Posts Tagged ‘Lionel Messi’

Manchester United vs Liverpool & Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona preview [Video]

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Manchester United clashes with Liverpool at Old Trafford this Sunday and are the favorite at 1.70. Both Richie Sheridan and Jonathan Deeley likes that odds against a struggling Liverpool side.

Or what does Steven Gerrard have in mind? Meanwhile, Barcelona travels to Atletcio Madrid and Messi & Co can expect a tough game against Atletico, top of the La Liga table. Barcelona pays 1.75 while Atletico is quoted on 4.90. Check out the best tips ahead of this Super Sunday at Inside Expekt.

World Cup 2010, Germany vs England, Argentina vs Mexico [video]

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

Germany against England today at 16.00 CET, a clash that everyone is looking forward to. England is unbeaten for the last six matchs but they have just scored twice so far in South Africa. Rooney has not scored yet in the play offs and the question is what he can come up with against the German defence. Germany have their youngest squad for almost eighty years, a factor that maybe could work in their advantage. Will it be another thriller decided in penalties? Argentina are favorites against Mexico and they also won their last meeting. Messi still stands without a goal in the play offs, will he finally find the net?

Today’s matches Sunday 27th June:

16:00  Germany – England

20:30  Argentina – Mexico

Jag såg El Clasico på plats.

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Svensk flagga Jag hade förmånen att vara på Camp Nou när Barcelona vann höstens El Clasico med 1-0 efter Zlatan Ibrahimovics volleymål. Dessutom stod jag mitt bland de allra hetaste barcasupportrarna på kortsidan, just där Zlatan gjorde målet. Jag minns ännu en sång som handlade om Ronaldo som ekade i mitt huvud länge efteråt, men den är inte barntillåten.

Nu saknas Zlatan när det smäller på Bernabeu på lördagskvällen och Ronaldo slipper nidramsorna, men det känns som att ingen kan ta huvudrollen från Lionel Messi denna gång.

Samtidigt som Barcelona kommer att gruppera sina styrkor som bara de kan, kommer Real Madrid att anpassa sig till Barca/Messi och satsa på kontringar. Förra säsongen vann Barcelona denna match med 6-2, men då var Real ett skakigt bygge och tabelläget en schimär.

Man har något större och bättre på gång nu, ett spel som kan slå ut i full blom nästa säsong med blixtrande omställningar med Ronaldo och Kaka i spetsen. Barcelona är ett bättre lag än Real Madrid förstås, men nästa säsong kan det se annorlunda ut. Det blir en en fest helt klart denna lördagskväll. Jag håller med Glenn Strömberg, vår eminente expert. Kryss är på förhand det bästa spelet, men framemot midnatt vet vi kanske bättre.

Hör vad min engelska kollega Jonathan Deeley har att säga om toppmötet, du kan också skriva en kommentar och gissa på rätt slutresultat i matchen och vinna €5.

Spela på El Clasico

[Video] Lionel Messi – Top 10 goals 2010

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

I think we all we’re glued in front of the TV-screen the day before yesterday when Lionel Messi had his own show scoring no less than 4 goals, totally destroying Arsenal. Did you read Dan Vikman’s blog post from yesterday: Lionel Messia, larger than life?

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Lionel Messi, larger than life! Barcelona – Arsenal Champions League 2010

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

When I worked as a journalist in the 90s, I ended up in many late discussions after the big matches around the delicate issue of who is the best footballer in the world ever.

I always said Maradona – and that is still my answer. The way Maradona dominated the World Cup 1986 is unbeatable, and it is the World Cup that judge a player, if he gets eternal glory or not; at least in my book.

Maradona played every single minute for Argentina in the World Cup 1986 and scored five goals and made five assists, including the goal of the century against England. I doubt any player in the future will be able to dominate a tournament like Maradona did; remember that football was very tactical and defensive at that time as well.

Lionel Messi’s four goals against Arsenal (Lionel Messi (4) Barcelona – Arsenal Champions League 2010) is the talk of the town today and it was a smashing performance to say the last; Messi is only 22 but has already scored more Champions League goals than any other Barcelona player. His magic feet and goals makes him the biggest artist on the planet right now all categories inlcuded.

So who are the best players in the world currently? Here is my top-3 list as we speak:

1. Messi

2. Rooney

3. Tevez

Or as our bookmaker Richie Sheridan puts it:

“I thought he would score at least 3 maybe he could get 4. How did he do? Messi conjoured magic not seen since Merlin was around. Mourinho will need all his ‘specialness’ to stop the little master but surely he and the football world are still in wonder at a tapestry of soccer as woven by Lionel Messi, thank you sir it was an honour.”

Come summer we might find Messi taking on the lead-role in South Africa, but it will be a test during four long weeks and I wonder if he already is up to the challenge.

Lionel Messi Barcelona - Arsenal Champions League 2010