Sports / March 4, 2009

Man U wins Cup, Sampdoria gets lucky


The Spanish league is all of a sudden competitive again, after Barcelona’s 4-3 loss this weekend to Athletico Madrid, and Real Madrid is 2-0 against Espanyol. This leaves a four-point gap between the two teams, which seems tiny compared to the 12-point one that existed weeks ago. Although Thierry Henry shined Sunday, Barcelona’s other players need to start playing like they were a month ago if they want to win the season back again, because Real Madrid does not look like it is giving up any time soon.


Liverpool’s 2-0 loss against Middleborough this weekend left way for Chelsea to claim second place after a 90th-minute goal stole them a 2-1 win against Wigan Athletic. Arsenal, for their own accord managed their fourth goal-less tie in a row against Fulham. Manchester United, on the other hand won their first title of the season, snatching the Carling Cup from Tottenham in a penalty shootout.

But Arsenal’s luck changed Tuesday when in another round of Premier League games, they managed to knock out not one but three goals against West Brom thanks to a magnificent showing from Nikolas Bendtner. Chelsea and Liverpool got wins Tuesday, as well, against Portsmouth and Sunderland respectively.


Out of form Argentine striker Hernan Crespo scored an important late equalizer for Inter Milan against AS Roma Sunday, ending the game 3-3. Despite a return to scoring important goals, Crespo stated this week that he will leave the club this summer. This comes after a season with only one start and only ten appearances for the striker.

AC Milan succumbed to Sampdoria 2-1 thanks to an iffy looking goal by Antonio Cassano, which may or may not have crossed the line. Pato managed to net a nice header in the 80th-minute, but it did not end up being enough.

Gordon Barratt

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