Category Archives: Friendly

England 0-1 Germany

England 0-1 Germany: Three Lions End 2013 With Disappointing Defeat to Old Enemies

England concluded their 2013 programme of internationals with back-to-back home defeats to Chile and Germany, with the latter coming courtesy of Per Mertesacker’s header at Wembley on Tuesday night. Despite not fielding Manuel Neuer, Mesut Özil, Philipp Lahm, or Mario Gomez (among many others), the visitors managed to restrict the Three Lions to zero shots on… Read More »

Louis Tomlinson

One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson Sick as a Parrot After Injury in Petrov Charity Match

A charity match held by Stiliyan Petrov - a professional football player that was forced to retire due to his battle with leukemia - was the stage for an emotional and lively game this past Sunday in addition to quite some drama in regards to One Directon’s Louis Tomlinson. Petrov organized the match to help… Read More »

Arsenal 3-1 Manchester City: Arsenal Exploit Poor City Defense in Final Pre-Season Match

Arsenal and Manchester City completed their pre-season preparations with a friendly match in Helsinki, Finland on Saturday. The two sides played each other at the end of the 2012 pre-season as well, with City coming out on top with the score of 2-0 in China. This year’s match finished differently, with Arsenal racking up a… Read More »

Liverpool 2-0 Olympiakos: Reds Secure Victory in Steven Gerrard Testimonial

Anfield paid tribute and showed their appreciation to one of Liverpool’s greatest ever players, Steven Gerrard, at his testimonial match against Olympiakos. Goals from Joe Allen in the first half and Jordan Henderson in the second half capped a superb day for the Liverpool captain. Although the match commemorated Gerrard’s 15 years at Liverpool, it… Read More »

Bayern Munich 2-0 Barcelona: Conclusions Drawn from Pre-Season Friendly

Bayern Munich’s 2-0 preseason triumph over Barcelona only affirmed what we knew: Bayern are supremely dominate in Europe, while Barca are somewhat faltering behind. The opening goal of the match was a typical “Barca” type goal to concede, a poorly defended cross that was headed in by Phillip Lahm. The game was played at a… Read More »

Yokohama F Marinos 3-2 Manchester United: Japanese Side Emerge Victorious in Friendly

It was David Moyes’ third game as Manchester United manager, a game which didn’t go how he would have hoped it would. It was his team’s second defeat in three games and we didn’t see the best of Manchester United. Yes, it is pre-season, and yes results don’t matter, but with the high expectations at… Read More »