September 20th, 2010
Weekend Results: Good For You?
This was insufficient to inspire Roma to a win. Hard to believe, really, isn’t it? Image: Getty Images/Daylife
Painful injuries, hysterical, uncontrolled celebrations, a dash of emergency thigh massage and some cheeky tongue waggling. A typical night out with the Kickette crew, perhaps ? Well, that’s for us to know and our lawyers to worry about.
Meanwhile, why don’t you join us for our regular Monday roundup of all the exciting European results? Ahem.
Arsenal had the opportunity to steal top spot from Chelsea with a win against Sunderland, but failed to take the initiative after Darren Bent scored a controversial 95th minute equaliser, the game finishing 1-1. Scorer Cesc Fabregas came off with a suspected hamstring problem but we have performed the necessary rituals and focussed completely on Cescy’s thighs for the last twenty-four hours. We suggest you do, too.
Liverpool staged an unlikely comeback of almost epic proportions in the big game of the weekend at Old Trafford, Steven Gerrard netting two to bring the score level after two awesome Dimitar Berbatov goals in the first half for Manchester United had appeared to put the game beyond the Reds. However, United and Berbatov were worthy of the win and the hat trick respectively as the Bulgarian scored the winner in the 84th minute. (Getty Images/Zimbio)
A poor first half saw Blackpool four down to unbeaten Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. However, the combination of an early second half rally by Ian Holloway’s side and Chelsea taking their foot off the gas helped Blackpool avoid an embarrassing rout. Anyone care to bet against Chelsea for the title this season?
Barca, meanwhile, won 2-1 against Atletico Madrid. Lionel Messi (left) will undergo further tests on the ankle injury that saw him carried off on a stretcher after scoring the opener; Gerard Pique deviated from usual form and contributed to the game by scoring rather than bleeding all over the pitch. (AP Photo/Daylife)
Yoann Gourcuff had a miserable weekend as his return to former club Bordeaux resulted in a 2-0 loss for his new club Lyon. Champions Marseille crept up to eighth position after a comprehensive victory against Arles, who prop up the table after failing to win any of their six games so far. Saint Etienne top the table from Toulouse on goal difference after a 3-0 win against Montpellier. Toulouse only managed a goalless draw with Monaco.
Stuttgart, having lost all three games this season so far, had a stormer at the weekend with a seven goal victory against Borussia Monchengladbach. Mainz remain top after a 2-0 victory against Werder Bremen, while last season’s champs Bayern Munich are struggling in ninth position, a 0-0 home draw against Cologne not exactly helping their cause.
Goal difference sees promoted Cesena at the top of the Serie A table, a 1-0 win against Lecce sneaking them ahead of Inter Milan. Samuel Eto’o (left) scored both goals in the champions 2-1 victory against Palermo. (Getty Images/Zimbio)
Roma’s problems continue to pile up – the delicious Marco Borriello’s debut goal failing to inspire Claudio Ranieri’s men and the club languish in seventeenth place after a dismal 2-2 home draw against Bologna. AC Milan drew 1-1 at home to Catania and are tenth.
OK, Kickettes. Please form an orderly queue and give us your thoughts. No fighting at the back, please!