Monday, May 18, 2015

Barcelona Win La Liga, United and Arsenal Draw, Norwich vs. Boro For Premier League Return, Boca Kicked Out of Copa Libertadores

And...a very pleasant Monday to you! Barcelona won the Primera Liga the hard way yesterday, defeating Atlético Madrid on the road 0 - 1, and prompting the cava to flow. Who got the goal for Barca, you ask? Who do you think? Sid Lowe was at the Vicente Calderón and filed this report. The Treble beckons...

Back in the UK, United and Arsenal drew, Manchester City beat Swansea, Crystal Palace crashed Stevie G's party, Southampton thumped Villa (Sadio Mane scored the fastest hat trick in Premier League history), and QPR beat Newcastle. Here's your lot:

Liverpool 1 - 3 Crystal Palace: Andy Hunter at Anfield
Swansea 2 - 4 Manchester City: Three Quick Observations
Manchester United 1 - 1 Arsenal: Phil McNulty at Old Trafford
Manchester United 1 - 1 Arsenal: Daniel Taylor at Old Trafford
Manchester United 1 - 1 Arsenal: Three Quick Observations

Later this month, Wembley will host the mega-money match as Boro and Norwich City compete to see who will make a return to the Premier League. Boro beat Brentford and Norwich dispatched of Ipswich over the weekend.

Barcelona are champs in Spain. How did they do it? Andy West has 10 reasons right here, yo. And here are Three Things We Learned from the match in Madrid. What else did we learn in La Liga this weekend? Hit the link.

In Italy, Inter Milan couldn't beat Juventus at the San Siro and neighbors AC Milan lost on the road to Sussudio. Not a pretty campaign for two of Italy's giants. What else? Cagliari were relegated and Roma moved up to second. Here's a wee review.

We noted the idiocy at La Bombonera last week. Don't worry, Boca fans, you won't be able to return to the ground to see your side play for awhile. Fools.

There's Monday Night Football tonight. It's not terribly meaningful, but knowing the matches are about to dry up, it might be worth your time. West Brom vs. Chelsea. Here's a Preview.

Oh, and don't forget Major League Soccer. Here are Five Things We Learned from the USA/Canada league over the weekend.



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