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Sevilla 2-3 Barcelona: Barca on the brink

May 9, 2010
Sevilla 2-3 Barcelona: Barca on the brink

Pep Guardiola’s side are almost there: a win at home to Valladolid next Sunday will secure their second consecutive La Liga title. This game ended up closer than it should have been, after Barca went 3-0 up, and Sevilla had a man sent-off. Nevertheless, the three points are in the bag.
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Manchester City 0-1 Tottenham: Spurs deservedly into the Champions League

May 5, 2010
Manchester City 0-1 Tottenham: Spurs deservedly into the Champions League

Tottenham emerged victorious from this Champions League playoff, primarily because they created more clear-cut chances. Peter Crouch’s winner was slightly fortunate, but it was no more than Spurs deserved.
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Porto 3-1 Benfica: Benfica’s champagne on ice

May 4, 2010
Porto 3-1 Benfica: Benfica’s champagne on ice

A fiery, high-tempo battle: Porto record a surprise win to keep the title race going until the final day, leaving Benfica three points ahead of 2nd-placed Braga ahead of next weekend’s fixtures.
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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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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 »