English Premier League, Match Day 35

Here is a brief recap of match day 35’s English Premier League action. Southampton and Hull drew 0-0. Bournemouth just edged Sunderland, 1-0, condemning the Black Cats (Sunderland) to life in the Championship next year. Crystal Palace fell 2-0 to Burnley. Jamie Vardy’s solo goal in the 43rd minute gave Leicester a 1-0 victory over West Brom. Stoke tied 0-0 with West Ham. Gylfi Sigurdsson’s spectacular free kick in the 79th minute secured a vital point for relegation-threatened Swansea against an injury-weakened Manchester United (the final score was 1-1). The Icelandic international’s late equalizer also denied Mourinho’s men (Manchester United) the opportunity to commandeer third place. Manchester City came from behind twice to tie Middlesbrough, 2-2.  In a thrilling London Derby, Tottenham assured their position above Arsenal, and canceled Sir Totteringham’s Day, as they defeated the Gunners 2-0 with goals coming from Harry Kane and Dele Alli. This is the first season in 22 years that Spurs will finish above their archrivals. Although we are nearing the end of the season, not everything is set in stone. All of these teams still have a lot to play for (except for maybe Sunderland*) and the last three match days are sure to be more exciting than ever. Make sure you check back for more recaps and other football news.

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*Sorry Sunderland fans.

UEFA Champions League, Quarter-Finals, Second Legs

Here is a brief recap of the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second legs. Atletico Madrid held Leicester to a 1-1 draw, advancing on aggregate, 2-1. Cristiano Ronaldo netted yet another hat-trick as Real Madrid defeated Bayern Munich, 4-2 in a thrilling match decided in extra time (6-3 Real on aggregate). Monaco stunned Dortmund, 3-1, with 18-year-old Kylian Mbappe becoming the first ever player to score in each of his first four UCL knockout matches (6-3 Monaco on aggregate). Over at the Camp Nou, Barcelona’s hopes of another miracle comeback were crushed by Juventus’ impenetrable defense, who held the Spanish giants goalless and advanced 3-0 on goal differential. The semi-final teams are set, but only one can lift the trophy. Make sure you check back soon for my recap of the semi-final action.

UEFA Champions League, Quarter-Finals, First Legs

This past week the UEFA Champions League returned with the first leg of the quarter-finals. We’re down to the eight best teams in Europe and the stakes are higher than ever. If you missed any of the action, here is a brief recap. Paulo Dybala struck twice as Juventus downed Barcelona, 3-0. La Blaugrana find themselves down by quite a wide margin yet again and will need another miracle if they are to advance to the next round. Monaco defeated Dortmund 3-2, with Real Madrid target Kylian Mbappe netting twice. Antoine Griezmann’s controversial penalty gave Atletico a 1-0 victory over underdogs Leicester. Cristiano Ronaldo helped Real Madrid come back from 1-0 down to beat Bayern Munich, 2-1, scoring both goals and becoming the first ever player to score 100 European goals. Well, that’s all for the first legs of the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals. Don’t forget to check out the second legs next week to see who will be advancing to the semi-finals.

Madrid Derby Ends 1-1

Here is a brief recap of the Madrid Derby. Cristiano Ronaldo thought he had put his team in the lead in the 30th minute, but he was denied by Savic’s headed clearance. Not long after the halftime whistle, Real Madrid were awarded a free kick that was sent in by Tony Kroos and headed in by Pepe. With less than ten minutes on the clock, Antoine Griezmann netted his 15th goal of the season in the 85th minute to salvage a point for Los Rojiblancos (Atletico Madrid).

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Touchline80 Turns Three

A week ago marked Touchline80’s third year anniversary! I just wanted to thank all of my followers and everyone who visits frequently for all the support. I’m looking forward to keeping you up to date on the biggest news in football for another year!


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