With the past few days having been packed with football action across various competitions we pick a few highlights that have stood out.
Real Madrid’s Clasico Triumph
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There was a lot that was said in the days leading up to to Saturdays El Clasico. On the one hand was talk of how arguably the best forward line up in the world would dismantle that of the capital outfit. The other talk was around how Zinedine Zidane would fare in his biggest exam yet in such an early managerial career.
What eventually happened in Madrid’s 2-1 triumph was something that many did not expect. Not only did Zinedine Zidane manage to tactically match that of the Barcelona, Real Madrid made a statement in that victory. Madrid showed that they had moved on from the failed tenure of Rafa Benitez as well as displaying what could be expected from Zinedine Zidane’s men in thhe future. Could there be a powershift in Spanish football in the near future? We will wait and see.
The Nedbank Cup is heating up
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After the disappointing displays of Bafana Bafana in the Afcon qualifiers the Nedbank Cup gave many football lovers a well-needed break from the dull performances of the national team. And the Nedbank Cup did not disappoint.
The past round of fixtures in the Nedbank Cup set off to a bang with Bidvest Wits 6 nil demolition of Magesi Fc, with Daine Klate notching four goals. Other fixtures of note were victories by Polokwane City and Baroka Fc over Golden Arrows and Platinum Stars with key performances from Jacky Motshegwa and Carlington Nyandombo.
In other fixtures we had 3-1 victories for Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns, as well as Black Aces, Supersport United and Free State Stars. As we await the quarterfinal drawn on the 7 April 2015 we look forward to the likelihood of some scintillating matchups.
Title Favorites Continue Marching On!
One nil victories were the order of the weekend as title favorites Juventus, Bayern Munich and Leicester City continued their march to domestic glory. At this time of the season when fixtures become complicated and demanding on teams what is important at the end of the day is simply the three points.
Juventus victory increased the gap to six points between them and Napoli and considering how they are playing it is likely to remain like that. Bayern have had a more complicated season as opposed to the previous when they clinched the title in record time. They might have to toil right to the end with Borussia Dortmund on their heals. Leicester City continue to dream and their dreams are looking closer to becoming reality. Six more fixtures to go and they could have their hand on the ultimate prize.