May 14th, 2012
Weekend Results: Happy Hugs, Hairy Chests & Haircut Generators
ADP with his wife, Sonia and son, Sasha. Image: Reuters.
Fine by us!
Real Madrid beat Mallorca 4-1 last night, taking their points tally to a record breaking 100 for the season. Mou’s men made sure of the title a couple of weeks ago, which rendered Barca’s failure to beat Real Betis inconsequential as far as the table went. We’re pretty sure they would’ve liked to honour departing manager Pep Guardiola with a win, although as Bolton will tell you this morning, footie ain’t always fair.
In other news, Europa Cup winning Atletico Madrid helped end Villarreal’s twelve-year tenure in the top flight – Radamael Falcao waiting until the 88th minute to strike the decisive blow. Rayo Vallecano stayed up at Villarreal’s expense, and to celebrate Tamudo’s scrambled goal, Michu got interviewed in his pants.
Having taken absolutely no notice of Lecce all season, we were devastated to learn they got relegated when we saw this pic of David Di Michele. Image: Marco Luzzani/Getty Images.
Hopefully you will have recovered sufficiently from Marco’s Borriello’s moustache last week to enjoy Alessandro Del Piero’s sign-off goal – his final league appearance for Juventus ended with a 3-1 victory over Atalanta and a big ole party on the streets of Turin.
Although second position was never under threat, AC Milan would have been pleased to secure three points in their final game vs. Novara, who despite already being relegated took a 1-0 lead at the San Siro before Mathieu Flamini and departing hero Filippo Inzaghi struck.
Udinese snatched the final Champions League spot from under Lazio’s noses with a 2-0 victory over Catania, while Lecce lost 1-0 to Chievo and will play Serie B football next season. Yep. Even David Di Michele, whose torso is definitely top flight material.
DFB Pokal Cup
Image: AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN.
We would’ve thought that Borussia Dortmund had had enough of lifting trophies and chucking beer all over each other, but they thrashed Bayern Munich 5-2 in the DFB Pokal Cup on Saturday and did it all again.
Remy Cabella. Virtually transparent. Image: REUTERS/Stephane Mahe.
A last minute goal from Karim Ait-Fana put Montpellier clear at the top of Ligue 1 this weekend, but PSG are right on their tail after a goal difference boosting 3-0 win over Rennes. As it stands, PSG are three points behind Montpellier with a superior goal difference of two. Next weekend won’t quite be the fearsome behemoth of doom that the EPL was this week, but it won’t be far off.
It matters not. Yoann Gourcuff got sent off in Lyon’s 1-1 draw with Ajaccio, so we’re in mourning.
Another gem from Kick TV’s Ryan Bailey.
New York Red Bulls are back at the top of the Eastern Conference table after a dramatic comeback vs. Philadelphia Union. Having taken a 19th minute lead through Joel Lindpere, Red Bulls conceded two from Lionard Pajoy before Marcus Holgersson and Kenny Cooper made sure of the points. Former leaders Kansas City will have to make do with second place for the time being, after failing to beat Chicago Fire.
David Beckham spared LA Galaxy’s blushes away at Montreal with a free kick, but then suffered the ignominy of the crowd singing Spice Girls songs at him while he was being interviewed. Galaxy are still floating about it the middle of the Western Conference table, currently dominated by Real Salt Lake. They beat Seattle Sounders 1-0 and are three points clear of San Jose Earthquakes, who drew 1-1 with Chivas.