Monday, May 09, 2005

Soccer Unlimited!

Over the past week, some really interesting games have taken place. This is post for all my soccer crazy friends who are not able to keep catch the glimpse of The Champions League or The English Premier League(EPL) or The Italian Seriea or The Spanish League.

Let me begin with my favorite league i.e the English Premier League. This season even though my favorite team Arsenal have scored the highest number of goals and defeated Liverpool yesterday at Highbury. They still have to be satisfied with the runners-up position; who automatically get qualified for next season's Champions League. By defeating Liverpool yesterday they have allowed Everton the 4th spot in EPL and damped the hopes of this years Champions League finalist Liverpool for the next season in Champions League.

Chelsea second favorite team in EPL won their EPL title after a gap of 50yrs this Saturday by defeating Charlton Athletic under their new Manager Jose Mourinho and new Owner Roman Abramovich.

Manchester United had to settle for a 1-1 draw with West Brom.

Spanish League:

Spanish giants Real Madrid beat Santander 5-0 on Saturday with some hopes to catch FC Barcelona which tops Spanish League presently. I guess la legue is getting interesting at the season end.

Italian Sereia:

I couldn't catch this match though, Juventus my favorite club in the Italian league beat AC Milan finalists in this years Champions League, to lead the Italian Sereia.

Champions League:

Both the Second leg semifinal matches lived upto the expectations. The match between the EPL winners Chelsea Vs Liverpool was truly a great one. Chelsea who usually plays the attacking game didn't play upto their expectations. It was Liverpool's striker Garcia who struck early by scoring their solitary goal and defended brilliantly till the end. The match was finally won by Liverpool with 1-0 score line.

The second match AC Milan Vs PSV Eindhoven was more interesting. Even though PSV Eindhoven won the second leg match against AC Milan 3-1, the Italian giants moved to the finals to face Liverpool @ Istanbul, Turkey due to an away goal rule.

So all the soccer fans be ready for the Champions League Final on May 25th at Istanbul, Turkey. I would be supporting Liverpool.


small squirrel said...

At least you have good taste in Italian soccer :))


don't tell anyone but one of my cousins is secretly a milan fan. TRAITOR!!!!!!!!!

Vivek Kondur said...

Oh is it? i didn't know that.

Whom do u support anyways in Italian Seriea?