Welcome back to another edition of Sexy European Roundup. What are you thankful for? I’m thankful fro that picture of Arsene Wenger above! Also my apologies for going away for a while, but life events (buying a house) and the stupid International Break happened. Anyway, we are back now right in time for Champion’s League action this week! Check back on Friday for some weekend action. But first…
Last weekend was a great weekend for soccer. We had three high profile derbies and several big teams going down. In the North London Derby, Arsenal topped Tottenham at the Emirates which is great because Spurs fans are some of the worst EPL fans in the US, topped only by Gunners fans who now think there team can finish Top 4, which is great so when they inevitably lose Bournemouth in January the schadenfreude will be even better!
The Madrid Derby was a drab affair as the game ended 0-0, which ultimately favors Atletico, as they’ve been in a bit of a tailspin and Real falls further and further behind Barcelona!
What the hell is happening to Borussia Dortmund? They have one win in their last 10 matches including two draws with APOEL and dropping the match this weekend to Stuttgart.
The Rome Derby was exciting, in spite of Ciro Immobile’s 15th league goal, the home side, AC Roma, prevailed 2-1. Napoli also beat AC Milan, because AC Milan is a pile of hot garbage! On Sunday Juventus was shocked at Sampdoria losing 3-2.
Dortmund v Tottenham – Both of these teams lost on the weekend and would like a mid-week win. Dortmund is clearly the more desperate of the teams. In fact they are in danger of not even qualifying for Europa, if APOEL can snag a result in one of their last two matches. Spurs are already through to the Knockout Round but still would like to qualify as the top team in the group.
Sevilla v Liverpool – These are the top two teams in Group E. They shared the points at Anfield on Matchday 1. Spartak dropped points at home against Maribor and a win at Sevilla will secure the Group for Liverpool. In fact, one point basically qualifies Liverpool for the next round
AS Monaco v RB Leipzig – These are the bottom two teams in Group G. Both teams are in danger of missing out on even Europa with a bad result here.
Juventus v Barcelona – the top two teams in Group D and both should go through. Barcelona has be traipsing through La Liga while Juve has stumbled in Serie A. A big mid-week home win might help right the domestic ship!
Atletico Madrid v AS Roma – If Atletico is unable to get a result here they are all but assured a Europa spot while Roma sit top of the group and coming off a derby win on the weekend. Can Ateltico get on a run and sneak into the knockout round at the expense of Chelsea?
Paris Saint-Germain v Celtic – PSG is already through to the Knockout Round, Celtic is currently in third and could make a Europa run (fucking Brendan Rodgers!). Still should be a fun game because clearly PSG is liable to implode at any moment. Get your popcorn ready!
That’s it for the mid-week matches. Check back on Friday for all the important weekend matches!