Saturday, December 05, 2009

An All Forward Delight As MESSI, Carltios & Other Shines

Now that we know who we’re going to going to face in the first in South Africa next year, perhaps it’s time to start predicting the names that are likely to make the trip. The following names all had an excellent weekend and could possibly join Diego’s party.

First stop it’s Spain’s La Liga.

Kun AGUERO was on target for Atlético Madrid in their 2-0 win over Xerez, their successive win which gives them some breathing space at the bottom end of the standings. He latched onto Paulo ASSUNCAO’s pass and drilled into the bottom corner from 12 yards.

Then it was Real Madrid’s turn as they needed to win to keep pace with league leader’s Barcelona. They did just that defeating Almeria 4-2, with Gonzalo HIGUAIN scoring from miscued clearance in the 73rd minute.

With their lead cut to just two points following Real’s win, Barca needed to response back in their match against Deportivo La Coruña. Lionel MESSI capped off his week with another outstanding performance following his return from injury in last weeks El Clasico win and crowing as European footballer of the year.

MESSI put Barca in front in the 26th minute, lashing on a fierce drive past Depor keeper Daniel ARANZUBIA. He restored their lead in the 79th minute, with a well placed header following PEDRO’s cross.

Carlos TEVEZ also had a marvelous week after steering Manchester City towards the League Cup semi-finals with a win against Arsenal. And here he was again, to help them win another big clash this time it’s the much hated Chelsea. He curled in a free kick into the bottom corner in the 56th minute thus keeping the Citizen in place for a place in Europe next season.

Other notable goal scores of the night, Lucho GONZALEZ scoring after a beautiful display for Marseille in their 3-1 win over Nice in the French Ligue 1. And the on it’s Germany’s Bundesliga, the ever improving striker Lucas BARRIOS was on target again in Borussia Dortmund’s 4-0 win over Javier PINOLA’s Nurnberg.

No comments: