Saturday, January 16, 2010

Saturday Soccer Roundup

- Both of the top 2 teams win handily. Chelsea just brutalized Sunderland 7-2. They did this without Drogba, Kalou, and Essien, who are all out for the African Cup. Nicolas Anelka and Frank Lampard each had a pair of goals for the league leaders.

Man U kept pace with a pretty impressive win of their own, 3-0 over Burnley. The game was 0-0 at the half, but United exploded for 3 goals in the second half. Dimitar Berbitov opened the scoring, and Wayne Rooney and Mame Biram Douf added goals. United fans got some anti-Glazer chants going, in response to the large amount of debt the club is currently teetering under.

Spurs picked up a point on Man City in the race for the final Champions League berth, despite playing to a disappointing scoreless draw at home against Hull. It was enough to gain ground though, as City was upset 2-0 at Everton, their first loss under manager Roberto Mancini.

Barca was given an opportunity to grow their lead over 2nd place Real Madrid. The Meringues had a rough trip to Basque country, dropping a 1-0 decision to Athletic Bilbao. Barca expands their lead in La Liga by 2 points, as they beat up on Sevilla, payback for Sevilla's knocking them out of the Copa del Rey this week. 2 goals for Lionel Messi, he now has 100 career for Barca.

Bari got 2 penalty kick goals within 3 minutes of each other in the second half to get out to 2-0 lead on league leaders Inter. Jose Mourinho's team came back though, getting the equaliser on a PK of their own. They get a point from the 2-2 draw and now lead AC Milan by 9 points. Milan faces last place Siena on Sunday, so that lead probably will shrink.

1 comment:

Patrick N said...

Donovan been looking gooooood with Everton :/