They are starting to believe!

Another easy win. Another goal glut. Another 3 points now sees #Liverpool 2 points clear at the top of the #EPL after a 4-0 thrashing of woeful #Tottenham. If they win the remaining 6 games now, they win the league. Unfortunately 2 of those 6 games are against #Chelsea and #ManchesterCity. Fortunately they are all 6-point games effectively.

Meanwhile, cross-town rivals, #Everton continue their incredible run under #RobertoMartinez (How grateful are they now that #ManUtd took #DavidMoyes away from them??) as they beat #Fulham 3-1 easily to go within 4 points of #Arsenal for 4th spot with a game in hand.

Yesterday’s thrashing of #Vallecano by #RealMadrid and #AthleticoMadrid’s win over #Bilbao means that the #LaLiga will go down to the wire between the 2 of them and #Barcelona. Delicious!

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Advantage Liverpool?

How many times this season have #ManchesterUnited won 4-1  at #OldTrafford (they did today against #AstonVilla to again paper over the cracks that will be woefully exposed again on Tuesday against mighty #BayernMunich) while #Chelsea #ManCity and #Arsenal have all dropped points? Umm just once – and it happened today as their £37 million purchase, #JuanMata finally scored a goal!

In the shock of the day, #JoseMourinho and his league leaders were felled by lowly #CrystalPalace 1-0, while Arsenal and Manchester City played out a gritty 1-1 draw at the #Emirates. If #Liverpool can beat #Tottenham at home tomorrow, they will go top of the table!

City are still favorites to win this. They have 2 games in hand and that along with the return of #Aguero should be just enough to nick it. #Everton are now just 4 behind Arsenal and with 2 games in hand just might do the unthinkable and nick 4th!

In the #LaLiga, #Barcelona go top with a 1-0 PK win over #Espanyol in the Catalan derby, while the world’s most technically adept game between #AthleticBilbao and #AthleticoMadrid (watch it if you can) will define if Atletico can go back top!

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United fail; Bayern already win title!

To think that #ManchesterUnited hope to even compete against this #BayernMunich side in the #ChampionsLeague QF is laughable to say the least after yet another generally garbage performance sees them thrashed by #ManchesterCity 3-0 at #OldTrafford (you know the stadium once known as the ‘Theatre of Dreams’?). This keeps City favorites for the #EPL title with the 2 games they have in hand over #Chelsea.

Bayern Munich on the other hand have won the #Bundesliga with 6(!) games to play. One team appointed a good man who is deeply tactical with a plethora of experience running a top-top team. The other, went with #SirAlexFerguson’s friend. Good thinking United.

#Arsenal give up a last minute own-goal to draw 2-2 at the #Emirates and put their top 4 spot in jeopardy as #Everton continue their impressive run and assault on the top 4 with a convincing 3-0 at #NewcastleUnited.

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7-goal El Classico throws open the La Liga!

An absolutely riveting 7-goal thriller at the #Bernabéu including a hat-trick by #LionelMessi condemned 10-man #RealMadrid to a 3-4 defeat at the hands of #Barcelona. One could easily argue that Real might have been the superior team until the sending off of #SerioRamos for a last-man foul on #Neymar (who went down way too easily).

The biggest winner today was #AtleticoMadrid who now go top of the table after their 2-0 win at #Betis. A Real Madrid vs #BayernMunich final in the #ChampionsLeague would be oh-so-fun for the neutrals!

In the #EPL, #Tottenham come back from 0-2 down against #Southampton to win 3-2 and keep their top 4 hopes alive, especially with #Arsenal doing their usual end-of-season wobbling. #Stoke get an important 4-1 win away at #AstonVilla and in the #SerieA, #Juventus all but seal their title defense with a 1-0 win away to #Catania as #InterMilan somehow find a way to lose 2-1 to #Atalanta in a game they should have won 5-1!

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Arsenal crumble again!

A rampant #Chelsea destroyed #Arsenal 6-0 at the #Bridge as #JoseMourinho laid down the marker for his title chasing team. #ArseneWenger could not have asked for a worse end to his 1,000th game in charge of the Gunners. Their season is taking that all too familiar turn that the last 9 years has offered up – much promise with nothing to show for it. Soft underbelly when it comes to the big games!

#ManchesterCity still remain favorites to challenge Chelsea for the title as they destroyed #Fulham 4-0 at the Emirates thanks to a #YayaToure hat-trick while red-hot #Liverpool stay on track to compete for the title after a #Suarez hat-trick helped them thrash an otherwise gritty #CardiffCity. #Everton stay in the hunt for #Europa after a 3-1 win over #Swansea and #WestHam host the flatter-to-deceive season that is #ManchesterUnited – after beating #Olympiakos to get to the QF of the #CL, I wouldn’t bet against a woeful loss to the Hammers!

The mighty #BayernMunich juggernaut rolls on to a week from winning the #Bundesliga as they stroll past #Mainz, while #Dortmund finally get a comfortable win against #Hannover. #ElClassico tomorrow!

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Lucky Bayern, Lucky Moyes!

The #ChampionsLeague QF draw is out and #BayernMunich got the team they wished for – #ManchesterUnited. In the past this would have been an unpleasant draw for both. But today’s Bayern and Moyes’ United could not be more worlds apart. But this is the dream draw for #DavidMoyes – It was a question of ‘when’ rather than ‘if’ his side would be dumped out of the competition and now he has the best excuse – it was mighty Bayern Munich – job saved again!

#Barcelona get #AtleticoMadrid and that would have to be a 50-50 toss-up. Both are great sides and will make for a fantastic all-Spanish set of games!

#RealMadrid will be happy to get the 2nd weakest team on current form, #Dortmund and even though they were thrashed in the semi-finals by 4 #Lewandowski goals last year, this is a much stronger Real side and they will canter through.

#Chelsea get #PSG and once again, this is as balanced a tie as you can get. The brilliance of #JoseMourinho and his very capable team against the imperious form of #Zlatan – if he clicks, they’ll pip Chelsea if not, the cunning of Mourinho will see them through.

If you were to rank these 8: 1. Bayern got 8. United; 2. Real got 7. Dortmund; 3. Barca got 3. Atletico and 4. PSG got 4. Chelsea. Boom!

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Moyes saved by an RVP hat-trick

A nervy finish (as usual) at the end of the game at #OldTrafford but a hat-trick by #RobinVanPersie takes #ManUtd through to the QF of the #ChampionsLeague. For United fans that’s both good and bad news: The good – Through to the CL quarters. The bad – This probably saves #DavidMoyes job, which for the long-term interest of United is bad bad thing. And truth be told, this is the weakest of the 8 teams that are in the quarters. #Bayern, #Real, #Atletico, #PSG, #Barca, #Chelsea and now #Dortmund (after their aggregate win over #Zenith) are all superior to this United team by some distance. Today’s 3-0 win to get past #Olympiakos is going to buy them another 2-3 weeks in the CL and no more. Friday’s draw would normally have been interesting for them – try and get a weak team. This time around, it’ll be everyone hoping they get United.

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Is this the nail in Moyes’ coffin?

The last time #Liverpool came to #ManchesterUnited and took any points that had serious repercussions was 24 years ago, when Liverpool still competed for the title. Today’s comfortable 3-0 win means they are right there in the title race, while the disastrous reign of #DavidMoyes takes another turn for the worse (can they now fall off the floor with defeat to #Olympiakos this week?)

This win combined by the upset for the “ignored one” at #AstonVilla yesterday (If you didn’t watch the Villa vs #Chelsea game, the blues were reduced to 10 men via a 2nd yellow to #Willian, followed by a straight red to #Ramirez for a vicious stamp. When #Mourinho stormed the pitch to question the ref, he was sent off too. His post match conference was all about ‘the ref ignoring him for all he had was ONE QUESTION – sorry Mou, you don’t get to go on the pitch and get answers during the game) and the 2-0 win for 10-man #ManchesterCity mean that the top 4 are all within a few points of each other.

Elsewhere, mighty #BayernMunich win 2-1 against #Leverkusen; #Dortmund lose again, #InterMilan win again to go 4th and a #CR7 powered #RealMadrid stay top of the #LaLiga.

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Bayern, Barca, PSG and Atleti cruise!

Even a subdued #Bayern performance was enough to comfortably strut past #Arsenal into the QF of the #UCL, while an utterly dominant #DiegoCosta and #AtleticoMadrid dismantled #ACMilan.

A very spirited #ManchesterCity put in a good fight before a #Messi powered #Barcelona put an end to their QF hopes with a 4-1 aggregate win. The scoreline belied the effort City put in, while #PSG continue their move into genuine UCL contention with a comfortable 6-1 aggregate victory over #Leverkusen.

The cost of Arsenal and Man City taking their last qualifying games a little easier than they should have? Huge! If they had won their groups, they would have avoided both Bayern and Barcelona!

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Jose’s ‘Old Man’ makes Chelsea almost ‘Champions-elect’?

Another fighting win (the 4-0 scoreline was flattering to be honest) for #JoseMourinho and #Chelsea against an unlucky, yet plucky #Tottenham mean that Chelsea are now 7 points clear at the top of the #EPL. #ManchesterCity have played 3 games less to be fair, but at this stage, a Mourinho side do not let off. The title is now Chelsea’s to lose.

A rare 3-0 win for #ManUtd away at #WestBrom mean that they are now realistically competing with #Everton and Spurs for 5th and 6th. At best, #Europa beckons for #DavidMoyes (sadly for United fans, it’s what he’s aimed for his entire coaching career!)

#Southampton win away at#Palace while a #FelixMagath led #Fulham continue their focused march to relegation with a 3-1 loss to #CardiffCity. In the #FACUP a much needed 4-1 win for #Arsenal over #Everton mean they are now in the semi-final at #Wembley. Could some silverware finally come their way?

But the shocker for the day, was the 1-0 upset of #Barcelona by the relative minnows of #Valladolid. This isn’t the Barcelona of the #Pep era. That’s mighty #BayernMunich now, with their 6-1 dismantling of #Wolfsburg.

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