Monday, March 12, 2007

This Weeks Recap:

It was a pretty busy and interesting weekend in the elite soccer world. As always, more drama than in soap operas. 2 "grande" soccer derby's took place this weekend.
Inter Milan-AC Milan & Barcelona-Real Madrid.

Inter hosted AC Milan in a game full of drama. Inter started off aggressive and played much better than their city rivals. However, AC Milan were first to strike. Ronaldo scored a beautiful goal from about 20 yards. But, Inter are not the Serie A leaders for reason. Their quality showed in this match as well as they overpowered AC Milan 2:1. The scorers for Inter were Argentian J.R. Cruz and Bosnian born Swedish international Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Another great match took place in Barcelona, Spain where F.C Barcelona hosted Real Madrid. Nou Camp Stadium was packed and the fans have seen more than they expected. Ruud VAn Nistelroy opened the goal tally for Real Madrid in the fifth minute, only for Barcelona's mega star Lionel Messi to tie up the game six minutes later. Van Nistelroy responded again only 2 minutes later to put Real Madrid back on top. Lionel Messi responded again in the 28th minute to make it 2:2. Before the halftime Barcelona's Oleguer got a second yellow card and had to hit the early shower. This really weakened Barcelona's defence which would show in the second half. In 73rd minute Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos scored a nice goal to put the Madrid team up front. Just as the ref was getting ready to blow the full time whistle Ronaldinho found an open Lionel Messi who had no problem scoring a hat-trick and saving Barcelona's chances of winning the Spanish Primera Division.

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