Sunday, September 17, 2006

Big Guns Win, Setting Up A Possible Classic Next Week

The first Sevilla derby of the season went to FC Sevilla, a 3-2 winner against their crosstown rivals Real Betis. The danger man was our favorite anti-gambler, Fredi Kanoute. He scored twice while Renato scored a late winner as Sevilla stayed perfect in La Liga with nine points from three games. Barcelona and Valencia both shut out their competition to keep up with the pace set by the Andalusians.

Look for some news to come out this week concerning racial taunts aimed at Samuel Eto'o after he scored the opening goal against Racing Santander. The Santander crowd behaved similarly last season when Barca came to town. We'll see how La Liga officials react to this, remember that they gave Real Zaragoza a $11,383 slap on the wrist last February after Eto'o threatened to leave to the pitch.

In other news, Real Madrid showed some determination by winning at home and recording a clean sheet as well. Not bad after crapping in their pants last Wednesday. Jose "I Hate England" Reyes scored the first while David "Let Me Play For England" Beckham scored the second. In truly exciting news, Argie teen Sergio Aguero not only started for Atletico Madrid, but also scored. This kid is truly gifted, try to catch one of Atletico's games on TV so you can see for yourself.

All of this leaves things more or less the same as last week. Sevilla, Barca, and Valencia continue to top the table with maximum points while Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna trail two points behind. Big matches next week to watch out for: Atletico entertain Sevilla while Valencia take on Barca at the Camp Nou. For those of you that get GolTV, the Barca v. Valencia match is tentatively set for Sunday at 3pm Eastern.

FC Sevilla 3-2 Real Betis [ESPN Soccernet]
Today's La Liga scores [ESPN Soccernet]


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