La Liga Wrap Up–Jornada 3

Here is the wrap up for Jornada 3 of La Liga. I don’t have much time to write wrap-ups for the games, so I will attempt to link to a report of each game for you to enjoy. Once I have more time on my hands and an opportunity to watch the games this weekend, I will write my own reports.

Also, the reports are in Spanish. If anyone knows where to get a quality review of the game in English (minus The Offside where I get my Valencia, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletic ones, let me know)

As always we’ll start with the best first.

Sevilla 4-Recreativo 1
Sevilla: Kerzhakov 11′ (1) Kanouté 30′ (2) Kanouté 53′ (3) Kerzhakov 74′ (2)
Recreativo: Aitor 54′ (1)

Pushed on by 2 goals by Kanouté and 2 by Kerzhakov, Sevilla pounded Recre into submission. Kerzhakov had a chance on a penalty to score his second, but missed and netted his second of the game later. Recap with goals Recap

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One-liner guide to La Liga Jornada 3–Que guay!

Here is your guide to La Liga Jornada 3, why you are chowing down on the biggest paella you’ve ever seen.

Note that since Mediapro and Audiovisual still cant get their heads out of their asses the only games televised this weekend will be Athletic-Zaragoza and Sevilla-Recreativo (sorry Madrid fans, better go jump off a bridge now.)

Home team is First and kickoff is in Spain time (minus 6 hours for the East Coast and so on)

And I will be making a paella this weekend in honor of the Sevilla game, but not as big as this guy’s and minus the seafood. I’m not a seafood kinda guy.

And here are your one-line guides to all of this weekend’s action.

Saturday 14 September

Valencia-Valladolid 8:00pm
Can Valencia escape the mid-season crisis, two games into the season?

Real Madrid-Almeria 8:00pm
Can Wesley Sneijder keep his scoring boots on long enough to give Madrid a win?

Athletic-Zaragoza 10:00pm (Televised) least they aren’t from the Basque prov..oh shit. Run!!! Protect your ATM Machines.

Sunday 15 September

Espanyol-Getafe 5:00pm
A Schuster-less Getafe is looking less than fine this season.

Deportivo-Betis 5:00pm
If it’s from Sevilla, and not Sevilla FC, it’s CRAP!

Mallorca-Villareal 5:00pm
Villareal will be out for blood after getting wacked by Madrid two weeks ago.

Murcia-Atlético 5:00pm
Oh Fernando Torres, why have you left us??

Racing-Levante 5:00pm
Can any of these teams actually score a goal? Anyone?

Sevilla-Recreativo 7:00pm
One Singma Pongolle on the bench down spells relief for Palop and Sevilla.

Osasuna-Barcelona 9:00pm
Will TH14 actually score play against Osasuna?

If you want to try to catch a not-so-legal feed of any of the games, check out Live Footy, thats how I get all my games I can’t see on Fox Soccer Channel.

I’ll be out this weekend as I have games this weekend at 10am Saturday and Sunday in the lovely Fall League BDSL or as we affection ally call it, the Beer Drinkers Soccer League, where if someone doesn’t throw up on Saturday morning before halftime, it’s just not a good game.

Que disfrutes!

La Liga Wrap Up–Jornada 1

The first Jornada of La Liga is behind us, and it was a weekend filled with some great football, but seemingly overshadowed by the current situation with Puerta in Sevilla. Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid was not televised anywhere as the cable rights war is still going on between Audiovisual and Mediapro in Spain.

Real Madrid 2-Atletico Madrid 1
Atletico: Agüero 00′ (1)
Real Madrid: Raul 14′ (1) Sneijder 79′ (1)
Atletico Madrid came out to a lead on a header by Sergio Agüero, but the Madridistas would not be stopped as they countered with 2 goals by Raul and by newcomer Wesley Sneijder to take the win. Leo Franco should have stopped the last goal by Sneijder, but was screened by his own player in the process.

It was a shame not to be able to watch the Derbi as they are always entertaining. I wanted to see Diego Forlan shine for his new club, and also see how the new Real Madrid team does under Schuster.

Sevilla FC 4-Getafe 1
Getafe: P. Hernandez 2′(1)
Sevilla FC: Jesus Navas 45′ (1) Luis Fabiano 66′ (1) Kanouté 69′ (1) Kerzhakov 81′ (1)

A goal by Pablo Hernandez in the 2nd minute stunned the Sevilla side at home in the Sanchez Pizjuan. Hernandez cooly slotted home a set piece over the wall and into the left side of the goal, leaving keeper Andres Palop with no chance.

Sevilla controlled the ball well in the first half, but Getafe looked determined to avenge their defeat in the Copa del Rey final, attacking fearlessly in the first 20 minutes.

The wheels came off the Getafe bus when Sousa was sent off with two consecutive yellow cards. One for dissent on a clear non-penality call, and the second for what the referee deemed a deliberate handball on a Kanoute cross. Cortez was then sent off for a horrendously late challenge on Diego Capel on the left hand side, putting Getafe 2 men down.

Sevilla mounted a comeback in the second half, scoring 4 unanswered goals on a powerless Getafe defense. Duda was without a doubt the man-of-the-match, whipping in ball after ball from the left hand side, contributing on 3 of the goals scored in the game.

The game was overshadowed by the incident with Antonio Puerta, who is still in critical condition.

Real Murcia 2-Zaragoza 1
Real Murcia: Mejia 16′ (1) Baiano 68′ (1)
Zaragoza: Oiviera 29′ (1)

Newly promoted Real Murcia took the lead on a goal by Mejia on a pass by Pablo Garcia. Oliviera countered with a chip over Murcia keeper Notario.

Zaragoza dominated the play in the second half, but couldn’t mount a sustained attack and instead played a possession game. Murcia took the lead for good on a goal by Baiano, who again was set up by Pablo Garcia.

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