Saturday, 4 February 2017

                            Barcelona  3      -     Athletic Bilbao  0 



Messi , Alcacer and Vidal's goal helps Barcelona to get a crucial goal against Bilbao.
                                     



                                           Luis Suarez was rested in a game. Messi scored his 16th La Liga goal of a season and equalled his team mate for most goal in La Liga. Athletic Bilbao never won a game in Camp Nou since 2001.


                                          3' minute , A great chance for the home side to take a lead into a game as Alcacer broke past the Athletico Bilbao's defence before giving a low cross to Neymar , but Neymar shot went wide.



                                          4' minute , Athletic Bilbao tried to take a lead in a game when Garcia holds off Gomez and he shots a ball but it hits a post bar and a Great chance was denied by Post bar.




                                          13' minute , Another very good chance for Athletic Bilbao but once again it was missed. Lekue send a wonderful cross pass to Williams , but Williams send it away  from post bar.



                                          18' minute , Goal Alcacer , Barcelona, Neymar made a wonderful play and beats his opponent on left before giving a low cross to Alcacer and Alcacer put a ball into a net with his left foot under Iraizoz.



                                         33' minute . A nice save from Ter Stegen , Williams used his pace to drive into  Barca Box and he made a shot to a bottom corner but Stegen made a save with a left hand.              

Messi scored 16th goal of La Liga and in all competition he scored 33 goals in this season.




                                          40' minute , Goal Messi , Barcelona , Iraizoz made a mistake and handed a goal to Barcelona. Messi's  free kick from an odd position finds a way to past Iraizoz. Messi shots a ball with power and direction , Iraizoz should have made a save but ball past him as he made an error when he tried to catch a ball. Double for Barcelona.         




                                           43' minute , Neymar missed a great chance on his wonderful play. Neymar once again outplayed Athletic Bilbao defender near Athletic penalty area and he shots a ball towards the bottom corner but it was missed by just an inch.



              
                                          50' minute , Barcelona missed a chance , Rafinha missed a free header on Turan's cross pass.



                          
                                           54' minute , Ter Stegen once again made a good save and denied Athletic Bilbao's effort of scoring a goal.



      
                                          58' minute , Neymar missed a post with a powerful strike.



                                          66' minute Messi replaced by Sergio Roberto.



Alexis Vidal After scoring a third with Neymar. 



                                         67' minute Goal Alexis Vidal , Barcelona. Vidal put a ball into a net in a far corner , it was not clinical but it was a goal. A third for Barca. And what a goal from Vidal. A bit of everything as his jigs past two defenders and converts from an angle.   




                                        81' minute a chance missed by Athletic Bilbao when Eraso shots a ball wide.




                                       Barcelona once again in dominant form in this season in goal scoring record. They reached 100th goal mark when Alexis Vidal scored a goal for Barcelona against Athletic Bilbao. 



                                       Barcelona is 1 point behind Real Madrid in La Liga but Real Madrid have 2 games in hand.





                                       


                                             

Thursday, 2 February 2017

                                   Barcelona  2  -  Athletico Madrid  1

                                    Leg 1

Messi and Suarez seal a deal for Barcelona in away fixture against Athletico Madrid.

                                         First Half goal from Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi set Barcelona on their way to the 2017 Copa del Rey final, though a second-half header from Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann kept the tie alive ahead of the second leg at the Camp Nou next Tuesday evening.



Luis Suarez celebrated after scoring a wonderful solo Goal.


                                        7' minutes ,  Goal Luis Suarez Barcelona , Mascherano steps up and won a ball ,  Suarez took a ball from the midfield of  Ground , Run towards Athletico Goal area. Suarez taking on a defence single handily , Suarez put a ball into a net with a brilliant touch on a ball. No chance for Athletioc defender and Goalkeeper of Athletico. A great solo Goal and Masterpiece  by Suarez and a lead for visitor in just under 10 minutes.



                                       24' minutes Andre Gomez passed a ball to Neymar , Neymar made a very good play , he shots a ball between 3 Athletico Madrid players but Neymar's effort was denied by Athletico Goli Moya.



                                       28' minutes , Once again Neymar made a very good play and played one to one with Suarez , But he missed a chance when Suarez passed a ball to him and he was unable to take a ball to his feet.


Messi's Stunning shot gave a healthy 2-0 lead to Barcelona in away game.

                                          
                                     
                                       33' minutes , Goal Messi Barcelona , Neymar made a long pass to Messi , Messi gave a ball to Raketic , Raketic gave it back to Messi ,  Messi had some space around him Raketic smartly gave a ball to Messi and Messi shoot a thunderous left footed shot which   pins it off the post and a ball went into a post of Athletico Madrid , Barcelona doubles a lead.




                                      50' minutes , Athletico Madrid missed a great chance to score a goal.


Antoine Griezmann  second half goal give some hope to Athletico Madrid in Semifinal Fixture of Copa Del Rey against Barcelona.



                                      59' minutes , Goal Antoine Griezmann Athletico Madrid , This time Antoine Griezmann  scored a goal and gave some hope for Athletico to comeback in a game. Godin was completely unmarked in Barca penalty area. he headed a ball to Antoine Griezmann . Antoine was in a very good position and he made a header which went into a right side of Barcelona's Box. Not much powerful header by Antoine but it was well directed. 




                                       61' minutes Andre Gomez effort from long range denied by Moya.


                                      64' minutes , Antoine Griezmann's touch was blocked by Barcelona Goalkeeper Cillessen. Griezmann could hardly believe that he did not score a second, hitting Cillessen from three yards. Filipe Luís’s pull back from the left had been impeccable. The momentum was Atlético’s, first to the ball, pressing Barcelona back, not allowing them out easily. Griezmann shot wide, Carrasco’s overhead kick cleared the crossbar, and Filipe Luís’s ball flashed across the face of goal.


                                      
 
                                     75' minutes , 35 yard away freekick for Messi. Messi strikes and a ball went into a corner but Moya denied Messi's wonderful effort.



 
                                     Neymar will miss second leg game of this fixture.
   

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

                                  Cavs(33-15)     vs     Timberwolves(19-30)






Q1Q2Q3Q4Total
Cavs36273032125
Timberwolves3228191897

              
                                     LeBron , Kyrie help Cavs to get a win against Timberwolves. LeBron , Kyrie , Triston Thompson scored a double-double in a game.


James also received the NAACP's Jackie Robinson Sports Award in a pregame ceremony. The Honor is given to "individuals in sports for their high achievement in athletics and contributions in the pursuit of social justice, civil rights and community involvement." 

                                    

                                    No Kevin Love for Cavs in a game , Channing Frye played in Kevin Love's position.



                                    First 3 minutes of  1st quarter , Cavs made only 1 FG from 5 while Timberwolves made 4 FG out of 5 and took a lead of 8 points in a quarter.



                                   6:51 minute remaining in a quarter , Kyrie Irving stole a ball and scored on Fast break with a dunk. Cavs levelled a game when 3 minutes remaining  in a game 24-24.



    
                                   5:23 remaining in a 2nd quarter , Cavs had maximum 9 points lead in a game , but Minnesota Timberwolves cut a lead to only 1 points. Cavs got 3 points lead after first Half.



                                   Ahead three points at halftime, the Cavaliers opened up a double-digit lead as part of a 30-17 third quarter.




                                   Cavs outscored Minnesota Timberwolves in Fourth Quarter with 32-18 and got a victory with huge 28 points lead.



                                    LeBron James On Passing of  Cavs team ,"It is just one game. We have go to continue to do it. We are not going to 37 assists every game." 


                                    Kyle Korver On LBJ,"He’s an incredible passer and he sees the court so well. I feel like I’ve missed a bunch of those shots"  
                                  


                                   For Cavs :



                                  LeBron James scored 27 points , 8 rebounds , 12 assists , 2 steals , 1 block. Kyrie Irving registered career high 14 assists in a game , He scored 14 points , 2 rebounds , 1 steal. Triston Thompson scored 18 points , 14 rebounds , 1 assist , 1 steal , 2 blocks. Channing Frye played a very good game , He scored 18 points , 4 rebounds , 1 assist , 1 steal , 2 blocks. Kyle Korver scored 20 points , 1 rebounds , 2 assists , 1 blocks. Iman Shumpert scored 9 points , 7 rebounds , 1 assist , 2 steals , 2 blocks.



                                  For Timberwolves :



                                  Karl-Anthony Towns scored 26 points , 12 rebounds , 4 assists , 1 steal , 2 blocks. Andrew Wiggins added 23 points , 2 rebounds. Ricky Rubio scored 14 points , 2 rebounds , 13 assists , 1 block. Bjetica scored 8 points , 4 rebounds , 3 steals. Muhammad put 16 points , 6 rebounds , 2 assists , 1 steal.      



                     

                                       Spurs(37-11)     vs     OKC(28-21)


After 2 Consecutive losses Spurs comeback in winning way after a win against OKC.


Q1Q2 Q3Q4Total
Spurs31212729108
OKC1725331994
                                       
                                       Kawhi Leonard Leads San Antonio Spurs with 36 points against OKC. Spurs lead all time series 88-72 and Spurs have won three straight games against OKC at AT&T Center.



                                       Spurs scored 14 points while OKC scored 10 points in a first 7:30 minutes , it was a very slow start by both team on scoring a points in a game.




                                        35.3 remaining in 1st quarter . Ginobili scored on a 3-pointer and drew a foul. Spurs took a lead of 14 points at the end of 1st quarter. Spurs made 17-7 run in a last 4 minutes of a quarter.



                                       2:12 minutes remaining in a 2nd quarter , Russell Westbrook  made a first 3-pointer of a game For OKC before this they missed 8 3-pointer. Westbrook's 3-pointer helped Thunder to cut a lead to 9 points.



                                       In a first half Spurs got a lead of 10 points with a help of Kawhi Leonard's 17 points. While Russell Westbrook Scored 13 points  in a first half.



                                       4:46 remaining in 3rd quarter , Adam's made a Slam Dunk on Russell Westbrook's Ally-oop pass. OKC was narrow a game and made 4 points game.



                                      Oladipo's 3-pointer cut a lead to 1 point for OKC After this Russell grabbed a lead for OKC by making 2 points. OKC made 22-4 run in a quarter and took a lead of 3 points.



                                       29.7 seconds remaining in a 3rd quarter Mills 3-pointer gave 1 point lead to Spurs. Big play by Kawhi Leonard at the end of a third quarter , he scored a two points and drew a foul , He made a three points play and took a lead of 4 points after 3rd quarter play. This last two play changed a game. Russell Westbrook scored 14 points in 3rd quarter.



                                       Russell Westbrook was scoreless in a fourth quarter of a game.  Spurs made 2 blocks in 2 minutes. In a last quarter of a game Spurs outscored OKC by 10 points.
                                       


                                      For Spurs :

Kawhi Leonard scored 20+ points in last 9 straight games.


                                      Kawhi Leonard scored 36 points , 8 rebounds , 4 assists , 2 blocks. Aldridge made 25 points , 6 rebounds , 3 blocks. Simmons scored 7 points , 6 rebounds , 1 assist , 3 steals , 1 block.



                                      For OKC :

Russell's 14 points in 3rd quarter bring back OKC in a game but they gave
a momentum
to Spurs in Last minute of 3rd quarter.



                                      Russell Westbrook scored 27 points , 6 rebounds , 14 assists , 1 steal. Steven Adams scored 16 points , 12 rebounds , 2 assists , 1 steal , 1 block. Victor Oladipo added 15 points , 4 rebounds , 1 assist , 4 steals , 1 block. Sabonis put 13 points , 10 rebounds , 2 steal , 1 block.  Roberson made 1 point , 6 rebounds , 1 steal , 2 blocks.  


                                        


           
                                            



                                             

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

                                               Chelsea  1  -  Liverpool  1


                                               David Luis' stunning free kick goal gave a 1-0 lead to Chelsea. Antonio Conte's Chelsea grabbed the lead in the 25th minute when David Luiz cheekily took a quick free-kick that flashed past Mignolet, who was caught out while he lined up his defensive wall.




                                               Georginio Wijnaldum came to Liverpool's rescue with a 57th minute header from James Milner's cross.



                                                Chelsea had a chance to take a lead in 76th minute of a game but it was denied by Liverpool Goalkeeper.Costa should have won it for Chelsea in the 76th minute when Joel Matip fouled him in the penalty area. but his penalty kick was pushed away by Mignolet. He avoided a loss to Chelsea.



                                                 Liverpool only won one game in their last 9 games. They are 10 points behind Chelsea. Meanwhile  only second time Chelsea didn't got a 3 points in 17 games.




                                                Arsenal  1  -  Watford  1



                                               Arsenal stunned by Watford at their own  Emirates Stadium and they missed a chance to cut a lead to 6 points. And felt far behind from League leader Chelsea.



                                               Younes Kaboul's powerful strike gave 1-0 lead to Watford. but just after 3 minutes Troy Deeney doubled Watford's lead with a close-range finish after Etienne Capoue unhinged the Arsenal defence.     



                                                 Arsenal tried to come back in a game , When Alex Iwobi scored a goal on Alixis Sanches'  cross pass.


                                                  
                                                Arsenal is now 9 points behind Chelsea. and They probably out of Title Race.




                                               Tottenham Hotspurs  0  -  Sunderland  0


                                               
                                                Tottenham Hotspurs held by Sunderland and they also missed a chance to close a gape between them and Leader Chelsea.      


Other Results :
                                               
Burnely Fc   1  -  Leicester City  0


Crystal Palace  2  -  Bournemuoth  0


Swansea City  2  -  Southhammpton  1


Next Fixture :

West Ham  vs  Manchester City


Mancheset United  vs  Hull City


Stoke City  vs  Everton



                                                 Top 5 teams in EPL



                                                  
TeamGPW DLPts
Chelsea23182356
Tottenham 23138247
Arsenal 23145447
Liverpool23137346
Man. City 22134543

                                      Cavs(32-15)     Vs     Mavericks(18-30)

Cavs lost 8 games in a month of January and they played 13 games against Western Conference Teams.



                     Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total

Cavs             29  21  20  27   97

Mavericks    26  29  26  23   104



                                       Cavs lost their 8 games in month of January. they lost 5 games out of last 8 games.


                                       Kevin Love was not playing in a game because of Back Spasms. Cavs missed him in a game against Mavericks.  


                                
                                      Cleveland Cavaliers  who wrapped up the month with a 7-8 mark – were without Kevin Love, who left Sunday’s match up against OKC with lower back spasms and didn’t make the trip to Texas.



                                      In this game , Cavs player had no Synchronization between them. They were Out of sync.


                                  
                                     Dallas Mavericks also won against another big shot of NBA , San Antonio Spurs. Now they won against NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers.



                                      In a first 5 minutes of a 1st quarter Dallas took a lead of 9 points , Outscoring Cavs 14-5. But Kyrie and Jefferson's 3-pointer cut a lead to 3 points for Cavs. And after that LeBron's Slam Dunk equal a game in a 1st quarter. Cavs made 11-0 run in just 2 minutes and took a lead of 2 points.


                                  
                                      2:12 minutes remaining in a quarter , Cavs made 22-5 run in 4 minutes. They took a lead of 8 points. Cavs took a lead of 3 points in a first quarter.



                                     First 5 minutes in 2nd quarter Mavericks outscored Cavs 15-5. They got a lead of 7 points in a game. McRae's dunk equal a game for Cavs.


                                      Cavs player were too bad at sync and they gave too much chance to Mavericks' player on second ball. Mavericks took a advantage of bad play by Cavs player and got a lead of 5 points in a first half.



                                       6:14 remaining in 3rd quarter , Kyrie steals a ball and drives through Mavericks basket , He made an all star play when he gave alley-oop pass to LeBron James.


 
                                       After 3rd quarter Mavericks had 11 points lead.


                                      4th quarter Cavs made 12-2 run but it was not enough for them to win a game. Cavs lost to Mavericks by 7 points.  



                                       For Cavs :

Now Lebron James has a Losing Record in a calendar month for
first time since February 2006


                                       LeBron James scored 23 points , 9 rebounds , 9 assists , 2 steals. Kyrie Irving made 18 points , 5 rebounds , 5 assists , 2 steals. Channing Frye made 13 points , 7 rebounds , 2 blocks. Triston Thompson grabbed only 8 rebounds. He was scoreless in a game. McRae scored 11 points , 2 rebounds. 



                                       For Dallas Mavericks :

Dallas got Back to Back wins against two NBA's best teams.



                                       Barnes scored 24 points , 11 rebounds , 3 assists , 1 steal. Seth Curry scored 16 points , 5 rebounds , 4 assists. Yogi Ferrell 19 points , 5 rebounds ,3 assists , 4 steals. Matthews added 21 points , 4 rebounds , 2 assists. Powell scored 14 points , 8 rebounds , 2 steals , 2 blocks. Harris scored 2 points , 1 rebound , 5 assists , 1 steal. 


                                          
 

Monday, 30 January 2017

                                                   Week 20 : Results


         
                   
Athletico Madrid  0  -  Alves  0


                                                   Athletico Madrid are now far behind from top team in La Liga. They went on a run of 3 consecutive draw. In this game they were nearly lucky to draw a game and avoid a defeat.


Osasuna  1  -  Malaga  1


Villarreal  2  -  Granada  0


Eibar  3  -  Deportivo  1


Barcelona  1  -  Real Betis  1


                                               Barcelona were saved by Luis Suarez last minute goal.


Espanyol  3  -  Sevilla  1   


                                               Sevilla faced a shock defeat to Espanoyl and lost their second place to Barcelona.


Athletico Bilbao  2  -  Sporting  1


Real Madrid  3   -  Real Sociedad  0


                                               After this win Real Madrid are in a strong position to win La Liga title. Now they are  four points clear in La Liga table and they have 1 game in Hand.
                                             


                                              Week 21 : Fixture


Deportivo  vs  Real Betis


Malaga  vs  Espanyol


Barcelona  vs  Athletico Bilbao


Athletico Madrid  vs  Leganes


Valencia  vs  Eibar


Sevilla  vs  Villarreal


Sporting  vs  Alves


Real Sociedad  vs  Osasuna


Celto Vigo  vs  Real Madrid


Granada  vs  Las Palmas


                                                  In 21 weeks fixture Barcelona vs Athletico Bilbao will be a very interesting game. Barcelona are in second place in the table and Athletico Bilbao is in 7th place in La Liga.

                                                   Real Madrid will Face 8th placed Celta Vigo , This will be a good game.


                                                  Sevilla will face 6th placed team Villarreal in this fixture.


                                                  

                             Table : Standing Of La Liga's Top 5  Teams  After Week 20   



Team                        P  W  D  L  Pts

Real Madrid           19 14  4  1    46

Barcelona                20 12  6  2    42

Sevilla                      20 13  3  4    42

Athletico Madrid   20  10 6  4    36

Real Sociedad         20  11 2  7    35


                               
                                Now Real Madrid is 4 points clear from Second placed Barcelona and Third placed Sevilla , Real Madrid have 1 game in hand. Barcelona was not able to win a game against Real Betis and They draw a game which put them far behind from leader Real Madrid. While Sevilla lost a game to Espanyol.




Roger Federer defeated Rafael Nadal to clinch his 5th Australian Open Title and 18th Major Title.



Federer won his fifth Australian Open and Only Player to win five or more title at three different Grand Slam event.



6-4 3-6 6-3 3-6 6-3


This was a match between arguably two greatest tennis player. They won 32 titles in combine.

This is a third time Nadal Lost in a Australian Open Finals out of 4 finals. If he won this trophy he would be a player who completed career grand slam 2 times. And second player after Roger who have won major 15 times . But Nadal is now 30 years old and yet he has a chane to win 3 or 4 more majors.


1st Set : 6-4 Roger Federer

8th game , Rafa serving , Federer played aggressively in a game. Nadal's backhand error gave Federer break in a game and in a set. Federer won first set 6-4.


2nd Set : 6-3 Rafael Nadal

  
Second game Nadal broke Federer's serve when Federer hit weak one handed backhand , Nadal gave a response with powerful topspin Forehand.

Fourth game , Nadal once again broke Federer's serve and took a lead 4-0 in a second set.

Roger got one service back by breaking Nadal's serve. but Nadal had one more break point which he held and won a set 6-3.


3rd Set : 6-1 Roger Federer


Nadal had a break point in a first game of a set but he didn't take advantage of it. Federer held a serve. 


Second game Federer broke Nadal's serve and  took a lead 2-0 games.


Once again Federer broke Nadal's serve again. Took a set 6-1.


4th Set : 6-3 Rafael Nadal


4th game , an unforced error from Roger gave Nadal a break point. Nadal took it. Made a 3-1 lead in a 4th set.



Nadal held all his serve and took a set 6-3.



5th Set : 6-3 Roger Federer


First game , Nadal broke Federer serve and it's look like Nadal Going to win once again. he took 3-1 lead in a last set.

But Roger come back in  a set in a Fourth game after winning a game. Nadal handed a game to Roger.


After this Roger Broke Nadal's serve once again and took a champion ship.

Nadal missed a chance to surpass Sampras' 14 major titles.
After a game Rafael Nadal said,"I can't say that I am sad , I wanted to win , yes , but I am not very sad. At this moment in my career more important than titles is being healthy enough to work the way I need to work ,to fight for the things I  want to fight , I am going to keep trying to do and to work the same way." 
Federer After a game,''he could share a trophy with Nadal if There are any draw in Tennis.'' 

                                           Cavs(32-14)     vs    OKC(28-20)


Cavs got a easy win against Russell Westbrook and OKC. Kyrie Irving , LBJ and Thompson played a important role in this victory



          Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Cavs   21  37 22  27   107

OKC  24  21 20  26     91


                                          Cavs and OKC are dominant team in NBA. Russell Westbrook is in a great form this season. Kanter was not playing in a game against Cavs. Russell Westbrook averaging 31 points , 10 rebounds , 10 assists.



                                         In this game Triston Thompson made a career high 4 blocks , 4 steals and scored a season high 19 points .


                                        Westbrook walked away with another triple-double -- his 24th of the season -- but for just the sixth time, he also took a loss when recording one. This game was a very bad for Russell Westbrook , he scored points with only 26.9 field goal % and in 3-point shooting he made only 1 out of 6. 



                                         in a first quarter OKC had maximum 7 points lead , after first half OKC had only 3 points lead.



                                        In a second quarter , Kyle Korver's 3-pointer gave 3 points lead to Korver. in a start of a second quarter Cavs made 8-0 run. and took a lead of 5 points.


                                        1:08 minutes , Cavs made 8-0 run in 1:27 minutes. Kyrie Irving played an important role in this play.


                                       In a second quarter Triston Thompson blocked Russell Wéstbook's Layup. Once again Triston Thompson blocked Oladipo's Jumper. 2 blocks for Triston Thompson in last 10 seconds of second quarter. 


                                       Cavs took a huge 13 points lead at the end of a first half. They outscored OKC 37-21 in a second quarter.



                                       3rd quarter OKC made 10-5 run and cut a lead to 8 points. No comeback for OKC in a game.


                                      4th quarter , both team's were equal in scoring of points. Cavs scored 27 and OKC scored 26 points.


                                      In last 1:40 minutes both team were scoreless.

                                      

                                     For Cavs :
Triston Thomson made Career high 4 Steals and 4 Blocks.



                                     LeBron James scored 25 points , 14 rebounds , 8 assists , 1 steal. Kyrie Irving scored 29 points , 3 rebounds , 10 assists , 1 steal. Triston Thompson made 19 points , 12 rebounds , 1 assists , 4 steals , 4 blocks. Iman Shumpert scored 16 points , 3 rebounds , 1 assist , 1 steal.


                          
                                     For OKC :

Russell Westbrook scored 24th triple-double of a season.


               
                                     Russell Westbrook scored 20 points , 12 rebounds , 10 assists , 1 steal , 1 block. Sabonis scored 12 points , 5 rebounds. Victor Oladipo added 17 points , 7 rebounds , 4 assists. Joffrey scored 13 points , 6 rebounds , 1assist.