A lazy sunday! Didn´t get up untill 11.00. Quickly put up the ”Advent” decorations, checked my e-mails and made myself a little brunch! I then got comfortable on the sofa and the 3 match marathon football afternoon was underway.
First up the Merseyside derby between Everton and Liverpool. Two sides that have had a difficult last few weeks and it showed. Loads of individual mistakes very few players impressed and i am now starting to wonder if Stevie G needs a change of scenery. He has never had a quieter derby game. Both sets of fans are as passionat as ever and the atmosphere was electric. However with only a handful of ”scousers” on the pitch the game never really came alive. In the olden days this game was like a war as it meant so much to the players and their families who were nearly all born and raised in the Liverpool area! Nowadays its just another match. Liverpool won 2-0. Lucky first goal. A Mascherano shot that went in off Yobos knee. Kuyt got the second late on.
Off to London and the match between Arsenal and Chelsea. Wenger said it was time for his youngsters to show what they were made of. 90 minutes later and we now know that they have a long way to go. Chelsea won 3-0. Drogba was outstanding. 2 great goals and always looking menacing. Chelseas defence are the leagues strongest and Arsenal without Van Persie meant that Petr C
echhad a quiet afternoon. The game never really came alive thanks mostly to Chelseas effectiveness. I now make Chelsea clear favourites to win the league.
Game 3. Off to Spain and El Classico. No Zlatan from start and with Henry as the central striker. Real started brightly and Ronaldo or Cristiano as he is now known should have scored early on. Barcelona slowly but surely came into the game and started keeping the ball for longer periods. 0-0 at half time with very few chances created. TV 4 sports experts were praying for an early 2nd half appearence for Zlatan. Their prayers were answered after 6 mins and 5 minutes later when Zlatan scored with a left foot volley Hussfelt, Kåmark and the Camp Nou exploded. The game ended 1-0. Zlatan is king of Barcelona and is on his way to becoming a legend with the fans.
Puyol is a better diver than both Drogba and Greg Louganis!
A long afternoon has come to an end. All in all 3 games that never really lived upto expectations. Drogba and Zlatan both produced the goods when needed and showed they are two of the best forwards in Europe. What odds they will meet each other in the Champions League final nexy May??
Atletico Madrid – Espanyol now? I dont think so! Paddy however looks sharp in has red shirt, tie and hanky.Forlan 1-0!