Liverpool - Chelsea
A match which surely had contrasting emotions for the Liverpool faithful, and in the end I'm sure most Liverpool fans will be happy that United's 19th title is farther away. While in the beginning Liverpool was playing relatively well, they died down as the game went on, giving Chelsea a very easy match. Liverpool's best chance was a long range effort by Aquilani heading for the top left corner which just shaved the top of the bar, with Cech beaten. But it was captain fantastic which set up Chelsea for their first, Steven Gerrard passed it back to an alert Drogba who rounded the keeper and gave Chelsea the lead in the 33rd minute. As the match progressed, Chelsea created plenty of chances, putting them all wide or over the bar, but eventually in the 54th minute, Lampard taps in the second, securing the result. Chelsea stay dominant in first with this important win, and will be looking to win against Wigan on the last matchday.
In Spain, Barcelona keep their lead over Real Madrid with a comfortable 4-1 victory away against Villareal, Messi scored two along with Bojan and a wonderful curling free kick by Xavi. Sevilla seal an important win over Atletico Madrid after they got two penalties (Negredo tucked them both away) which won them the game 3-1. Real Madrid were able to stay just one point from Barcelona after a late winner against Osasuna by Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese headed in the winner in the dying moments to allow Los Blancos to win 3-2.
In Italy, Roma stay tight up to Inter after winning 2-1 against Parma thanks to Totti's sublime chip followed by Taddei doubling, and Lanzafame pulling one back for Parma. Catania drew 1-1 against Juventus who have rumors circulating that this upcoming transfer window they want to invest 80 million Euros in players like Mascherano and Ribery. Inter Milan stay top after a very comfortable win away at Lazio, a 2-0 win which was marked by two headers by Samuel and Thiago Motta. Bari continue their fantastic run in Serie A after defeating Genoa 3-0, and Sampdoria win 2-0 with a great goal by the returning Cassano.
In England, the second-last matchday was filled with tense and electrifying matches, none other than the Tottenham - Bolton match which ended 1-0 for the Spurs only thanks to a wonder-strike by Tommy Huddlestone which rocketed into the top right corner. The other contenders for fourth place played it out at Eastlands, Manchester City defeated Aston Villa 3-1, mostly thanks to fantastic work by Johnson on the right flank who got a penalty for Tevez and set up Adebayor. Manchester United win 1-0 thanks to Nani's goal, but what should really be looked at is Berbatov's miss from about half a meter from the goal with an empty net... very worrying.
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