Sunday, 2 December 2012

1 Messi reached 84 goals, one short of Gerd Muller’s record as Barcelona 5-1 victory over Atletico Bilbao in La Liga.

The Barcelona FC star has been superb scoring more and more goals and now no one can stop him reaching and breaking Gerd Muller’s record. Messi scored two goals in Barcelona 5-1 victory over Atletico Bilbao at Camp Nou as the La Liga leaders add goal count to 43 goals. 

The Argentine currently has score 84 goals in single calendar year one goal shoot of 85 goals by Gerd Muller in 1972. He was rested in midweek King's Cup match against Alaves but he is still on course to break this long standing record. Two goals adds his La Liga goals tally to 21 for La Liga this season top scorer as Cristiano Ronaldo lags behind with 13 goals.

In November he passed Pele’s 75 goals record in 1958 though the former Brazil striker does not recognize Messi as one of great footballer yet, comparing Messi and Neymar and singled out Neymar as the best footballer. 

Who can stop Messi in next five matches before end of calendar year?

What will the next big record for Messi to pursue and break?

Barcelona vs Atletico Bilbao all goals summary 
Barcelona 0-1 Gerard Piqué 22′ 
Barcelona 0-2 Lionel Messi 25′ 
Barcelona 0-3 Adriano 45+1′ 
Barcelona 0-4 Cesc Fábregas 57′ 
Mallorca 1-4 Ibai Gomez 65′ 
Barcelona 1-5 Lionel Messi 70′

Barcelona vs Atletico Bilbao video highlight off all goals

0 MLS Cup final: David Beckham wins 2nd MLS Cup in LA Galaxy 3-1 victory against Houston Dynamo.

David Beckham played his final match for LA Galaxy and won his second MLS Cup in his final game for the club. 

Houston Dynamo went in front Calen Carr brilliant shoot on 44th minute and LA Galaxy responded in 61st min with Omar Gonzalez header followed by Landon Donovan's goals from a penalty spot on 65th minute. Robbie Keane killed the game during the injury time to assure LA Galaxy victory and retention of the cup. 
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David Beckham celebrate second MLS cup. Source Skysports
This was MLS Cup championship rematch of last season were LA Galaxy denied Houston Dynamo MLS trophy in the final as last year LA Galaxy beat Houston Dynamo 1-0 in the final. Bruce Arena won his fourth Major League Soccer trophy with LA Galaxy equal D.C. United trophy record.

David Beckham has been tremendous for LA Galaxy since joining the club despite some difficulties he had when loaned to AC Milan and missing some Major League Soccer games. BBC sport highlighted  Beckham's great moments with LA Galaxy. His move to LA Galaxy also benefited the MLS in terms of fans awareness around the globe and attraction to European top players.

Beckham transfer rumors PSG or Monaco?
There has been speculation linking Beckham with different clubs but currently he has been strongly linked with the move to France club PSG or Monaco. MLS final marks the end of MSL final and more Beckham transfer news will emerge and possibly soon fans will know were he is going to be next season.

Quotes after MLS cup final games as Beckham farewell
  • Fans T-shirts full of farewell messages including one with “Take Me With You!” message
  • Beckham talking to ESPN “It's special to get any victory in a cup final, in front of our home fans," "It's an amazing day today. I'm sad it's the end ….."
  • At the stoppage time LA Galaxy fans chanting, "Thank you, Beckham." With standing aviation.
  • Fans holding banners reading “Thanks David” and “Thanks for the memories”

Friday, 30 November 2012

0 Top 5 scorers in Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga and League one in race for Golden boots.

Top scorers in European leagues are in tough competition as more goals are scored from every league, but Spain seems to have more goals. Lionel Messi leads all European goal scorers with 19 (38 Golden Shoe Points)  La Liga goals followed by two player from small leagues in Europe, Philipp Hosiner  (Austria Wien) 17 goals and Henrik Mkhitaryan (Shakhtar Donetsk) 17 goals and 25.5 Golden Shoe Points each. Currently only 4 top scorers from top five European leagues are in top 10 list for European top scorers with other players coming from underdogs league of the 4 only Zlatan Ibrahimovic is not playing in Spain.
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Lionel Messi Celebrate a goal
Fans used to see close race between Messi and Ronaldo but the gap is already big, 7 goals, but in Champions league competition they are still tied on 5 goals each. 
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PSG new signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Premier League top scorers are very much tied at the top but the situation could suddenly change in top 5 scorers. So far there are a one goal gaps and the table will change a lot with just few matches. Former Top scorer, Robin Van Persie is still favorite to win golden boot considering is form and the chance he got at Manchester United. Can Benitez effect help Torres jump in top five? One would expect this to be the case, but time will tell.

Premier league top 5 scorers (02Dec2012)
 No  Player  Team  Goals (P)
1 Luis Suárez      Liverpool FC 10
2 Miguel Cuesta Swansea City 10
3  Robin Van Persie Manchester United  10 (1)
4 Jermain Defoe    Tottenham Hotspur  8
5 Demba Ba           Newcastle United 8
Marouane Fellaini (Everton FC) also have 8 goals

Spanish La Liga top 5 scorers (02Dec2012)
No Player Team Goals (P)
1 Lionel Messi     Barcelona 21 (1)
2 Cristiano Ronaldo   Real Madrid 13 (4)
3 Radamel Falcao Atletico Madrid 11 (5)
4 Aritz Aduriz Athletic Bilbao 8
5 Álvaro Negredo     Sevilla FC  7 (2)
Gonzalo Higuaí­n (Real Madrid) Leo (Rayo Vallecano) Roberto Soldado  (Valencia CF) and Tomer Hemed (RCD Mallorca) also has 7 goals.
Bundesliga top 5 scorers (02Dec2012)
 No  Player  Team  Goals (P)
1 Ádám Szalai    FSV Mainz 05 9 (1)
2 Alexander Meier  Eintracht Frankfurt  9 (2) 
3 Mario Mandžukić  Bayern Munich 9
4 Robert Lewandowski Borussia Dortmund 9 (1)
5 Stefan Kießling Bayer Leverkusen 9
*Thomas Müller (Bayern München) also has 8 goals
 
Italy Serie A top 5 scorers (02Dec2012)
 No  Player  Team  Goals (P)
1 Stephan El Sharawy  AC Milan    12
2 Antonio Di Natale  Udinese Calcio 8 (3)
3 Edinson Cavani     SSC Napoli     8 (2)
4 Erik Lamela      AS Roma  8
5 Miroslav Klose  Lazio Roma  8

League 1 top 5 scorers (02Dec2012)
 No  Player  Team  Goals (P)
1 Zlatan Ibrahimović  Paris Saint-Germain 13 (1)
2 Bafetimbi Gomis   Olympique Lyon 10(2)
3 Wissam Ben Yedder Toulouse FC 9
4 Pierre Aubameyang AS Saint-Étienne 8
5 Yoan Gouffran         Girondins Bordeaux 7

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