Monday, February 23, 2015

Premier League Madness, Barcelona Lose at Home, Another Goalfest for Bayern, Parma's Problems

Whoa Nellie! Another doozy of a weekend of footy, eh? Barcelona lost at Camp Nou, Matic lost his head at Stamford Bridge and Chelsea lost two points, The Special One went off the tracks on Sky Sports, Joey Barton did an excellent Joey Barton imitation, Bayern Munich scored six goals, Spurs got a late penalty miss/follow-up from Big Daddy Kane to snatch a point from West Ham, Liverpool slid past Southampton in a deluge at St. Mary's, there was too much rain to play the Genoa Derby, and Manchester United lost at Swansea. Attack!

Peter Berlin: EPL Notes
Chelsea 1 - 1 Burnley: Paul Doyle at Stamford Bridge
Chelsea 1 - 1 Burnley: Three Observations
Swansea City 2 - 1 Manchester United: Joe Lovejoy at the Liberty Stadium
Swansea City 2 - 1 Manchester United: Three Observations
Crystal Palace 1 - 2 Arsenal: Jacob Steinberg at Selhurst Park
Crystal Palace 1 - 2 Arsenal: Three Quick Observations
Manchester City 5 - 0 Newcastle: Chris Bevan at the Etihad Stadium
Tottenham 2 - 2 West Ham: Dominic Raynor at White Hart Lane
Tottenham 2 - 2 West Ham: David Hytner at White Hart Lane
Tottenham 2 - 2 West Ham: Three Thoughts

We noted above that Barcelona lost at home this weekend. Here are Five Things We Learned in La Liga, and here's a wee review. More tomorrow from El Sid.

The rain in Italy falls mainly in Genoa...

Over in Italy, no go in Genoa, and although Totti scored for Roma, they fell further behind Juventus. Matches today in Serie A include Napoli vs. Sussudio and Cagliari vs. Inter. More tomorrow with Paolo. He'll also give us more insight into the sad situation at Parma.

Since we're in Europe, how about a European Team of the Week? Lovely. Wait. Massimo Maccarone?!?!

Look! Arsenal play Monaco on Wednesday. Here's a great piece on Arsene Wenger's time in Monaco. What a coincidence.

Back to the EPL for a second: How to replace the near-indispensable Nemanja Matic? Yes, how will Chelsea do it?

That's a nice run for a Monday. We'll see you tomorrow with scribes and Champions League previews.



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