Rodgers praises Lucas but will he be at Anfield next season?

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Liverpool Boss Brendan Rodgers has praised Brazilian Lucas Leiva's attitude in overcoming an injury which was initially thought to be a longterm one fearing the 27 year old would not be ready for the world cup .However Rodgers applauded his mentality and determination to force his way back into the Reds' first team plans.


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After Chelsea's surprise defeat to Crystal Palace and Man City's draw at the Emerites with Arsenal, the door is now wide open for Liverpool to go top of the League on their own if the beat Spurs at Anfield today. As it stands Liverpool are 1 point behind Chelsea with a game in-hand against Tim Sherwood's team and 2 ahead of City who still have to face Liverpool before the Season's end.

Injury update

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Boss Brendan Rodgers has confirmed midfielder Lucas Leiva and center back Mamadou Sakho will be available for the crunch tie against Manchester United at Old Trafford this weekend.

Lucas has been sidelined after suffering a knee ligament damage in the 2-2 draw with Aston Villa in January while Sakho, who joined in a £16m deal from Paris Saint-Germain last summer, hasn't featured since a 2-1 loss to Chelsea in late December due to a hamstring injury.

Reds Make Comeback To Take A Point

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Liverpool managed to salvage a point from their clash with Villa on Saturday after initially looking as though they would be lucky to collect any points at all. The Reds got off to a terrible start with Paul Lambert's side finding the back of the net twice in the first half. A late goal before the half time whistle and a controversial penalty in the second half though allowed Liverpool to level the game up.

No Lucas For Palace Clash

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Anyone fancy this on VHS?! Haha!
Liverpool welcome Crystal Palace to Anfield on Saturday as the Reds are gifted with the opportunity of heading back to the top of the Premier League table.

How Liverpool WIll Play Without Coutinho Against Southamption

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Liverpool play Southampton this week and Liverpool will have to do it without their Brazilian Magician. During Liverpool's game at Swansea last week Phillipe Coutinho picked up a shoulder injury and is expected to be out until late October, a big blow for Brendan Rodgers and his side.

Sturridge and Gerrard the difference as Liverpool impress

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Following a turbulent summer with regards to the Luis Suarez saga, one would forgive Liverpool if they started the season poorly, amidst a backdrop of uncertainty and instability at the club. The truth is however, the red half of Merseyside are in fine fettle, indeed this is now their finest start to a top flight campaign since the 1994, when they had a front two of Robbie Fowler and Ian Rush.

Reds midfielder talks up perfect start

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Following Liverpool's 1-0 win over rivals Manchester United, midfielder Lucas Leiva told Liverpool supporters to celebrate the club's perfect start to the Premier League season. Brendan Rodgers' side have won all three of their opening matches, and all three of them have seen a 1-0 scoreline. On top of that, striker Daniel Sturridge has scored all three of the goals, providing consistency at Anfield in the absence of suspended striker Luis Suarez.

Lucas Targets Everton Scalp

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Lucas says Liverpool can still overhaul Everton in the Premier League by winning their remaining three games - starting with Sunday's derby.
The Reds currently sit five points and one position behind the sixth-placed Toffees heading into this weekend's showdown.
Brazil midfielder Lucas knows a win for Liverpool at the weekend will be vital if they are to finish ahead of their neighbours and secure a top-six finish.

Out Of Form Baggies At Anfield

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Coutinho could feature for the Reds against West Brom...
Liverpool welcome Midlanders West Brom to Anfield on Monday evening as ex Reds assistant Steve Clarke looks to lead his new side to a result against Brendan's boys.

Steven Gerrard with and without Lucas

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Last season seemingly proved that Liverpool are a vastly different, weaker side without Lucas. With Liverpool's captain back to full fitness as well, still the only Liverpool player to feature in every minute of every league match, this season is proving that Steven Gerrard is also a far better player when paired with Lucas.

Liverpool Player Spotlight: Does Jordan Henderson Deserve More First-Team Opportunites?

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Liverpool's midfield has been somewhat of an enigma this season. On occasion, they play well, and other times as if they were stuck in a relegation battle.

Over the weekend, however, the Reds' midfield looked very dynamic. The trio of Steven Gerrard, Lucas, and Jordan Henderson completely controlled the game against a poor Norwich City and provided numerous chances for their forwards while also contributing two goals between the three central midfielders.

Brazil squad to face Argentina 21 November 2012

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Mano Menezes has named his squad for the rearranged second leg of the `Superclássico das Américas`(Super derby) in Buenos Aires on November 21st. Former Liverpool keeper, Diego Cavalieri, may get his chance alongside Fluminense team mate Jean who also gets his first call-up by Brazil.
Menezes has not called up São Paulo and Grêmio players who are still involved in the Copa Sul-Americana.

Lucas will not rush Liverpool return

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Midfielder Lucas Leiva has vowed not to rush his return to action from his latest injury and said it has been "the worst experience of his career".

The 25-year old is not expected to return to action until November as he is currently recovering from a thigh injury picked up in the second game of the season against Manchester City

"It's been the worst experience of my career because I've never had experience of injuries," Lucas told the club's official website.


Arsenal have a great chance to exploit Liverpool’s problems!!

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What are Liverpool's weaknesses? by KJ It's still a couple of days away but there's a massive game coming up on Saturday and Arsenal will need to start a winning run against some of the bigger teams for the next 6 weeks if we are to stay in the title race. But the same was [...]

Liverpool Told They Can Land Anderlecht Ace For £8m

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Liverpool target Lucas Biglia has been told he can leave Anderlecht if they offer £8.35m.
The Argentine midfielder has long been an Anfield target and was linked with Arsenal in the summer.
And Anderlecht have decided that the 26-year-old can leave, but only if they receive an offer of €10.


An Eventful Opening For The Confederations Cup

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Brasilia experienced everything a World class event has to offer Saturday. A dominant 3-0 win for the Home team, angry protesters engaging in conflict with the police outside the stadium, and a crowd superior to 67,000 soundly booing FIFA President Joseph Blatter and Brazilian President Dilma Rouseff.

Partido amistoso Amigos de Ronaldo 3-2 Amigos de Zidane todos lo goles

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En un partido amistoso dos ex galácticos decidieron armar sus escuadras con leyendas del fútbol mundial y recaudar fondos para una noble causa, que año con año piensan realizar para ayudar a combatir la pobreza en Brasil y Africa. En esta edición fue en Porto Alegre Brasil.

El atacante francés Zidane a pesar de haber perdido el partido fue el que más clase mostró de todos los jugadores en la cancha; anoto un golazo que nos hizo recordar aquel monstruo de gol que realizo con el Real Madrid en la final de la Champions League.

Chelsea trio in – Brazil x Colombia: probable starting line-ups 14 November 2012 –

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Brazil take on Colombia in a friendly on Wednesday in the Metlife stadium, New Jersey. The Seleção are without Marcelo, Alex Sandro, Adriano and Hulk who are all injured. Chelsea's David Luiz, Ramires and Oscar should all start.
See the Brazil squad in full here
Brazil (probable): Diego Alves, Daniel Alves, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Fábio Santos, Paulinho, Ramires, Oscar, Kaká, Lucas Moura (Thiago Neves), Neymar
Coach: Mano Menezes
Colombia (possible): David Ospina, Carlos Valdés, Cristián Zapata, Mario Yepes, Pablo Armero, Juan Valencia, Fredy Guarín, Aldo Ramírez, Macnelly Torres, James Rodríguez, Falcao García
Coach: José Pekerman
Date: 14 November 2012
Kick-off: 00:30 (London), 22:30 (Brasília)
Venue: Metlife stadium, New Jersey

Brazil squad versus Colombia 14 November 2012 includes Chelsea trio

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Coach Mano Menezes has named his squad for the friendly against Colombia in New Jersey. Chelsea's David Luiz, Ramires and Oscar have been included as well as Tottenham's Sandro Ranieri. Kaká keeps his place after decentperformancesagainst Iraq and Japan. The match is Brazil's 1000th outing and their last appearance of 2012.

Jogo 0559/2012 - Amistoso - Brasil 8x0 China

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Mais um jogo amistoso, foi disputado no dia 10/09/2012, na cidade de Recife-BRA, onde jogaram as seleções do Brasil (12º no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção da China (78º no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram:
Copa do Mundo
2002 Jeju 08/06/2002 BRA 4:0 (3:0) CHN Partidas da fase de grupos

2003 Guangzhou 12/02/2003 CHN 0:0 BRA

Jogos Olímpicos
2008 Qinhuangdao 13/08/2008 CHN 0:3 (0:1) BRA Primeira Fase

O árbitro, foi: Roberto Silvera-URU


Ramires (23) 3º gol 1 - 0 Neymar (26) 10º gol 2 - 0 Lucas Rodrigues (49) 2º gol 3 - 0 Hulk (54) 5º gol 4 - 0 Neymar (54)11º gol 5 - 0 Neymar (60) 12º gol 6 - 0 Liu Jianye (70 Own goal) 7 - 0 Oscar dos Santos (76) 2º gol 8 - 0


Tigres UANL: Planteamientos que se complican

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Tras el empate ante el Santos de la Laguna, algo provechoso nos dejó el partido más que el punto conseguido, pues el visitante logró plantear un gran segundo tiempo que nos alerta de que sigue habiendo cosas por trabajar.

El Santos probablemente había planteado el partido como en la segunda mitad, sin embargo, se topo con un gol tempranero de Quintero que terminó por perjudicarlo más que ayudarlo.

Tigres UANL: Rugen en Cancún

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Tres zarpazos fueron suficientes para que los Tigres sigan con su paso de invictos al derrotar a domicilio a los Potros de Hierro del Atlante en partido que cerró la fecha 2 del Clausura de la Liga Mx.

Con goles de Damián Álvarez, Lucas Lobos y un autogol provocado por Danilo Verón el cuadro universitario cumplió con sus miles de aficionados que viajaron hasta Cancún para apoyarlos y por momentos parecía una sucursal del Estadio Universitario.

Tigres UANL 2-2 Pumas: Todavía detalles por mejorar

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En su segundo partido de preparación y el primero ante su gente, Tigres logró rescatar un empate a dos goles ante Pumas tras reponerse de una desventaja de dos goles y jugar casi todo el segundo tiempo con un jugador menos. El equipo apenas pudo mostrar un poco de lo que este plantel puede llegar a dar y se mostró muy errático en varios lapsos del partido, algo muy normal viniendo de una dura pretemporada con fase de playa incluida.

Tigres UANL: Exigencias medidas

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Todos sabemos que el triunfo del sábado pasado no lo esperábamos y, por el desarrollo futbolístico mostrado a lo largo de la liga, no era tan merecido. Pero el fútbol nunca ha sido de merecer. El resultado afortunadamente se obtuvo y resonó en todo el país, pero ahora vamos con lo que sigue.

Tigres UANL: Cambios en alineación ante Pumas

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Son siete las modificaciones que se harán en la alineación respecto al partido ante León. Esta información fue adelantada por el reportero Jair Ramos, quien en su cuenta @jairmultimedios adelantó el once titular que estará ante Pumas este sábado en el "Volcán".

Recordar que los argentinos Lucas Lobos (lesión) y Damián Álvarez (suspendido) no podrán jugar.

Tigres UANL: Lobos (casi) descartado ante Pumas

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Aún y cuando se esperaba que Lucas Lobos solo se perdiera el partido ante León, hoy los medios que cubren a Tigres comentaron que es un hecho que el argentino no podrá estar este sábado ante Pumas. No lo doy totalmente como descartado porque aún falta la confirmación del club y ver si participa en el tradicional interescuadras de los jueves, pero lo veo complicado.

Tigres UANL: Lucas Lobos también descartado ante León

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Cuando uno piensa que no se puede estar peor, las lesiones en Tigres nos hacen ver que todavía no se ha tocado fondo. El día de hoy se confirmó que Lucas Lobos no jugará ante León por una sinovitis en la rodilla derecha. Esta baja del volante argentino se suma a la de Hugo Ayala, Fernando Navarro, Juninho, José Rivas, David Toledo y Alan Pulido, además de los seleccionados Elías Hernández, Jorge Torres Nilo e Israel Jiménez.

Boca Juniors

La previa de River Plate - Boca Jrs: Con suplentes

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Por Manuel de la Torre @koala2000

Esta noche, en Mendoza, se viene un Boca "B", aparentemente con 3 delanteros, en el segundo superclásico de verano.

Esta noche, desde las 22.10, Boca Juniors se enfrenta con un equipo de mayoría de suplentes, ante un River Plate que va con todo, como en Mar del Plata.

El hermano de Viatri preso por robar al suegro de Maxi Rodriguez.

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23.10.2012 - Raúl Sebastian Viatri (27), hermano Lucas (centrodelantero de Boca) fue detenido por la acusación de robar la vivienda del suegro de Maximiliano Rodríguez el 6 de agosto (2012) en Rosario.
El suegro de "la Fiera" entraba a su casa cuando fue interceptado por cuatro asaltantes que robaron sus pertenencias.

Inicial 2012: Belgrano 3 Boca 1

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07.10.2012 - Con goles de Rodríguez (´22), Aquino (´45) y Farré (´69), Belgrano venció (3-1) a Boca (Silva ´3) en el estadio Mario Alberto Kempes (Córdoba) por la 10º fecha del Torneo Inicial 2012.
Pese al masivo acompañamiento, es el tercer partido (consecutivo) que Boca no suma de a tres (1 empate y 2 derrotas).

Lucas Leiva

Rodgers: Flops Should Follow Lucas

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes some of his out-of-favour players could learn a lot from the example set by midfielder Lucas Leiva.
The Brazil midfielder seamlessly slotted back into the team for the 1-0 victory over Southampton in his first appearance for three months after a thigh strain.

Lucas To Step Up Comeback

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Lucas Leiva is in contention to make his return to action this week, assistant manager Colin Pascoe has revealed.
The Reds are set to play four games in as many days, with the U18s, U21s and first team all in action from Thursday to Sunday.
And Lucas, who has not figured for Liverpool since sustaining a thigh problem against Manchester City on August 26, could be considered for 45 minutes in Friday's second-string clash against Middlesbrough - though not before being assessed by the club's medical team.

The Rest

Lucas calls for PSG moves

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Paris St. Germain midfielder Lucas Moura has called on his club to continue to improve as they aim to defend their Ligue 1 crown. The French giants are preparing for the new season under new manager Laurent Blanc, and the midfielder insists that with new players they can improve their chances of defending their title.

Invasión felina San Luis vs Tigres Clausura 2013

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Jugadores como Lucas Lobos y Elías Hernández, argumentaron sentir una motivación muy especial por el hecho que la "invasión felina" a San Luis será histórica, después que los hinchas universitarios "devoraron" cerca de 20 mil boletos puestos en venta libre.
El juego en contra de los Reales será el sábado 9 de marzo en el estadio Alfonso Lastras que estará tapizado de amarillo y azul, pues la capacidad de ese escenario es de 27 mil almas.

Edmilson publicly warns Lucas to beware of new teammate Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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The €45 million deal sending Lucas Moura from Sao Paulo to PSG has finally been completed with the opening of the January transfer window and the 20-year-old has already received a publicly warning from one of his countrymen about his mostformidable new teammate. Recently retired former Barcelona defender and Brazil international Edmilson issued a warning to Lucas via Twitter on Wednesday, labeling Zlatan Ibrahimovic a snob.

Sao Paulo es finalista de Copa Sudamericana

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La clasificación deja a los brasileños a la espera de su rival en la final, que saldrá este jueves del partido de vuelta entre el Millonarios colombiano y el Tigre argentino, que en la ida quedó 0-0.

El Sao Paulo dominó el partido netamente, condujo el juego en todo momento y dispuso de buenas opciones en las botas de Jadson y Luis Fabiano, sobre todo gracias a las jugadas de Lucas Moura, pero una actuación providencial del portero Cristopher Toselli impidió que se inaugurase el marcador.

Tigres UANL: Renovaciones

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Por: Jair Alcalá (Grupo El Plan)

**AQUÍ EL AUDIO** La semana previa alClásico96, ha sido una semana inusual.

El mal torneo que hemos tenido y las condiciones en las que se llega a este partido han creado un ambiente distinto a otros torneos, sobre todo por las situaciones extra-cancha que han rodeado el entorno felino.

Tigres UANL: #CuandoTigresGanóElÚltimoClásico

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#CuandoTigresGanóElÚltimoClásico Tenía muchos años de no pisar la congeladora del estadio tecnológico, exactamente desde el clásico del 3-6, con golazo del Diablo Núñez casi de medio campo.

#CuandoTigresGanóElÚltimoClásico Ese día tenía un buen presentimiento a pesar de que no eran buenos tiempos los de nosotros, el plantel no era tan robusto, en la delantera traíamos a Blas Pérez!

O onze argentino do Catania

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Não é só em Portugal que há equipas pejadas de jogadores estrangeiros. Curioso é quando chegam aos "magotes" do mesmo país e para o mesmo clube. É o que se verifica no Catania, formação que partilha a quinta posição da serie A italiana com Fiorentina e Roma. O clube, que está no principal campeonato italiano desde a época 2006/2007, pode fazer alinhar um onze constituído apenas por futebolistas nascidos no "país das pampas".