Sunday, May 16, 2010

Inter Milan and Barcelona win Serie A and La Liga and Chelsea win FA Cup

Sports News - May 16, 2010
Cool kids with the trophy, look at Ballack's face...
Inter Milan, Barcelona, and Chelsea are all to be applauded along with Bayern Munich, Olympique Marseille, Benfica, Rangers, and all other teams which have won titles, cups, and anything else. It feels like it's almost over, but as we all know there's a massive final May 22nd between Inter Milan and Bayern Munich which will take place in the Santiago Bernabeu. Here's the last wrap up of the 2010/2011 season, I hope you enjoy it.

Fa Cup

Chelsea have won a historic double after defeating Portsmouth 1-0, Ancelotti's first year and the Italian coach has done what Mourinho couldn't do in a season. While the big news will be Drogba's pinpoint free kick which won the game for Chelsea, it should also be noted that Portsmouth and Chelsea both missed a penalty each (Portsmouth missed theirs right before Chelsea scored with Drogba), and both of the keepers had a fantastic match. But Chelsea's dominance was oppressing, they created chance after chance only to be stopped by David James who had a stupendous game, his only error was the slightest of shuffles the wrong way on Drogba's free kick. While Chelsea will be aiming for Champions League glory next year, Portsmouth could cease to exist.

Inter Milan's Javier Zanetti holds the trophy as they claimed their fifth successive Serie A title after the match against Siena in SienaSerie A

Inter Milan have won their 5th scudetto in a row, and it's the 18th in the club's history which puts Inter Milan ahead of AC Milan (which has 17) in the amount of Serie A titles. And while it seems all very simple, Inter Milan had to fight against an extremely tough Siena side, winning by only 1 goal by Diego Milito. While Inter pummeled Siena continuously hitting the crossbar repeatedly, putting plenty of chances wide, and testing Curci more than enough, but eventually the goal came by Diego Milito who tucked away yet another goal in this fantastic season for him, giving Inter Milan the Italian Serie A title. Roma on the other hand fought hard an played a good match against Chievo, but it wasn't enough. Vucinic rocketed a volley to give Roma the lead, and then De Rossi blasted a long range effort into the top right corner, but it still just wasn't enough. As for other teams (yes, there are other teams in the Serie A), Sampdoria were able to claim fourth spot after a 1-0 win over Napoli giving them Champions League football for next year (Cassano in the Champions League!).

La Liga

Pique sprayed everybody in celebration, even injured Xavi
Barcelona have won La Liga after thrashing Real Valladolid 4-0, it started with an extremely unfortunate own goal by Prieto, Pedro's ball across bounced of Prieto's foot, sending the ball into the net. Pedro then put his name on the scoresheet with a simple finish after being released by Messi, and after that Messi had a simple tap in after Toure Yaya marauded through the Valladolid defence, making it three. The final goal came in the 75th minute, Messi was released against two defenders which he dribbled through easily and then he slotted home the fourth goal. Real Madrid on the other hand were only able to get a 1-1 draw against Malaga, but it doesn't even matter due to Barcelona's win. We see yet another season which the galacticos are unable to put their stamp on. The battle for fourth was won by Sevilla who away from home defeated Almeria 3-2 with a 90th minute winner by Rios. And although Mallorca won, it wasn't enough for them to claim fourth, and it's very possible that their coach Gregorio Manzano will be going to Sevilla for the next season.

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