Monthly Archives: September 2010

Derby Week-End, Messi Hurt

A mid-September week-end loaded with marquee match-ups was somewhat overshadowed by Leo Messi’s injury, scarier than in actuality, an injury that came in the final moments of Barcelona’s away win at Atletico Madrid as the little man was trying to…

Elegant Demolition

Some people paid three, four thousand dollars to get to Johanessburg in July and to witness the World Cup pinnacle between Spain and Holland, a great final on paper that failed to meet expectations in terms of spectacle. By comparison,…

Roundabout

A week-end of surprises, none greater than Barcelona’s result on Saturday, pointed to potentially more balanced competition in the 2010-2011 campaigns, particularly in Serie A, Ligue 1 and in the Bundesliga. A look at the early season standings in Germany…

Benzema Powers Forward

After a miserable 2009-2010 season on and off the pitch, Karim Benzema appears to have reconnected with his competitive swagger. Last night in Sarajevo, Benzema was the protagonist of France’s precious 2-0 win over Bosnia, a win that restored some…