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Pep Guardiola was right ! Manchester CIty is not good enough

Pep Guardiola was right in his assertions that Manchester City don't have the players to win all four titles this season. 

Against Wigan Athletic, Manchester City's flaws was exposed and existed the FA Cup in the round of 16. 

City where brilliant in possession and attacking play but they incisiveness and final ball was pathetic.. 

Wigan had a game plan which was to sit deep, allow City attack relentlessly cause they can't match them for quality in midfield. And counter attack when City lose the ball in vital areas and score. 

Will Grigg scored the only goal of night but that should have been avoided if City had better players who could have killed off the game from the start. 

Guardiola said earlier on that his team might be attracting a lot of attention due to their unbelievable display in the league but to him, this team is not good enough.. 

He wants two new midfielders {a holding and an attacking midfielder} and a striker who is much taller and good in the air in other swit…
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Shocker! Wigan Athletic dumps Manchester City out of the FA Cup

The 2013 FA Cup Champions Wigan Athletic are through to the FA Cup quarterfinal after beating Manchester City 1-0 at DW Stadium.
The game was evenly contested, with City keeping possession and attacking relentlessly while Wigan sat deep, soaked off the pressure and countered attack when the opportunity presented itself. 
Even though they was a moment of madness from Fabian Dalph who dived recklessly on a Wigan player. Match day referee Anthony Taylor awarded him a yellow card at first instance but after been surrounded by the Wigan players, he changed his mind and produced a red card for the English fullback.  In doing so, opportunity was created for Paul Cook's men who then had to play 11 men against City 10. 
Will Grigg scored the only goal of the game after K.Walker relapsed in concentration and allowed the ball to go past him. 
Gifted with the opportunity to run towards goal and shot, Grigg made the most of it by placing the ball in the far corner of Claudio Bravio's net.
Wigan h…

Valverde: Chelsea will be tough to beat but, Barcelona will always progress

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde is confident of beating Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League round of 16. 

Valverde has equaled Luis Enrique's 31 match unbeaten run in all competition after Barcelona won 2-0 against Eiber. 

He now wants to equal Pep Guardiola and Luis Enrique record of winning the treble with Barcelona in their first season with the club. 

But to achieve that fate, he must knock out Antonio Conte's unpredictable Chelsea in a double legged tie without controversy. 
Addressing the press, Ernesto Valverde said: "Chelsea are a physical team who defend really well and they have the players to cause problems on the counter. Tomorrow the Champions League starts again. 

"It's an important tie for everyone. It will be tough because of the opponent but we want to progress in the competition". 

Barcelona are on course to win the treble this season, they're on top of the La Liga table, through to the Final of the Copa …

Ivan Rakitic: Barcelona will be ready to stop Eden Hazard

Barcelona star Ivan Rakitic has lauded praises on Eden Hazard who he believes is the most important player at Chelsea. 
Hazard will face Barcelona for the first time and will be hoping to impress the fans. 
Rakitic is aware of his of blistering pace, incisive passes, dribbles and goals and believes, Barcelona have studied him and teammates and devised a means to stop them.  "Eden Hazard is an important player for Chelsea but we know Chelsea is not only Hazard", Rakitic told reporters. 
"We have to be rteady tomorrow to stop him and we know that he is really fast and goon on a one on one situation and in recent matches his shape has been very good
"We have to be ready for him and the whole team and enjoy the game tomorrow. 
Eden Hazard has scored 3 Champions League goals with 4 assists this season. 

Jupp Heynckes: Renato Sanchez will return to Bayern Munich only if..

Bayern Munich interim coach Jupp Heynckes has confirmed that on-loan star Renato Sanchez will return to Arena stadium when he is fit. 

Sanchez was loaned out to Swansea City due to the relationship the club had with then former assistant manager Paul Clement. Clement was the former assistant coach to Carlo Ancelotti and Bayern felt, the 20-year-old will recover his lost confidence playing under him at Swansea City. 

Although, things didn't happen as planned under Paul Clement but the arrival of Carlos Carvalhal who happens to be Portuguese, Renato Sanchez and Swansea City have seen an upsurge in form. 
Unfortunately, Renato Sanchez is currently sidelined with a muscle strain and missed a large chunk of Swansea's resurgence. 

"He contacted manager after the injury, he talked to the player, he had medical appointments made with Dr. Ing Muller-Wohlfahrt. That's why he was here in Munich", Heynckes told Kicker. 

"So it must be: We must take care of the player. After …

Robert Lewandowski: Joining Real Madrid will depend on Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich prolific striker Robert Lewandowski has dismissed the remours linking him to Real Madrid. 

The 29-year-old has scored 32 goals in 36 appearances for Juup Heynckes Bundesliga Leaders and he will be in contention to start for the Bavarian giants when they play Besiktas in the first leg of UEFA Champions League Round of 15 on Tuesday. 

The link to Real Madrid has always been a constant speculation for Lewandowski but the Polish international captain has refused to be distracted by the speculation. 
"If i were to think about the Real Madrid speculation as a Bayern player, it wouldn't be good for me because it would mean i wasn't focused on my job here", Lewandowski told Kicker. 

"I'm a Bayern player and want to give everything for them. That comes first for me". 

Lewandowski is on course to win his fourth consecutive Bundesliga title with Bayern who are 19 points clear of second placed Borrusia Dortmund {he won 2 Bundesliga title with club}. 



Cristiano Ronaldo set new personal record as Real Madrid beat Real Betis 5-3

Real Madrid sensation Cristiano Ronaldo has continued his phenomenal goal scoring feat after providing a goal and assist for Real Madrid to comeback from the brink of defeat to beat Real Betis 5-3. 

In doing so, Ronaldo has now scored 10 goals and two assists in just 8 matches, the first time he has acheived such a fate.
Last season, it took him 14 games to score up to 10 games. Surprisingly, Ronaldo has just turned 33, he is expected to start declining not improve. 
Funny enough, the 33-year-old have a better goal margin than his fiercest rival Lionel Messi. 
Ronaldo has played 30 games, scoring 26 times, averaging 0.86 goals per game while Lionel Messi who has played 38 games {8 games more than Ronaldo} have scored 27 goals, averaging 0.71 goals per game. 
In all competition for Real Madrid, Ronaldo has played 424 games while scoring 432 goals with 117 assists, truly remarkable. 
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