Monday, April 14, 2003

It was a good weekend of top quality football, culminating in Real Sociedad's surprising 4-2 demolition of Real Madrid last night. The defeat of Real Madrid at the hands of their Premiera Liga title contenders was totally unexpected in the wake of their outstanding 3-1 rout of Manchester United in the UEFA Champion's League. Manchester United themselves however overcame the disappointment of their defeat to Real Madrid to thrash Newcastle United 6-2 on Saturday in the English Premier League.

I am also happy that Liverpool rose from the ashes of their previous week's humiliating 0-4 defeat to Manchester United to win convincingly against Fulham with a 2-0 scoreline. The England duo of Heskey and Owen found the back of the net for Liverpool. It is still an uphill battle for Liverpool to qualify for next year's Champion's League with contenders Chelsea and Everton also playing well. Both registered wins over the weekends.

A battle of giants coming up this Thursday morning with Manchester United facing Arsenal in a match that could end up determining the winner for the Premier League Championship. And this Saturday, Liverpool will face Everton in an exciting Merseyside derby that will be an all-out battle between the two for a Champion's League spot. What a great week for football this is! Makes me miss playing very much. And what a pity: I haven't done so for almost twenty years!

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