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Prandelli looking forward to Spain duel
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Prandelli looking forward to Spain duel

Jun 23 2013, 3:12am CDT | by

Salvador (Brazil), June 23 (IANS) Italy coach Cesare Prandelli says his team will have nothing to lose in the likely event of the Azzurri meeting Spain in the Confederations Cup semifinals.

Salvador (Brazil), June 23 — Italy coach Cesare Prandelli says his team will have nothing to lose in the likely event of the Azzurri meeting Spain in the Confederations Cup semifinals. Brazil's 4-2...

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Prandelli looking forward to Spain duel

Jun 23 2013, 3:12am CDT | by

Salvador (Brazil), June 23 (IANS) Italy coach Cesare Prandelli says his team will have nothing to lose in the likely event of the Azzurri meeting Spain in the Confederations Cup semifinals.

Salvador (Brazil), June 23 — Italy coach Cesare Prandelli says his team will have nothing to lose in the likely event of the Azzurri meeting Spain in the Confederations Cup semifinals.

Brazil's 4-2 victory over Italy Saturday has set up a tantalising rematch of last year's European Championship final in Fortaleza Thursday, reports Xinhua.

Only a loss to Nigeria for Spain and a Uruguay victory by 12 goals or more against Tahiti in Sunday's Group B matches would save Italy from meeting the reigning European and World Champions in the final four.

"Matches like these make you grow and if we face Spain we'll try to play our normal game," Prandelli said Saturday.

The 55-year-old insisted he was satisfied with his team's spirited second-half performance against Brazil at the Arena Fonte Nova.

"After halftime we played great. I'm very pleased with what I saw, the way we reacted and had desire to attack deep. Of course against sides of Brazil's quality, you are always at risk of conceding a goal if you make a mistake and unfortunately that is what happened to us," he said.

Brazil, meanwhile, will likely play Uruguay in Wednesday's other semifinal at Belo Horizonte's Mineirao Stadium, if Spain expectedly beats Nigeria.

The Selecao have now posted five wins and four draws since their last loss -- a 1-2 defeat to England at Wembley in February.

"This result (against Italy) gives us even more confidence. We are not going to get too excited because we still have work to do. But today we have beaten a quality opponent which shows we are on the right track," Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari said.

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Arsenal’s Welbeck sparks to life in career night

Oct 1 2014 4:48pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Here’s what happened on Matchday Two of the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday, in case you missed it. The results Watch match highlights: Zenit St. Petersburg 0, AS Monaco 0 || Arsenal 4, Galatasaray 1 || Atletico Madrid 1, Juventus 0 || Basel 1, Liverpool 0 || Anderlecht 0, Borussia Dortmund 3 || Bayer Leverkusen 3, Benfica 1 || Ludogorets 1, Real Madrid 2 ||Malmo 2, Olympiacos 0 Talking points Welbeck gu ...
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Oct 1 2014 12:03am CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

How we expect Arsenal to line up against the Turkish team tomorrow night. Arsenal play Galatasaray tomorrow with the Gunners looking to bounce back from their poor result in the first group game against Dortmund, where they were thoroughly outplayed and lucky to lose by only two goals. SEE MORE: Koscielny Injury News - Starting centre-back struggling. Wilshere injury: Update on Wilshere's fitness ahead of Champions League clash with Gala ...
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Turkish Super League: Galatasaray-Sivasspor Preview

Sep 25 2014 11:54pm CDT | Source: Rant Sports

Club Galatasaray will host Sivasspor tomorrow afternoon in Week 4 of Turkish Super League action. They lost 2-0 at Balikesir last week while Sivasspor drew 0-0 at home against Konyaspor. Galatasaray has four points while their visitors have two thus far. Cesare Prandelli — former Italian men’s national team coach — has struggl ...
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Sneijder relieved to avoid Liverpool’s Balotelli

Sep 20 2014 8:53am CDT | Source: forzitalianfootball

Galatasaray and ex-Inter star Wesley Sneijder says he is relieved not to be facing Liverpool and Mario Balotelli in the Champions League group stage. The Dutch playmaker was teammates with Balotelli during their time at Inter, in which they won many trophies together, and Sneijder is aware of the talent Balotelli possesses.  ”For us it is better that he does not play so he can’t score against us,” Sneijder said to Turkish Football. “Nevertheless, I regret this. I have not seen him in a w ...
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CL: Immobile and Balotelli on target

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