Saturday, May 08, 2010

Leo & Pipita Fight It Out On Last Day

The battle to be crown as the Champions of Spain will go down to the last day of the season after both Barcelona and Real Madrid won their respective fixtures on Saturday with Barca maintaining their one point lead in the standings.

Real Madrid had to win in or order to keep pace with Barca and they did just that, defeating 10 men Athletic Bilbao 5-1. With the score line tied at 1-1, Gonzalo HIGUAIN put Madrid back in the lead in the 73rd minute with a header after Bilbao’s keeper Gorka IRAIZOX could only palm away an earlier header courtesy of Xabi ALONSO’s corner; thus Pipita was well placed beyond the far post to head the ball in. Real’s further goals coming in the last 10 minutes.

Lionel MESSI and Co knew they couldn’t afford to slip as they survived to win 3-2 away to Sevilla. It took only five minutes for the visitors to score as MESSI chested down MAXWELL’s pass on the edge of the area before firing a perfectly angle shot past Andres PALOP. With this goal, he will have one more opportunity next week to break RONALDO’s record of 47 goals a season.

Another scorer from La Liga was Pablo PIATTI in Almeria’s 2-2 draw away to Tenerife. Whilst in the Belgian Jupiter League playoffs, Matias SUAREZ was on target for Anderlecht in their 2-1 win over St Truiden.

22 comments:

Abs said...

LM: I think you freaked out, and most of all I believe you understood why you should play "anti-football" game sometimes.

LM10ARG said...

No, never. Even at 3-2, we tried to go for the 4th goal rather than just defending with 11 men. Yes it wasn't easy since sevilla suddenly started believing in themselves and there were a couple of desperate clearances but that's expected. If you think u can compare inter's anti-football with Barca's last 10 minutes against sevilla, that's just so WRONG. Always a big fat NO to anti-football from me. Next weekend, REAL FOOTBALL will be crowned. And I will also be DESPERATELY hoping as a football fan that Bayern wins the CL.
Vamos Argentina y visca el Barca!!!

Abs said...

No one said play like Inter, but all am saying is playing defensively is important .. You can't just go play it all out attack all the time !!

Pai said...

Do you know anyone who is travelling to SA to follow Argentina? Couple of us are looking for company

Mohd said...

LM10ARG -->

although i love attacking football, and wish argentina stay faithful to their style. however, as a manager you have to be smart and play with the way that lets you win.

think about it:

vs. Chelsea, Inter attacked in England! why? because that was the way Murinho saw it and it worked. Against Barca, Murinho knew that his only chance is by closing down and defending the 2 goal margin. and he was right. no team can open up and survive Messi and Xavi. so Inter did what they had to do.

I hate it, but at the end you become a successful person not by claiming that you are genious even though you know you are not. but by effectively utalizing what resources you have in the correct way, and to me that was what Murinho did and what Guardiola failed to do.

GK said...

Holy Christ! Is anyone else watching Inter-Chievo? Cambiasso and Milito just scored two outstanding goals! Diego better be watching this match....

Yaju said...

Yeah, i'm watching it... What a chip from Milito! Made me drop my toast! He deserves to be at least on the bench in the world cup.

Yaju said...

They should put that little chat back on the side of the page... Helps everyone vent out their feelings during the games they are watching...

johnny said...

Inter looking really relaxed and confident today. Milito a little lucky as his chip glanced off a defender and then just out of reach of the keeper. But, nice work anyhow !

GK said...

20 minutes left, if Roma don't score on Cagliari Inter and our four Argies will be Scudetto champions today!

GK said...

Cagliari just scored on Roma! Roma now need 2 goals in 15 minutes just to push the title race to the last week.

And as I tpye this Chievo just scored, 4-3 Inter.

johnny said...

And Roma back in the hunt.

GK said...

Looks like Inter's celebration are going to have to wait until next week.... damn Cagliari!

LM10ARG said...

Damn it interpoli got lucky again. Hopefully interpoli's luck runs out against Bayern. Go Demichelis, go Van Gaal and all the cules will be rooting for the team who plays FOOTBALL which is fc bayern.

Jamie said...

Anyone else see the Barca match ? I think Messi needs a rest for a few weeks after La Liga is over.

p2bn said...

Yes Jamie. Saw it. He missed unbelievably easy ones. From his face, you could see he was irritated and tired. Good thing that they don't have any more games after next weekend (maybe he play in the friendly). He needs to be as strong as a bull; we surely will need him. ;)

P.S. There is a new potato chips out in the UK and guess what they have a special packet for Argentina. Argentinian Flame Grilled Steak.

Anonymous said...

OUT OF ALL THE FLAVORS (WORLD CUP NATION FLAVORS) THE ARGY FLAME GRILLED STAKE IS BY FAR THE BEST IV EATEN LIKE 10 PACKETS ALREADY IM GOING TO TRY THE USA CHEESE BURGER FLAVER NEXT THE FRENCH GARLIC FLAVOR IS HORRID AND THE BRAZIL ONE

THE ARGY STAKE IS FRIGGING YUMMY

THAT DEFENDING BARCA WAS A JOKE ALL 4 DEFENDERS TALKING TO EACH OTHER ABOUT THERE CHAPIANSHIP AND THERE EGOS ALL HUDDLED ON ONE SIDE OF THE PITCH LIKE THE GAME WAS ALREADY OVER CELIBRATING THE VICTORY PRESTO SEVILA SCORE


HOW MANY TIMES DO THESE SO CALLED PRO PLAYERS HAVE TO BE TOLD """""PLAY TO THE FINAL WHISTLE"""""

salvio supporter said...

Maradona was interviewed on a popular argentine TV show tonight (Susana Gimenez, for those interested) and said Angeleri is finally discarded for the WC.

ARGENTINA2010 said...

salvio, really? did he give anymore helpful information?

salvio supporter said...

There's a new post about it!

Anonymous said...

24 years 24 passes to goal in 2006 its destiny read the argentina destiny article at fifa.com it is scary how many coinsodences there are theres like 100 differant thyings that are spooky in regards to argentina and the 24 year gap

add the raining champians before 1986 were italy just like now

add everytime wc is held out side europe a south american team wins I CAN GO ON ALL DAY THERES SO MANY COINSODEMCES THERES 100S


AND ON TOP OF ALL THAT MARADONA TAKES CHARGE OF HIS PLAYERS ON MAY 20TH

MY BIRTHDAY ILL BE 38 YEARS OLD

THAT HAS JUST CONFIERMED IT FOR ME IM NOW PUTTING CASH ON ARGENTINA AT THE BOOKYS NOT A BETTING MAN BUT I AM FOR THIS

THIS THING IS ITCHING AT ME JUSAT LIKE NINTENDO REVOLUTION(WII) I NEW IT THEN I KNOW IT NOW DESTINY IS COMING

MAY 20TH THANK U WHAT A BIRTHDAY PRESENT MY TEAM START THERE WC CAMPAIN

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