It might be obvious that Germany is most likely to advance to the second round of the FIFA World Cup on top of the GROUP G as the possibility of it losing 4-0 and more is close to 0%
This means that Ghana, Portugal and USA are all fighting for 1 ticket only, the current standings in the “Group of Death” gives The USAMNT an advantage over his rivals as he needs a draw to qualify no matter what happens in the Other match between Ghana and Portugal.
St. Mary Stadium might carry a bad memory for Arsenal’s fans and players for the remainder of the season after falling to a 2-2 draw against Southampton.
Losing 1-0 at half time then having a huge comeback in the beginning of the second half scoring 2 goals before Lallana’s equalizer and Flamini’s red card 10 minutes before the final whistle, Arsenal suffered from a huge pressure by Pochettino’s men who could have scored several times during the game, which makes the final score a decent result for the gunners.
Goals – chronological order:
1-0. Jose Miguel Fonte (Southampton 21″)
1-1. Olivier Giroud (Arsenal 48″)
1-2. Santi Cazorla (Arsenal 52″)
2-2. Adam Lallana (Southampton 54″)
Tuesday, January 28th – Beirut
After 221 games between the old rivals of Merseyside in England, this years derby can be easily considered as the most exciting derby since a decade due to the current position both teams hold in the Barclays Premier League, Liverpool placed 4th (43 pts) Everton 6th (42 pts) in addition to the exciting game that ended 3-3 at Goodison park late in 2013, tonight’s game at Anfield will capture the eyes of Football fans worldwide. (Kick-off 8.00 GMT).
With all what was mentioned above, no one can actually predict the result of the game due to the number of injuries available on both squads with more than 8 sidelined players from Roberto Martinez’s side.
Everton FC injured players: Bryan Oviedo – Arouna Kone – Darron Gibson – Seamus Coleman – Ross Barkley – Gerard Deulofeu – (confirmed by Coach Roberto Martinez) Everton FC doubtful players for Merseyside derby: Phil Jagielka – Sylvain Distin
The newly signed striker Lacina Traore won’t feature in the game either.
Liverpool FC injured players: Lucas Leiva – Glen Johnson – Daniel Agger – Mamadou Sakho – Jose Enrique. Liverpool FC doubtful players: Joe Allen.
Despite the superiority of Everton in the last 2 years finishing above Liverpool FC in the league, the blues of merseyside never managed to win at Anfield since the 1999/2000 season when they won 1-0 in a dramatic game that featured 3 red cards, in addition last season’s game at Anfield featured a negative draw 0-0, the last time a team managed to win was in April 2012 (FT Liverpool 2-1 Everton – FA CUP).
After 15 years from their last loss at Anfield, Liverpool’s captain Steven Gerrard who was one of the 3 players who got red carded in that game explained how hard it is to lose in the derby.
“It’s difficult to put into words that feeling you have. If you lose a big game at Anfield it hurts for a few days but you have to move on”
“But losing to Everton at Anfield – that hurts for a long time. It’s the complete opposite to winning at Goodison. Ask me one league game I would want to win at the beginning of the season and I would pick Goodison Park, followed closely by winning at Old Trafford.
From his side Roberto Martinez who was forced to play his young right back John Stones as a full back due to the injuries said:
“But John Stones is ready (to play) and has shown that he is adapting to playing centre-half. When he came to the club he was more a right back and now we are seeing him more as a centre-half. His performances against Southampton and Stoke and Norwich made it clear that he is ready. I would not have a problem with John playing and our quality wouldn’t drop.” – Quoted from an interview with Liverpool Echo
The Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers had a few words regarding the derby too especially to the number of injured players
“It is unfortunate both teams are coming into the game with not the strongest squads because both have picked up injuries.”
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