Will London seek revenge against Manchester?

After the FA Cup quarter finals clash over the weekend, four clubs; Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City proceeded to the Semifinals of the tournament. Arsenal were drawn to face the title holders, City and Chelsea were drawn to face Manchester United and it doesn’t get bigger than this. This is definitely going to be a London vs Manchester affair as the four clubs who have had a history of rivalry face each other for domestic cup glory.

United against Chelsea has been quite a one sided fixture since the Reds haven’t lost a game in their last 6 meetings. This season alone, the two clubs have met thrice, twice in the Premier League and once in the EFL Carabao Cup and United have emerged victorious in all the games. It’s a pretty embarrassing domination for the blues considering they’re both currently in the clash for the top 4 spot in the League Table. Frank Lampard is obviously working on a plan to beat Manchester United because being beaten in 4 out of 4 games would not look good for them. United on the other hand are currently on fire with a 14games unbeaten streak and a squad in top form. Both clubs seem optimistic about proceeding to the finals and hope to add this silverware in their trophy collection. The two will meet at Wembley on Saturday July 18th behind closed doors.

Arsenal on the other end will seek to beat a club they haven’t won a game against since April 2017.Manchester City has beaten the Gunners in all their last 7 meetings and this seems to be a very tight fixture for the red Londoners. Arsenal has never lost in a FA Cup semifinal against Mancity and has defeated City in their last 5 meetings in their FA Cup. They are currently not in their best form with a number of their key players injured. Pep Guardiola, who will meet his former assistant coach, Mikel Arteta for the second time this season, isn’t intending on loosing this crucial game. He is clearly seeking his second domestic trophy this season. The two will meet in the weekend of July 18/19 at Wembley stadium. The Finals of the tournament will be on 1st August on the same venue.

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Manchester City vs Madrid in doubt due to COVID-19 Test

Manchester City’s match against Real Madrid in doubt

Manchester City may not play Madrid in the scheduled match following one player testing positive for COVID-19. Real Madrid’s Mariano Diaz has tested positive of COVID-19 and will, therefore, miss Champions League match against Man City. Diaz is in quarantine and self-isolation.

The 26-year-old has only had four appearances for Real Madrid this season coming in as a substitute.

The Champions League will resume on August 7th with Real Madrid expected to face Man City at Etihad Stadium. Man City won in the first leg beating Real Madrid 2-0 in Spain.

Spain is on UK’s quarantine list due to the recent cases of COVID-19. This puts the Champions League 2nd leg match between City and Madrid in serious doubt because of the COVID-19 results.

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Although Real Madrid have been exempted from the strict rules that prevent Spain travelers from travelling to the UK, the positive COVID-19 case could sadly prevent the second leg match from happening.

The most followed leagues are coming to an end. Soon all the focus will turn to the Champions League scheduled to start in August.

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