Thursday, May 15, 2008

Askalz pulled out a draw against the Tajiks on AFC



The Askalz once again proved that the team would not easily bag down to one of the strongest teams in the AFC. Last May 15, 2008, the RP team(Askalz) pulled out a draw against Tajikistan even if the team only had 10 players after the RP team's defender Jason Cordova was rewarded a red card and was sent out in the 21st minute. Even if crippled, the team did not lose hope but instead they had more courage to face the other team. Truly full of heart!

Champions League: Top 10 Scorers


The EUFA Champions League, will finally come to an end with it's final match on May 21, 2005 between Manchester United FC and Chelsea FC. And as the matches end, the League produced it's top 10 scorers. Here's the list of the top 10 scorers with their produced scores, minutes played and their teams.
Player ----------------------------------------- Score----- Minutes Played----------- Team


Cristiano Ronaldo











7




897'









Man. United




Didier Drogba











6




908'









Chelsea




Steven Gerrard











6




1093'









Liverpool




Fernando Torres











6




916'









Liverpool




Lionel Messi











6




808'









Barcelona




Raúl González











5




714'









Real Madrid




Ryan Babel











5




789'









Liverpool




Dirk Kuyt











5




856'









Liverpool




Deivid











5




814'









Fenerbahçe




Frédéric Kanouté











5




731'









Sevilla







Player scores from: UEFA.com

Friday, May 9, 2008

AFC Champions League


AFC Champions League logo

The AFC Champions League in Asian clubs is just like the UEFA Champions League in European clubs. This league, hosted by the AFC(Asian Football Confederation) and in normal circumstances, it is played by 28 Asian clubs along with the league defending Champions.

The league started in 1967 as the Asian Champion Club Tournament. And as a start, it had been played by eight(8) domestic champions from eight Asian leagues who competed in the inaugural season. With the exception of 1968 season, the tournament was held annually until 1971. During this first four editions, two Israeli clubs from Tel Aviv took three championships. But in 1972, due to lack of interests, the tournament was canceled which eventually resulted in withdrawals of most participants except for two clubs. The tournament was not held for next fourteen years. This also due to the fact that professionalism in Asian club football did not start till late 90s and early 2000s. The price money for this league is $600,000 for the winner and $400,000 for the runner up. 2007's champion was the Urawa Red Diamonds of Japan who won 3-1 against Sepahan of Iran.



Some facts were taken from: WikiPedia.com



ShopWiki.com

Want to go shopping without even going out of your house? Or have you ever tried to shopping online? Why not try shopping online with ShopWiki.com? Shopwiki.com is a site that revolutionizes the way of online shopping. ShopWiki is like a search engine such as google.com that crawls for every site to give information for your search, the system in ShopWiki is somehow the same, they provide the clients or shoppers everything. In short, shoppers can find the product and at the same time the store. With this different approach in online shopping, truly a great ease for shoppers like us. Just search for your product and everything will show up. For example, searching for soccer shoes the site would display the items, the stores and you can even narrow your search in terms of prices.

Also at ShopWiki, shoppers will be linked to more products and more stores. This means that there is a variety of products and stores for shoppers to choose from, just like shopping from other store to another to choose which is better and which is cheaper. Amazing! Isn't it? Come to think about it? Shopping just in your house just using your computer and your internet connection? No need to go out and spend money for other expenses. Try shopping at ShopWiki now.

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Adidas FS Alround Gloves


FS Alround Gloves

Looking for soccer goalkeeper gloves? This could be the one that you're looking, The Adidas FS Alround Gloves, it's dynamic cut makes it flexible and fit in your hands. It's Fingersave technology that uses exchangeable spines in each finger to help protect your bones even against the hardest shots provides security for you and even the goal. The other side of the gloves protects your knuckles and adds distance for every punch you make. And here's the best thing about this, the ClimaCool fabric helps keeping your hands cool and dry even when you're under pressure. Cool huh?!;)

For more information... (www.adidas.com)

Adidas Predator for Soccer Shoes


The Adidas Predator

The Adidas Predator is one of Adidas' products in soccer shoes for better playing, worn by some famous football superstars such as David Beckham, Zinedine Zidane and Frank Lampard. Truly a must wear! Anyway, The Predator has extraordinary features which made it as one of the preferred apparel for these superstars. Some of these features were:

  • Dynamic PowerPulse - it's metallic powdered element shifts the weight forward and gives extra power for every kick.
  • Xternal Heel Counter - gives extra comfort, support and helps improve stability.
  • Engineered Predator Technology - has the swerve zone, for greater accuracy and the power zone for power.
Adidas also provided "The Predator" to fit in different fields such as soft, hard, astro turf, indoor, and firm.


For more information... (www.adidas.com)

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Philippine Football Team


Azkals Logo


Being a Filipino soccer player, I am proud that my country has it's own Football team who is currently competing in some tournaments inside and outside the country. The Philippine Football team named the "Azkals", derived from the tagalog word asong kalye as which means street dog started as one of the oldest teams in Asia but even if they are one of the oldest, they never had significant success in the international stage. And for the past years, they were one of the weakest teams in Asia. But even if their record is not that good, players still did not quit on the sport but instead, they are still improving their skills with the help of foreign players such as the Younghusband brother's who are reserves for Chelsea FC. For 2008, the teams is headed again for another upcoming matches for the 2008 AFC Challenge Cup qualifiers. I'm hoping for the best results for the team... God bless "Azkals"!!

Approved for PPP!!

My blog has just been approved to make reviews for PPP or PayPerPost. By the way, PayPerPost is a network where they allow bloggers to earn or benefit form their blogs. All you need to do is to sign up for PayPerPost, register your blog, wait for the approval, and it's done! You will be given an opportunity and get paid to blog for that. And if your blog drive traffic a lot, there is a possibility that your blog will be accepted immediately. Woah!! As simple as that, you'll earn money?? Interesting, isn't it? Anyway, I'm just glad that I've been approved to this network because it will be another experience for me aside from making blogs about football. This will give me the opportunity to create posts from any kinds of topics, enhance my blogging and at the same time earning money. I've heard about PayPerPost from my friends and classmates in schools as when they where talking about how to earn money from blogging. Upon hearing that, I then registered and got lucky because my blog was approved 1 day after. Anyway, why not try it for yourself and start a new experience in blogging. Join now and start earning!


Friday, May 2, 2008

FINALS::: Manchester United FC vs. Chelsea FC



For the very first time in the history of UEFA Champions League which will be held in Luzhniki Stadium - Moscow on May 21, 2008. Two English Premiere League teams will meet in the finals. These teams are Manchester United FC and Chelsea FC, these two teams are the one of the dominating teams not only in the English Premiere League but also in European Football. Manchester United FC had already had two Champions League Finals matches way back 1967 and 1998 wherein they were crowned as champions but, it's a different story for Chelsea FC, this years Champions League is their 1st exposure to the league's finals. This could become one of the most unforgettable matches ever in the Champions League knowing that the two teams both have very skillful players such as Christiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, and Paul Scholes for Manchester United and Didier Drogba, Frank Lampard, and Michael Ballack for Chelsea. They also have two of the world's best goalkeepers which are Peter Cech(Chelsea) and Edwin Van der Sar(Manchester United). This could truly become a very entertaining showdown. .

The UEFA Champions League Trophy


Some facts were taken from Wikipedia.com

Chelsea FC to the EUFA Champion's League finals for the first time!!



For the First time, Chelsea FC will have the chance to win the EUFA Champion's League trophie... But before that, they will first meet Manchester United FC in the finals after Manchester FC defeated FC Barcelona in the semi finals.

The match between Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC in the quest for the finals was quite close but Chelsea FC emerged as the winner with a score of 3-2 and 4-3 on aggregate and went straight to the finals. Chelsea FC's win was made possible by the goals of Drogba(2 goals) and Lampard(1 goal in penalty) though Liverpool's Torres and Babel scored 2 goals. On the 1st leg match, Chelsea FC was almost defeated by Liverpool FC with a 1-0 score but John Arne Riise of Liverpool committed an own goal which tied the score to 1-1 and ended with a draw.

Lampard's goal which I got from YouTube...

Manchester United FC to the FINALS!!!


At last!!! My favorite team, Manchester United FC once again have found themselves into the finals of the Champions League against another English Premiere League team, Chelsea FC...

Two of the dominating teams in the English Premiere League will meet in the finals of the UEFA Champions League for the first time aiming to crowned Champions... But before this final match up, Manchester United needed to score at least 1 goal in the 2nd leg match to get themselves to the finals after they have a draw against FC Barcelona in their 1st leg match in Barcelona. Apparently, Manchester United's Paul Scholes answered the call to score up against Barcelona. he scored the only goal in the match with a very beautiful long shot that waved into Victor Valdes' upper left corner, Valdes tried to reach it but the ball was way too high for him.

I've embeded a video of Scholes' goal which I got from YouTube.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Champions League: Liverpool FC vs. Arsenal FC(4-2) Second Leg


Liverpool FC (4-2) Arsenal FC
(5-3) on Aggregate


Liverpool FC got the spot for the semi finals!

After a tied result in the 1st leg match, Liverpool FC capitalized against Arsenal FC match leaving a (4-2) win on their second leg match and a (5-3) win on aggregate. Arsenal FC's Abou Diaby started the scoring after when he received Alexandr Hleb's short pass and drilled it inside Reina's near post just 13 minutes after start(0-1). On the 30th minute, Sami Hyppia replied to the 1st goal when he met Steven Gerrard's deep cross with a towering header right into the far post(1-1). Then on the 2nd half, goals from Adebayor(2 goals), Torres, Gerrard, and Babel arrived to sum up the (4-2) result in favor of Liverpool. Again, another English Premiere league team went through to the semi finals.


Steven Gerrard celebrating with Fernando Torres after he delivered the penalty kick.

News Source: UEFA.com

Champions League: Liverpool FC vs. Arsenal FC(1-1) First Leg


Liverpool FC (1-1) Arsenal FC

Arsenal FC and Liverpool FC got a draw in their 1st leg match in the Arsenal Stadium - London.

Arsenal FC and Liverpool FC produced only 1 goal each during their 1st leg match in Arsenal Stadium-London. Arsenal FC's Emmanuel Adebayor scored the 1st goal on the 23rd minute of the match after heading in to goal Robin Van Persie's cross giving Arsenal a (1-0) lead. But just after 3 minutes, Liverpool responded immediately when Steven Gerrard bursted into the Arsenal penalty area by beating two players and provided a low cross that Dirk Kuyt slided in to score from(1-1). The rest of the game time did not produce any goal leaving a draw for the two teams.


Dirk Kuyt's goal just after 3 minutes from the 1st goal set by Emmanuel Adebayor.


News Source: UEFA.com

Champions League: FC Barcelona vs. FC Schalke (1-0) Second Leg


FC Barcelona (1-0) FC Schalke
(2-0) on aggregate

FC Barcelona stepped forward to the semi finals.


FC Barcelona secured their semi finals spot after grabbing the second leg match win against FC Schalke on April 9, 2008 in Camp Nou - Barcelona. The Spaniards scored only 1 goal in this match and a (2-0) win on aggregate. Toure delivered the goal on the 43rd minute of the game when the ball landed to him after a n own goal save by Mladen Krstajić. Now, FC Barcelona is headed to face Manchester United FC for the semi final rounds.


Yaya Touré celebrates with Barcelona team-mate Samuel Eto'o


News Source: UEFA.com

Friday, April 11, 2008

Champions League: FC Barcelona vs. FC Schalke (1-0) First Leg


FC Barcelona (1-0) FC Schalke

FC Barcelona got a glimpse for the semi finals after grabbing the win against FC Schalke in Arena AufSchalke - Gelsenkirchen

After FC Barcelona and FC Schalke's tight match on in Arena AufSchalke - Gelsenkirchen, FC Barcelona emerged as the winner with only 1 goal separating the two contesting teams giving FC Barcelona the lead for the spot in the semi finals of the Champions League. Though the goal arrived in the early 12th minute (1-0) of the game Bojan Krkic scored from close range after Thierry Henry squares to him at the second attempt after his first shot was saved by Manuel Neuer, the game remained goal less until the end of the match.


Bojan Krkic after he got the only score of the match(1-0).


News Source: UEFA.com



Champions League: Fenerbahce SK vs. Chelsea FC Quarter Finals: 2nd leg(0-2)


Fenerbahce SK (0-2) Chelsea FC
(2-3) on aggregate

Chelsea FC retaliated and got their spot for the semi finals.

After the (2-1) defeat at Sükrü Saraçoglu - Istanbul, Chelsea FC retaliated and won their 2nd leg match against Fenerbahce SK at Stamford Bridge-London and got themselves a spot for the semi finals. Chelsea FC got a (0-2) result giving them a (2-3) win against Fenerbahce SK on aggregate. The 1st goal came in the early 4th minute of the game when Frank Lampard's free kick was headed by Michael Ballack and in to the top corner(0-1). Then the 2nd and closure goal came in the closing 87th minute of the game, delivered in closed range beautifully by Frank Lampard after receiving the low cross from Michael Essein(0-2).


Michael Ballack's header which gave Chelsea FC the lead.


News Source: UEFA.com

Champions League: Fenerbahce SK vs. Chelsea FC Quarter Finals: 1st leg(2-1)


Fenerbahce SK (2-1) Chelsea FC


Fenerbahce SK won against Chelsea FC (2-1) at Sükrü Saraçoglu - Istanbul.

Though Chelsea FC got the lead from an own goal by Deivid of Fenerbahce SK at the 13th minute of the game(0-1), the team(Fenerbahce) still got the win against Chelsea during their 1st leg match for the quarter finals of the Champions League. They countered Chelsea's lead during the second half when Kazim Kazim(Fenerbahce) beats the offside trap of the Chelsea's defenders then fires his shot past against Chelsea's keeper, Carlo Cudicini tying the game (1-1) at the 65th minute. The second goal came at the 81th minute when Deivid redeemed himself from the own goal in the 1st half, Deivid unleashed a sensational drive that sent the ball flying into the top corner of the goal giving Fenerbahce the lead (2-1).


Deivid celebrates!


News Source: UEFA.com

Champions League: AS Roma vs. Manchester United FC(0-1) Second Leg


AS Roma (0-1) Manchester United FC
(0-3) on Aggregate


Manchester United FC had set their spot for the semi finals.

On the 2nd leg match of Manchester United FC against AS Roma in Old Trafford-Manchester, Man United's striker Carlos Tevez scored the only goal of the match at the 70th minute by receiving Owen Hargreaves' cross with a beautiful diving header passing Roma's Doni right side and into the bottom corner, giving MU the lead (1-0) and the assurance for a spot in the semi finals.


Carlos Tevez and some Manchester United players celebrating after the goal.


News Source: UEFA.com

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Champions League: AS Roma vs. Manchester United FC(0-2)


AS Roma (0-2) Manchester United


Manchester United FC took the lead for the Champions League's Quarter Finals match.


Manchester United FC defeated AS Roma with a score of 0-2 on April 1, 2008 at Stadio Olimpico, Rome for the Champions quarter finals' first leg match. Manchester United took the lead (0-1) at the 39th minute when Christiano Ronaldo received Paul Scholes' cross with a header pointing to the bottom corner. And at the 66th minute, Wayne Rooney scored the closure goal when the ball from Doni's save against the header of Ji-Sung Park came to Rooney's foot and in for the 2nd goal(0-2).


Christiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney and other Manchester United players celebrates.



News Source: UEFA.com

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Bloggerwave




I have been blogging for already two months and it's fun. I really enjoy it because I can write what I wanted to write which is good knowing that I could express myself here. Just like in this blog site, writing anything about football. But, aside from that I wanted to explore to some other things that the web is offering us. Then i encountered bloggerwave, a site that allows me to posts blogs in my site and at the same time making money from that blog. Pretty cool! Isn't it? By the way, Bloggerwave.com was launched by IQ Division Company with a purpose of uniting bloggers and advertisers to make money in an easy way. It's now within you to experience the fun to make money from your blog. If you are interested to join, just go to Bloggerwave.com and start to make money!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Quarter Finals: Liverpool FC vs. Arsenal FC



Two English Premiere League teams will meet in the quarter finals.

Arsenal FC and Liverpool FC, two dominant teams in the English Premiere League will meet for the Champions League quarter finals battling out for the Champions League title. These two teams composed of great players such as Cesc Fabregas for Arsenal and Steven Gerrard for Liverpool. This could truly be another epic match for the two teams knowing that it's their 200th meeting for 114 years. Another really exciting match!


Some facts were taken from UEFA.com

Quarter Finals: FC Barcelona vs FC Schalke


FC Barcelona meets FC Schalke

FC Barcelona, one of the most known club in European football will face FC Schalke, a club that is somehow new to the modern Champions League on April 1, 2008. We all know that FC Barcelona is a very famous and one of the clubs who dominated in football in the past years and even today but, we also know that the "ball is round". Anything could happen in the match, it could be another win for FC Barcelona or a win for FC Schalke. But there's one thing for sure! This could be one hell of a match.

Quarter Finals: AS Roma vs. Manchester United


AS Roma versus Manchester United FC. Will AS Roma take their revenge from their 7-1 defeat against Manchester United?


Now that AS Roma will face Manchester United in the quarter finals of the Champions League, will Roma take their revenge from their 7-1 defeat against Man. United? Aside from the Champions League title that they are heading to, Roma is now on a role to avenge the humiliating defeat against United during their match for a place in the semi-finals of the last Champions League last April 10, 2007. We will just see it in match this April 1, 2008 in Stadio Olimpico, Rome.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Champions League: The Final 8




Now that the first knockout round is finished, allowing Arsenal FC, Fenerbahçe SK, Manchester United FC, Liverpool FC, FC Schalke, AS Roma, FC Barcelona to compete for the quarter finals. But what team will get it? I mean, get through the finals and be crowned champions? Knowing that 4 of the English League's most dominant teams are in, Manchester United FC, Arsenal FC, Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC. But, anything could happen and any team could grab the title. Quarter finals will be on April 1-2, 2008. Just can't wait anymore for the next rounds.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Liverpool won over Inter Milan(1-0)


Liverpool vs Inter Milan
1-0

Liverpool got the final spot for the quarter finals in the Champions League!


Liverpool took away Inter Milan's chances in winning the Champions league title after Liverpool defeated Inter Milan in their 2nd leg match at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. Liverpool became the 4th English team club to make it through the quarter-finals and a chance to be crowned champions again.

The match started to turn to Liverpool's advantage after Nicolas Burdisso was sent out of a game at the 50th minute. Liverpool saw their chances for producing a goal against the crippled Inter Milan and took over the lead after Fernando Torres delivered a goal at the 64th minute(1-0) which secured a spot for the quarter finals. Now, they're in!!

Fernando Torres celebrating with Steven Gerrard


News Source: UEFA.com

Steps in using SOPCAST for watching live Football games

I have been watching (live) football games and other television programs in my PC just using SopCast. SopCast as described in my post about SopCast, is a software that uses P2P(peer to peer) technology for video and audio streaming using internet connection. In this post, I just want to share how this software works.

Here are the steps in using the software:
1.) Installation(of course, you need it. If you have the installer, just follow the steps for installation. :) or if you don't have one, just click this link for downloading. )

2.) If it's already running, just sign in as anonymous then you are in.


3.) You should see a tabbed pane in the GUI, then just click Live channels if you want to watch television programs or you could go to footballstreaming.info for live Football game channels.

4.) Your view should be like this if SopCast works.



Enjoy watching!!

El_Magnifico™

Monday, March 10, 2008

AS Roma won over Real Madrid CF(2-1)


AS Roma vs Real Madrid CF
2-1

AS Roma had ended Real Madrid's chances for the Champion's League title

AS Roma ended Real Madrid's chances for a spot in the quarter finals for the Champion's League title. Even though AS Roma had won the first leg match against Real Madrid for the score of (2-1), the Italians still continued to dominate the Spaniards by winning the second leg match held at Santiago Bernabéu on March 5, 2008 with the score of (2-1). After Pepe, one of Real Madrid's defender has been sent of because of a red card, the 1st goal arrived at the 73rd minute of the game delivered by Rodrigo Taddei giving AS Roma a (1-0) lead. Real Madrid's striker Raul then countered just 2 minutes and tied the game (1-1), but Real Madrid's hope for winning the title ended when Mirko Vučinić bravely dives in front of Iker Casillas to meet Christian Panucci's cross and head past the Madrid goalkeeper at the extra time. The Italians now have the chance to compete for the title on the next rounds of matches.


Taddei celebrates after his goal

News Source: UEFA.com

Sunday, March 9, 2008

FC Barcelona won over Celtic(1-0)


FC Barcelona vs Celtic FC
(1-0)

The Spaniards had also gone through!!

FC Barcelona had gone gone through the knockout rounds beating Celtic FC for a spot for the next matches in the Champions League last march 4, 2008.
An early goal delivered by Xavi Hernandez with only 3 minutes time lapsed in the first half(1-0) secured a spot for the Spaniards in the next rounds of matches in the Champions League. Though they already got a (3-2) lead on the first leg, the team still continued to push through. The goal was made possible when Barcelona put together a fine move, keeping possession and passing the ball around confidently, before Ronaldinho plays a cute flick into the path of Sylvinho down the left. The Brazilian sends over a cross and Xavi Hernández is there to flick the ball over Artur Boruc. The Spaniards now had the chance to win the Champions League title again. Considering that the reigning champions AC Milan already got knocked out.

Xavi celebrates after he delivered a goal in the early minutes of the game

News Source: UEFA.com

Arsenal won over AC Milan(2-0)

Arsenal vs. AC Milan
2-0

They have done it!!
Arsenal ended AC Milan's title defense

Arsenal FC just ended AC Milan's title defense when they met at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza to break their goal less 1st round knock out match. The teams both have the loss of some significant players like Milan's Emerson, Marek Jankulovski, Ronaldo and Clarence Seedorf, and goalkeeper Dida and Arsenal's Tomáš Rosický, Eduardo da Silva and Kolo Touré, and Robin van Persie. Though their teams are like wounded beast, the match looked even because of the goal less 135 minutes. Attacks from both sides were made. Then finally the goals arrived at the final minutes of the game produced by Cesc Fabregas 6 minutes before the 90 minutes(1-0) and Emmanuel Adebayor at the extra time(2-0).


Fabregas squares off with Kaka'


Cesc Fabregas celebrates after his goal at the 84th minute of the game.


News source: UEFA.com

Manchester United won over Lyon(1-0)


Manchester United vs Lyon
1-0

Another team from the English League stepped up!
Yeah!! Manchester United won.
Manchester United got their spot for the next match after they had won over Lyon.

Manchester United took another step up after they had defeated Lyon in Old Trafford last March 4, 2008 for the European Champions League knock out rounds. The Four minutes before half time, Manchester United's striker Christiano Ronaldo delivered a goal at the 41st minute when Nani and Wes Brown combined down the right and the latter's cross was deflected by Fabio Grosso to Anderson. The Brazilian's low shot fell conveniently at the feet of Ronaldo in front of goal and, although François Clerc tried to clear, Ronaldo's reactions were quicker as he turned the ball inside Coupet's near post for his sixth goal in this season's competition. The goal gave the English Champions the lead that secured their spot for the match (1-0).


Ronaldo's celebration after his goal

News source: UEFA.com

Chelsea won over Olympiakos(3-0)

CHELSEA vs OLYMPIAKOS
3-0



They did it!!
One of my favorite teams in the Champions League (Chelsea) had won with a SWEEP!!
Chelsea took a 3 against 0 win against Olympiakos, but before that, they need to go over a goal less first leg match in during the final phase's knock out rounds last Mrch 5, 2008 at Stamford Bridge - London.


Celebration after Lampard's goal(2-0)

But in the second leg, Chelsea's striker Michael Ballack headed a decent cross Frank Lampard which gave them the lead(1-0) for as early as 5 minutes. The next goal was sent in by Lampard on the 25th minute(2-0). Then just 3 minutes after the half time break, Solomon Kalou extended Chelsea's lead (3-0) and sealed in Chelsea's victory against Olympiakos. Though attempts were made by the opposing team to score, they still got dominated by the determined Chelsea team.


Kalou's Goal


News source: UEFA.com