TWITTER QUIZ: Tuesday, 30 April

FOOTBALL – Today’s question: QUIZ – Which is the only club to suffer elimination in the Last 16 round of the Champions League in six successive seasons?

Today’s answer: Real Madrid

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Points earned in today’s quiz:

5 – @marcobinnekamp_

4 – @escapetosuomi

3 – @Yusuf_Official

2 – @TwiterTossen

1 – @boriszz

Weekly standings:

5 – @sportzeloot

5 – @marcobinnekamp_

4 – @amsterdamelle

4 – @escapetosuomi

3 – @DimJeTong

3 – @Yusuf_Official

2 – @akw_asi

2 – @TwiterTossen

1 – @babeljaro

1 – @boriszz

TWITTER QUIZ: Monday, 29 April

FOOTBALL – Today’s question: QUIZ – Which club holds the record for winning the Premier League title with most matchdays remaining (five)?

Today’s answer: Manchester United (2000/2001)

Want to guess the association? Click this Link.

Points earned in today’s quiz:

5 – @sportzeloot

4 – @amsterdamelle

3 – @DimJeTong

2 – @akw_asi

1 – @babeljaro

Weekly standings:

5 – @sportzeloot

4 – @amsterdamelle

3 – @DimJeTong

2 – @akw_asi

1 – @babeljaro

AWARDS SHOW: April Quiz champion unveiled

FOOTBALL – We have our first monthly winner of the 2013 Clausura season. In a wonderful effort and an enormously tight and brilliant race with the other contestants, @G_o_s_h_a has won it on a tiebreaker. Uplifting for the contestants, disheartening for the quizmasters, who are under the impression that they have posed a hard challenge. Congratulations to all participants for performing at such an outrageously high level!

April Grand Final Quiz – Final Standings

100 – @G_o_s_h_a

100 – @marcobinnekamp_

99 – @poirot986

@G_o_s_h_a wins the tiebreaker. His ‘344’ was closer to @marcobinnekamp_  ‘78’ in total amount of players having been red carded in the Champions League (360).

Note: Three answer forms received within allowed time.

Monthly winners Infostrada Sports Twitter Quiz – Clausura 2013

Apr – @G_o_s_h_a

ANALYSE THIS: Arsenal and Chelsea still favoured for last two CL places

FOOTBALL – Two weeks ago, our head of analysis @simongleave looked at the Premier League race for Champions League places and concluded that Arsenal were the favourites despite being in fifth position at that moment. With a fortnight’s worth of fixtures since then, has anything changed.

Looking at our predictive model, the Euro Club Index, it is clear that the only major difference is that Everton are now out of the race. Two weeks ago, they were the outsiders with 5% chance of a top four place but this has now dropped to effectively 0. Arsenal and Chelsea are still the favourites with 73% and 74% chance respectively, with Tottenham Hotspur now on 53%.

The race is still tight though with 70 points – or perhaps 71 to be sure – now being predicted as necessary for one of those prized places in next season’s Champions League. Any slip-ups from one of the three teams in comparison to Euro Club Index expectations is likely to prove costly. On the other hand, victory for Arsenal against Manchester United this weekend would be above ECI expectations and likely to make The Gunners’ top four place more certain.


We can see how the season has gone for the three clubs by looking at how many points they each managed from every group of six matches as shown in the graphic below.

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Arsenal are now in the best form of any of the three rivals this season having taken 16 points from their last six matches. Chelsea recorded a similar run of form after six, seven and eight matches but have rarely been close to that since. Tottenham though have dropped off to their worst level of form since November, a little below their six match average of 11.5 points this season.

TWITTER QUIZ: Friday, 26 April

FOOTBALL – Today’s question: QUIZ – Which country once won the FIFA World Cup after failing to win a single one of their three group phase matches?

Today’s answer: Italy

Association quiz answer: Born in Italy in 1966, Gianfranco Zola‘s clubs as player or manager have included Napoli, Parma and West Ham United.

Points earned in today’s quiz:

5 – @G_o_s_h_a

4 – @evadl

3 – @sportzeloot

2 – @CoquelinFrancis

1 – @acisternas

Weekly final standings:

@poirot986 qualifies for April Grand Final, for which @sportzeloot had already qualified.

29– @sportzeloot (6 bonus points via association quiz)

16 – @poirot986 (6 bonus points via association quiz)

13 – @evadl (6 bonus points via association quiz)

13 – @G_o_s_h_a

12 – @Jasper_ (4 bonus points via association quiz)

7 – @babeljaro (6 bonus points via association quiz)

7 – @CoquelinFrancis (4 bonus points via association quiz)

6 – @Adriaan (6 bonus points via association quiz)

4 – @eomerb

2 – @alfro_j

2 – @pranav_soneji

1 – @tree_united

1 – @acisternas

TWITTER QUIZ: Thursday, 25 April

FOOTBALL – Today’s question: QUIZ – Which club won the final of a major European cup competition with foreign players Georges Grün and Tomas Brolin in their ranks?

Today’s answer: Parma

Want to guess the association? Click this Link.

Points earned in today’s quiz:

5 – @sportzeloot

4 – @Jasper_

3 – @G_o_s_h_a

2 – @eomerb

1 – @CoquelinFrancis

Weekly standings:

20 – @sportzeloot

10 – @poirot986

8 – @Jasper_

8 – @G_o_s_h_a

4 – @eomerb

3 – @evadl

2 – @alfro_j

2 – @pranav_soneji

1 – @babeljaro

1 – @tree_united

1 – @CoquelinFrancis

INFOGRAPHIC – Cristiano Ronaldo six in a row

FOOTBALL – By netting against Borussia Dortmund, Cristiano Ronaldo has scored in six successive Champions League matches. Two players have done that before – Burak Yilmaz and Marouane Chamakh. However, Yilmaz and Ronaldo are the only two platyers who have scored in six straight within the same season. The Infographic below shows more.