We use cookies to provide you with a better service. Carry on browsing if you're happy with this, or find out how to manage cookies.

7 great sport channels

Football, Rugby, UFC, GAA

All free when you join eir Broadband

Subscribe to eir Sport
Published: 10:51 | 15/4/19

Mata: Anything is possible


Juan Mata believes 'anything is possible' when Manchester United bid to overturn a 1-0 deficit in their Champions League quarter-final against Barcelona.

The Spanish giants scored a vital away goal at Old Trafford in the first leg and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men will travel to the Nou Camp on Tuesday night looking to spring another surprise in the competition

Having stunned Paris Saint-Germain to reach the quarter-finals, United will go to Spain with the belief that they can stage another comeback and Mata insists they are fully motivated.

"We are now in what could be the final four weeks of the season and every game is key. You have to mix your desire with responsibility, but you always have to be fully motivated," Mata wrote in his weekly blog.

"Tomorrow, we have the second leg of the quarter-finals of the Champions League and we are travelling to Barcelona with that motivation.

"Being 0-1 behind isn’t a good scoreline, but we are Manchester United and, when you wear this shirt, anything is possible.

"It is something that I have already repeated on many occasions, but it is real, and we have experienced it several times this season."

It is 20 years since United won the treble as they came from behind to beat Bayern Munich in the Champions League final and Mata believes they can draw inspiration from that game.

"Twenty years ago, the club achieved an incredible triumph that was fuelled by keeping the faith and not giving up until the very last second," he added.

"A historic Champions League final win that will be remembered forever. Those goals from Teddy Sheringham and the boss in stoppage time are not only in our club’s history, but also a memory shared across football in Europe and the history books of the Champions League.

What a night.

"I hope that, on Tuesday, we can experience another magical evening. We have to believe."

Manchester United play Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-final second leg on Tuesday, 16 April live on BT Sport 2 on the eir sport pack [kick-off 8pm]. Subscribe here

Getty Images

Chelsea and Juve reach Sarri agreement

08:53 | 14/6/19

Chelsea have agreed a deal with Juventus that will see manager Maurizio Sarri move to the Serie A club.


Hazard wants to become a Galactico

08:39 | 14/6/19

Eden Hazard has vowed to do his best to become a Galactico following his £130million move to Real Madrid.


Keane joins Boro coaching staff

13:50 | 14/6/19

Robbie Keane has been appointed as assistant manager at Middlesbrough.


Six Airtricity League games live in July

13:06 | 14/6/19

eir sport will broadcast six live matches from the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division in July.


Allegri planning a year off

09:04 | 14/6/19

Former Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has ruled out an immediate move to the Premier League after signalling his intention to take a year away from footbal...


What’s in the eir Sport Pack?

We’ve got heartstopping action, with all 48 games from the 2019 Rugby World Cup, Guinness PRO14 , SSE Airtricity League,  Allianz Leagues GAA, Wimbledon, Roland Garros, Golf, and much more.