Thursday, December 23, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
The 5-1 win was the kind of brilliant that often goes unnoticed, the kind that destroys the clichés and facile assumptions.
Barcelona were brilliant at Espanyol. But this was another kind of brilliant.
Manchester City striker and Golden Boy award winner Mario Balotelli says 'only Lionel Messi better than me'
"There's only one that is a little stronger than me: Messi," he said. "All the others are behind me. I am delighted to receive the award, but who else would have won if not me?
'Benítez is out,' proclaims today's Gazzetta dello Sport as Inter hog the headlines despite a Serie A weekend off.
Has Rafael Benítez picked a fight he has no chance of winning at Inter?
German football heroically defied the big freeze, while snood-infested, big-girl's-blouse-kind-of-leagues packed it in.
Bayern beat Stuttgart and the cold as Bundesliga delivers goal avalanche.
Readers' ratings team of the season so far (4-4-2) ...
Richard Kingson (Blackpool); Bacary Sagna (Arsenal), Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United), Nemanja Vidic (Manchester United), Leighton Baines (Everton); Samir Nasri (Arsenal), Stuart Holden (Bolton), Luka Modric (Tottenham), Rafael van der Vaart (Tottenham); Johan Elmander (Bolton), Andy Carroll (Newcastle).
Monday, December 20, 2010
Angel Di Maria struck 13 minutes from time to sink Sevilla and lift Real Madrid back to within two points of Barcelona. On Saturday, Pedro and David Villa struck a brace apiece as Barcelona brushed aside Espanyol 5-1 in the Catalan derby at Cornella to end their city rivals' perfect home record in the league this season.
Club Brugge fans forced visiting Anderlecht players to return to the dressing room for cover after pelting them with snowballs during the early stages of today's Jupiler League match.