Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
4. WORLD: Chelsea's Mourinho is all smiles despite tie
November 26th, 2006 11:41PM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

The English Premier League's top-of-the-table clash Sunday between first-place Manchester United and second-place Chelsea at Old Trafford decided nothing as the teams played to a 1-1 tie, but Chelsea manager Jose Mourinhowas all smiles after the game.

Louis Saha put United ahead in the first half, but Chelsea equalized in the 69th minute when the Frenchman deflected Portuguese Ricardo Carvalho's header off Frank Lampard's cross past United keeper Edwin van der Saar. The tie left United still in front with a three-point lead on the defending champion Blues, but Mourinho was treating the tie like a victory.

"If I was in their place, I would be very, very disappointed because it's a big chance at home to open the gap and they couldn't do it," Mourinho said. "In the second half, I think we show our power, and we show we are not sleeping."

Mourinho predicted a tough road ahead for United, which plays at Chelsea on April 14.

"We know in the second period of the season," the Chelsea manager said, "Man United has to go to Arsenal, to Chelsea and to Liverpool. They will have a difficult time."

GERMANY. Schalke 04 remained in first place in the Bundesliga with a 2-0 win over Bochum on first-half goals by Brazilian defender Rafinha and Danish striker Peter Lovenkrands. Schalke has a two-point lead on Werder Bremen and VfB Stuttgart, which beat Arminia Bielefeld, 3-0, and Borussia Moenchengladbach, 1-0, respectively.

ITALY.Serie A leader Inter Milan won the clash with second-place Palermo 2-1 to extend its lead to four points. Frenchman Patrick Vieira's first goal for the club broke a 1-1 tie. Swede Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Brazilian striker Amauri scored for Inter and Palermo, respectively, in the first half. Roma jumped ahead of Palermo into second place with a 4-2 win at Sampdoria.

MEXICO.Club America and Chivas, the top biggest clubs in Mexico, will meet this week in the semifinals of the Torneo Apertura after winning their quarterfinal series. America beat Chivas' Guadalajara neighbor, Atlas, 6-4, on aggregate, after rallying from 3-0 down at home in the second leg to earn a 3-3 tie with three goals in the last 20 minutes. Chivas downed Cruz Azul, 4-2, on aggregate. Toluca and Pachuca play in this week's other semifinal. Pachuca, which upset UNAM, 1-0, on the road to go through, 2-1, on aggregate, is also scheduled to host Colo Colo of Chile Thursday in the first leg of the Copa Sudamericana final.

SPAIN. Ronaldinho scored on a sensational overhead kick, highlighting first-place Barcelona's 4-0 victory over Villarreal. Ronaldinho, who had put Barca ahead with a penalty kick late in the first half, controlled a neat pass from Xaviwith his chest and then looped a perfectly weighted overhead kick beyond the reach of Villarreal goalie Mariano Barbosafor the fourth Barca goal. Andrea Iniesta, who had assisted on Barcelona's second goal by Eidur Gudjohnsen, scored the third himself with an equally impressive strike -- throwing himself at a Gianluca Zambrotta cross to volley the ball into the ground and send it skidding into the net.

Click here to watch video of Ronaldinho's golazo.


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Jamie Vardy    
"There is no honeymoon. I'll have to take that next year some time. Obviously, I hope ...
Copa Centenario: U.S. leagues heavily represented    
The USA's roster for the Copa Centenario includes 10 current MLS players, but 17 other MLS ...
USA-Ecuador: Kellyn Acosta called in, Chandler OK    
U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann added Kellyn Acosta to the U.S. roster for Wednesday's friendly ...
What They're Saying: Carli Lloyd    
"I have scored some big-time goals. I've done well in Algarve Cups. I've done well in ...
NWSL Rewind: Olympic hopefuls stand out in goal    
Chicago Red Stars keeper Alyssa Naeher, who is battling for one of two spots in goal ...
USL Rewind: Wheeler and Warshaw lead Isles to victory    
The Harrisburg City Islanders and Bethlehem Steel squared off for the first time Sunday, and Aaron ...
NASL Rewind: Cosmos back in first place    
The defending NASL champion New York Cosmos returned to first-place in the spring standings thanks to ...
What They're Saying: Earnie Stewart    
"He [Freddy Adu] was 14 years old, very talented but only practiced once a day. That ...
Copa Centenario: Final rosters released    
The final 23-player rosters for the 16 competing teams in the Copa Centenario were unveiled on ...
Video Pick: Wright-Phillip' strikes with overhead kick    
Two of the Red Bulls' goals from their 7-0 win over NYCFC feature among the eight ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives