I should apologize to Manchester City. After having watched them at their beautiful stadium last weekend, I underestimated them. Before they went into their all-important Champions League match against AS Roma, I did not believe they could do what they needed to do, which was to win in Rome. They were without their superstars: Yaya Toure, Vincent Kompany and most important, the goal-machine
Ramsey, Nasri, Klaassen...Names of the Champions League, matchday 6 is a post from: Just Football
Names of the Champions League is a feature on Just Football looking at the key names after each round of the tournament. With the line-up for the first knockout round now complete, let's take a look at which players shone in the final round of group games.
Samir Nasri puts Manchester City ahead in Rome with this screamer struck from outside the area which cannons in off the near post and in as City look for the win which would see them through to the next round of the Champions League at Roma's expense.
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Liverpool and Manchester City go again in Premier League play on Monday when the Reds travel to the Etihad to battle the Sky Blues. The two outfits played to a 2-2 draw at Yankee Stadium over the summer with the Reds winning on penalty kicks, but now spectators will see the two sides take each other on in a competitive match.
Arsenal's FA Cup victory was expected to be the catalyst for several changes within the club in the coming months and years. After a nine-year trophy drought, they finally have that monkey off their back. They have the money. They have the manager who is staying.They have the stadium that is nearly debt free, and now they even have the silverware.
Samir Nasri's omission from the France World Cup squad caused great surprise among many fans and pundits during the past 24 hours. However, for a nation that has had its share of player revolts and theatrics over the course of the last four major tournaments, head coach Didier Deschamps cannot be faulted for his desire to weed potentially divisive influences out of Les Blues' dressing room.
Samir Nasri to miss the World Cup? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Samir Nasri has spoken to French channel Canal Plusabout his fears on missing out on a place in the World Cup squad.
The Man City star was hit with a three match ban by the French Football Federation for his behaviour at Euro 2012, where he aimed a foul mouthed rant at a journalist, repeatedly calling him a "son of a bitch" amidst complains about the French media.
There were some marvelous scenes at the Etihad from Manchester City's Premier League win yesterday, especially for manager Manuel Pellegrini.And indeed, the Chilean deserves all the praise after achieving a remarkable feat during his first season in England. Simply Increíble!
Minutes before the trophy celebration at Etihad Stadium to crown Manchester City as Premier League champions, City footballers Samir Nasri, Sergio Aguero, Pablo Zabaleta and Joe Hart were interviewed, where they shared their glee at winning the 2013/14 title.
Watch the interviews here:
Joe Hart Samir Nasri and Sergio Aguero Pablo Zabaleta
WATCH Post-Match Interviews With Manchester City Players After Winning Title [VIDEO] is a post from World Soccer Talk.
Manchester City are the 2013/14 Premier League champions.
City clinched the title today after a comfortable victory against West Ham United, even though Liverpool beat Newcastle United at Anfield. After today's matches, City ended up winning the title by two points, to claim its second Premier League trophy in 3 years.
This article is a follow-up to yesterday's article suggesting Samir Nasri poses a problem for Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini. *** Manuel Pellegrini is a manager who clearly values technical ability above all else. So, Martin Demichelis gets picked more often than Joleon Lescott. But then, like other managers before him, he has a technically [.
Wigan Athletic showed that last season's FA Cup final win over Manchester City at Wembley was no fluke as they beat the cup favorites again, this time 2-1 to set up a semifinal date with Arsenal at Wembley.
Jordi Gomez put the Latics ahead from the penalty spot after a mistake by Martin Demichelis and James Perch made it 2-0 after half-time thanks to another City error.
Following Man City's Capital One Cup win yesterday, which saw them defeating Sunderland 3-1, a giant trophy was put up overnight outside the Etihad stadium to celebrate the club's victory. Goals from Yaya Toure, Samir Nasri and Jesus Navas were enough to seal the deal on Sunday.
Samir Nasri Amazing Goal ~ Manchester City vs Sunderland 2-1 ( Capital One ) 02-03-2014 HD by AllGoalsHD
Less than two minute after Yaya Toure's stunning equalizer, Samir Nasri stakes his claim on goal of the game with this curling screamer which gives Manchester City the lead and quite possibly the first piece of silverware of the season.
Neymar fitness boost for Barca as City tie looms - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester City go into the home game tonight knowing that, after Chelsea's stumbling draw at the Hawthorns, unless Arsenal beat Manchester United, a win would take them back to the top of the pile ahead of the break in league action for the FA Cup.
This season, it could be strongly argued â€” statistics aside â€” that Samir Nasri has been the most influential attacking player at Manchester City. While some fans and journalists outside the club seems to have missed many of his contributions, many supporters are nervous about his long-term absence.
Samir Nasri's injury in the second half of a 2-0 win against Newcastle will undoubtedly make Manchester City's title chances less likely considering the Frenchman will be out of action for eight weeks. The creative midfielder has been in scintillating form recently, and without him in the side, the club will have to either change the way they play or force his replacement to try and replicate his movement and influence without the same set of skills.
Thank you everyone for your kind words and overwhelming support, i suppose its kind of good news that i will be out around 8 weeks Samir Nasri Official (@SamNasri19) January 13, 2014 Samir Nasri has announced the "kind of good news" that he will be out of action for two months. The Manchester City [.
Chelsea and Arsenal's 'fraud' transfers investigated - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The transfers of Samir Nasri and Didier Drogba to Arsenal and Chelsea respectively are being investigated by the French police on the suspected grounds of fraud. French football is currently facing a credibility crisis with several allegations of match-fixing and fraud, French magazine Le 10 reports.
It's time for your Weekly Dose of Futbol gossip! This week, the Real Madrid boys enjoy a dinner, Mesut Ozil's lavish London home get its share of unhappy critics and Nasri enjoys his international 'retirement' in Ibiza.
Real Madrid's South American trio of James Rodriguez, Keylor Navas and Javier Hernandez were pictured enjoying a nice night out together after returning from international duties.
With the two sides set to meet in this afternoon's Community Shield game at Wembley, Man City midfielder Samir Nasri has stoked the flame war between himself and Arsenal fans by branding them "stupid" in their continued vilification of him.
Nasri has been pilloried as a coin-chasing mercenary by Arsenal fans ever since he left the club to join City back in 2011, but the Frenchman insists that he's not phased by the boo-boys and that he did what he did for the good of his career, not his bank balance.
Man City's Samir Nasri has shed some light on the situation for the players should the club fail to progress to the next stage of the Champions League. And it's serious, given the fact that they could be eliminated if they fail to beat Bayern Munich tonight.
"We need to do something or otherwise next year it's going to be new players and new everything.
Liverpool star Daniel Sturridge is determined to put England's disappointing World Cup campaign behind him, after their surprise elimination in the group stage of the tournament.
Luckily for him, the summer break has started early and the 24-year-old was spotted dressed fashionably to celebrate some of the music industry's biggest names at the BET awards ceremony in California on Sunday.
Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar, Aguero, Neymar, Messi, Suarez, Ronaldo, Neymar, Neymar. It's all we've heard the last few weeks. Let's face it; we all know what these guys can do. And let's face it; we all expect them to do it. But that's not the real beauty of the World Cup. The beauty is that it unearths huge talent who lift us off our seats, get us talking, and eventually go on to become household names.
Liverpool star Lucas Leiva feels the absence of striker Daniel Sturridge and midfielder Jordan Henderson will not affect the club's race to the title. Brendan Rodgers' side are leading the Premier League table, five points ahead of second-placed Chelsea and are close to winning the title after almost 24 years after they beat Norwich City 3-2 on Sunday.