Liverpool cheated by Uefa with over-zealous punishment of Lazar Markovic - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool Football Club has been left stunned by today's announcement that Lazar Markovic will face a four-game ban for his finger nail flick on Basel's Behrang Safari during their Champions League group match earlier in the season.
I went to the legendary Anfield stadium, home of Liverpool FC, for the Champions League match between the home team and Swiss FC Basel. Incidentally, Anfield is situated in Everton, not far from Goodison park, where the other Everton side plays.I am not a Liverpool fan. But as a football fan one must be excited at visiting one of the most legendary stadiums in the world.
Liverpool were knocked out of the Champions League last night after a forgettable performance against Basel. Absent from the competition for five years, the Reds in the end could only muster a win over Bulgarian side Ludogorets in the group stages. Despite an improved performance in the second half, after Lazar Markovic was given his marching orders at 60 minutes, not even a magical Steven Gerrard set piece was enough to spur the Reds on to a win.
Previous Match Infographics: Sunderland (h), Leicester (a), Stoke (h), Ludogorets (a), Crystal Palace (a), Chelsea (h), Real Madrid (a), Newcastle (a), Hull (h), Real Madrid (h), QPR (a), West Brom (h), Basel (a), Everton (h), West Ham (a), Ludogorets (h), Aston Villa (h), Tottenham (a), Manchester City (a), Southampton (h)
As always, match data from Stats Zone, except shot location from Squawka and average player position from ESPN FC.
LFC out of Champions League- Liverpool vs Basel 1-1 Frei Gerrard Goals Markovic Red Card Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
LFC out of Champions League- Liverpool vs Basel 1-1 Frei Gerrard Goals Markovic Red Card Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Liverpool vs Basel 2014 (LFC Basle VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Liverpool vs Basel 1-1 (Gerrard/Frei) Anfield, Liverpool- 9 December, 2014- 9/12/14- Tuesday 10 man Liverpool are [.
Liverpool 1-1 Basel: Goals & Highlights - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool crashed out of the Champions League following a 1-1 draw with Swiss side FC Basel on Tuesday night in front of a packed Anfield crowd. The Merseyside outfit however were played out of park by Paulo Sousa's men who had numerous chances to close out the game to avoid the last 15 minutes scare.
There may be the small matter of an FA Cup draw later this evening but Liverpool have their eyes firmly on a very important tie with Basel in the Champions League on Tuesday night. Brendan Rodgers' side must win in order to progress through to the round of 16.
With memories flooding back of that emphatic tie against Olympiakos way back in 2005 it's hard to fend off that magical Champions League spirit as a kopite at the moment, however Liverpool are struggling in both attack and defence and Basel will be a difficult side to deal with.
Liverpool worse than Basel claims Ancelotti - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Real Madrid secured their passage to the knockout rounds of the Champions League with a 1-0 victory against FC Basel yesterday night. Cristiano Ronaldo scored the only goal of the night, as the reigning European Champions continued their outstanding form and extended their winning run to 15 games in a row.
Ajax are going to be hard pressed to outpace either FC Barcelona or Paris St Germain. However, they look comfortable for the Europa League spot at the moment. If they do drop into that competition, I fancy them to do well. The star man for them through the first two fixtures has been Danish internationalLasse Schöne.
When Liverpool played AS Roma at Boston's Fenway Park in a pre-season friendly over the summer, the weather could best be described as sultry. Boston is a workingman's city, full of the blue collar and the white collar, and people are tired at 9 o'clock on a 90 plus degree Wednesday with high humidity.
Liverpool fell to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Basel on Wednesday evening as Brendan Rodgers had to watch his team continue their rather horrid form. The Reds had played in Switzerland on five occasions prior to this fixture and had never failed to score. Unfortunately despite offside goals from Raheem Sterling and Mario Balotelli, nobody found the back of the net for Liverpool.
It has been another great round of Champions League matches, where all teams but three have managed to get points after two matches. CSKA Moscow are the only bad team, while Ludogorets Razgrad have been unlucky to lose to Liverpool and Real Madrid. In the meantime, Benfica, with two losses, must be the biggest disappointment so far.
Complete disconnect in attack and a goal conceded from a set play. Stop me if you've heard this one before.
So rather than hash over the gory details about how Liverpool looked reasonably secure until conceding not long after halftime or how Basel actually became better after a 5th minute injury, forcing a switch from 4-2-3-1 to 3-5-2, I'm going to focus on something else.
Liverpool prepare for their second Champions League fixture of the season on Wednesday night as Brendan Rodgers will pair his XI up against Basel's. Unfortunately for the Reds Daniel Sturridge is still unavailable through injury whilst Mamadou Sakho has not made the line up also due to injury but perhaps also down to his antics prior to the Everton game.
After many lousy days in Brussels, I was happy that the Champions League was starting, and I was not disappointed. I watched the Galatasaray-Anderlecht match. With a lot of young players Anderlecht were a pleasant surprise, starting offensive, and taking the lead by a young talented player, Dennis Praet.
Liverpool agree Â£10m deal for Mohamed Salah report - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
According to the Egyptian press, Liverpool have agreed a deal to sign Basel winger Mohamed Salahfor a fee of Â£10m.
Salah, who has shot to prominence this season after a number of impressive performances for Swiss side Basel, has been strongly linked with a move to the Premier League in recent months, and now it seems Liverpool have managed to secure the player.
How would you rate Elneny's first season for Arsenal? by AH Although many Arsenal fans were disappointed that Mohammed Elneny turned out to be the only signing of the January transfer window, the Egyptian international ended up being a very impressive player for the club this year. At the time of Elneny's signing the Gunners [.
Arsene Wenger all but confirmed the deal had gone throughdirectly after last night's 3-3 draw against Liverpool, but today Arsenal have formally announced that Mohamed Elneny has joined the club from Basel for a fee of somewhere around £5million.
According to the official Arsenal site, the 23-year-old Egyptian international's move is still subjectto the "completion of regulatory processes" but given that they've already pumped these photos out, it surely can't be anything more than formalities left now.
It should have been a done deal by now and us Arsenal fans should have been getting ready to greet a new Gunner to the Emirates. But Mohamed Elneny will not be unveiled as Arsene Wenger's first signing of the January transfer window, at least not yet. It looks as though Arsene Wenger has taken [...]
Arsenal fans will be hoping that this early signing will prove to be the first a few new players that Arsene Wenger will add to our injury hit squad over the next few weeks and if you believe even half of the Arsenal transfer rumours doing the rounds then young Mohamed Elneny will certainly not [...]
Is This Swiss Defender the Solution for Arsenal's Defensive Problems? If reports from the Daily Star are to be believed, the Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is set to make a move for the FC Basel defender Fabian Schar once the transfer window reopens in January. The Swiss international is said to be priced at around [.
He has been the subject of quite a number of Arsenal transfer rumours before, but the latest statement from the Switzerland international central defender Fabian Schar is sure to make him the subject of many more in the next few weeks and months. With the opening of the January transfer window now under two m [.
Basel vs Real Madrid: Preview, Stats and Major Talking points - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Champions League: Basel vs Real Madrid
Real Madrid need to avoid defeat on Wednesday against Basle to guarantee a top spot in their group, and with their current red-hot form, it's hard to imagine anything else other than a win from Ancelotti's men.
Basel Valencia 3:0 Highlights 2014 Delgado Stocker Goals Europa League Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
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Man Utd identify partner for Martial, chief scout monitoring target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United are thought to be eyeing up a move for the highly rated Basel striker Breel Embolo.
The 18 year old forward is regarded as one of the best young attacking talents in world football and Manchester United could be plotting another big money move like that of Anthony Martial to secure his services.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard doesn't beat around the bush about Liverpool's defeat to Basle tonight as he question's his team-mates hunger which was non evident in Basel tonight!
And having watched the game he was spot on, on his analysis of the game as he admitted the Swiss side were hungrier for the win which is alright to say at Anfield this season as Suarez has moved on to pastures new!
Not every match can be a World Cup final, and it won't be that way for another four years. So while we brace for a new season in Europe's major leagues, Ryu Voelkel is already back in action, traveling the continent to capture the game unseen by most.