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Mata: Blues not suited to AVB

Posted Wednesday, March 14, 2012 by ESPN234 hits

Juan Mata has claimed Andre Villas-Boas may have paid the price for trying to change the way Chelsea played too quickly. Villas-Boas' sacking as manager followed widespread reports of dressing-room unrest at Stamford Bridge. There were also suggestions billionaire owner Roman Abramovich read the riot act to the squad immediately after dispensing with the 34-year-old. But winger Mata, who wa...Full Story »

Mata sets sights on Chelsea Euro fightback

Posted Monday, March 12, 2012 by YAHOO Sport50 hits

Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata has told his team-mates they can stage a dramatic fightback against Napoli if they treat the Champions League last 16 second-leg tie like a cup final. After a 3-1 defeat in the first leg in Naples, Mata knows Chelsea are underdogs heading into Wednesday's return at Stamford Bridge, but the Spanish star is convinced Roberto Di Matteo's team can secure the 2...Full Story »

Juan blow for Roma - Brazilian to miss rest of the season

Posted Tuesday, March 06, 2012 by skysports.com52 hits

Juan: Facing two months out of action with knee ligament injury Roma defender Juan is set to miss the rest of the season after picking up a knee ligament injury. The Brazilian was forced off during his side's derby defeat to Lazio on Sunday with the knee problem. Scans have shown that Juan has suffered ligament damage which will rule him out of action for up to two months. The news is a blow...Full Story »

Sporting de Gijon 1 : 1 Atletico de Madrid - There's only Juan Pablo

Posted Sunday, February 19, 2012 by PA23 hits

Goalkeeper Juan Pablo was the hero as Sporting Gijon held on to claim a 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid in Javier Clemente's first game in charge. Atleti went ahead early on when Adrian Lopez outstretched the Sporting defence and his shot was turned into his own net by Roberto Canella. However the hosts responded well and Sebastian Eguren equalised 17 minutes later. Pablo denied the visitors...Full Story »

Racing Santander 0-0 Atletico Madrid: Juanjo Gonzalez's side thwarts Atleti's climb up La Liga with a resolute defensive display

Posted Sunday, February 12, 2012 by YAHOO Sport28 hits

Atletico Madrid continued its unbeaten record under Diego Simeone but despite numerous opportunities was held to a 0-0 draw by a determined Racing side at El Sardinero. Juanjo Gonzalez's side was indebted to Tono after Alvaro Dominguez, Arda Turan and Falcao in particular were all denied by the shot stopper securing an unlikely point for the Cantabrians. Diego Simeone's side could have found...Full Story »

Tijuana fullback Edgar Castillo grabs hold of starting position in surprise win over Monterrey

Posted Sunday, January 15, 2012 by YAHOO Sport125 hits

wo left backs with on the periphery of the U.S. national team are duking it out for minutes. No, this isn't Major League Soccer. Instead, south of the border, in Tijuana, Texan-born Greg Garza and Edgar Castillo, who is only the second player in history to suit up for both the Mexican and U.S. national teams, want the starting spot for the Xolos. It's fair to say, two games into the season, ...Full Story »

Mata backs Torres to come good

Posted Wednesday, December 28, 2011 by ESPN144 hits

Juan Mata is adamant Fernando Torres will eventually come good for Chelsea after watching the £50million man fail to take advantage of his long-awaited recall. Torres endured another day to forget in Monday's 1-1 west London derby draw against Fulham, his first Barclays Premier League start for almost two months. Manager Andre Villas-Boas appeared to have hand picked the match for the m...Full Story »

Juan Mata refuses to rule Chelsea out of Premier League title race ahead of Manchester City test

Posted Monday, December 12, 2011 by YAHOO Sport85 hits

Juan Mata believes victory over Manchester City could reinvigorate Chelsea’s Premier League title hopes. “I think it is not impossible for us,” the Spaniard told reporters. “They have a big points difference, but I think it is not impossible. The Blues currently lie 10 points off the pace, with City having recorded the best start to a season in Premier League history. ...Full Story »

Mata: Man City are no Barcelona

Posted Monday, December 12, 2011 by ESPN217 hits

Chelsea winger Juan Mata insists Manchester City are far from the level of Barcelona and that his side hold no fear for them ahead of Monday's clash. The two English giants clash at Stamford Bridge on Monday still recovering from their respective Champions League matches in midweek. The Blues will draw confidence from reaching the knock-out round of the competition while City look to regain ...Full Story »

You don’t worry us Juan bit, City

Posted Monday, December 12, 2011 by hits

BULLISH ... Juan Mata JUAN MATA insists Chelsea have nothing to fear from Manchester City and says the Premier League title race is still wide open. Spanish winger Mata is convinced that the Blues have finally stopped the rot with back-to-back wins against Newcastle and Valencia. Now he aims to inflict City's first Premier League defeat of the season at Stamford Bridge. Mata said: "City are ...Full Story »

Malaga 1 : 1 Osasuna - Juanmi rescues Malaga point

Posted Sunday, December 11, 2011 by PA19 hits

Juanmi came off the bench to score his first goal of the season and rescue Malaga a point from a 1-1 at home to Osasuna. A draw was the least the hosts deserved after dominating from start to finish, but they were made to pay for their carelessness at both ends of the pitch in the first half. Duda should have put Malaga ahead but was unable to make a clean connection with the excellent Isco's ...Full Story »

Mata turns attention to Man City game

Posted Thursday, December 08, 2011 by ESPN171 hits

Juan Mata is only thinking of victory in Chelsea's Barclays Premier League showdown with Manchester City after helping keep their Champions League dream alive.The must-win games keep on coming for Andre Villas-Boas's resurgent Blues, whose 3-0 victory over Valencia on Tuesday night ensured they avoided crashing out of Europe's premier club competition before Christmas for the first time.Their ...Full Story »

Real Betis 0 : 1 Levante - That`s Juanlu for you

Posted Sunday, October 02, 2011 by PA38 hits

Juanlu's first-half strike was enough for Levante to down Real Betis 1-0 and ensure his side at least a share of top spot in the Primera Division heading into the international break. Betis started strongly with Juanma and Jefferson Montero seeing efforts deflected behind, but it was the visitors who took control as Juanlu opened the scoring with a volley that went through the legs of Betis goa...Full Story »

Juan Mata told to expect hell at Valencia

Posted Tuesday, September 27, 2011 by The Sun122 hits

JUAN MATA'S best mate has vowed to make the Chelsea star's return to former club Valencia a living hell.Winger Pablo Hernandez branded pal Mata's £22million summer move to the Blues a 'disaster' for the Spanish club. But now Mata is set to return to his old stamping ground and Hernandez insists there will be no love lost between the pair tomorrow. He said: "For Juan it will be special t...Full Story »

Mata relishing Valencia reunion

Posted Monday, September 26, 2011 by teamtalk.com75 hits

Mata: Won't celebrate should he score Chelsea winger Juan Mata is looking forward to "very special match" when he returns to old club Valencia in the Champions League on Wednesday. The 23-year-old signed for the Blues for £23million towards the end of the summer transfer window and now Mata is excited about returning to the Mestalla Stadium and is hopeful for a rousing reception from the ...Full Story »

Getafe 1 : 1 Levante - Juanlu saves Levante

Posted Sunday, August 28, 2011 by PA52 hits

Getafe and Levante shared the points in their Primera Liga opener at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez. In an expectedly fractious affair after Getafe coach Luis Garcia's decision to leave Levante at the end of last season, Miku looked to have handed his new manager a dream start with a wonderful team goal involving the Venezuelan, Pablo Sarabia and Mehdi Lacen. However, Levante responded well and a...Full Story »

Chelsea FC vs Norwich City preview - Villas-Boas set to delay Mata debut

Posted Saturday, August 27, 2011 by PA94 hits

Andre Villas-Boas has warned Chelsea fans they may have to wait until after the international break to see Juan Mata in action for the club. Wednesday night saw the Blues complete the signing of World Cup winner Mata, who is expected to add some much-needed creativity to their midfield. Manager Villas-Boas has revealed the 23-year-old, for whom Chelsea reportedly paid Valencia around £24m...Full Story »

Valencia vs Racing Santander preview - Parejo looks forward after Mata exit

Posted Saturday, August 27, 2011 by PA65 hits

New signing Dani Parejo is confident Valencia can cope without Juan Mata as they begin their Primera Division campaign against Racing Santander. Valencia, having lost David Villa and David Silva last year, saw their other prized asset depart the Mestalla this summer when Mata moved to Chelsea for a reported fee of #23.5million. The Spain international was a key part of the Valencia side that h...Full Story »

Juan Mata: I'll get Fernando Torres firing again

Posted Thursday, August 25, 2011 by The Sun203 hits

JUAN MATA has promised to get Chelsea striker Fernando Torres scoring goals again.The midfielder, 23, completed his £26million switch from Valencia yesterday after agreeing a five-year-deal. And Torres reckons Mata's move could kick-start his Stamford Bridge career. Spanish ace Mata revealed this week he had snubbed interest from Arsenal and Tottenham to join the Blues. And now he want...Full Story »

Juan Mata: I said no to Spurs and Arsenal

Posted Tuesday, August 23, 2011 by The Sun261 hits

CHELSEA new-boy Juan Mata turned down Arsenal AND Tottenham to join the Andre Villas-Boas revolution at Stamford Bridge.The £26million midfield buy from Valencia insisted: "I want to come to England to win trophies - and that's why I accepted Chelsea's offer. "It was also a question of sporting achievement, not money. Arsenal and Tottenham were both interested in me but they did not comp...Full Story »

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