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Europa League: The Round of 32 Review - originally posted on Soccerlens.comIn the Round of 32 of the Europa League, we saw some straightforward results while some were just unbelievable.
After Joe Allen hinting that Liverpool will be focusing on the competition as their Premier League campaign is far from their own standards, we saw them succumb to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Zenit St. Petersburg. Hulk scored a sensational goal but a goal within the next three minutes sealed the game completely.
Hulk celebrates his wonderful goal against the Reds
With that win, Zenit have the best win ratio of all teams to have played in the competition. They’ve raised their mark to almost 82% with nine wins from eleven games.
Along with Zenit, Anzhi Makhachkala and Rubin Kazan also claimed victories on match day seven. Even though Samuel Eto’o had a penalty saved against Hannover 96, they still managed a 3-1 win. Kazan – being a man down in the second half – beat Atletico Madrid 2-0.
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Is Gareth Bale the next Ronaldo? - originally posted on Soccerlens.comIn the world of footballing stardom, there is the ‘Messi-Ronaldo’ axis first and then there are others, such is the gulf in class between the former and the latter group.
Gareth Bale is enjoying the form of his life
No wonder then that the Press and Electronic media are fervently in the lookout for the next...
Remi Garde wishes he had been alerted to Gareth Bale's talents earlier - so he could have tried to lure the Tottenham winger to Lyon.
Lyon travel to White Hart Lane on Thursday knowing they will have to stop Bale if they are to stand any chance of making the last 16 of the Europa League.
The 23-year-old has scored five goals in his last four matches to take his tally for the...
Tottenham star Gareth Bale has admitted what many people already suspect - he is playing the best football of his career right now.
The Welsh wizard has made a remarkable start to the New Year and has not only scored in his last five games for club and country but he has also hit Spurs' last six goals over four matches after two more against Lyon.
He again stole the show on...
Gareth Bale is a player who divides opinion. Some claim he is overrated and not on the level of various other players he has been compared to, while others have suggested he is one of, if not the best player in the Premier League.
My opinion on Bale is quite specific, and one that I feel must be presented in article form.
I remember a game at the start of the 2007/08 season when...
Gareth Bale scored two sensational free-kicks as Tottenham gained a 2-1 advantage over Lyon with a thrilling last-gasp win in the Europa League at White Hart Lane.
Samuel Umtiti looked like he had earned a draw for Lyon when he smashed home a stunning half-volley equalizer in the 55th minute, but once again Bale came to the rescue for Spurs.
The Welshman put Tottenham ahead with...
Lyon must go straight from a tough defeat away to Tottenham in the Europa League into a high-pressure trip to Bordeaux as they fight to stay in the Ligue 1 title race.
Gareth Bale's injury-time goal condemned Lyon to a 2-1 loss at White Hart Lane, but they have little time to sulk as they must recover from back-to-back league defeats if they are to keep Paris St Germain under...
With two sweeps of the left boot at White Hart Lane on Thursday night, Gareth Bale salvaged a win for Spurs after falling behind in the first leg of their Europa League tie with Lyon. Two free-kicks that dipped and swerved deviously past Remy Vercoutre in the visiting goal gave Bale’s side a lead to take back to France next week and intensified comparisons between him and Real...
Roberto Mancini says if Manchester City axe him then EVERY Premier League manager should get the boot.
Alex Ferguson admits Manchester United's No1 defensive duo of Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand could be finished.
Spurs flop David Bentley has rejoined old club Blackburn on loan until the end of the season.
Tottenham have joined the race to sign Aston Villa striker Christian...
After the ignominy of a premature demise from the Champions League as defending champion, Chelsea's quest to win the Europa League began by gaining a slender advantage at Sparta Prague on Thursday.
On another miserable night for striker Fernando Torres, who has scored once in 13 matches, it fell to substitute Oscar to clinch a 1-0 victory in the first leg of the last-32 match...