16
Dec

Juve faces Trabzonspor, Swansea draw Napoli in Europa League round of 32

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Not to be outdone, UEFA also announced the Europa League’s round of 32 matches on Monday, were Juventus must return to Turkey, the scene of their surprise Champions League exit, to face Trabzonspor.

Here’s the full draw below:

  • Slovan Liberec vs. AZ
  • Anzhi Makhachkala vs. Genk
  • Lazio vs. Ludogorets
  • Dynamo Kiev vs. Valencia
  • FC Porto vs. Eintracht Frankfurt
  • Swansea vs Napoli
  • Chornomorets vs. Lyon
  • Viktoira Plzen vs. Shakhtar Donetsk
  • Maribor vs. Sevilla
  • Real Betis vs. Rubin Kazan
  • Dnipro vs. Tottenham
  • PAOK vs. Benfica
  • Maccabi Tel-Aviv vs. Basel
  • Ajax vs. RB Salzburg
  • Juventus vs. Trabzonspor
  • Esbjerg vs. Fiorentina

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28
Feb

By now, you’ve all probably seen Angel Di Maria’s dribble dummy that made Carles Puyol do the splits to help Real Madrid advance to the Copa del Rey finals past rival Barcelona.

The Spanish defender has rarely been embarrassed in such an open and public manner. In fact, the last time Puyol suffered a silly spill took place during Denilson’s time with Real Betis.

With that in mind, we gotta ask, how skinned Puyol better: Denilson or Di Maria? Check out this video and cast your vote here.

18
Jan

Making an early claim for 2013’s goalkeeper of the year, Atletico Madrid’s Thibaut Courtois ensured his side’s 2-0 Copa del Rey victory over Real Betis.

The 20-year-old Belgian, on loan from Chelsea, built on his impressive first half display five minutes after the break after stopping Betis’ shots inside his own penalty box, making three consecutive spectacular saves.

Courtois’ form will be a shot to the arm with the Stamford Bridge contingency, who are in a desperate search to find a suitable long-term replacement for club stalwart Petr Cech.