Yilmaz wait for real

Allenatore del Galatasaray Fatih Terim ammette che sarà difficile mantenere in possesso di stella attaccante Burak Yilmaz in estate.

Yilmaz solo unì i campioni turchi dal Trabzonspor l'anno scorso ma sta attirando l'interesse da parte di più grandi club d'Europa dopo otto gol finora in Champions League questa stagione di.

Terim riconosce l'interesse e la paragona Yilmaz di Andriy Shevchenko che ha lavorato con quando ha preso le redini all'AC Milan nel 2001.

"Non sta per essere facile da tenere lui," ha detto Terim, citato in The Observer.

"Ha gli obiettivi ma sarà la sua decisione. Essendo voluto è una buona cosa, ma ci sono affezionati a lui e credere che egli farà grandi cose per noi in futuro.

"Ascolta. Egli è 27, ma lui è ancora aperto a imparare cose nuove. Burak rileva gli obiettivi. Egli può segnare ogni momento e da qualsiasi luogo. Io sono molto affezionato a lui, egli è stato un miracolo firma.

"Andriy Shevchenko è stato lo stesso. Se lo sostituito nei minuti si sarebbe arrabbiato. Burak è lo stesso. Egli è sempre pensare segnando un gol in più.

"Amare il calcio è molto importante. Penso che lui sta per arrivare meglio e meglio. "
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Barcellona v PSG

Paris Saint Germain ospite spagnolo giganti Barcellona nella prima tappa del loro legame di quarti di finale di Champions League.

Il leader di campionato francese sta cercando di provare e prenotare quello che sarebbe stato solo loro secondo mai comparsa nella semifinale del torneo Elita d'Europa.

Hanno fatto in precedenza le semifinali nel 1995, quando per coincidenza sono smaltiti Barca nei quarti di finale.

Barca entrano in gioco con relativamente scarsa forma recente trasferta - dai propri standard elevati, avendo vinto solo due volte nelle ultime otto partite sulla strada.

Tuttavia, i catalani giganti hanno vinto le ultime sei Champions League quarti di finale e loro ultima sconfitta in questa fase è tornato nel 2003 contro la Juventus.

E il lato spagnolo è inoltre potenziato dal ritorno del loro allenatore Tito Vilanova - che sarà in panchina per la prima volta quest'anno dopo il suo ritorno dall'America la scorsa settimana dopo il trattamento del cancro.
PSG sono potenziati dal fatto che loro Talismaniche attaccante Zlatan Ibrahimovic è disponibile dopo la sua sospensione europeo due-gioco è stato ridotto a una singolo di squalifica.

Lucas Moura è montare nuovamente dopo un reclamo posteriore e sembra certo iniziare insieme a Ezequiel Lavezzi, che era riposato durante il fine settimana.

Italiano Thiago Motta è escluso con un infortunio all'inguine, ma connazionale Marco Verratti inoltre ha servito il suo divieto europeo e sarà la linea fino al fianco di Blaise Matuidi a centrocampo.

David Beckham cercherà di ottenere qualche azione da banco dei sostituti.
Javier Mascherano, Sergio Busquets, Andres Iniesta e David Villa sono riposato durante il fine settimana - ma tutto tornerà.

Xavi e Jordi Alba hanno anche fatto il viaggio nella capitale francese dopo hanno recuperato dai problemi al bicipite femorale.

Attaccante Pedro sarà manca per squalifica, mentre lesioni costrinsero Carles Puyol e Adriano di rimanere a Barcellona.

Victor Valdes sarà ricordato in gol dopo essere sospeso per azione della lega durante il fine settimana.
Squadra prelevato da PSG vs Montpellier (francese Ligue 1) su venerdì 29 marzo 2013
Squadra assunto da Barcellona vs Celta Vigo (Primera spagnola BBVA) sabato 30 marzo 2013
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Van Persie still hurt by Real

Robin van Persie still feels hurt by Manchester United's exit from the UEFA Champions League.


United were knocked out of Europe as Real Madrid claimed a 2-1 win at Old Trafford at the start of this month.


However, Real's win was marred by the controversial red card to Nani - which came when United were leading 1-0, but they could not hang on as Real claimed victory.


Van Persie still thinks that the sending off was crucial and, speaking whilst on international duty with Holland, he told AD.nl: "That red card was hugely unjustified.


"It was not even a yellow card or a free-kick. Nani couldn't do anything about it, he hardly touched Arbeloa.


"For an hour everything was looking good, the tactics seems to be right. We really had the feeling that we were going to make the second goal and then it became very difficult for Real Madrid. But then it was the referee pulled the red card. "


Van Persie was critical of UEFA and their decision to appoint Cuneyt Cakir as referee.


"The worst thing is that the UEFA supports him. That's cowardly, because I really don't understand it," he said.


"Why don't they say honestly: 'He hasn't seen it?'


"I didn't understand beforehand that this man would be the referee. Such an unknown referee who hasn't had any big games for months.


"The guys from Madrid said afterwards that it was not a red card. It's too bad, because bigger matches than Manchester United-Real Madrid won't come.


"So now it's all about the title in the Premier League."

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Best player in this week in Barclays Premiere

What an afternoon of football it was, with the English Premier League once again delivering on its promise to provide fascinating and enthralling matchups.
From the come-from-behind victories of Chelsea and Manchester City—both away from home—to the unbelievable scenes at Old Trafford where Tottenham Hotspur toppled Manchester United, Week 6 of the Premier League was a week to remember, and it isn't even over yet!
Let's take a look at the five biggest stars from EPL Saturday.


Newcastle United might have left Madjeski Stadium with just one point after the 2-2 draw with Reading, but the star of the afternoon was once again Demba Ba, who has started this year's Premier League in the same dominant fashion that he started last year's also.
The striker netted both goals for the Magpies in only three shots, and also created two opportunities for his teammates, although they could not finish those chances.
With Chieck Tiote behind him pulling the strings, Ba proved again that he is a world-class striker and simply must face significant defensive attention if he is to be stopped.
Of course, that is likely to open up the door for Papiss Cisse to net his first goal of the year—a duo that, if they can get going at the same time, could become one of the most fearsome striker duos in the English Premier League.

What cannot be lost in amongst all what will be said about Tottenham Hotspur's incredible victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford is the excellent performance by Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen.
The former Ajax defender and captain made a move to the North London club over the summer transfer window this year, promising defensive stability and assurances, as well as the attacking threat when needed. And he did just that on Saturday.
Playing as a left defender, Vertonghen netted the opening goal of the game after just two minutes when his shot deflected off Jonny Evans and into the United goal—raising the prospect that we could well see an upset at Old Trafford.
But as far as defensive contributions go, Vertonghen was sound also, making five successful tackles (second in team), three interceptions (second in team) as well as 14 clearances for the match.
If Spurs are going to be a genuine threat this season, then their defense will be the key. We know they have attacking talent that can pull open the best defenses in the Premier League, but without a strong defense, could be left trying to win games in an attacking shootout.
The performance of Vertonghen on Saturday helped to ensure that it wouldn't be the case this weekend.


How Peter Crouch was allowed to get a free header in the box off a corner at the score tied 0-0—that I will simply never know.
Of course the former Liverpool striker made the Swans pay for their poor defending and, in what is quickly becoming typical Crouch fashion, netted another goal later in the first half to double the lead of the home side heading into the interval.
It would be a lead that Swansea could not overrun in the second half, and Crouch's brace would be enough to give the Potters their first win of the 2012-13 Premier League season and further enforce that the Britannia Stadium is an incredibly difficult place to win football games.
With a pressing defense and a clear home-ground advantage, Stoke could have all the pieces to be a real sleeper team in the EPL. Having said that, they'll need attacking work and goals to capitalize on those two factors, and if Crouch can stay healthy and dominant, then they might just have the final piece they need to succeed this year.


Despite Eden Hazard, despite Oscar—despite all of Chelsea's activity over the summer transfer window to strengthen their squad this year—their best player is once again proving to be already existent in the Blues' starting lineup.
Juan Mata.
The Spanish international dominated again against Arsenal, and has potentially even overtaken Hazard as the Blues' best player through the season so far.
Mata was instrumental in attack—netting his first goal of the season and picking up another assist—and gave the drive and creativity required throughout midfield to beat what was the toughest defense to break down in the Premier League.
The 24-year-old had more touches than any other Chelsea player, yet still averaged over 92 percent pass completion percentage, and also managed to lead the team in interceptions for the match.
Mata is the key for the European champions' chance at success this season, both domestically and internationally, and if he can continue to lead their attack like he has done so far this year, there's no reason why they can't have another very successful year in world football.


Yet despite all the brilliant performances on EPL Saturday, you simply cannot go past the perfect match from Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, who was the star in the Reds' maiden win of the season.
Suarez netted two goals in the opening 40 minutes before striking a third just after time to make the scoreline 4-1 and end any chance at the Canaries coming back into this one.
The Uruguayan also created three goal-scoring opportunities for his teammates—finishing with an assist also to go with his three goals and man of the match award.
And perhaps it is that, along with the fact he only turned the ball over once the entire match, that is most encouraging for Liverpool fans—their star striker bringing the rest of the team into the attack and thriving together as a unit.
We know Suarez has skill and talent, but it is his ability to bring the rest of the team alongside him and allow players like Nuri Sahin and Raheem Sterling to impact on defenses that will be the biggest help for the Merseyside club this season.
Who, for the record, are no longer in the relegation zone.
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Michel Vorm has agreed a four-year with Swansea

Swansea goalkeeper Michel Vorm has agreed a four-year contract extension that will keep him at the Liberty Stadium until 2016.
The deal is a major boost for the Swans as the former Utrecht stopper has been in impressive form since arriving at the club in August 2011.
"I'm delighted,"' Vorm said. "I'm enjoying my time here very much and it is one of the reasons why I've signed an extension.
"I can also only see things at Swansea getting better and better. I can see a lot of positive things happening here and I believe the club has a bright future ahead of it.
"The club has signed a lot of its quality players for longer periods, which is a good thing.
"The Premier League has been all I expected it would be - and better. When you play in front of our fans and witness the support they give you, it's fantastic.
"We know how much the club means to them. And I'm not just talking about the Liberty Stadium. They also travel in their thousands to away games. It makes every game in a Swans shirt enjoyable."
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Arsenal Vs Chelsea 1 - 2

Arsenal had their chances, but it was Chelsea who prevailed in the battle of North and Southwest London, with Roberto Di Matteo's team taking a 2-1 victory at the Emirates to maintain their position atop the Premier League.
This was a big, big win for the Blues—one that was just about deserved on the balance of play and further enforced their credentials as genuine title challengers to Manchester City and Manchester United.
Di Matteo went bold with his selection. He started with the flair-infused trio of Eden Hazard, Juan Mata and Oscar behind Fernando Torres and tasked his team with outplaying Arsenal at their fast and fluid passing game.
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Lescott Stay in City

Joleon Lescott: Happy at Manchester City and hopes to earn a new deal
Joleon Lescott says he would love to stay at Manchester City until the end of his career, but he will not 'rock the boat' by demanding a new deal. Lescott has established himself as a key figure at the Etihad Stadium since his arrival from Everton and remains under contract until the summer of 2014.
He is keen to commit to the club for even longer but recognises that he must keep performing to a high level if he is to earn an extension.
"I've got this season and one more. I'd love to extend it and finish my career here," said the 30-year-old.
"Going knocking on doors isn't my style. I don't think my mum would be happy if I did that. I just continue to be professional.
"I know where I've come from. A few years ago I was playing away at Plymouth on Tuesday nights. Now Tuesday evenings mean Champions League.
"I'm grateful for what I have now. So I won't rock the boat."
Lescott has accepted that he will not play every game because City's squad is so strong, although he admits it was disappointing to be rested for the UEFA Champions League clash with Real Madrid last week.
"Obviously it hurt but the manager picked the team and I wasn't in it," said Lescott, who returned to the starting line-up against Arsenal and scored in a 1-1 draw.
"It's a great stadium, a great occasion for the club and you want to pit yourself against the world's best, like Cristiano Ronaldo.
"But I just have to work hard. It's happened before over the last couple of seasons.
"I've played, been left out. It's happened before during my career and I'm ready for the fight."
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Olivier Giroud : The new player arsenal


Olivier Giroud: Has revealed he snubbed Chelsea in favour of a move to Arsenal

New Arsenal signing Olivier Giroud has revealed Chelsea were also interested in signing him but the influence of Arsene Wenger and the rest of Gunners' French contingent persuaded him to snub the Blues.

The 25-year-old, who has just returned from international duty with France at Euro 2012, passed a medical and agreed personal terms with the Gunners on Monday.

The striker was in demand after hitting 21 goals for Montpellier last season, helping them to lift the Ligue 1 title for the first time in their history.

Upon sealing his move to the Emirates the former Grenoble youngster also revealed London rivals Chelsea were keen on signing him.

However, Giroud admits he chose Arsenal because they showed a greater desire in their attempts to sign him.

He also feels the presence of several of his countrymen, including boss Arsene Wenger and former team-mate Laurent Koscielny, will help him adapt quicker to the rigours of English football.

"Why did I choose Arsenal rather than Chelsea? Because it is a club I love. And I thought it would be easier for my adaptation [to English football]," he told L'Equipe.

"Arsenal is a great club, the facilities are wonderful, but I feel it is a club that takes big care before signing a player, notably considering human values.

"There are French players. There is also Arsene Wenger who let me understand he really wanted me.

"Laurent Koscielny talked to me a lot about the club and sang the praises of Arsenal. It is really great to meet him again after sharing moments together in Ligue 2 at Tours.

"Chelsea is very nice, it is a great club, but I am not convinced Di Matteo knows who I am."

Giroud also admitted the prospect of playing alongside Robin van Persie was a key factor in his decision to move to North London.

The Dutchman has just a year left on his contract at Arsenal and there has been intense speculation about his future all summer.

However, Giroud believes he has been signed to play alongside the 28-year-old, not replace him.

"When you make the decision to join a great club, you know there is already a great forward. I know what to expect," he added.

"Van Persie is a fantastic player who was outstanding last season. He has been at Arsenal for eight years, I hope I will have time to adapt and improve.

"Anyway, I don't go there to take his place."
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Bendtner linked by malaga

Nicklas Bendtner: Still to decide his next move but has been linked with Malaga
Nicklas Bendtner's agent says he is in negotiations with several clubs amid reports suggesting that Malaga are leading the chase to sign the striker.

Bendtner spent last season on loan at Sunderland from Arsenal and is not keen on returning to the Emirates Stadium as he would not be guaranteed regular football.

His performances for Denmark at the European Championship will have made a number of clubs stand up and take notice, and agent Tom Brooks admits there are several options.

Brooks insists that no decision has yet been made about where Bendtner will be plying his trade next term, but fresh reports indicate Malaga could be in pole position.

Malaga are an emerging force in Spain and will play in the UEFA Champions League when the new campaign kicks off after finishing fourth in the Primera Liga.

"We are in negotiations with several clubs," Brooks told BT.

"We are reviewing the options before we decide where his future will be."
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