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7. WORLD: Gudjohnsen sparks Barca
November 19th, 2006 10:47PM

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Iceland forward Eidur Gudjohnsen came up big for Barcelona, scoring two goals to help the Spanish champion maintain its La Liga lead with a 4-1 win at Real Mallorca 4-1 on Sunday.

Barca is without strikers Samuel Eto'o, Javier Saviola and Lionel Messi, who are all injured, so the pressure has been on Gudjohnsen, who was acquired from Chelsea over the summer.

He scored twice in one-on-one situations to put Barcelona ahead, 2-0. Victor pulled a goal back for Mallorca, but Barca put the game away with goals from Andres Iniesta and Santi Ezquerro, both set up by work by Ronaldinho.

"Although the score looks comfortable," said Barca coach Frank Rijkaard, "we struggled in this game. Gudjohnsen scored at important moments, and his performance is good news for us."

Barcelona stayed one point ahead of Sevilla which beat Valencia, 3-0, on Saturday. Real Madrid is third after beating Racing Santander, 3-1, at home.

ENGLAND. Manchester United and Chelsea stayed 1-2 in the Premier League, but Arsenal fell to fourth place, behind Portsmouth. Wayne Rooney scored twice as Manchester United came from behind to beat Sheffield United, 2-1. Chelsea, which trails United by three points, downed West Ham, 1-0, at Stamford Bridge on Geremi's goal from a free kick. Portsmouth beat Watford, 2-1, to move ahead of Arsenal, which was held to a 1-1 draw at home by struggling Newcastle United.

GERMANY. The lead at the top of Bundesliga changed for the third time this month. After Werder Bremen and VfB Stuttgart, Schalke 04 took over as the leader with a 4-2 victory at Energie Cottbus. VfB Stuttgart lost, 2-1, at Bayern Munich, which came from behind to win, 2-1, thanks to Roy Makaay and Claudio Pizarro.

ITALY. Inter Milan opened up a three-point lead in Serie A when it edged Reggina, 1-0, and Palermo fell to Cagliari, 1-0. Inter Milan struggled to finish off Reggina, settling for Argentine Hernan Crespo's fourth-minute goal. Roma is fourth, four points behind Inter, after hammering Catania, 7-0.
Midfielder Simone Perrotta and defender Christian Panucci scored twice each for Roma.


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