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Four minutes later, Thomas Mueller headed in Franck’s cross to make it 7-0 on aggregate.

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Lionel Messi never budged from the bench due to a hamstring injury during the game on Wednesday.

See more funny pictures of the UEFA Champions League semi final second leg match between Bayern Muenchen and Barcelona below.

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Lionel Messi 2013: Barcelona star answers critics with winners against AC Milan (Photos). The first 45 minutes ended scoreless. It will be the third Champions League final in the past four years for Bayern Munich, who lost in the final in 2010 and 2012. However, the deadlock was broken in the second half when Arjen Robben cut into the middle and smacked a left-footed shot that eluded Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valds, high and inside of the far post. In the 72th minute, Franck Ribery crossed and Gerard Pique hammered the ball past his own keeper for the second. The former Real Madrid player burst creating a three-on-three attack but his decision to shoot with team-mates well placed allowed Alex Song to block. The champion of Germanys Bundesliga is now headed to Wembley Stadium in London to face its domestic rival, Borussia Dortmund, in the final on May 25. Gerard Pique funny pictures

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A fine Arjen Robben strike, a Gerard Pique own goal and a Thomas Mueller header ended any lingering hopes of a Barcelona comeback in a 3-0 victory for Bayern Munich at the Camp Nou stadium on Wednesday, May 1, 2013.

Gerard Pique inadvertently added to Barcelona’s humiliation as he could only connect with Franck Ribery’s dangerous cross with his knee to divert it beyond Victor Valds and into the back of the net.

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Bayern Munich had an outstanding game at the Camp Nou stadium as they defeated Barcelona 3-0 and 7-0 on aggregate in the UEFA Champions League semifinal series on Wednesday (May 1, 2013). In the first leg of the match, Barcelona was kept off-balance by counterattacks led by Arjen Robben

WWII Bomb Defused By German Authorities In Dortmund

BERLIN — BERLIN (AP) German authorities safely defused a huge bomb left over from World War II after evacuating large parts of the western city of Dortmund on Sunday.

A similar bomb find two years ago prompted the evacuation of around 45,000 people in the city of Koblenz along the Rhine river.

About 20,000 people were taken to safety before explosives experts moved in to defuse the unexploded 4,000-pound (1,800-kilogram) bomb that was discovered by analyzing old aerial photographs.

The bomb was dropped by Allied aircraft over the Ruhr region a key industrial center for the Nazis’ war machine.

While unexploded World War II-era bombs are regularly discovered in Germany, they are rarely as big as this one.

Angel di Maria to take PSG to next level, says Carlo Ancelotti

He could play on either wing and even as a centre forward,” added the experienced Italian.

“I played him in midfield at Madrid because we needed to find a solution after Sami Khedira got injured. He did very well in midfield.

According to Ancelotti, the 27-year-old Argentine midfielder’s unselfishness will be of huge benefit to the French champions.

Di Maria, who played a key role in Real’s Champions League triumph under Ancelotti in 2014, has played six out of nine Ligue 1 matches so far this season for PSG, started for four times and scored twice.

Paris: Former Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti said that Angel di Maria will take Paris Saint-Germain to the next level.

Di Maria was sold to Manchester United last summer and then moved to Paris after an unsuccessful season in the English Premier League.. He is not a selfish player at all,” Xinhua quoted Ancelotti as saying on Wednesday.

The 56-year-old Italian, who coached PSG in 2011-2013 season and led Les Parisiens to their first Ligue 1 champions in the 21st century, managed Di Maria during their time together at Real Madrid.

“But I do not think that is his best position. He is even better in attack. “Di Maria will help PSG progress, because he is a team player more than anything else

50 Amazing Lionel Messi Quotes

I’m always trying to be my best, first for my team, for myself, for the fans, and to try and win.

I’ve always really just liked football, and I’ve always devoted a lot of time to it. He’s more than decisive in every way. Johan Cruyff

I go out and do the best I can in each game, and I don’t think about the fouls other players will commit or whether I might be injured. Who is the Best Player Ever? Leo Messi! Arsene Wenger

The truth is my idea has been to always stay at Barcelona and see out the rest of my career here. Xavi

Best Quotes About Lionel Messi

Ronaldinho is better than Cristiano Ronaldo, but neither are as good as Leo Messi. When the day comes when I’m not enjoying it, I will leave football.

I don’t need the best hairstyle or the best body. It has always been that way.

At Barca we trained every day with the ball. Messi is from another planet. He has something different to any other player in the world. His story of struggle, where he almost had to quit football due to a growth hormone deficiency, is an inspiration to all budding athletes.

The only bad thing about [Cristiano] Ronaldo’s life is Messi. When I was a kid, my friends would call me to go out with them, but I would stay home because I had practice the next day. I thought, My God, that is a great thing to say when your team has just lost.

Having read the man himself describe his experiences and what drives him to succeed, here’s a few choice quotes made by present and past players about the little wonder Leo.

Put in the superlatives yourselves, I’m running out. Pep Guardiola

Messi or Ronaldo best player in the world? In the world, I would say Ronaldo. I’m more worried about being a good person than being the best football player in the world. Jos Mourinho

Being named among the best is special and beautiful. Diego Maradona

The best way to stop Messi is when you play with 11 men and then you can double mark him, one player to stay on him and the other to help out. He holds numerous records, such as the most goals scored in a single La Liga season and the most goals scored in a calendar year. Thierry Henry

I never think about the play or visualize anything. He has everything. But if there are no titles, nothing is won.

He deserves ten out of ten for doing what he does. If I hadn’t had support, I wouldn’t have been able to fulfill my dreams.

(commenting on the numerous players compared to Maradona) The difference with Messi is the new Maradona tag came from the old Maradona. Carles Rexach (former Barcelona sporting director)

He’s a leader and is offering lessons in beautiful football. When he learns this, he won’t win a single Golden Ball, but an entire collection. He’s a phenomenon who has already won everything, but is still hungry for more. My motivation comes from playing the game I love. Antonio Cassano

I see Maradona every time he grabs the ball and accelerates. Arda Turan

Whether it’s a friendly match, or for points, or a final, or any game – I play the same. I’d personally put him in a drawer of my bedside table. He is also very close to the all-time scoring records in the Champions League and the Spanish Primera Liga.

Once he’s on the run, Messi is unstoppable. Pep Guardiola. Franz Beckenbauer

You have to show up in the World Cup, and in the World Cup anything can happen.

My family was always present when I needed them and sometimes felt even stronger emotions than me.

Best Quotes By Lionel Messi

It has been an honour to be the coach of the best player (Messi) I have ever seen and probably the best I will see. I like going out, but you have to know when you can and when you can’t.

I have seen the player who will inherit my place in Argentine football and his name is Messi.

Diego Maradona

Lionel Messi is arguably the best soccer player in the world today, though the comparison with Cristiano Ronaldo rages on fervently. Luiz Felipe Scolari

One of the Arsenal players came up to me afterwards and said it had been an honor to be on the same pitch as me. If it was not for him, Ronaldo would be the best player in the world for five years in a row. Just give me a ball at my feet and I’ll show you what I can do.

There is no doubt that Messi is the best player in the world. Fabio Capello

There’s no other like Leo. I do what comes to me at that moment. Hristo Stoichkov

In two minutes, I saw his speed, his skill and decided we would sign him. That he’s capable of doing everything that he does at his age is something impressive, that doesn’t make any sense. There is no doubt about it, Messi’s clearly the best player in the world. When I watch him, I see a player who is very, very, skilful, very clever and his left foot is like Diego Maradona’s. At the age of just 27, he is already their record goalscorer in competitive, league, as well as continental games. His humbleness only makes him greater. It’s already been a while now that he has been outstanding. Deco

Leo’s goals are works of art. He is a sensation, but still he can improve. You have to either guess right or foul him. He is counted among the best footballers in the history of the game, and many even consider him the best of all time.

He has been a frighteningly consistent record-breaker with his beloved club Barcelona ever since breaking through the youth ranks. He’s the only player who can change direction at such a pace. For example, I want to shoot equally well with both feet.

I’m not sure Messi is a human. We must protect him. Albert Ferrer

Messi is a genius. Ronaldo (the Brazilian one)

If he continues like this then I think Messi will be the best player in the history of football. As a kid, they teach you not to play to win, but to grow in ability as a player.

Here are some of the quotes that best illustrate the attitude of this great player and the high esteem in which he is held by other players.

I have fun like a child in the street. Instinct. Marco van Basten

Leo simply goes one way with his body and another with the ball. I hardly even took a step running without a ball at my feet.

Something deep in my character allows me to take the hits and get on with trying to win.

I know how important it is to have a helping hand. If it is 11 against 10 then you have almost no chance of stopping him. Arsene Wenger

I prefer to win titles with the team ahead of individual awards or scoring more goals than anyone else. Juan Sebastin Vern

Is Messi a real player or a Play Station character? Radamel Falcao

It takes sacrifice as well as talent.

Once they said they can only stop me with a pistol but today you need a machine gun to stop Messi. When all this is over, what are you left with? When I retire, I hope I am remembered for being a decent guy.

In football as in watchmaking, talent and elegance mean nothing without rigour and precision.

To compare Lionel Messi to anybody else is unfair on them. He must know when to move the ball on quickly and when to try the impossible mission. Ander Herrera

In my entire life I have never seen a player of such quality and personality at such a young age, particularly wearing the ‘heavy’ shirt of one of the world’s great clubs. Gerard Pique

The Barcelona youth program is one of the best in the world. Rick Broadbent (Sports Writer)

You have got to love the game.

What I do is play soccer, which is what I like.

Who is the Best Player in the World? Leo Messi. I’m just happy with a ball at my feet. Money doesn’t thrill me or make me play better because there are benefits to being wealthy. It only does you harm to worry about those things.

I still have a lot of room for improvement. Sid Lowe (Sports Writer)

Money is not a motivating factor. In my childhood I had difficult times because of hormonal problems. Like I always say, one doesn’t know what can happen in the future, but if it were up to me to decide, I would stay at Barcelona for the rest of my career.

I played with Romario, Rivaldo, Ronaldo, Laudrup and Stoichkov but Messi is the best I’ve seen. If I wasn’t paid to be a professional footballer I would willingly play for nothing.

The day you think there is no improvements to be made is a sad one for any player.

What Leo does is so incredible that I have to be careful not to stand still watching him make his moves. Frank Rijkaard

He has been named as the heir apparent of the great Argentine hero, Diego Maradona, by journalists, players, and Maradona himself, alike

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Manchester United v Wigan Athletic: match preview

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez will assess defender Steve Gohouri and striker Hugo Rodallega before deciding on his squad to travel to Manchester United on Boxing Day.

Manchester United (Probable, 4-4-2): Lindegaard; Valencia, Smalling, Evans, Evra; Nani, Jones, Carrick, Giggs; Rooney, Hernandes.

Out: Young, Vidic, Anderson (all knee), Ferdinand (foot), Cleverly, Gibson (both ankle), Fletcher (bowel condition), Fabio (hamstring), Owen (thigh).

Young joins an extensive casualty list that is easing slightly with the recovery of Brazilian fullback Rafael from a hamstring injury but not as quickly as Ferguson would have hoped at this congested phase of the season.

Mark Ogden’s prediction: Manchester United 3 Wigan Athletic 0


Betting: Home 3-20, Away 11-1, Draw 5-1.

Match Notes

Despite Wigans desperate record against United, Roberto Martinezs team has started to hit their best form of the season so they will at least travel to Old Trafford with hope of ending their woeful run against the champions.

It is a welcome piece of good news for United, who have been ravaged by injury in recent weeks and who will be missing Ashley Young with a knee injury for an extended spell. Team News

Phil Jones has been given the all-clear to face Wigan after X-rays revealed the teenager did not suffer a broken cheekbone when he was caught by Clint Dempsey in the first-half of a 5-0 win at Fulham on Wednesday.

Stat of the game: Manchester United have played Wigan 12 times in the League and have won them all.

Rodallega picked up a heavy knock during Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea, but played against Liverpool in midweek and he will be checked again to ensure he is suffering no after-effects.

James McCarthy is also expected to be available despite also suffering a knock against Liverpool.

United, despite their growing list of injuries, rarely lose on Boxing Day and, given the way they took Fulham apart, Sir Alex Ferguson will be confident that his team are unlikely to slip up in this one.

Wigan (Probable, 4-4-2): Al Habsi; Stam, Caldwell, Alcaraz, Figueroa; Gomez, McCarthy, Diame, Jones; Moses, Sammon.

Out: Kirkland (back).

Test: Gohouri (illness), McCarthy (unspecified)

Manchester City dominates Club America with a 2-0 victory – San Jose Sports Photography

Club America started to get more chances in the second half and gained more ball possession in the attacking side of the field.

Manchester City FC will play against Major League Soccer’s Vancouver Whitecaps in Vancouver, BC, Canada on Monday, July 18, 2011 and against Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Galaxy in Los Angeles on Sunday, July 24, 2011 to complete their 2011 World Football Challenge tournament schedule.

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The English side dominated much of the first half and was rewarded with two first half goals. Defender Ryan McGivern tallied the first goal for Manchester City in the 17th minute. Midfielder Shaun Wright-Phillips added another tally in the 27th minute with his blast from just beyond the penalty box.

English Premier League’s Manchester City FC dominated their World Football Challenge match against Mexico Primera Division Club America with a 2-0 victory on Saturday, July 16, 2011 at AT&T Park in San Francisco, CA.

Manchester City defender Ryan McGivern watches the ball as it sails and beats Club America goalie Armando Navarrete for City's 1st goal in the 1st half of the game between Manchester City and Club America on Saturday, July 16, 2011 in San Francisco, CA.

Alex Baranda. Despite substituting 10 of its players within the first 10 minutes of the second half however, the English side’s defense was very well organized and held the Mexican side off the score sheet.

Club America will play against Italian Serie A’s Juventus on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 in Flushing, NY and against Spanish La Liga’s FC Barcelona on Saturday, August 6, 2011 in Arlington, TX to complete their 2011 World Football Challenge tournament schedule

Wedding Invitation Trends for a Summer Wedding by Grace W. Chen

For example, you might choose a light blue and green paisley border with a touch of pink, and then pull that pink out into the center to host your wording.

Wedding Invitation Trends for a Summer Wedding

by: Grace W. Consider a bold, mustard yellow combined with a bright blue pinstripe on the outside with small blue and yellow flowers creating a border inside the wedding invitation. You could choose one set of pastel colors and have a patterned border with a pastel center containing your wording. Another popular pattern is damask or paisley, and using any of these color combinations will create an upbeat, joyous summer wedding invitation. You could choose a robins egg blue paper and shape it like a robins profile. Why should your wedding invitations stray from these feelings? Embrace the call of summer with these suggestions.

Bold and Beautiful Summer Wedding Invitations

Stripes are a rising trend, especially pinstripes and stripes with multiple thicknesses. You could also choose dark and light pink, dark pink and lime green, or light pink and a forest green for summer contrast. You could incorporate pastel blues, pinks, greens, and a touch of yellow to create a subtle rainbow effect signaling youve found your pot of gold.

Summer is often perceived as a more relaxed time of year with children out of school, people off on vacation, and commuters experiencing less traffic. Bright blue skies contrast with white clouds and the bright yellow of the sun, and vibrant green grass is set against bold pinks, reds, and yellows of natures floral palette when you look down. Color is everywhere and if you love bold, bright colors, then dont be afraid to use these in your wedding invitations.

Just because its summer, dont feel that you must use bold color combinations if it isnt your style. Pastels evoke romantic feelings, perfect for a wedding. You can still have fun with pastels and create more passive yet equally impressive summer wedding invitations. Summer weddings are often casual affairs as well and reflect all the beauty that makes summer so enjoyable: great weather and the beauty of nature in full bloom. Or, if your wedding will fall near the 4th of July, you could choose a flag shaped invitation and faded reds and blues to unite a pastel and patriotic theme. Of course, any attachment you choose should be a contrasting pastel color that will stand out from the wedding invitation, such as a light pink against a creamy vellum page.

Passive and Pastel Summer Invitations

Whether you choose boldly colored invitations or a pastel, whimsical design, your wedding invitations are sure to capture the magic of summer and create excitement at the prospect of your summer wedding.


Layered wedding invitations work especially well with pastels, and the vellum layer could be attached by a satin or chiffon ribbon, a flower, a pearl, or a wax seal containing your monogram. Although people tend to be more relaxed during the summer months, this doesnt mean they arent aware of the stunning colors that come with summer. Chen

If your wedding will be casual, consider a shape that will tie in with your summer theme

Barcelona legends Xavi and Andres Iniesta back ‘fantastic’ Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal

Now I have to keep working hard and let’s see if I have the same luck with my club.’ 


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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has received the backing of two Barcelona legends who both believe he will be a success at Old Trafford despite an unconvincing first year in charge.

Xavi and Andres Iniesta both played under Van Gaal at the Nou Camp and lavished praise on their former boss.

The Spain internationals labelled United’s manager ‘fantastic’, ‘ahead of his time’, and a ‘special’ manager, after he gave both men their Barca debuts. 

Barcelona legends Xavi (right) and Andres Iniesta (centre) have both come out in support of Louis van Gaal

The Barca pair were both given their first chance at the club by the Dutch manager when he was in charge

The Manchester United boss finished fourth last season at the club, and his methods have been criticised

‘They criticise him on a human level because he is very direct or because he seems arrogant,’ Xavi told Diario Sport in Doha, where he now plays for Al Sadd. 

‘But you have to know him as a coach on a day-to-day basis. He’s mediocre.

‘He destroyed Barca and is destroying Man United. With what he has done to [Victor] Valdes he has shown he is a bad person. 

‘Hopefully Pedro will listens and does not go there. He will do a great job.’

Van Gaal handed Xavi his debut back in 1998 and his positive comments were echoed by Iniesta, who the Dutch coach put in the first team when he was still just 17.

Xavi comes on for his Barcelona debut in 1998, an opportunity handed to him by Van Gaal

Iniesta said: ‘He has been a fundamental person in my career and a key coach in my development. 

‘He gambled on me as a player when there were some really big name players in front of me and that’s why he will always be special to me.’

The Dutch coach has been on the wrong side of Spain internationals Victor Valdes, David de Gea and Ander Herrera recently.

He made Victor Valdes train with the United youngsters earlier this summer; he has consistently over-looked Herrera despite the former Athletic midfielder having the backing of most United fans; and he has had De Gea watching the start of the season from the stands.

The Dutch manager has over-looked Ander Herrera (left) at times, to the annoyance of many United fans

David de Gea (centre) has spent this season watching from the stands due to his desire to join Real Madrid

He also incurred the wrath of former Barcelona player Hristo Stoichkov recently when it seemed Manchester United might sign Pedro. 

Stoichkov said: ‘I would never play for Van Gaal. He will make them very strong in the Premier League and in the Champions League. ‘I really wanted to play the game. Van Gaal will ruin him as a footballer.’

Former Barcelona forward Hristo Stoichkov, pictured in 1997, has blasted Van Gaal (right)

Stoichkov (left) played under Van Gaal during his second spell at Barcelona in the 1990s

De Gea was due to face his boss on Wednesday before the afternoon training session as the pair look to repair the damage done by the keeper’s failed attempt to move to Real Madrid.

De Gea hinted that he is still not sure if he will be welcomed back into the first team for Saturday’s meeting with Liverpool when he said after his return to competitive action in Spain’s 1-0 win over Macedonia.

‘I felt good out there,’ he said. For me he is fantastic.

‘He was ahead of his time back then; he worked to perfect the training sessions and improve the team technically and tactically – 20 years ago he was a very complete coach. 

‘In time he will do a very good job at Manchester United