Football Review Across the Weekend

Another week gone, a bunch load of exciting football also completed, what a week it has been. Earlier this Saturday, we had a clash for the top four of the table with the Saints visiting White Hart Lane. Tottenham twice came from behind, courtesy goals from Lamela and Chadli. For Southampton, Granziano Pelle scored twice. It was the first time former Southampton manager, Mauricio Pochettino made his return to St. Marys after his departure. In other places meanwhile Manchester City won a hard earned victory with a scoreline of 3-2 against Aston Villa, and Liverpool played out a goal-less draw against West Brom, thus continuing their dismal run.

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Aguero, Kolarov, and Fernandinho scored for City, while Cleverly and Sanchez scored in the second half to give Villa some hope.  On the next day, we had Manchester United travel to Goodison Park, where they lost against a well prepared Everton side, who are yet to be beaten at home this year. United conceded their first goal within five minutes by a brilliant counter attack by Everton which resulted in a easy goal for James Mcarthy. John Stones then beat Valencia to shoot in a header, and Kevin Mirallas then beat an offside trap to fit in the third. United looked rusty throughout the game, and were visible to be a bit off-color without Michael Carrick playing in their team. Elsewhere, we had a rather drab derby take place in London with Arsenal play Chelsea, ending in a stalemate. Arsenal thus became only the second team, after Sunderland to stop Chelsea from scoring. This made no difference at the top of the table with Chelsea remaining at the top with 77 points. Manchester City and Arsenal both have 67 with City having played an extra game.

In Italy, champions Juventus suffered a shock defeat to Turin, ending their 17-match unbeaten streak. They led in the 35st minute by a stunning free-kick taken by Pirlo. However, Torino had a comeback in the game by Matteo Darmian who chipped the ball across Buffon with his first touch of the game. It was irony later in this Turin derby, as it was an ex-Juventus player who scored the winning goal for Turin; Fabio Quagiliarella tapping in a simple one. Juventus remain at the top of the table with 73 points, with Lazio and Roma trailing at 59 and 58 respectively.

In Spain, Barcelona eased through a victory against local rivals, Espanoyl. Neymar opened the score sheet, with Messi complementing him with a composed finish. Second placed Real Madrid, play Celta Vigo later tonight. Barcelona completely dominated the game and showed no sign of tiredness after their triumph over Paris St German in the Champions League. They increased their lead to five points; although Madrid behind have a match in hand. In Germany, Bayern Munich made one more step close to winning the Bundesliga, after winning 1-0 against Hertha BSC. Schweinsteiger scored the only goals for the Munich Giants, who now are fifteen points clear at the top of the table. Meanwhile, Paris St German humiliated Lille by scoring six goals and conceding only one. Lavezzi scored a hat trick for the Ligue one leaders, while Cavani scored two and Maxwell one. Lyon who are three points behind will be looking to put pressure on the leaders, when they meet Reims later tonight.

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3 Responses to "Football Review Across the Weekend"

  1. Hari says:

    Please check facts before reporting: Bayern Munich already won the Bundesliga due to Wolsburg’s loss.

  2. Akshay T Shankar says:

    Re: Hari,
    At the time of writing, Wolfsburg had not played their match. Thus, the author stands corrected.

  3. Akshay T Shankar says:

    At the time of writing, Wolfsburg was yet to play their match. Thus, the author stands correct.

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