August 30th, 2010
Weekend Results: Good For You?
David Villa & Dani Alves bringin’ the man love (and internal exams). Images: Getty Images, Reuters via Daylife
Now we know why there are beds in the Real Madrid training complex – they’re for the players to hide under when the team begins the season by dropping points against Mallorca. (Especially since Barcelona made certain of their three; goals from Messi, Iniesta and Daveeeeed Villa supplied a convincing victory away at Racing Santander.) FYI, Barca’s Victor Valdes (and our EXI keeper) contributed via this awesome penalty save whilst preserving his sexy. Elsewhere in La Liga, Sevilla’s 4-1 away win at Levante ensured they hold top spot.
Phew. That was a lot of official sounding reportage for a bank holiday Monday. But we’ve started, so we might as well go on.
With Chelsea continuing their unbeaten run via a 2-0 home win against Stoke, the pressure was on other EPL title contenders to try and stay in their vapour trail. Only Manchester City cracked, conceding a late, late Darren Bent penalty that gave Sunderland a cheeky 1-0 victory.
Fernando Torres and Wayne Rooney both stepped up to the plate for their clubs, Rooney with a early penalty in Manchester United’s 3-0 demolition of West Ham and Torres with the winner for Liverpool against West Bromwich Albion.
Our highlights from this weekend’s games include: seeing Nemanja Vidic’s shorts constantly trying to quit his lower thighs and move into his upper thigh region (sadly we’ve yet to find appropriate pics); Cameron Jerome looking all kinds of fly for Birmingham City; and seeing Cesc and RVP start for Arsenal (that RVP went off injured took the jam out of our doughnut a tad).
Muchos upset & excitement in Germany this weekend as champions Bayern Munich were beaten 2-0 by newly promoted Kaiserslautern. Even this paled into insignificance against Mainz’ outrageous comeback from three goals down to beat Wolfsburg 4-3.
While champions Inter will have been pleased to see Roma and Juventus drop points in their opening fixtures, the former in a goal-less draw against Cesena, the latter losing 1-0 away to Bari, their 2-0 loss to Atletico Madrid in the European Super Cup will ensure a nervous start to their campaign on Monday night. Rivals AC Milan laid a marker with a solid 4-0 home victory against Lecce.
And finally, the question on everybody’s lips in Ligue 1 this weekend was not whether Toulouse would make it four out of four wins against Nancy (they did) or indeed whether the arrival of Yoann Gourcuff would inspire Lyon against Lorient (it didn’t, they lost 2-0) but how sexy would the aforementioned Lashes would look in his new Lyon kit. We are pleased to confirm that he looked hot (left). Yeee haw!
How was it for you, team Kickette?