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Liverpool 0-2 Chelsea: goals change games

May 2, 2010
Liverpool 0-2 Chelsea: goals change games

In the end, Chelsea were comfortable, and effectively won the title today against a poor, tired Liverpool side that didn’t get a shot on target until the 91st minute of the match – but Liverpool had started the stronger.
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Posted in England | 36 Comments »

Lazio 0-2 Inter: both sets of supporters happy with the result

May 2, 2010
Lazio 0-2 Inter: both sets of supporters happy with the result

A game almost identical in context to the Liverpool v Chelsea game: the away side going for the title, the home supporters half-heartedly supporting their own team, knowing that a win would play into the hands of their biggest rivals. Lo and behold, the same scoreline.
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Posted in Italy | 9 Comments »

Milan 1-0 Fiorentina: Prandelli’s formation frustrates again

May 2, 2010
Milan 1-0 Fiorentina: Prandelli’s formation frustrates again

A game which had a distinctly end-of-season feel to it – Milan’s victory assured Champions League football for next season, whilst Fiorentina’s defeat continued their miserable end to the season.
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Posted in Italy | 18 Comments »

Fulham 2-1 Hamburg: technical quality shines through

April 30, 2010
Fulham 2-1 Hamburg: technical quality shines through

A game literally ten times more enjoyable than the first leg, and probably a deserved result. Fulham, unbelievably, are in a European final, whilst Hamburg’s first game under their new manager resulted in a more spirited performance, but one that was no more cohesive.
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Posted in Europa League | 14 Comments »

Barcelona 1-0 Inter: Mourinho’s side progress – deservedly

April 28, 2010
Barcelona 1-0 Inter: Mourinho’s side progress – deservedly

There are times when the hype about Jose Mourinho is frustrating and cliched, there are times when it is fully deserved. Tonight was the latter in one of the great defensive performances  in recent footballing history.
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Posted in Champions League | 406 Comments »