Welcome to ‘The Corner’, our weekly foray into the wonderful world of football.
Sunday is a family day.
In England champions and pretenders met at the Etihad in Manchester, and Chelsea’s living legend, Frank Lampard scored the equaliser for Man City against his former family.
In Italy another reunion took place in the San Siro when Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri, carried the day against the club that sacked him January.
Revenge is sweet.
Chelsea took the lead in the Premier League’s big match thanks to World Cup winner Andre Schurrle, before Frank Lampard leveled for city, no celebration from Frank though, everyone else in the Etihad went crazy, except Chelsea fans.
City boss Manuel Pellegrini laid into Chelsea saying they played like a “small team”, they played like “Stoke.” But not as well, Stoke won at the Etihad in August.
Massimiliano Allegri, back at the San Siro as Juve boss after being sacked by Milan. He must have wanted to kiss Carlos Tevez, and probably did, when he latched onto Pogba’s beautiful ball to slot home.
Tevez is in prime form at the moment. Allegri as smug as a bug in a rug.
We all know that football is fun when your team is winning and miserable when you lose. Predictions are part of the experience. So here are our thoughts for upcoming matches in England, Spain and Germany.
Dont forget, you also give us your predictions, on the social networks, using the hashtag #TheCornerScores.
Real Madrid 5-0 Elche
Liverpool 1- 1 Everton
B. Dortmund 2 –1 Stuttgart
We Might Be Wrong.
“When they were up, they were up and when they were down, they were down,” as the song goes lets look at the protagonists in this weeks ‘Ups and Downs’
Hat-trick heroes take a bow. Christiano Ronaldo starred in Real Madrid’s 8-2 dismantling of Deportivo la Coruna.
Ronaldo scored three in the match, the first time Real Madrid have scored eight in a Liga away match. Ron’s 23rd hat-trick for the Madridistas since moving from Man United.
Porto’s Yacine Brahimi joins the well done club after his 1-2-3 against Bate Borisov in the Champions League. The Algerian scoring twice in the first-half and once in the second in Porto’s six-nil demolition job.
Man United boss Louis van Gaal
was up and down as his side took a two-nil lead at Leicester City. The Foxes dragged it back to 2-1 then United scored a third, that was it for Louis’ ups Leicester scored four winning in a row the match ended 5-3. What you might call an embarrassment of riches.
September 22, 1950, became one of the most important days in the history German football. No not another world cup win.
FIFA reinstated the German football association – the Deutscher Fußball-Bund, or DFB – to full membership. The board fell out with the Nazi’s (not the only ones) who dismantled the organisation in 1940.
Following appeals from the FAs of Switzerland and England, The DFB officially re-formed and re-entered the football family, though only for the West German territories.
(For the information:http://tdifh.blogspot.fr/2010/09/22-september-1950-welcome-back-dfb.html)
Funny footy coming up. Remember that you also can send us links, through the hashtag #TheCornerBloopers.
In Kazakhstan football and water polo merge and referees seemingly just don’t understand how frustrating a flooded pitch can be.
Still it must be easier for a young player to make a splash in Kazakhstan.
Pointing the way fans of German side Magdeburg, a couple of seasons ago, got so sick of seeing their team fire blanks they decided they needed help to find the goal so the crowd carried arrows pointing to net …follow the arrows lads.
That’s it for now. We’ll be back next week for more of the same. Thanks for watching ‘The Corner.’