Oct 202015

bbc vs msnReal Madrid’s Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo who make up the clubs attacking trio known as “the BBC” together with Barcelona’s fearsome MSN which consist of Lionel Messi, Lius Suarez and Neymar Santos Jr would battle other players in world football for the FIFA Ballon D’Or. The 23 man shortlist which was announced by FIFA is dominated by Barcelona players and that of course is because of the team’s success last term. Exceptional players like Alexis Sanchez who has been a sensation since his move to arsenal also made the 23 man shortlist. Chelsea’s Eden Hazard also made the cut along side Manchester City stars; Kevin De Bruyne, Sergio Aguero and Yaya Toure.

Current holder Cristiano Ronaldo recently became Real Madrid’s all time highest goal scorer eclipsing club legend Raul Gonzalez. Lionel Messi led Barcelona to a treble last season and Alexis Sanchez was instrumental in winning a trophy each for his club Arsenal and Chile in the Copa America. the full 23 man shortlist is listed below;

Sergio Aguero (Argentina/Manchester City), Gareth Bale (Wales/Real Madrid), Karim Benzema (France/Real Madrid), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal/Real Madrid), Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium/VfL Wolfsburg/Manchester City), Eden Hazard (Belgium/Chelsea), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden/Paris Saint-Germain), Andres Iniesta (Spain/FC Barcelona), Toni Kroos (Germany/Real Madrid), Robert Lewandowski (Poland/FC Bayern Munich), Javier Mascherano (Argentina/FC Barcelona), Lionel Messi (Argentina/FC Barcelona), Thomas Muller (Germany/FC Bayern Munich), Manuel Neuer (Germany/FC Bayern Munich), Neymar (Brazil/FC Barcelona), Paul Pogba (France/Juventus), Ivan Rakitic (Croatia/FC Barcelona), Arjen Robben (Netherlands/FC Bayern Munich), James Rodriguez (Colombia/Real Madrid), Alexis Sanchez (Chile/Arsenal), Luis Suarez (Uruguay/FC Barcelona), Yaya Toure (Côte d’Ivoire/Manchester City), Arturo Vidal (Chile/Juventus/FC Bayern Munich).


Sep 202015

Arturo Vidal and Kingsley Coman both scored their first Bundesliga goals for Bayern Munich as they cruised to a comfortable 3-0 over newly promoted side Darmstadt. The home team took the lead through Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal as he fired from long range 20 minutes into the game. Young Coman was handed his first start as Pep Guardiola shuffled his team in a bid to rest his key players for their Tuesday match against Wolfsburg. The 19 years old thanked his coach for the opportunity with a goal just seventeen minutes into the second half of the game. Sebastian Rode who was involved in Coman’s goal also got one for himself later in the game to complete the goal scoring on Saturday afternoon. The win took Bayern to 15 points from five games and saw them maintain their 100 percent start to the season.

Vidal had the first attempt of the game after he was played in by Coman but he saw his effort wide off the post. Douglas Costa then hit the side netting with a free kick before handing Vidal the ball to open the scoring for the hosts in the 20th minute of the game. Darmstadt tried to get back into the game but were denied by Manuel Neuer before Marcel Heller missed a good chance to draw level for his team. Pep Guardiola’s team continued to dominate possession in the second half of the game and they were rewarded when Sebastian Rode set up Coman to finish from close range. Bayern got their third almost immediately as Rode went solo and converted from close range too after seeing his initial effort come off the post. This ended the pursuit for Darmstadt but their performance in the game showed better days would come soon for the newly promoted side.