Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Major European Leagues Wrap Up: Liverpool overcome Manchester United, 2-0

This weekend was full of action, not only were there big games between top tier teams, but some matches were just as important for the other teams.

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In England, the weakened Liverpool side that was ready to crack overcomes Manchester United winning 2-0, this win lets Chelsea stay top of the table, and will hopefully revive the Reds. Chelsea overpower Blackburn 5-0, an own goal from Givet started the scoring for the Blues. A huge game for Hull City and
Portsmouth ends 0-0, in what could be described as an unimaginative match, could Phil Brown be in the sack race? Tottenham lose to Stoke City 1-0, and the Gunners are held to a draw by a revitalized West Ham side, with the North London Derby coming up next week for Arsenal and Tottenham, the pressure could be starting to rise.

In Spain, Barcelona entertain the crowd while getting the result, a 6-1 win against Real Zaragoza leaves Real Madrid three points behind after drawing 0-0 with Sporting Gijon. Sevilla are also held to a 0-0 draw by Espanyol, while Valencia win against Almeria 3-0. Atletico Madrid who have recently replaced Michael Laudrup with Quique Flores drew 1-1 against a rising Mallorca team, leaving them 17th, just out of relegation's reach.

In Italy, Sampdoria easily take care of Bologna 4-1 thanks to spectacular contributions by Cassano and Pazzini, and Inter Milan remain at the top of the Serie A with a 2-1 victory over Catania, Sneijder an instrumental player again. Genoa are beaten 3-2 by Cagliari and Lazio are beaten 2-0 by Bari, both results where the underdog was dominant. AC Milan continue their good form and beat ChievoVerona 2-1 thanks to an eternal Nesta, and Roma continue their terrible form, losing 1-0 to Livorno at home. Fiorentina lose to Napoli which is guided by Maggio, and Juventus are able to triumph over Siena even though the team is missing Iaquinta.

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