Benitez begins Inter reign with Supercoppa triumph

August 22, 2010


Claude Gellée, Idyll: Landscape with a Draughtsman Sketching Ruins
“Inter Milan earned their fourth piece of silverware in 2010 by lifting the Italian Supercoppa with victory over Roma; Rafa Benitez’s first trophy with the Nerazzurri. John Arne Riise put the visitors in front in the 21st minute, but Goran Pandev levelled four minutes before the break. Samuel Eto’o scored in the 70th and 80th minutes to give Rafa Benitez a winning start on the Inter bench and earn the Nerazzurri their first success of the 2010-11 season.” (ESPN)

Inter Milan (Internazionale) 3-1 AS Roma – Video Highlights, Recap, and Match Stats – Super Cup
“The 2010 Italian Super Cup, the introduction of the domestic season, featured Inter Milan taking on AS Roma at the San Siro. The match highlights can be found here at Free Soccer Highlights.” (The 90th Minute)


Newcastle 6-0 Aston Villa: Carroll the main man as Newcastle run riot

August 22, 2010

“A huge win for Newcastle thanks to two main factors – they won the midfield battle, and had a clear gameplan when they had the ball. Chris Hughton kept faith with the eleven players that started well but faded badly against Manchester United last Monday, whilst Kevin MacDonald made the one expected change – with James Milner leaving, his replacement Stephen Ireland came into the side in the centre of midfield.” (Zonal Marking)


The hooligan problem and football violence that just won’t go away

August 22, 2010


West Ham / Millwall
“They hunt in packs, fuelled by cocaine, hooked on violence and occasionally wielding chains. Some are as old as 65. They use mobile phones and the internet to arrange showdowns with rival “firms” at agreed locations away from prying CCTV cameras and police surveillance. This is the profile of the 21st-century football hooligan, a breed of “fan” who, although decreasing in numbers and visibility, is recognised by the football authorities and police as never having gone away.” (Guardian)


Magic Messi wins Supercopa for Barca

August 22, 2010

“Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick as Barcelona turned around a 3-1 first-leg deficit to claim the Supercopa with an impressive win over an under-par Sevilla side at the Nou Camp on Saturday.” (ESPN)

FC Barcelona 4-0 Sevilla – Video Highlights, Recap, and Match Stats – Super Cup
“The Spanish Super Cup wrapped up on Saturday, August 21, 2010 with FC Barcelona hosting Sevilla in the second leg. Sevilla had a 3-1 lead from the first leg which was played last weekend. The match highlights can be found here at Free Soccer Highlights.” (The 90th Minute)


Apertura 2010: round 3 Saturday goals

August 22, 2010

“Saturday saw San Lorenzo win the clásico against Racing with a spectacular headed winner by Sebastián Balsas from a corner with just a few minutes to go. It was a match Racing didn’t really deserve to lose, but nonetheless San Lorenzo claimed their first win of the season. Elsewhere, Quilmes and Lanús drew 1-1, Vélez beat Argentinos 2-0, and Godoy Cruz outplayed Olimpo and got a win that was more comfortable than 1-0 scoreline would suggest. You can see all those goals right here.” (Hasta El Gol Siempre)