team and their game play would be to keep the ball and possession. But he is confident of his team as Lisandro and Bastos have both recovered from injury and are ready to start the match.

Team News

Vercoutre, Anthony Lopes, John Mensah and Yannis Tafer are out of this fixture due to injuries. But Lisandro, Bastos & Grenier have recovered in time.

Probable Line Up – Lloris, Reveillere, Kone, Cris, Cissokho, Grenier, Gourcuff, Lisandro, Lacazette, Bastos, Gomis

Ajax

Manager Frank de Boer insists that Lyon will be very strong at home and will have their key players back. Ajax are in the second spot in Group D.

Team News

De Jong, Andre Ooijerare out of this fixture. Theo Janssen should get a start after playing against NAC few days ago.

Probable Line Up – Vermeer, Van der Wiel, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Anita, Enoh, Eriksen, Janssen, Sulejmani, Bulykin, Ebecilio

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Lyon vs Ajax Champions League Live Streaming

Manchester United vs Benfica Champions League Live Streaming

Manchester United vs Benfica| UEFA Champions League | Live Streaming | 22 Nov 11

Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester

Kick Off: 20.45 CET

Manchester United vs Benfica Champions League Live Streaming

 

 

 

Manchester United

Sir Alex Ferguson led Manchester United are at the top of Group C. Sir Alex believes United are in an upward momentum after five straight wins but also has pointed out the importance of clean sheets.

Team News

Wayne Roonay and Johnny Evans will get a start as Nemanja Vidic is suspended for this tie. Michael Owen, Tom Cleverly and Danny Welbeck are all out of this fixture due to injury.

Probable Line Up – De Gea, Jones, Ferdinand, Evans, Evra, Nani, Carrick, Giggs, Park, Rooney, Hernandez

 

Benfica

Benfica are in the second spot in Group C behind Manchester Unites. Jorge Leus, manager of Benfica, has said that it is a dream to play in the UEFA Champions League and their current aim is to go through the group phase.

Team News

Saviola Perez and Matic are all out due to injury.

Probable Line Up – Eduardo, Miguel Víto, Luisao, Garay, Capdevila, Javi García, Amorim, Aimar, Nolito, Rodrigo Mora, Oliveira

 

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Manchester United vs Benfica Champions League Live Streaming

Napoli vs Man City Champions League Live Streaming

Napoli vs Manchester City| UEFA Champions League | Live Streaming | 22 Nov 11

Venue: Stadio San Paolo, Napoli

Kick Off: 20.45 CET

Napoli vs Man City Champions League Live Streaming

 

 

 

Napoli

Napoli are at the third spot in Group A below Bayern Munich & Manchester City. Walter Mazzari, Napoli manager, believes that the pressure would be on Roberto Mancini as the investment on the City side will weigh heavily on his mind. Mazzari believes that his side have been lucky to be at this stage of Champions League.

Team News

Walter Gargano should start the match for Napoli whereas Goran Pandev might start the match at the bench.

Probable Line Up – De Sanctis, Campagnaro, Cannavaro, Aronica, Maggio, Gargano, Inler, Dossena , Hamsik, Lavezzi, Cavani

Manchester City

Roberto Mancini is hoping for a tough match against the Italians. He believes that his Manchester side has still a lot to learn from clubs like Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Team News

No injury problems for Man City as Samir Nasri is also fit for the match.

Probable Line Up – Hart, Richards, Kompany, Lescott, Kolarov, Milner, De Jong, Toure, Nasri, Aguero, Balotelli

 

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Napoli vs Man City Champions League Live Streaming