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Palermo 3-1 Milan: the home side more comfortable in their formation

April 25, 2010
Palermo 3-1 Milan: the home side more comfortable in their formation

Milan’s Scudetto hopes are officially over, whilst Palermo move up into a Champions League position. The scoreline was a fair reflection of the game, as Palermo’s front three terrorized Milan’s makeshift back four.
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Manchester United 3-1 Tottenham: Full-back errors cost Spurs

April 24, 2010
Manchester United 3-1 Tottenham: Full-back errors cost Spurs

A classic game of two halves: the first stale, tight and one that took 28 minutes for a shot – the second open, exciting and stretched. United played poorly in the final third but took advantage of Spurs mistakes.
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Arsenal 0-0 Manchester City: A lack of creativity

April 24, 2010
Arsenal 0-0 Manchester City: A lack of creativity

A 0-0 is hardly surprising when neither side have any true motivation to take all three points. For Arsenal, the season is over. For City, with the result at Old Trafford, a point was a good result, with Spurs still yet to travel to the City of Manchester Stadium.
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Lazio 1-2 Roma: Ranieri gets his starting line-up wrong, but fixes it at half-time

April 19, 2010
Lazio 1-2 Roma: Ranieri gets his starting line-up wrong, but fixes it at half-time

Claudio Ranieri is a manager renowned for his surprise (and slightly baffling substitutions) – even being nicknamed ‘the tinkerman’ as a result. When he gets to the end of his career, however, he may well look at his substitutions in this Rome Derby as the most important of his career.
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Real Madrid 2-0 Valencia: Real win the midfield battle

April 18, 2010
Real Madrid 2-0 Valencia: Real win the midfield battle

In the end, this was a routine win for Real, and the scoreline doesn’t really reflect their dominance.  As if the gap between Spain’s top two and the rest needed to be outlined any further, the difference between Real (2nd) and Valencia (3rd) is now an incredible 24 points.
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