Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Games of the Week - 5th-7th October

Not as many games this week, but the games of the week are as follows:

  1. Hearts vs St Mirren (Scottish Premiership)
  2. Manchester City vs Everton (Barclays Premier League)
  3. Dundee United vs Kilimarnock (Scottish Premiership)
  4. Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munchen (Bundesliga)
  5. Juventus vs Milan (Serie A)
  6. Celtic vs Motherwell (Scottish Premiership)

Hearts 0-2 St Mirren

Tynecastle, Attendance 14769
Scottish Premiership

Nine points was the gap going into the bottom of the table clash. A relatively even first half but exciting was topped off by a header from close range by John McGinn to give the buddies the lead three minute before half time. Hearts opened up in the second half trying to score an equaliser but the buddies doubled their lead 13 minutes after halftime as a failure to clear the ball by Dylan McGowan let the other one Paul slot it into the net to make it 2-0.
MoTM: Paul McGowan 
Video: SPFL

Manchester City 3-1 Everton

Ethiad Stadium, Attendance 47267
Barclays Premier League

Roman Lukaku took the lead for the toffees after 15 minutes but the lead for Everton only lasted 92 sceonds as new signing Alvaro Negrado scored for city. The stalemate almost lasted to halftime but after missing a few sitters earlier Aguero made it 2-1. Man City were awarded a penalty with 20 minutes to go but Aguero's shot was saved by Howard who put the ball onto the post and was deflected in off of his back.
MoTM: James Milner

Dundee United 1-0 Kilmarnock

Tannadice Park, Attendance 5850
Scottish Premiership

Despite heaps of pressure in the first half including David Goodwillie's run which goes right through Kilmarnock's atrocious defence and dummied past the goalkeeper Goodie was unable to finish from the tight angle it stayed 0-0. Eleven minutes after halftime a through ball that looked like a lost cause was chased down by Goodwillie ran to a wide position and crossed the ball to Nadir Ciftci who performed a perfect volley from just outside the box to make it 10 goals in 5 games. Youngster Ryan Gauld was absolutely brilliant for the Terrors as he took Kilmarnock's  defence apart almost making them look like an amateur side at times during the match. The key moment in this match was late on when a miraculous save from in-form Rado Cierzniak stopped Irvine's shot from going in and Kille stealing a point. Hot prospect John Souttar did not damage his growing reputation with English clubs as he put in a solid performance in defence even though he did not need to do much.  If Kilmarnock's performance on Saturday is anything to go by then Kille look in real trouble in the relegation battle(s) this season.
MoTM: Ryan Gauld
Video: SPFL

Bayer Leverkusen 1-1 Bayern Munchen

BayArena, Attendance 30210

The top two sides in the Bundesliga went head to head at the BayArena in Leverkusen. The course of the match was decided in sixty seconds as after twenty-nine minutes a pass to Kroos led him to put the ball into the top corner for the German. Then a minute later Sidney Sam scored the equaliser for the home side.
MoTM: Kroos

Juventus 3-2 AC Milan

Juventus Stadium, Attendance 38000
Serie A

Muntari scored in the first minute for Milan but Pirlo was at his best and scored an equaliser right on the quarter-hour mark. The game looked like it was heading for a draw until Giovinco scored for the young boys and Geilinni added another quickly. Muntari gave Milan late hope as he scored in the 89th minute to make it 3-2. However, AC Milan's last-ditch attempt to sneak a draw were unsuccessful as it ended 3-2 to the champions.
MoTM: Pirlo

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