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After claiming a victory against Iran via penalty shootout, Iraq advance to the semi-finals to clash against Korea Republic on January 26, 17:00 (GMT+8) at the ANZ Stadium. Iraq manager Radhi Shenaishil said that it will be difficult for his side to recover in time for this clash but maintains that they are capable of going all the way for a shot at the title versus Korea Republic who had a longer time to rest.
Surprise quarterfinals winner United Arab Emirates will battle host Australia in the semi-finals of the 2015 AFC Asian Cup on January 27, 17:00 (GMT+8) at Hunter Stadium in Newcastle. Despite the Socceroos being the favourites in this duel, UAE coach Mahdi Ali is confident regarding the chances of Al-Abyad. "Winning against Japan, and the winner of the last Asian Cup, is a great thing. It will give players more confidence and more motivation for next game.”
Are the days of Bayern Munchen easily beating Wolfsburg over? As you can see, the Wolves are very much different from last season, occupying the number two spot for quite some time now. Last year, they fell twice to the reigning champions, including the 1-6 beating in their own home soil. The last time coach Dieter Hecking's side won against Bayern was in 2009. Can Wolfsburg change their fate on January 31, 03:30 (GMT+8)? Watch it LIVE on SBOBETv!
In recent years, Villarreal kept succumbing to FC Barcelona, be it in El Madrigal or Nou Camp. Regardless of venue, it is either a draw or a Barca win, and Villarreal’s last taste of triumph at Barca’s expense was back in 2008. On the 21st game week, Marcelino García Toral and his men will again try to break Villarreal’s losing spell cast by the Catalan squad. Match is on February 2, 04:00 (GMT+8) at Nou Camp. See it LIVE on SBOBETv!
Defending champions Manchester City are playing catch up to league leaders Chelsea FC, and the recent 0-2 debacle versus Arsenal FC at home hurts the title-retention campaign of Manuel Pellegrini and his men. On February 1, 01:30 (GMT+8) at Stamford Bridge, Manchester City get the chance to recover lost grounds, but only if they can outmuscle Chelsea. This is not impossible, since City beat the Blues in February last year, 2-0, during their FA Cup match.