May 10th, 2010
Weekend Results: Euro Edition, Now With (More) Abs
No, we’re not paranoid. Fate is indeed conspiring against our desire for long, lustrous and totally not plastic nails. Yes people, after the stresses and strains of the EPL title chase, we now have to sadly report that both the Spanish and Italian league titles will go to the wire, with the final decisive games taking place on Sunday 16th May. Our manicurist is furious.
Real Madrid remain second in the table after a big 5-1 home win against Athletic Bilbao. Sergio Ramos scored and joyfully entered into the end-of-season shirt shedding spirit (above). Try saying that after a bucket of sangria.
However, it wasn’t such plain sailing for Barcelona, who were cruising to a comfortable 3-0 victory against Sevilla. Two goals from Freddie Kanoute and Luis Fabiano made the final twenty minutes a bit scary for Pep’s boys, but fortunately Barca manged to hang on and Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s innovative defending techniques (left) were not required.
We have a sneaking suspicion that Jose Mourinho has always fancied himself as a bit of a literary hero. Here he is channeling Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights (left). Or is it the Hound of the Baskervilles?
Anyway, Inter Milan’s 4-3 victory over Chievo ensured they remain at the top of Serie A, for another week at least. Meanwhile, AS Roma’s 2-1 win against Cagliari meant the pressure is still on for Mourhino’s men. Francesco (Top) Totti scored twice. While we love his celebratory poppet walk (right) we would request that next time someone wants to take a pic of Philippe Mexes with child, could they please arrange to be in the same stadium as he is? Thanks.
Inspired by Spur’s celebratory dousing of manager Harry Redknapp last week, Bastian Schweinsteiger creates his own manager/fruit-based beverage interface (above). Um, not sure everyone will be laughing at that one.
The team then attempted a conga. Amazingly, at one point during all this frivolity, a football match broke out in which Bayern beat Hertha Berlin 3-1 and clinched the Bundesliga title. Like Inter Milan, Bayern are still in the running for an historic treble; they face Werder Bremen in the German Cup final on 15th May before facing Mourhino’s Inter side in the CL final on 22nd May.
Good, bad, too worried about your nails to care? Let us now how the weekend went for you, Kickettes!