Busquets clumps to overload the wing, then aims to defend the passing lane instead of going directly to Koke. Pique is forced to step up to close down Koke and the Mascherano’s coverage from the left is too late to close down the gap. Torres slides in and Koke nails the pass dead on.
Bayern Munich are the reigning Champions League title holders, the consensus best team in Germany, and were on a 54 match unbeaten streak (with 19 league wins in a row) until after they recently clinched the Bundesliga title. With stars such as Ribery, Robben, Thiago, Shaquiri, Schweinsteiger, and Lahm, not to mention…
Petr Cech has been a Chelsea goalkeeper since 2004. Thibault Courtois has been a Chelsea goalkeeper since 2011. Today's Chelsea match may go a long way to determining who is still Chelsea's keeper in 2015, and there may be no clear favorite.
For me, he is Sir Arsene Wenger. He likes having the ball, playing football, passes. It’s like an orchestra. But it is a silent song, yeah? I like heavy metal. -Jurgen Klopp
That's the coach of CSKA Moscow, who head to Manchester City today in a match drawing little interest. City has already won in Moscow, but they did so with a normal Joe Hart, who has, shall we say, struggled lately.