Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Late Lionel Show

Real Madrid were brought down to earth by Getafe as they were defeated 3-1 away in Saturday’s La Liga fixture. Result aside, they were couple of good point that we take from this match.

First one has to be the return of Javier SAVIOLA back into action after lengthy of time. With the likes of Ruud Van NISTELROOY and Gonzalo HIGUAIN injured, coach Bernd SCHUSTER had no choice but called upon the Little Rabbit back into the starting line up. After going 2-0 down, SAVIOLA pull one back after Guti laid a pass for him in the 55th minute.

Second good point from this game must be the good defense in the Getafe side, which had Roberto ABBONDANZIERI, Daniel DIAZ and Lucas LICHT. However that doesn’t mean, I want Pato back into our national team set up.

Barcelona on the other hand has every reason to thank Lionel MESSI for their 3-0 win over Sevilla. He had a part in all three goals. The first goal, from which he has inevitably involved, was scored by Samuel ETO’O after a loose possession by Lionel in the 20th minute.

After that goal, the home side kept up the pressure on Barca for an equalizer. But it was Lionel who ensured that Barca will take the three points after saving the best towards the latter part of the game.

He doubled Barca lead in the 78th minute with an unstoppable left foot drive past the Sevilla keeper Andres PALOP. Then into injury time, he scored another after he ran onto Aleksander HLEB pass, rounded PALOP and slotted into the empty net.


allan ng said...

It is great to see Saviola back in action and scoring. I hope he keeps it up.

andaman said...

Argies scoring. That's good.

2 sweet goals from El Atomic Flea.

Juan y Fer said...

Hello John,
Messi was excellent...
Saviola is showing that he can play-I do not understand his situation and he merits more minutes-.
By the way, I like the Besiktas´s player from Argentina, Matias Delgado.
(a blog about sport in English and Español)

akash said...

Yesterday Luciana Aymar was crowned World Hockey Player of the Year 2008.This is the fifth time that she wins the award after winning it in 2001,2004,2005 and 2007.

John said...

Thanks Akash, I'll put up an article on that right now.

p2bn said...

messi was awesome against sevilla...this season is going to be great...
Vamos Messi
Vamos Albiceleste

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