Monday, November 11, 2013

Messi Hurt, United Beat Arsenal, City Lose, Chelsea Should Have Lost, Spurs Lose, Old Man Zanetti Returns For Inter, Another Ronaldo Hat-Trick, MLS

Quite the weekend, eh?

Check this shit out:

In England, Manchester United defeated a nervous Arsenal thanks to the head of Robin van Persie and an exemplary performance by Wayne Rooney, Chelsea needed a completely bogus injury-time penalty to salvage a draw at home to West Brom, Manchester City couldn't score and lost on the road to Sunderland, Southampton won again, and Tottenham couldn't score and lost at home to Newcastle. Let's go to the table!

In Italy, Juventus crushed Napoli 3-0, 40-year-old Javier Zanetti returned for Inter as they won 2-0, leaders Roma could only draw 1-1 at home to Sassuolo, and Milan's struggles continued after they could only manage a draw against bottom-side Chievo. Let's go to the table!

In Spain, Messi tore his hammy and will be gone for a while, Atlético Madrid could only draw at Villarreal, and Ronaldo scored the 19th hat-trick of his Real Madrid career (!!). Let's go to the table!

In the United States, Houston and Kansas City's first leg finished scoreless, but Real Salt Lake crushed Portland 4-2. Let's go to the table!

Alright. Let's go back to the top and engage in some fallout:

Manchester United 1 - 0 Arsenal 
Amy Lawrence: Five Talking Points
John Brewin: Three Things

Sunderland 1 - 0 Manchester City: Louise Taylor at the Stadium of Light
Tottenham 0 - 1 Newcastle: David Hytner at White Hart Lane
Chelsea 2 - 2 West Brom: Jason Burt at Stamford Bridge

Italy. Serie A. Review? Reports? Yes. More? Fine. Spain. La Liga. Review? Reports? Yes. More? Fine.

Back in Salt Lake City, Utah (er...Sandy), the home team had little trouble with the Portlandians. Grant Wahl has Three Thoughts.

As you know, Atlético Madrid lost this weekend. But Andy West thinks they could still challenge for the Champions League.

That's it for today. Tell your Monday to go shove it.



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