November 1st, 2010

Weekend Results: Goal Faces & Farces

David Villa: Goal celebration or sex face? We’re going with the latter, natch. Getty Images/Daylife

Apologies for our absence on Friday, activities were suspended due to the Kickette staff’s attendance of a team building exercise. The weekend, undertaken with the idea of maximising our ability to provide you with exciting, informative posts, involved hiking, building shelters, crossing rivers and lots of mud, all things we were totally prepared to do in the name of our art.

Unfortunately one of our number refused to get off the bus as she found out there were no shops within a 50 mile radius. We were forced to de-camp to the local five star hotel for manicures and meditation.

Still. We tried. Allow us to make it up to you with the Weekend Results.


Pretenders to the throne Manchester City stuttered for the second weekend in a row, losing 2-1 to Wolverhampton Wanderers. Reports that manager Roberto Mancini has lost control of his expensive dressing room will make the next few weeks crucial in City’s campaign for Champions League football next season.

Normal service for the other clubs in contention for the top four, Chelsea coming from behind to beat Blackburn 1-2 and Arsenal leaving it late, an eighty-eighth minute Alex Song goal the difference as the Gunners beat West Ham 1-0.

2-0 was the final scoreline between Manchester United and Spurs but to imply it was that simple would be doing a disservice to referees and rule makers everywhere. We haven’t got the room or inclination to go into the details of this farce, simply view Nani’s goal here and then read this. Then lie down. (Getty Images/Zimbio)

Lastly from England, congrats to Newcastle captain and surrogate dad Kevin Nolan, who scored a hat trick for the Magpies in their 5-1 demolition of local rivals Sunderland. Parenthood is suiting him, no?

La Liga

If Real Madrid’s five goal margin last week was a statement of intent, Barcelona certainly got the message. Their response? A 5-0 drubbing of Sevilla, including yet another two from Leo Messi and two from our leading boy Daveeed Villa. Only a point separates the two sides now, Real’s 3-1 victory over Hercules ensuring they keep the initiative for another week. Real Zaragoza currently prop the table up after a 1-1 draw at Valencia.

Serie A

In the big game of the weekend, Juventus visited the San Siro and helped themselves to a vital three points at the expense of AC Milan, the game finishing 2-1. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored Milan’s only goal and his response to the loss can be seen on the left. (Getty Images/Daylife)

 After an horrendous start to the season, Roma finally scraped their way into the top half of the table with a bad tempered 2-0 victory over Lecce. Lazio’s 1-0 win over Palermo saw them open up a four point lead at the top, despite second place Inter’s 1-0 win away at Genoa.

Ligue 1

Twas status quo at at Arles over the weekend; they lost 2-0 at Lorient and sadly remain rooted to the bottom of the table with two points. The other end of the table looks slightly less familiar, however, promoted Brest’s 2-0 defeat of St Etienne taking them to the top. Elsewhere, Lyon beat Sochaux 2-1 to take ninth and Nice slipped to seventeenth after losing 2-0 at Auxerre.


Last up, Bayern Munich finally gave their fans something to cheer about, a 4-2 win over SC Freiburg lifting them to seventh place. They’ll need to do more than that to keep Schweini’s bratwurst safe in Germany, though.  Borussia Dortmund leapfrogged to the top with an unexpected 2-0 away win over in-form Mainz, while Schalke were dragged into the relegation places, losing 1-0 at home to Bayer Leverkusen.

Bit of a mixed bag this week, team! Your thoughts?

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86 Responses to “Weekend Results: Goal Faces & Farces”

  1. angelo says:

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  2. Erin says:

    Thrilled! It was ugly, but it was a win for my beloved LFC. And I was there, singing my heart out, "Maxi…Maxi Rodriguez runs down the wing for me! Dada da da da, dada da da da!"

  3. maravillaa says:

    yay for Liverpool! Yay for Barcaa, and David Villa! What a man <3<3

  4. David I see you….;

  5. Delicious says:

    Dahveed, you're such a hottie!!!

  6. MrsFigo says:

    gooooooooo Manchester United. Nani i by far our best palyer this season and well if the whistle hadn’t gone well the goal should have stood ;) Sorry Spurs xD
    Yeahh Forza Inter :P my Inter will win the Serie A again thisseason although congratulations to Del Piero (mwahhhh x) for becoming Juve’s top scorer :)
    Ligue 1…… Toulouse – Paulo Machado,,, check him out Kickettes ;)
    and Portuguese League should get a mention… SPORTING OLEEEEEEEE

  7. piquetorresxabi says:

    im just glad that things are looking up for Liverpool, i hope this continues and wish them the best of luck! :)

  8. VS1986 says:

    I have no doubt that this is David Villa's sex face. :)

  9. Tocadisco says:

    I know yall are gonna be like ' whaaaat ? "
    But .. I actually don't know why you call Villa "daveeeed"… anyone cares to explain :D ?

    • bouncebackabilitrix says:

      I reckon it's because that's how Spanish (and some English) commentators pronounce his first name. :)

      • Nando y Geri 4ever says:

        he's a cutie and exactly what bouncebackabilitrix said :) you must be from the southern part of the US because of the word "yall". am i right?

  10. Emme says:

    Uuugggghhhhh…..I am always, always, always late to the party on Monday! Anyhow, I am still going to give my two bits about this past weekend's action.
    First – Real Madrid??!!!??! Is this seriously real life? I think it is, so I would like to know what kind of Jose Mourihno Kool-Aid los Merengues are drinking? On a serious note – I am really thrilled about how RM is playing even if it is not against the greatest teams. I think it is good for the confidence & will help in the tougher games down the road. Shout-out to Khedira for being Jose's stand-out baller of the game. He and Xabi are starting to work nicely in the center. Not to mention, Xabi is just so boss. He is a great on-pitch leader. I loved Cristiano's jazz hands goal celebration & all the hugging, the Khedergio love, Benz having a good game & finally smiling! Everyday, I just heart them more and more. Very much looking forward to the clash at the San Siro & the derby next weekend!
    Arsenal – keep it up! Boca: get your booty back out on the pitch! St Etienne needs you! Last but not least, MLS shout-out: congrats Red Bulls!!!!! Will stop typing now – I know this is kind of long :)

  11. Mary Sheer says:

    What about Liverpool? They just had their first back-to-back win this season!!! That was one good flick from our dearest 'Nando. :)

  12. @AgnesWonka says:

    Nani's goal was the coolest and most LOL thing I've ever seen!

  13. Jennifer says:

    man is it me or dose villa keep looking hotter and hotter
    his just so so hot! that pics great i could stair at it all day best sex face mmm villa why r u so hot and dame sexy
    his goles r great his so talented and hot

  14. MadridistaJenn says:

    Real Madrid continues to make me proud, week after week. Can't wait for this week's games. And that picture of David almost made me choke on my retainer. What more could I ask for?

  15. Lunare says:

    Loved David's pic over there ;) . Loved Juve's victory over Milan and especially Ale's goal (love him sooo much). Loved Barca's 5 goals. Loved it was Villa who scored 2 (told ya he could do it!!!). Loved Roma's comeback. Loved Nando's assist (pure class!). Loved Lyon's victory (ok, I admit I support Lyon only because of Yoann). Loved Green's performance against Arsenal (why couldn't he do it at the WC?).
    Hated watching Inter's 3 players injuries. Hated Man City's loss (they bought a bunch of world class players but still depend on Teves).Hated Totti's red card. Hated to see Sevilla's poor match :( . Hated Mainz's loss (I really want a small team to win the league, though I wouldn't mind if Bayern or Schalke (ha-ha) did that).
    Lol'd at Nani's goal against Spurs. Really, I don't like Nani, but what should he do (kick the ball away following the rules of fair play and risk the Rage of Fergie?). The goalie should have been more careful.

  16. N says:

    I'm glad Villa scored (and I swear, no double-entendre was intended there! honest!), and all's about as good as can be hoped for in my footy world (Liverpool win=YESSSS! Even if I do think Nando needs a bit of a rest to really get back to his c.2008 form).

    But you know what would be better than Daveeed goalface? Daveeed daddyface with Barca kit for his girls (hint, hint, HINT. Or have Zaida and Olaya not been spotted anywhere near the pitch this season? :( ).

  17. senora ramos says:

    wonderful victory from my boys in white!! they had me worried about the giant slayers in the 1st half, but in the end, they rose to the challenge and played how we all know they can. marcelo love, you have grown leaps and bounds this season and i am so proud of you. also, well done benzema. cron, keep doin what you do, baby! 11 years of wins at the bernabeau shall come to pass this weekend, sorry atleti (well, not really), but the nightmare will continue.

    oh, dahved, please score for spain soon so that i can be happy again when you score:( that face is epic!

    also, well done to arsenal!! keep it up guys! and YEAH AMERICA WON!!!!!!!!! sorry, but i've had it with all the draws!!! way to go super aguilas!

  18. zztop says:

    I don't want to talk about it. Things are going from bad to good to worse for Sevilla, what with Jesus Navas needing surgery and thus out till winter break and Palop's injury, not to mention a whole host of other injured players. I'm not sure how the're going to get through la liga, copa del rey and europa league. The fit players must be exhausted already ( thinking of you, Perotti).

  19. Sylvia says:

    Kickette what about the wonderful MLS playoffs that were this weekend?! Mr. Becks and Hotties over in the LA Galaxy won the first leg!!! :)

  20. theodora says:

    well, liverpool won, barcelona won, panathinaikos won!!!!!!!!!!!!! me, soooo happy!!!! :)

  21. gi0ia says:

    If my beautiful Diego Forlan doesn`t score soon, I`ll stop eating altogether. :-( How can he score goals if he is not allowed to play a full game any more?? Although he did look a bit happier yesterday, or at least less frustrated…

  22. SoccerLoverrrr says:

    i loveeeee daveeeeed's sex faceee ;)

  23. @mezz98 says:

    Mmmmm….David Villa – one of the only men on the planet who wears a soul patch well.

  24. Nora says:

    O.O That pic of Villa is what (naughty naughty) dreams are made of. I think I'll have another martini and stay in bed staring at it. Oh Kickette, how I love thee

  25. Summer says:

    Girls we have to say to me that this can't be a dream…Don't wake up me if this is a dream, because yesterday Liverpool WON for the third time in this season in EPL (Thank you MAXI!!!)….Also last Saturday was a wonderful day because Manchester City LOST (Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah :D )!!!!!!!!….Bye Bye Roberto Mancini….

  26. Nora says:

    Oh God, Liverpool. Those three points made it so much easier to get up this morning. And also Barca, yay!

  27. Lotte (Zlatanista) says:

    Yes Daviiiid, that is EXACTLY how I feel when Barca scores!! So happy for him. Finally! His first goal was beautiful. And to see Xavi on the pitch again was a special treat.

    A little sad for Sevilla…but Arsenal won, wich is a good thing. All in all a good weekend.

  28. lorena_yGp says:

    In my footy land everything is perfect and in balance:
    Manchester WON-checked ( + veeeeryyy entertaining!!! )
    Barca WON-checked -great goals
    Lyon WON-checked
    Arsenal WON-checked

    ……………and OK I will admit-CR scored!!! again!!! YEEEAAAH!!! Ohh yes , he has ability of making me looking like the craziest fangirl :-)
    My guilty pleasure #1 :-)

  29. manuela says:

    My Real won very good team of Hercules! I was in a huge shock when we received that goal, practically as soon as the match started and it was very difficult to me to watch the first half time! But when we draw and later those CR's two amazing goals- smile on my face came back again! I don't know Criss who is responsible for your good form and who throw spells on you, but please don't stop!!! Just keep doing that!
    Barcelona also marked a great victory against hard opponent but who cares for that, it's important that we remained on the top of La Liga!
    I'm also glad for Lyon's victory- not because of the club but because of Yo! My French darling had a good game last weekend and also made a few assistances- awesome!

  30. Marie says:

    Absolutely delighted with Barca's performance…….
    David Villa's (goal scoring) ketchup bottle has finally opened

  31. BarceLisa says:

    congrats to ADP on becoming Juve's all-time leading scorer. Also, Barca won and United won (thanks Mark Clattenburg) so my weekend was good. I loved the Newcastle-Sunderland match, Shola Ameobi so deserved a hat-trick too. I never realised he has such great bone structure (I sense a new crush developing). I guess we don't get to see his beautiful smile much because he doesn't score that often.

  32. Bri says:

    Daveeeeeeeeeeeeed Villa!!!! Goodness I was so happy for him, he's been trying so hard for so long! Lovely feed from Messi as well. Also, Dani was adorable, that goal was excellent. Too bad it had to be against Sevilla. He was funny about it "Pedro, put me down put me down…"

  33. gin_in_teacups says:

    Glorious beautiful wonderful weekend. My poor heart suffered badly during the first half of Real's match but then that comeback – spectacular! And Liverpool! I'd contented myself with a draw towards the end and stopped watching so I could carve pumpkins with my flatmates, and then to find out we'd won in the last few minutes! I'm sad I missed it but I'm still so happy! So happy that I'm not even THAT upset about Barca thumping poor dear Sevilla like that. A bit upset, but not as much as I might usually be.

    Oh, and now I can't stop imagining David Villa sex. That lead photo = excellent for fantasizing, terrible for going out and living my life like a normal person.

    • YouNeverWalkAlone says:

      I totally agree with everything you said! RM amazing win+Liverpool amazing win= awesome weekend :)
      And poor sevilla…

      • zztop says:

        Poor Sevilla indeed. And I don't think Kickette pays enough attention to Sevilla's players. They have a very fine looking team.

  34. LosAngeleno says:

    Sorry for my deceptive name. I'm born and bred LA but have been trapped in Brooklyn for a while now. My name's wishful thinking. I'm originally from San Pedro. Where are you?

  35. DeeRoma says:

    I was truly excited for the 2-0 Roma win. While I am sad to see il Capitano will miss next Sunday's derby, I was excited overall with the offensive waking up in the second half, the return of DDR and a midfield with my two faves – DDR and Brighi. Just saying on the last point. Keep it going, Roma!

    Also, congrats to Juve on their win and also Alessandro Del Piero for setting the club record with 179 career Serie A goals for Juventus.

    • Zhenya says:

      That was very unfortunate about Totti! I don't think it should have been a red, but man he is exciting to watch when he is angry! DDR's going to make a great captain some day. Just hope it's not too soon!

      The Juve-Milan game was very satisfying. It was a win-win for me especially after watching a very depressing college "football" game Thursday night. :(

      • DeeRoma says:

        Actually, since Totti is doubtful for the CL game against Basel and suspended for the Derby on Sunday, DDR will captain both games. I don't think it should have been a red either. Unfortunately, the next few games are going to be touch and go since there is another injury to the midfield.

        I was happy Juve pulled it out but either team was easily capable of winning. Which depressing game was Thursday night?

        • Lunare says:

          Oh no, I've forgotten the next match is the derby! So bad Totti's gonna miss that. He's always looking forward to derbies as a real tifoso della Roma.

          • DeeRoma says:

            Yes, I know. There are actually fans on the Roma Offsides blog who are HAPPY that he will miss it.

            • Lunare says:

              Really? I can't believe that. Whatever problem there is between him and Ranieri or even if he's slightly out of form he's still our captain and a symbol of Roma, He deserves some respect.

        • Zhenya says:

          Roma can't seem to catch a break! DDR back in and now Taddei out. There have been some bad injuries in Serie A these past couple of weekends.
          I had a feeling some of those Offsides posters would be happy about Totti. :( Some of them are such bandwagon fans. :(

          My college team is FSU. The game literally gave me a migraine afterwards so many emotions going on during that game. They lost it during the last minute after carrying a two touchdown lead for most of the game. They share almost the same colors as Roma, though Garnet instead of Red! :)

          • DeeRoma says:

            Brighi's injury was announced today as well. I agree that they are bandwagoners.

            FSU…that's the Seminoles right?

  36. Very entertaining weekend in the Premier League (if you managed to avoid the ugly borefest that was Aston Villa v Birmingham City.) Excellent win for Manchester United (Vida, you are SO awesome!) and it's always great to get the ABUs and the haters stirred up with a bit of goal controversy. The Northeast Derby was breathless stuff and I enjoyed it even though I felt bad for poor Brucey. Manchester City were good comedy value against Wolves. I especially enjoyed Adebayor and Kompany screaming at each other on the pitch. And in the Championship, Ipswich Town are back to winning ways with a very nice win against Millwall to send their supporters (the ones that weren't in jail that is) home disappointed. Good times all around.

  37. hereforthenando says:

    I'm pretty excited that Liverpool got their first successive wins in…seven months….

    Anyway. We're not in the relegation zone anymore! I'm so pleased!

  38. LosAngeleno says:

    Loved loved loved the Barca win (though part of me always feels bad for the other side's goalkeeper in a trouncing like this). But can someone please explain to me why Dani Alves looked so guilty after his goal, holding up his hands and not wanting to be touched? Is it because he used to play for Sevilla?

    • Emma says:

      yep, he was showing respect & not celebrating bc he use to play for Sevilla

      • LosAngeleno says:


        • Emma says:

          wait, are you a Barça fan in LA? Me too! Why are we not friends? lol where in LA are ya?

          • LosAngeleno says:

            (OOPS…meant to reply directly to you not to the general stream)…Sorry for my deceptive name. I'm born and bred LA but have been trapped in Brooklyn for a while now. My name's wishful thinking. I'm originally from San Pedro. Where are you?

            • Emma says:

              OMG SHUT UR MOUTH me too [I'm in WIndsor Square now, next to Koreatown]!!! That's crazy talk…
              Also I'd love to hear ur thoughts on this:…

              I wonder if we know each other…lol

              • LosAngeleno says:

                No way, Emma!!! I never meet anyone from Pedro! I haven't lived there in a long long time (sorry to Brooklyn bash– love the art and culture but hate the cold weather and the expensive housing…and you guys have 81 degrees today! Plus, Koreatown is awesome.).

                I'm embarrassingly a Barca newbie, since I never followed league games until this year. My fervor was always reserved for the Croatian NT but Spain won me over with their talent and charm (thanks Kickette for doing a major part) and all the players I like are on Barca (now including some non-Spanish ones). It's nice to have a team to cheer on more regularly.

                Thanks for the link, too. The new membership rule seems a little strange to me– but then again, I don't fully understand how it works (sorry again for the ignorance). Seems like it's great for a team to have as many members/fans as they can get and from all over the world and all ages. What do you think? Are you a member? And I love what the writer says about Barca and UNICEF (just another reason to love them). In fact, the only thing I feel slightly guilty about is liking a team that's so good, since I've always rooted for underdogs (hence, my childhood love of the Chicago Cubs).

                • YouNeverWalkAlone says:

                  Lol Yeah well I'm kind of a new Madridista. I always liked the club when i was younger but I never followed them as closely as I do now. Like you it was the SpainNT that won me over, except in my case my favorite players (with the exception of David Villa) were on Real Madrid.

                  Ha so I know we whould be enemies but I am [guiltily] starting to like several barca players (namely BOJAN KRKIC PEREZ and of course david villa) so Im sure we'll get along :D

                  • LosAngeleno says:

                    Guilty as charged, too. My first Spanish NT love was Iker back in 2006, so I totally feel you there. And, I have much newish affection for the Ramos and Higuin, as well. So no hostility at all (plus, I like your clever alias name). :D

  39. Leya_S says:

    What? No comments on Liverpool's second victory in a row? Woo!! Which, interestingly, mirrored that of the Gunners in that the winning goal was scored in the 86th-ish minute. Yay for both teams!

    It breaks my heart a little bit that Barca beat Sevilla that badly. I love both teams, so I'm hurting a little for Sevilla, but still totally happy that Barca won.

    P.S. David Villa's sex face is just perfect! Now I can't stop fantasizing…

    • tracy765 says:

      Right! My thoughts exactly: Liverpool FTW! Just like Nando's hair, the team is rising like a phoenix from the ashes. And I love it!! Also, I must have raging hormones (you know, more that usual) because I thought Pepe looked so unbelievably hot I could barely contain myself every time the camera got anywhere near him.

      • Nando y Geri 4ever says:

        When you say Nando's hair, do you mean its happily growing back fast, or is it painful for you to watch for it to grow? ;) Also upset about Liverpool's victory not being posted! Especially since Nando was involved!!! But so happy Messi and Daveeeed scored, love those 2 men and Pique and Barca <3

    • Lotte says:

      I'm with both teams as well and I feel bad for Sevilla. But Barca comes first. If only they could show the same spirit the 28 of November… And yay for Liverpool!

  40. Missy Manchester says:

    I loved the Utd vs Spurs game. It was fast-paced, skilful and had a little controversy thrown in for good measure. It's a shame though that the Nani "to kick or not to kick" moment defined the game when it should have been Rafael's shut-down of Gareth Bale.

  41. Jo_ says:

    Glad you're back, Kickette. I was in withdrawal on Friday and had to turn to vodka.

    Vida's goal made it all better. :D Still can't quite believe the second goal.

    • hereforthenando says:

      Yeah, I think that I'll claim that the reason that I drank all weekend was because I was upset that Kickette didn't post on Friday as well.

      • Bri says:

        I did the same. Checked in the afternoon for the last time to see if there was an update and then drowned my sorrows in absolut vanilla.

  42. Gen says:

    Brilliant stuff Juve!! I think a pic of Marchisio would've been much appreciated (hint hint hint)

  43. littlegirl says:

    the big game of the serie A week end…and we won!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! sorry Milan girls…but…we won!!!!!!

    • DeeRoma says:

      I knew you'd be excited!

    • Rossanera says:

      So happy for ADP I don't even care!

      • littlegirl says:

        …are you sure you don't even care?? XD i was thinking to you when i wrote "MIlan girls"…

        • Rossanera says:

          … well, I care, because a win would've been nice, but such a lovely moment for ADP so I can't be too upset.

          … and also, in the English language, you don't think "to" someone but "of" them. First dictionary entry.

    • Summer says:

      Sì questo we won con tutti questi punti esclamativi ci sta proprio bene, perché quella vista sabato sera è stata una Juve da punto esclamativo. Abbiamo vinto con una squadra che non ha tantissima qualità come invece è stato per esempio in passato, senza Krasic che era stato davvero importante nelle ultime partite, e contro il Milan che è una grande squadra…Sempre più fiducia per il futuro, tanto, finché si va avanti così con un immortale Del Piero va più che bene!!!!