Weekend Matches 21.10.06 22.10.06

October 21, 2006

epl-laliga-afa-seriea.jpgFeatured Weekend Matches in the English Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, and Argentina Apertura.

The big fun is on Sunday with Man U v Liverpool and Real Madrid v Barcelona.

Saturday 21 October 2006

Chelsea 2 – 1 Portsmouth
55′ – Chelsea – Andriy Shevchenko
57′ – Chelsea – Michael Ballack
69′ – Portsmouth – Benjamin Mwaruwari

Within minutes of each other, Shevchenko and Ballack both finally score for Chelsea. Portsmouth is surprisingly resilient and they pull one back with 21 minutes to play. In a strange footnote, believing the ball was going out of play, Jose Mourinho leaps from the bench and plays a live ball to Michael Essien in the 61st. Mourinho quickly apologizes to referee Clattenburg.

Deportivo La Coruna 1 – 0 Atletico Madrid
66′ Deportivo – Javier Arizmendi

Sunday 22 October 2006

Manchester United 2 – 0 Liverpool
Total domination as Rafael Benitez’ side falls 11 points off the pace of Man U and Chelsea. Paul Scholes scores in his 500th appearance for the Red Devils. Rio Ferdinand scores a nice goal after controlling a deflected pass from Ryan Giggs, who is in fine form.

Blackburn 0 – 1 Bolton
Ivan Campo’s goal stands up as goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen saves two penalties in the last five minutes to preserve the win.

Reading 0 – 4 Arsenal
Thierry Henry scores in the first minute as the Gunners roll over Reading. Alexander Hleb scores on a nice give and go with Tomas Rosicky, and then assists Robin Van Persie for another after the break. Henry adds a penalty to finish off the rout. Arsenal are only five back with a game in hand.

Tottenham 1 – 0 West Ham
Mido fires a lovely strike from a sharp angle to give Spurs the win. Tottenham and England striker Jermain Defoe will be investigated for a “comical” bite on the arm of West Ham’s Javier Mascherano.

Real Madrid 2 – 0 Barcelona
Raul heads home brilliantly from a lovely Sergio Ramos cross. Ruud Van Nistelrooy has no less than five shots on goal, hitting the bar once, and volleying home tremendously for Real’s second. Lionel Messi is Barcelona’s one bright spot as he beats Roberto Carlos time and again. Barcelona finishes a rough week, made to look ordinary by a rejuvenated Real Madrid, and being humbled by Chelsea in midweek.

Match Report and La Liga Wrap – FoxSoccer.com (new window)

Sevilla 2 – 1 Gimnastica
22′ – Sevilla – Frederic Kanoute
27′ – Sevilla – Frederic Kanoute
67′ – Gimnastica – David Cuellar

Valencia 1 – 0 Osasuna
16′ – Valencia – David Villa

AC Milan 0 – 2 Palermo
48′ – Palermo – Marco Bresciano
74′ – Palermo – Carvalho de Oliveira Amauri
Palermo is top the table, even on points with Inter at 15. AC Milan fall 11 points off the pace.

Roma 1 – 1 Chievo
40′ – Chievo – Sergio Pellissier
66′ – Roma – Totti
Roma sit third on 13 points, just two behind Inter and Palermo.

Udinese 0 – 0 Inter Milan
Inter are now even on points at the top with Palermo on 15.

Racing Club v Boca Juniors – Postponed
A dispute over the policing of the stadium leads to security concerns and the postponement of this fixture.

River Plate 2 – 0 Rosario Central
33′ – River – Gallardo penalty
63′ – River – Falcao

Related:
Weekend Results and Videos 14.10.06 15.10.06
Weekend Results 30.09.06 01.10.06 Videos, Scores, and Comments

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