Monday, October 24, 2011

European Weekend Review

Cristiano Ronaldo was on form as Real Madrid thrashed Malaga in Spain to go above Barcelona, while Inter Milan picked up a much-needed win. Celtic battled to victory over Aberdeen while Borussia Dortmund won in Germany, as Bayern Munich lost to Hannover.

Real Madrid produced an impressive performance to thrash Malaga 4-0 and go second in the La Liga table, above Barcelona. Lionel Messi has been hitting the headlines with his performances in recent weeks but Cristiano Ronaldo was the man of the weekend, the Portuguese attacker netting a hat-trick in the rout, with Gonzalo Higuain scoring the other. Barcelona, though, were held by Sevilla at Camp Nou, with the Andalusians battling valiantly for a 0-0 draw. Levante are top of the pile as their remarkable start continued with a 3-0 success at Villarreal, Juanlu scoring two in the comfortable victory.

The game of the weekend in Italy was played out at Lecce where a thrilling encounter ended with AC Milan edging out the home side 4-3. It was a sublime performance from Kevin-Prince Boateng who came off the bench to score a hat-trick for the Rossoneri. Inter Milan had made their worst start to the season for 28 years but Claudio Ranieri's side picked up a much-needed 1-0 victory at home to Chievo - Thiago Motta scoring the only goal of the game.


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