September 12th, 2009

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Hey la, hey la, my Barclays' back!


10:00 EST/15:00 GMT Portsmouth v Bolton
10:00 EST/15:00 GMT Blackburn v Wolves
10:00 EST/15:00 GMT Wigan v West Ham
10:00 EST/15:00 GMT Liverpool v Burnley
10:00 EST/15:00 GMT Stoke City v Chelsea
10:00 EST/15:00 GMT Sunderland v Hull City
10:00 EST/15:00 GMT Stoke City v Sunderland
10:00 EST/15:00 GMT Man City v Arsenal
12:30 EST/17:30 GMT Tottenham v Man United

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joanna florentina
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La La La La Liga

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12:00 PM EST - 06:00 PM CET: Getafe v Barcelona
12:00 PM EST - 06:00 PM CET: Atlético Madrid v Racing Santander
02:00 PM EST - 08:00 PM CET: Espanyol v Real Madrid
04:00 PM EST - 10:00 PM CET: Sevilla FC v Real Zaragoza

  • Real Madrid and Barcelona swap city rivals (both are away games!)
  • Ruud van Nistelrooy and M. Diarra back in the squad
  • Andres Iniesta and Rafael Marquez fit to start
  • Luis Garcia faces former club Atletico
  • Negredo makes his Sevilla debut

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Rafa Benitez labelled Yossi Benayoun an example to the rest of his squad after the Israeli struck a hat-trick to sink Burnley on Saturday.
Dirk Kuyt was the other scorer in a deserved 4-0 win - but it was Benayoun who Benitez singled out as an example of how those on the fringes can go on to play a crucial role.

The No.15 spent the first half of last season on the peripheries but is now a central figure at Anfield.

Benitez said: "We know he's a player with quality. We have seen how good he is coming from the bench and we were talking about whether he could start or not.

"Today he was very, very good and his movement was fantastic for the team.

"During the internationals I was talking with some players about how they could change things, and it was just to work hard.

"Yossi was away but he wanted to play, and when a player wants to play it's very easy: you have to prove these things in every training session and in a game if you get the opportunity.

"Yossi is someone with experience and he knows the best way to fight for your position is doing something well on the pitch."

Despite Benayoun walking away with the match ball, Benitez believes another player was key to the 4-0 victory.

"Lucas supported and managed in the middle and kept everyone else going forward," said the Spaniard.

"For me he was the key player today. We can talk about Yossi but it was thanks to Lucas. One thing everyone told me when I came here was that if you work hard the fans are with you. They could see again today that Lucas is a worker who had quality. He can challenge in the air, can tackle and pass the ball.

"He worked so hard in different positions and allowed the other players more freedom. For me he was a very important player for us today."

On why Javier Mascherano was not in the squad, Benitez revealed the midfielder was still in South America after representing Argentina this week.

He explained: "Mascherano was not available. He still he hasn't arrived. He is coming back on Sunday. He had some problems, and our doctor was talking to their doctor.

"Now I think he's okay but he's coming back later because he had to do some tests over there.

"Don't be worried, it's not serious!"

Burnley boss Owen Coyle reserved his praise for Steven Gerrard, who operated in a deeper role alongside Lucas.

"Steven Gerrard could play at right-back and still be effective because he is a world-class player," said Coyle. "You see it on the international stage and the club stage every week. He's a real Liverpool player, I would say - though I would prefer it if he did play at right-back!"

Hacker takes over the AFA website to diss Maradona

This past Friday, Sept. 11, a group of hackers wiped out the Argentine Football Association website, posting a still a of Maradona wearing Brazil's kit, with the caption: "A picture is worth more than a thousand words."

The still comes from the ever controversial Guaraná ad which featured Maradona standing shoulder to shoulder with Ronaldo and Kaká, singing the Brazilian anthem before a match, before waking up from his "obvious" nightmare.

The AFA website has removed the image, but is still not back up and running. See for yourself:

Now, if Maradona had been fired already this whole situation could have been avoided...

Here's the original Guaraná ad

And the Making of...

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Robin van Persie accuses Emmanuel Adebayor of 'malicious' stamp
• Dutch striker accuses former colleague of intending to injure
• Hughes requests leniency over goal celebration

Robin van Persie holds his face following a challenge by Emmanuel Adebayor.

The Arsenal striker Robin van Persie has issued a statement this evening condemning his former team-mate Emmanuel Adebayor for what he described as a "malicious stamp" on his face during Arsenal's 4-2 defeat at Manchester City. Van Persie claimed that Adebayor "set out to hurt" the Dutch forward and that he feels lucky that he has not "suffered a great injury".

Adebayor scored during the match against his former employers as City continued their 100% start to the season. But the second-half incident with Van Persie, as well as claims that Adebayor deliberately chose to celebrate his goal in front of the Arsenal fans, seems likely to overshadow the result of the match.

"I am sad and disappointed by my former team-mate Emmanuel Adebayor's mindless and malicious stamp on me during today's match, We are both professional footballers and I know that the game is physical, I too have made hard and sometimes mis-timed challenges but never with the intention of hurting an opponent. He set out to hurt me today.

I knew he was aiming for a collision because he changed the angle of his body to allow contact to be made. He moved backwards when his natural momentum would have taken him forward. I find that deeply disrespectful. He has shown a real lack of class today, to me and the fans.

I do feel lucky that I have not suffered a greater injury. The contact was only centimetres from my eye. I have not received an apology from him, there were no words exchanged afterwards. He had his own agenda today and that is bad for football. It's bad for the game we all love.

I want to make it clear that this has nothing to do with the result of today's match. We do not hide from that disappointment but I need to speak out about his behaviour."

Other reports condemned Adebayor for potentially inciting Arsenal fans with his goal celebration at Eastlands, when the striker slid into the corner where the away fans were housed. The Arsenal crowd had occasionally booed Adebayor during the final months of his stay in north London, and his behaviour following his goal today, which put City 3-1 up with 10 minutes to play, has widely been seen as a deliberate taunt.

But his new manager at City, Mark Hughes, also issued a statement this evening, defending his player. "We have to cut Emmanuel a bit of slack," said Hughes. "He is an emotional guy and was caught up in the moment.

"We just have to understand that he is an emotional guy and he wanted to share the moment with the fans in the corner with whom he has a special affinity. It is the same area that the Arsenal fans were in so there is the potential for people to see it as the wrong thing to do. We recognise that and so does Ade."

Adebayor was booked for his goal celebration, although the alleged stamp on Van Persie went unpunished. The Football Association has yet to respond, nor have Arsenal issued any official complaint about either incident.