Weekend Round-Up – 21st October 2013

England – Arsenal maintained their lead at the top of the table after a 4-1 victory over Norwich. Samuel Eto’o scored his first goal for Chelsea as they overcame Cardiff to sit second in the Premier League. Manchester United failed to see off Southampton at Old Trafford, with it finishing 1-1 thanks to a late goal from Adam Lallana.

Spain – Barcelona failed to beat Osasuna, as the game finished 0-0. Goals from Ronaldo and Di Maria, saw Real over the line against Malaga. Atletico Madrid, dropped points as they succumbed to a 1-0 defeat, away at Espanyol.

Italy – Roma have opened a five point lead at the top of Serie A. They beat second placed Napoli, whilst Juventus lost 4-2 to Fiorentina. Roma have now won eight out of eight.

Germany – Bayern Munich came back from a goal down to beat Mainz 4-1. Dortmund recorded a 1-0 over Hannover. Leverkusen also won, meaning that the top three are now at least seven points clear of the chasing pack.

France – Goals from both Ibrahimovic and Cavani, meant PSG went top of the Ligue 1, at least until the Monaco game. However, Monaco threw away a two goal lead, to draw 2-2 with Sochaux.

Argentina – Top of the league Newell’s Old Boys lost to Rosario Central to halt their title challenge, they do however remain three points clear of San Lorenzo.

Brazil – Cruzeiro lose, but the rest of the top four fail to win, meaning not much has changed at the top of the table.

Japan – Yokohama remain top, whilst a Sanfreece loss means Urawa Red’s are now in second place.

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Roma have won eight in eight

                                             Roma have won eight in eight

21st October 2013 – NEWZ as it happens

Vincent Kompany and Mathieu Flamini will both be absent from their sides Champions League games due to injury

Patrice Evra has hinted at an exit from Manchester United once his contract is up

The draw for the UEFA World Cup play off draw has taken place and the following ties are

Greece vs Romania

Iceland vs Croatia

Portugal vs Sweden

Ukraine vs France

Brazil 2014

 

This morning’s headlines.

Patrice Evra to explain his comments about former France international Bixente Lizarazu

Stefan Effenberg has hit out at Munich boss Pep Guardiola, following his apparent refusal to allow Arjen Robben

Wenger says do not rule out Manchester United. The Champions are currently 8 points adrift of League leaders Arsenal, and have only won three in the League from the first eight games.

Walcott has suffered a minor injury set back and will be out for a further two weeks.

Weekend Round-Up – October 7th

England – North London rivals both drop points in the title race. Spurs get ‘Hammered’ by West Ham, whilst West Brom hold Arsenal to a 1-1 draw. Manchester United recovered from being a goal down, to beat bottom side Sunderland 2-1. Adnan Januzaj scored both goals on his full debut in the Premier League.

Germany – The Bundesliga saw some upsets this past weekend. Firstly Borussia Dortmund fell at Borussia Moenchengladbach whilst Entracht Braunschweig finally won their first game in the league with am impressive 2-0 over Wolfsburg. Champions Bayern recorded a 1-1 with Bayer Leverkusen.

Spain – Two very late goals for Real Madrid saw them turn a 2-1 defeat into a 3-2 victory. Morata and Ronaldo scored the late decisive goals. Barcelona easily dispatched of Valladolid 4-1. Whilst Atletico Madrid made it 8 out of 8 wins, to remain joint top with Barca.

Italy – Three first half goals, including two from Francesco Totti, saw Roma canter to a victory in the Giuseppe Meazza, against an Inter side, unreconziable to the one that won the Champions League just three years ago. Napoli and Juventus remained two point behind the league leaders.

France – Monaco and PSG both won their respective games 2-1 to maintain their lead at the top of Ligue 1. Valenciennes are currently bottom of the league,

Portugal – Porto are currently two points in front of Sporting Lisbon. Benfica are a further five points behind.

Argentina – Newell’s Old Boys remain top of the Clausura, with San Lorenzo in second and Boca Juniors in third

Brazil – Cruzeiro kept to winning way, beating Nautico 4-1. Gremio and Atletico Paranaense sit second and third respectively.

Japan – Sanfreece Hiroshima and Yokohama F Marinos sit joint top of J1. Omiya Ardija lost again, going down to third place Urawa Red Diamonds 4-1.

Omiya, who were top at the mid point break, have won just once in 13 League games and find themselves sitting 10th

Omiya, who were top at the mid point break, have won just once in 13 League games and find themselves sitting 10th