Barcelona Win Over Almeria

Barcelona’s 4-1 win over Almeria at Camp Nou yesterday made sure it kept the pressure on for Real Madrid. As much as I was hoping for this La Liga to entail a clear victory for my favourite team, it seems that Barcelona’s emphatic win yesterday has made for an inevitable El Classico final eventually. Not that I mind that.

Real Madrid, however remains top of the table with 64 points, having won 20 out of the 26 total games played and losing only 2. Barcelona, a close runner-up, has 63 points.

El Classico

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Alexis Sanchez, and Leo Messi made for a great first-half with 2 goals in the bag within the first 25 minutes. Even though Trujillo of Ameria pulled back his team with a 2-1 before half-time, things only went downhill from there for the team. Puyol and Xavi scored in the fag end of the second-half and buried the competition well and proper.

FC Barcelona

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Home-ground advantage or not, it was a match well-played and was thoroughly enjoying to watch. I can tell this La Liga final is going to be a show of fabulous football. Until next time!

Stay amazing!

Deliya x 🙂

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UEFA Championship : RMA vs. Galatasaray

Just a quick post. I just wanted to do a little vitual happy dance on RMA’s 6-1 win against Galatasaray. I stayed up last night watching the match, but couldn’t blog about it before. The first half of the game was pretty uneventful (except one goal from Isco) but the second half was extremely exciting. A hat-trick from Ronaldo was the highlight of the game, and 2 goals from Benzema were pretty amazing as well. It was truly legendary. The match was in Galatasaray home-gound Istanbul, and boy were they unhappy with how it all went down. Oh well, we win. (so says immature me) Woohoo!!!

Deliya x 😀

Ronaldo Extends Contract with Real Madrid

The news is in! Cristiano Ronaldo, the prolific Portugese footballer ended unbearable speculation (at least, on my end) about going back to Manchester United when his present contract ended and has signed a 3-year extension till the 2017-18 season with Real Madrid.
For some reason neither Ronaldo nor Real president Florentino Perez gave any details about his salary, but it is suspected his net annual wage would be around 17 million euros, making him one of the world’s best-paid players (and so whats new?)

When asked about going back to Manchester he replied saying that he was grateful for all that the club had taught him and given him, but that it was in the past now. He also said he respected all the offers that had come knocking on his door but that Real Madrid was his home and that it was where his family was. When asked about money and Bale’s transfer, Ronaldo said that money was not at all his main priority. On the contrary, winning titles for his team with his friends on the field was infinitely more important.

Just recently in fact, Ronaldo netted his 203rd goal in his 203rd official game for the Spanish giants. For all those (this goes out to some of my friends who are Manchester and Barcelona fans, in goood humor) that think that Ronaldo is out of shape, the statistics prove otherwise and his loyalty and passion for the game still shine through. He is an amazing player and will definitely be playing for Real for at least 5 more seasons.

Deliya x 🙂

Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka : US Open Finals

It seems like the big showdown this year at the US Open is going to look a lot like last year. Victoria Azarenka (world number 2) and defending champion Serena Williams are into the final round of the US Open.

Serena WIlliams, defending Champion

Serena WIlliams, defending Champion

Williams, chasing her 17th Grand Slam title, defeated China’s Li Na 6-0, 6-3 yesterday. Williams, 31, boasts a 12-3 career lead over her 24 year old opponent. Williams won the first set in just 29 minutes with 3 breaks of serve as Li, playing in her first Us Open semi final, wilted under the American legend’s trademark barrage which lead to a crushing defeat. Li, the 2011 French Open Champion, however, held through a good fight overlooking the career stronghold Williams had over her.

Victoria Azarenka, World Number 2

Victoria Azarenka, World Number 2

Azarenka marched into the US Open final with an error-strewn 6-4, 6-2 win over Italian Flavia Penneta. In a tense first set there were seven breaks of serve in 10 games with Azarenka. She spent two hours more on court getting to the semifinals than her opponent.

Pennetta, who is the first Italian woman to make the US Open final (after missing the tournament last year due to a wrist injury) had saved two of them with a couple of groundstrokes.

Its going to be nail biting showdown and it’ll definitely keep us on the edge of our seats till the very last second. The two top-seeded players will meet for this year’s title on Sunday.

Until then!

Deliya x 🙂

Sports This Week : Mesut Ozil’s Transfer

Hello everyone! So in case you guys didn’t know, I’m a huge soccer fan. And this week, I’m going to be talking about the big transfer – yes, Mesut Ozil (attacksing midfielder) from Real Madrid (my absolute all time favourite team) signed the deal for £42.5m to Arsenal. Seriously, this was crushing news when I found out. The number of nights I’ve stayed up watching RMA play, I can’t even begin to count. And Ozil’s always been the calm and composed player.

Mesut Ozil

Mesut Ozil

He was the King of Assists, and an amazingly talented player for Real Madrid for a long time. I hope he finds his place in Aresenal though. The news of his transfer kind of hit me like a shock though, because originally, Ozil had had his reservations about leaving RMA and had said that  he was going to decline Arsenal’s offer. But I guess Arsenal’s Wenger turned him around, because his announcement to switch teams shocked even his RMA teammates.

I think his was like, the 2nd or 3rd most expensive signing in British football history. He’s a world class player and any team would be lucky to have him (though it is a drag that Arsenal has him, I always disliked Arsenal). Though I’m sure he’ll be a star at Arsenal, I think I speak for all RMA fans when I say, I’ll be sad to see him go.

Love,

Deliya x 🙂