So this is my first blog post! I decided to start this blog because of increasing excitement to the build up to next years Fifa World Cup, which is going to be held in my own backyard.
The big news of late have been the WC qualifiers that took place last week. With Portugal and Argentina left in a bit of trouble. It really saddens me to think of the world cup without two of the best players in the world! But at the same time, every team has to earn the right to be there and Argentina especially have not been performing well. But with two games still in hand, qulaification is still possible.
Onto club news now..
the EPL saw some pretty big showndowns this weekend and with the log starting to take shape, the big names needed big wins.
Liverpool saw off Burnley in style with a hatrick from Benayoun in 4-0 win. The good news for Liverpool fans, Skrtle is back from injury, but he was not at his best. Lets give him a week or two to ease back into it.
Benayoun proved his worth as he stood in for Mascherano who was still away from international duty.
Manchester United came back from 0-1 down and secured a convincing 3-1 win over Tottenham.
A last minute stunner from Malouda saw Chelsea beat Stoke 1-2.
Manchester City hosted Arsenal in what was the match of the weekend. Both teams were stretched and determined to not loose possesion. An early own goal from Almunia saw the balance tip in The Citizens favour. Van Persie equalized in the second half, but City put in two more in quick succesion. Bellamy and Adebayor struck in the 74th and 79th minute. With Wright Phillips netting one in, Rosicky’s 87th minute goal wasn’t enough to secure the Gunners the 3 points. Final scorline: 4-2 to City.
Week 2 of La Liga saw Espanol host Real Madrid. The big surprise here was that Ronaldo was left to warm the bench. He did make an appearance on the 66th minute and scored from a beautiful pass from Guti. final score 0-3.
Barcelona travelled to Madrid and saw off Getafe. The first half was a lifeless performance but Messi and Iniesta were brought on in the second half and the game immediately transformed. Ibrahimovic scored the first and set up Messi header. The Ibra-Messi partnership is looking like it could be a great one! Final Score 0-2