Monday, March 23, 2015

Barcelona Win El Clásico, Gerrard Loses the Plot and Liverpool Lose, Bayern Munich Lose Match and Robben

Camp Nou gets ready...
How DO you do? Some fine (and weird) moments over the weekend. Over at Camp Nou, Barcelona won the latest version of El Clásico and now lead La Liga by four points. That guy, Luis Suárez, was the hero on the night for the Catalans. As you might expect, El Sid was at the ground. Let's rock to the beat of everything Barcelona/Real Madrid, beginning with Sid's report(s):

Barcelona 2 - 1 Real Madrid: Sid Lowe at Camp Nou
Barcelona 2 - 1 Real Madrid: Sid Lowe at Camp Nou II: Electric Boogaloo
Barcelona 2 - 1 Real Madrid: How They Rated
Barcelona 2 - 1 Real Madrid: Three Quick Thoughts
Barcelona 2 - 1 Real Madrid: Talking Points

There were other matches in Spain's top division. Fernando Torres scored in one of them. Sevilla defeated Villarreal for the third time in 11 days in another. Here's a La Liga Wrap for that ass, as well as Five Things We Learned.

Stevie G's 38 seconds are up...

Back in England, the match at Anfield is dominating the headlines. Steven Gerrard, as you might expect, is getting a lot of the ink due to his substitution stamp. Elsewhere, Chelsea almost contrived to blow it at Hull, QPR are in real trouble, Sunderland couldn't get a win for their new Dick, and Tottenham almost lost at home to Leicester. Go:

Liverpool 1 - 2 Manchester United: Phil McNulty at Anfield
Liverpool 1 - 2 Manchester United: Barney Ronay at Anfield
Liverpool 1 - 2 Manchester United: Five Talking Points
Ben Lyttleton: There He Goes Again
Newcastle 1 - 2 Arsenal: Louise Taylor at St. James' Park
Newcastle 1 - 2 Arsenal: Three Thoughts
Hull City 2 - 3 Chelsea: Richard Gibson at the KC Stadium
Hull City 2 - 3 Chelsea: Three Thoughts
Tottenham 4 - 3 Leicester City: David Hytner at White Hart Lane

Neymar arrives at the stadium...

...and poses with his teammates after the win. Ahem.

Major League Soccer! It's certainly off and running now, folks. Here are Five Things We Learned from the weekend, including the fact that the New York Red Bulls now show signs of life after Henry. Oh, and the Chicago Fire suck.

Sticking with the U.S. for a moment, there are friendlies (yawn) coming up and The Diving German has named his squad. Check it.

Bad news for Bayern Munich. Yes, they lost a match. No, that won't keep them from winning the Bundesliga. What's more worrying for the Bavarian Giants is the injury to Patrick Stewart Arjen Robben. He'll miss more than one Champions League clash, it would appear. More Germany? Check out these numbers.

Down in Italy, Carlos Tevez scored again to give Juve another victory, and Lazio won their sixth on the trot. Here a Serie A Wrap for that ass. More domani with Paolo.

That's solid for the start of the week! We're all caught up. Until tomorrow.



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