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Chelsea vs Barcelona: Prediction, Line-ups and Stats

Chelsea vs Barcelona: Prediction, Line-ups and Stats

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Tomorrow morning 1:30 Nepali Time. One of the most exciting and important match of Champions League round of 16 will be played in Stamford Bridge, north London, the home of Chelsea football club. Chelsea locking horns with Barcelona. Let me state a fact first. Barcelona are unbeaten on their last seven Champions League matches. Whereas Chelsea got a one goal-each draw against Atletico. But, this particular fixture has other important reasons to consider. The talisman Lionel Messi is yet to score against the Blues despite playing eight games. Belgian Thibaut Coutois is either lucky or is too good for over five years against the world’s best player. Barcelona does not only mean Messi even though their most successful player is him. Messi, these days, is more of a team player as he
Iniesta to China? Bad for football !

Iniesta to China? Bad for football !

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It's not been much long since Andres Iniesta, the captain of FC Barcelona had signed a life long contract with the club. The contract meant that he could stay and play at the club as long as he wished. It was a great news not only to the Barcelona fans, but to fan of the game as a whole. Although it had happened, there is a recent speculation that Iniesta might join a Chinese club. This news has come in horror for all the football fans. Not only in the aspect that the widely criticized high monetary values for the players but also that none of the players are safe from the vision of the clubs of the dragon country. Chinese clubs have been targeting big name players and it's been quite a headache for the clubs around the world especially European. Previously big star names like C...
Champions League Is Knocking On The Door!

Champions League Is Knocking On The Door!

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Sulav Dahal, Kathmandu Europe's top club football competition Champions League is around the corner with Round of 16 games starting from February 13. Top side of top leagues from Europe are competing here. Lets talk about how each club is believed to go ahead in this high-level tournament:   Defending champion Real Madrid aka Los Blancos are in a real mess in domestic league with trailing the league leader Barcelona by 19 points. 19 points after 26 matches is a huge deficit which can only be fulfilled in Mathematics not in real scenario. The fact is Madrid is performing very poor with all of their star players including Ronaldo and Benzema could not perform as par. Henceforth, their domestic league winning probability is nearly went to null. But Bayern Munich manager Jupp...
Nepali Cricket In ICC World Cricket League Division 2

Nepali Cricket In ICC World Cricket League Division 2

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  By Sulav Dahal ICC World Cricket League Division 2 is scheduled to hold from 8th February to 15th February in Namibia. Along with Nepali national cricket team, five other countries are participating there. Oman, Canada, Kenya, UAE and Namibia are other five nations who will lock horns for the two spots in Division 1 and ICC Intercontinental Tournament. Division 2 will be played on Round-robin (RR) and Knockout formats. For preparation of Division 2, Nepali team is expected to fly to Dubai on 27th January. It was said from Nepali officials that Nepali team will go to South Africa for preparations but got cancelled at last hour. Here ICC played the role since our cricket association is dead now.   Actually this is Nepal's second chance to qualify for WC Qua...
What’s Wrong With Real Madrid In The League?

What’s Wrong With Real Madrid In The League?

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Whenever one thinks of the Spanish top flight league La Liga, there are 2 things that pop up in anyone's mind : Real Madrid and Barcelona. In this year's league too they (as always) are the top talking points. Barcelona for being the top of the table and unbeaten in the league but similar hasn't been the case of their top notch rivals. Real Madrid have made headlines in the league for all the bad reasons. They have been exceptionally poor in delivering results, which is very abnormal and not used too. Real Madrid have always been one of the best club not only in Spain and Europe but the whole world. They are and have been so because of the winning ways of theirs. Scoring a lot of goals have always been their trademark. This season however, it has not been so. The...
“Messi or Ronaldo?” I Would Say Ronaldinho!

“Messi or Ronaldo?” I Would Say Ronaldinho!

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"Messi or Ronaldo?"One of the most talked about and most answer seeking question in the modern football. There has been a lot of debates and lot of talks. In fact it seems as if the whole world is divided with no side a clear winner. Of course, for the past 10 or so years Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have dominated the world football. But are they the best player ever to grace the beautiful game in the modern times? Yeah, one might argue that Pele, Diego Maradona, Johan Cruyff or George Best are the best ever, but the talk is about modern football. In the modern times, Messi and Cristiano, both have cemented their position firmly among the best, but it is often said that during his prime, Ronaldinho was probably the most unique and magical player ever to grace the game. There are ...