Monday, October 18, 2010

Round 3 - UEFA Champions League

There are sixteen games to be held on Tuesday and Wednesday of the third round of the Champions League

The big game on Tuesday night sees two European giants clash at Bernabeu as Real Madrid host AC Milan a match in Group G. Real is now managed by former Inter boss Jose Mourinho under him, they have allowed only three goals in nine games this season.

They look great defensive side, in spite of AC Milan who rising to the second in Italian Serie A this weekend has a record of poor road so far this season, winning only one of their four games away.

On the other side with a good defensive record is Shakhtar Donetsk. They have conceded only two goals in their last seven matches in all competitions, and they travel to London as they face Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. Arsenals have scored twenty goals in their four wins and one defeat before their own fans. They have kept a clean sheet in only two of those five games.

On the one hand, not having such a good season so far is Manchester United. They have yet to win away from home in the Premier League, let slip a two goal lead against West Brom at the weekend. Wayne Rooney has refused to sign a new contract with the club leading to suggestions that will be sold in the January transfer window.

They welcomed the Turkish side Bursaspor at Old Trafford on Wednesday and will be very focused on a win to try to calm the form of noise last week. Bursaspor are yet to score in the Champions League this season. Men U have the feeling that they are there for the taking. Feel too far and expect United to give a big boost of confidence to put some goals past the hapless Turks

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