October 17th, 2011

Weekend Results: Show & Tell

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Important events in the EPL #1. Image Credit: Getty Images.

We thought we’d liven up the Weekend Results with a cleverly concealed theme today. Keep your eyes peeled as you browse, Kickettes, and see if anything pops out at you.

EPL

Toni Terry husband WAG

And #2. Imagine. It it actually part of our employment remit to scan photo agencies for images like this. Image Credit: AP Photo.

Steven Gerrard returned to the EPL in the 1-1 draw between Liverpool and Manchester United on Saturday. His movement upfront during the game was astonishing considering the severity of his recent groin strain and we are thrilled to see him back to his best. His goal wasn’t bad either.

Manchester City demolished Aston Villa 4-1 and leap frogged United to take top spot, while Chelsea’s 3-1 win over Everton saw them finish the weekend in third. Newcastle are still unbeaten and currently hold the fourth Champions League spot after a 2-2 draw with Spurs while Arsenal are hanging in there after an RvP inspired 2-1 win over Sunderland.

One thing is for certain, Arsenal Kickettes. That boy needs to sign a new contract. Like, now.

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La Liga

Expansive views from the front and rear. That’s the way we like our real estate. Image Credit: JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images.

We’re sensing an incoming Crispy strop. The rumblings are faint right now, but it’s only a matter of time for the tanned one starts to get fretty about the attention Gonzalo Higuain is attracting. Higgy has now scored two consecutive league hat-tricks, plus a spare one for his country against Chile in the middle. With arch rival Lionel Messi already up to ten league goals, Cristiano will not be bathing in the kind of adoration he is used to and there may be repercussions. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Barcelona’s 3-0 win over Racing Santander keeps them top, but Madrid’s 4-1 victory against Real Betis was only enough to take them third. Levante’s astonishing unbeaten run continued with a 3-0 win over Malaga and their prize was second place. Not bad for a team who finished fifteenth last season.

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Serie A

Did you know that if you get a red card in Serie A now, your short-tent gets confiscated? Adrian Mutu does. Image: Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images Europe.

Is it more difficult to be hovering over the relegation spots when you just picked up the treble? Ask an Inter fan. Their side’s 2-1 defeat away to Catania was their fourth of the season, which will make AC Milan’s 3-0 win over Palermo even more annoying. Napoli lost 2-1 to Parma and Bologna beat Novara 2-0, but all the other Serie A weekend fixtures ended in 0-0 draws.

How dull. If it hadn’t been for Adrian Mutu’s dismissal for a wayward elbow, our beauty sleep would have remained unmolested. Sigh.

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Bundesliga

Bayern Munich's midfielder Toni Kroos

After this, pretty much anything is a let down. But we’re working a theme here, team. Image Credit: AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHE.

Bayern Munich appear to have put their problems behind them and are rapidly becoming the team to beat in the Bundesliga. Problem is, they’re on fi-yah. Their 4-0 victory over Hertha Berlin put them five points clear, but it’s their +24 goal difference that tells the real story. They score goals. Lots of them.

Meanwhile, the Borussias of Dortmund and Monchegladbach are jostling for second place, Monchengladbach winning this week’s battle despite a 2-2 draw against Bayer Leverkusen. Dortmund beat Werder Bremen 2-0 on Friday, and are now level on points with them, along with Stuttgart who beat Hoffenheim by the same scoreline.

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Ligue 1

The presence of the fluffy, friendly mascot makes us feel rather guilty for perving on this pic of Yoann Gourcuff. But we figure we’ll get over it. Image Credit: REUTERS/Robert Pratta.

We’re not sure what’s going on at Montpellier, but they really want to win the league this season. They came from 2-0 down to beat Dijon 5-3, but even this extraordinary effort wasn’t enough to negate PSG’s claim for top spot – they beat Ajaccio 3-1, with a nice little hat-trick for Gameiro thrown in.

Lyon beat Nancy by the same scoreline and occupy third, while Lille also won 3-1 in their game against Auxerre. For their efforts, Nancy are still on course to break Arles-Avignon’s crap points tally of last season; they still have five and if it wasn’t for the poor form of the aforementioned Ajaccio and Bordeaux (who lost 3-0 to Nice), they’d have been left behind.

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Well? Did you figure it out? It wasn’t hard, now was it?

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28 Responses to “Weekend Results: Show & Tell”

  1. Goonerette says:

    Well, Robin is loyal to the club so he'll be following Vermaelen's footsteps and sign a long-term contract soon

  2. realfan7 says:

    RM has been looking great..well they always LOOK great but they've been playing well too. CR, Kaka, and Ozil together have been great and Pipita is back. It is still very early in the season I wouldn't be worried about CR, I'm sure in the end he will be top of the charts again. As for Messi not getting calls his way…Boofreakinhoo! He's had plenty of calls given To him as well. He gets plenty protected by the refs. Maybe Barca's check hasn't cleared yet, when it does I'm sure it will go back to the way it always was.

    • Stats says:

      Someone's got a chip on their shoulder…

      Penalties awarded to Real Madrid since the start of the 2009/2010 season – 23
      Penalties awarded to Barcelona since the start of the 2009/2010 season – 8

      I'm no conspiracy theorist and am sure those stats are just an aberration but as seeing as you brought up childish conspiracy theories (Barca's check…) I thought I'd throw those stats out to you… Barca must not be paying them enough so…

      In reality both Barca and Madrid are the beneficiaries of more favorable decisions than other teams in Spain.

  3. Fatima says:

    eurghh…shouldn't have been a free kick, so soft….and yeah was a good goal but CHICHARITOS WAS BETTER!!! lol sorry :P

    • littlegreenpea says:

      yes, i totally agree…. i loved chicharito's goal. but then again, I love chicharito, so I'm a little biased…

  4. nika says:

    I`m so happy for my RM boys, keep it up in the same rhythm!

    I can`t believe that no one didn`t mention our wonderfull Lashes and his amazing return after a long injury break! He was very close to even score a goal! Anyway, I saw him today, with the rest of OL`s team and OMG that man is even more stunning in person, if it is even possible!

    • Emma says:

      I know, his return is the footy highlight of my week! I can't wait to finally watch him play again, that man is perfection. And lucky girl for getting to see him in person! :)

      • nika says:

        I`ll be on Bernabeu tonight and I hope I could take a pic with him, if I have a chance! But the most important is supporting my Real, los blancos are on the first place! Sorry Yoyo, but Real is my first, true love and no one will ever occupy that special place in my heart!!!

    • Sarah, Madrid says:

      he will be playing for the madrid game, no? that's ineresting..

  5. Agnes Wonka says:

    The draw in Man.Utd-Liverpool was rather awkward….

    So happy for RM and Pipita! he's showing that Argentina has more shining stars and not only Messi. CR will get back to his scoring skills…soon enough!
    Levante is doing great! I'm glad that LaLiga is not getting a game of two teams like the previous seasons.

    • littlegreenpea says:

      it was awkward, wasn't it? …. well at least chicharito scored. that made me very happy. and so does this pic of gourcuff. he's even hot from the side… hooray!

  6. PUPOVAC SNJEZANA says:

    GO GERRARD,YOU ARE THE BEST ALTHOUGH RAMOS IS MY FAVOURITE

  7. Raven says:

    Wohooo Levante! Good work! And good performance from Barca as usual. But you might wonder if it is forbidden to rule a penalty in Messi's favour? But as someone on another forum wrote, I guess they have to give other players a chance to compete.

    Nice to see Stevie G back. I hope he's got a couple years more in those long legs.

    • Valencia_x says:

      Completely agree, Messi has been denied certain penalties in at least three games in La Liga this season. Everybody has a run of bad luck now and then I suppose. 10 goals already this season in La Liga, and none of them penalties!

    • Sarah, Madrid says:

      Referees in liga are not the best to say they least that's the thing!..in real Madrid game there was a penalty for Marcelo were a defender literally sent him in the air flying where it is a penalty and at least a red card in front of the referee and he did nothing..
      I think referees mostly give soft penalties more than actual tackle happening in the box lol

  8. mata says:

    Yeah Man City!!!! – loved that sexy little overhead goal by Balotelli!

  9. xoWinnie says:

    Terry's goal celebration was the cutest!
    so happy for him he's put so much into this club ;')
    i'm happy for Arsenal, they've been improving, but are still breaking my heart
    the CL seems like a no-go for next season
    but let's hope i'm wrong, june is still a long ways away.
    Pipa and his shelf-booty continue to make me beam endlessly
    there's nothing he can't do with that his returning confidence!
    this will be a good year for him! (and a hopefully injury free one)

  10. IrishBlue says:

    Stevie G!!!!!! Honestly delighted for him! Also very pleased with the Chelsea result, although the actual match wasn't that exciting to watch, a win's a win.

    Btw, I'd love to see some more Thomas Muller on here, he's such a cutie!

    • April says:

      Yeah, I have to say I wasn't as drawn to this match as I thought I would be… but Mata was great (as per usual)!

  11. Sarah, Madrid says:

    Pipa performances has reached level of orgasmic for me! I am seriously getting scared of getting so used to these " treble of goals" as it is iker's googled translated english name it, that when he end up scoring only one goal a game, I will be disappointed. Cristiano was again so selfless with the passes, he was sooo great on Saturday, it doesn't matter if he didn't score seriously! Kaka goal was superb!
    Levante keeps on surprising, although Malaga played with 10 players anyway!

  12. Hot4Spurs says:

    Spurs v Newcastle had me on the edge of my seat. The goals from Defoe and Ameobi were beautiful! Not the result I wanted, but the draw was fair. I think Newcastle has something to prove.

  13. McRed says:

    TAKE COVER EPL! STEVIE G IS BAAAAAAAAACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-D

  14. Miss XOXO says:

    Im very happy Chelsea win…AND off course JT poses celebration make me in heaven.