Monday, January 7, 2013

Capital One Cup Semi-Finals 1st Leg Analysis, FIFA Ballon D'Or Coverage:

Hello and welcome to my latest installment of my blog.
In this blog post, I will be giving analysis and coverage of the two Capital One Cup semi-final matches; Bradford vs Aston Villa, and Chelsea vs Swansea.

Also, I will look at the annual Ballon D'Or winners and the latest transfer rumours in the EPL.

First:

Capital One Cup Semi-Final 1st Legs:


Tuesday: Bradford 3 Aston Villa 1

This semi-final first leg match was played in the home of Bradford, who had seen off Arsenal on penalties in the last round to get to the semi-finals for the first time in their club's history. 

Aston Villa have had a bad month in December, after losing 3 matches in a row at home and were desperate not to lose to Bradford away from home in the first leg.  

They got off to a poor start,  

Wednesday: Chelsea 0 Swansea 2 


FIFA Ballon D'Or 2012 Coverage and Analysis:

Winners:

FIFA Ballon D'Or -

1st place: Lionel Messi, Barcelona with 41.60% of votes
2nd place: Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid with 23.68 of votes
3rd place: Andres Iniesta, Barcelona with 10.91% of votes

Final 3: Ronaldo, Iniesta and Messi pose at the Ballon D'Or gala as the nominees for Best Player In The World.

Best in the world: Barcelona forward Lionel Messi won the Ballon D'Or for the 4th year in a row on Monday.
Unstoppable: Barcelona's Lionel Messi had scored 92 goals in 2012, breaking Gerd Muller's 40-year record.
FIFA World Coach of the Year for Men's football -

1st place: Vicente Del Bosque, Spain with 34.51% of votes
2nd place: Jose Mourinho, Real with 20.49% of votes
3rd place: Pep Guardiola, Barca with 12.91% of votes
    
FIFPro World XI:
Casillas (Real Madrid) - GK
Marcelo (Real Madrid) - LB
Dani Alves (Barcelona) - RB 
Ramos and Pique (Real and Barca) - CB
Alonso, Xavi and Iniesta (Real and Barcax2) - MC 
Ronaldo (Real Madrid) - LW
Falcao (Atletico Madrid) - ST
Messi (Barcelona) - RW

All Liga BBVA: All 11 players play in the Spanish League, including Messi, Falcao, Iniesta and Ronaldo.

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