Weekly Sports Roundup #11 (17/04/23)
Last weeks roundups
- Manchester City hit 3 against a very strong Bayern Munich
- Inter Milan have taken a significant step towards advancing to the semi-finals of the Champions League, following a dominant 2-0 victory against Benfica on their opponents' home turf.
- AC Milan secured a narrow 1-0 victory over Napoli, who were unable to find the back of the net
- Chelsea's hopes of advancing in the Champions League took a hit as they were unable to secure a victory against Real Madrid, ultimately falling 2-0 on the road.
- The start of the race, which was scheduled to commence at 17:15 BST, was delayed by 14 minutes due to animal rights protests
- Jockey Derek Fox rode Corach Rambler to victory in the 175th edition of the race. However, the event was marred by tragedy, as two horses, Hill Sixteen and Envoye Special, lost their lives due to injuries sustained during their respective races.
This weeks round ups
This week we will focus on the Champions League and the FA Cup
Napoli vs AC Milan 18/04/23
- Anticipate an exciting and fast-paced match in Naples, with both teams expected to play an attacking style of football and leave themselves vulnerable at the back.
- AC Milan's recent form has been lackluster, having only managed to secure a single victory in their last five matches, orm
- After securing a 1-0 victory in the first leg at the San Siro, the team will be aiming to maintain their advantage in order to secure a spot in the semi-finals of the tournament.
- Giroud's availability for tomorrow's match remains uncertain, as the player sustained an injury earlier this week
- Napoli's key player, Victor Osihmen, has made a full recovery from his recent thigh injury and is set to start in the upcoming match against AC Milan, providing a boost to the team's chances of success.
Chelsea vs Real Madrid 18/04/23
- Chelsea fans were hopeful that Real Madrid's Vinicius Junior and Luka Modric would miss the upcoming match on Tuesday, having both missed a game earlier in the week due to injuries. However, any hopes of their absence were quickly quashed by Ancelotti, who confirmed that the two players had trained separately but were expected to be fit and ready for the crucial match. He stated, "They couldn't play today because they both had small issues, but tomorrow they'll train as normal and be fully prepared for Tuesday."
- Chelsea's recent form has been poor, suffering a 2-1 defeat to Brighton in the Premier League. However, the team has a reputation for performing well in the Champions League, and despite their struggles domestically, they will be looking to turn their fortunes around and secure a positive result in the upcoming match.
Inter vs Benfica 19/04/23
- Having secured a 2-0 victory away from home, Inter can afford to adopt a more defensive approach in this quarter-final round, as they hold a comfortable advantage over their opponents.
- Inter Milan legend Sacchi was full of praise for the team's impressive performance, noting that the midfield and defense worked seamlessly together with great quality and coordination. The players' teamwork allowed them to dominate their opponents and secure a crucial victory.
- Given their inconsistent form throughout the season, it remains to be seen whether they can maintain their momentum and secure a victory at the San Siro.
- Despite being the underdogs, the Portuguese league leaders have had an incredible tournament, having not lost a game in the competition, even against top teams such as Juventus and Paris St Germain
Bayern vs Manchester City 19/04/23
- The Champions League has witnessed numerous instances of remarkable comebacks, including multiple occurrences of teams overturning a 3-0 deficit to win a match.
- The first leg did not accurately reflect Bayern's performan
- Nevertheless, it highlights Manchester City's superiority in surpassing even a top-tier Bayern side.
- The upcoming match will serve as a genuine test for Manchester City, assessing their ability to maintain composure while leading by three goals.
- Bayern Munich is currently facing internal turmoil in the dressing room after a recent physical altercation between Sane and Mane. Despite this, Pep Guardiola has dismissed suggestions that the brawl is a sign of disarray within Bayern and instead believes that it makes the Bundesliga side even more dangerous in the upcoming second leg.
FA Cup Semi-final
Manchester City vs Sheffield United 22/04/23
- It would be disingenuous to claim that there is no clear favorite in this match. Considering Manchester City's dominant performance in the Premier League, it is difficult to envision them losing against the championship side.
Brighton vs Manchester United 23/04/23
- Ten Hag faces a significant challenge as he aims to secure another trophy for the cabinet following their Carabao Cup victory earlier this year.
- Brighton is currently one of the top underdog teams in the Premier League, with De Zerbi's squad sitting at an impressive 7th place in the league table, thanks to their remarkable winning streak. Last week, they secured a stunning 3-2 victory against Tottenham in an away game, further solidifying their position as a formidable team to watch out for.
- Manchester United faces a challenging match ahead, and it will be intriguing to see how they lineup given their numerous injuries and theEuropa League quarterfinal match on Thursday.
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