FOOTBALL – This was a very lively and open match, especially considering the size of the stakes. Bayern attempted to keep pace with the hosts in the possession battle, but soon found Barça’s opportunities piling up. Bayern managed a few chances for themselves, but in the final 15 minutes the floodgates burst and Lionel Messi scored twice and in stoppage time set up Neymar for Barca’s third.
FOOTBALL – Juventus beat Real Madrid 2-1 at home to secure their 50th home win in the Champions League. Juve (7 on target) and Real (3 on target) both had 12 shots each this match and our wave shows how evenly matched both teams were in this semifinal. The score in the end, however, was in favor of the Italians. Continue reading
FOOTBALL – Manchester United won 2-1 at Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday. Liverpool were down to 10 men after Steven Gerrard was sent off only 42 seconds after coming on at half time. Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said: “The best 45 minutes, we played them off the pitch in the first half.” See for yourself in our Wave. Continue reading
FOOTBALL – Holding the advantage from the first leg (2-1 away win), FC Barcelona could afford to sit back and hit Manchester City on the break. City goalkeeper Joe Hart made a season record 10 saves. Continue reading
FOOTBALL – Arsenal needed three away goals in their Champions League away match against AS Monaco in order to advance to the quarterfinals. The wave shows a one sided match with Arsenal in charge. In the end, the Gunners came one goal short of progressing to the next round. Continue reading
FOOTBALL – Schalke 04 defeated Real Madrid 4-3 in Bernabeu in the Champions League on Tuesday. Schalke came one goal shy of advancing to the quarterfinals. The wave shows a slow start by both teams, but after Schalke’s opener, the match took off with both teams attacking much. Continue reading
AS Monaco defeated Arsenal (3-1) at the Emirates Stadium in the Champions League on Wednesday. The Wave shows two teams that were evenly matched. In the end both teams were searching for a goal and both teams saw their effort resulting in a goal.