A Germany legends team that was led by Michael Ballack managed to beat an England Legends team 7-2.
The match was in honor of the 50th anniversary of England winning the World Cup and was held at Upton Park. Unfortunately, England could not manage to win the game in front of a crowd that was well above 15000.
The match was also in honor of the West Ham stadium that they will be leaving as from this season. The teams were made up not only of football players but also of other big names from outside the football world.
The first chance of the game came to England legends, but Darren Anderton could not find a way through Jens Lehman. It will be Germany who would take control of play thanks to goals from Hanna Balitsch and Mark Rehmer. The match will reach half-time with Germany legends firmly in control of the match.
The game will not change much after the break with Michael Ballack’s teammates keeping control of the match. David Odonkor, Oliver Neuville, and Marco Reich will add more goals to make it 6-0 for the Germany legends. The England team which was captained on that day by Rio Ferdinand could not do anything to stop wave after waves of attack from the German side. Read more »
Michael Ballack is a retired, yet famous football player who has won the German footballer award three times.
He took his retirement in 2012 and now he is quite happy with the love of his life. The new girlfriend of the German footballer Michael Ballack belongs to a rich family. His girlfriend Natacha Tannous recently celebrated her birthday with Michael Ballack and her family. There were photos of her birthday celebrations posted and Michael Ballack did all he could to make her feel special on her birthday. The retired German footballer is known as one of the top goal scorers even today. He earned his reputation in the German national team. Michael Ballack has mostly worn 13 numbered T-shirt while playing majority of the football matches.
The midfielder of Chelsea Ruben Loftus Cheek has been compared with Michael Ballack by the former manager of England Glenn Hoddle. Loftus Cheek played for Chelsea and won against Aston Villa for 4-0 in the recent match. The former England manager sees many similarities in Loftus Cheek in terms of his play to the runner up of the world cup Michael Ballack. He said that this player reminds him of Michael Ballack in terms of his physique and the manner in which he plays. Read more »
Portugal is at the top of Group I having only suffered 1 loss and won 4 games in the group stages of the 2016 Euro’s as the Portuguese nation is well on their way of snatching a qualification ticket to France.
The latest friendly match of Portugal saw the Portuguese national side defeat Italy with a final scoreboard of 1-0 and the team of Fernando Santos was able to accomplish this without their star player, as Cristiano Ronaldo did not play in this game.
This victory is huge for Portugal as it’s the first time that they have managed to overcome Italy in 39 years. The Portuguese attacker Eder scored the only goal of the match as he found the back of the net at the 52nd minute; this goal was enough for Portugal to emerge as the victorious side in this friendly encounter.
Cristiano Ronaldo was allowed to rest in this match and it’s why he didn’t perform in this game but even though the star player of Portugal did not perform, they still squeezed a victory which was a historic event for Portugal but at the same time it was a huge blow for Italy as Antonio Conte sustained his first match as the manager of Italy. Read more »
Former Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that he does not intend to make a straight return to management after leaving his role at the German club at the end of last season.
The Champions League finalist claims that he will be taking a short sabbatical from the game in order to recharge his batteries.Klopp has been involved in football non-stop for the last few years after taking over at Dortmund in 2008. He managed to make the team as proper title challengers for Bayern Munich. In fact, they even went on to claim back-to-back domestic titles before reaching the final of the Champions League in 2013.
In the last couple of years, though, Dortmund have slipped from their lofty heights. Even though it has largely been done to sale of some key players like Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski, tiredness with regard toKlopp’s intense style of management has been blamed as a reason.Klopp and Dortmund decided to part ways under mutual consent.Klopp will forever be regarded as a legend around these parts after having taken the club to great heights that may never be seen again in the short future. Amidst rumours linking him with the managerial job at various clubs,Klopp has announced that he will take a break. Read more »