(Maximum Sports Channels – Carlos Ortega
) This week we will be reporting on lots of action in the world of soccer and as usually we will talk about the best matches played. So let’s get started !!!
Liverpool vs Sevilla 1-3 (UEFA Cup): Congratulations to Sevilla for the win. Tough luck to Liverpool, and they started well and had some shouts for handballs, but Sevilla showed their class and why they’re the defending champions and one of the best teams in Spain. It’s a disappointing result for Liverpool to lose another final and a chance for champions league next season, but they should learn from this, and under the guidance of Klopp along with the right signings, they can improve next season. As for Sevilla, their 3rd consecutive win shows Spanish dominance on the European stage, and now they’ll be aiming to fight for the double against Barcelona in the Copa Del Rey final.
You know why the Spanish teams are the best ATM? Because they play the most beautiful football. There’s no doubt about it. One touch, ball moving, controlled tempo at it’s finest. But there’s more to that. Bad refereeing with outrageous calls favors Spanish teams. Dives, flops and off ball antics favor Spanish teams. Don’t get me wrong. Sevilla outplayed Liverpool in the first 20 minutes of 1st and the entire 2nd. But the 3 penalty handballs and the 3rd Sevilla offside goal, which was called yet given, hurt Liverpool. Had the calls been with Liverpool, the outcome may have been completely different. Good game and best of luck to both teams for next season.
Arsenal vs Aston Villa 4-0 (Premiership): What an entertaining way to finish off the season. Arteta scored the last goal on his last game. And despite it being an own goal, his name is in the score sheet, which got me a bit emotional. This final match just proved to all of us that, it is physically impossible for Spurs to finish above Aston Villa; even in a terrible season. Here’s to Arsenal having a perfect next season like in the 03-04 season. Arsenal showed that it’s not impossible so I hope that Wenger finally gets some WC strikers that can control a game by themselves. I believe that Arsenal can win next PL if not that the UC and the FA.
Deportivo La Coruna vs Real Madrid 0-2 (La Liga): Good win and performance from the team. The players looked sharp, they’re direct, and played with a purpose on the field. Man of the match for me was either Ronaldo (though he only had one half, but he had a great game), or Marcelo. Even though the expectation for RM to win the La Liga title was low, it’s still kind of disappointing to not have won it for a fourth consecutive year. It just shows that they must improve and reflect on this next season, as well as collect more points in bigger games and away from home. Still, it’s good that the team played well today, and hopefully the players gained more confidence. Now, they just have to rest up and hopefully they’ll be at full strength and play at their best against Atlético in the champions league final.