European Club Roundup 5-11-2007

English Premier League

Top of the table clash between Arsenal and Manchester United ends 2-2. United take the lead in the final minute of the first half when Arsenal captain William Gallas scores in his own net. Fabregas equalised for Arsenal in the 48th minute. Ronaldo gave United the lead for second time in the match when he scored eight minutes from time. But Gallas scored in injury time to extend Arsenal’s unbeaten run and retain the top position.

A crowd of 60,161 filled the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal: Almunia; Clichy, Gallas, Toure, Sagna; Eboue, Fabregas, Flamini, Rosicky, Hleb; Adelbayor

Manchester United: van der Sar; Evra, Brown, Vidic, Ferdinand; Ronaldo, Anderson, Hargreaves, Giggs; Tevez, Rooney

Chelsea moved to third after that they won 2-0 at Wigan. Lampard and Beletti scored Chelsea’s goals in the first 20 minutes of the match.

Wigan manager Chris Hutchings is sacked after six successive  defeats leaves Wigan third from bottom with eight points from 12 games. Hutchings is the fourth Premier league manager to be sacked so far this season – Jol (Tottenham), Lee (Bolton) and Mourinho (Chelsea).

Chelsea: Cech; Beletti, Alex, Carvalho, Brige; Mikel, Essien, Lampard; Wright-Philips, Drogba, Malouda

Portsmouth’s Mwaruwari is top scorer in the Premier League with eight goals. Adebayor (Arsenal), Anelka (Bolton), Fabregas (Arsenal) and Keane (Tottenham) all have six.

Spanish La Liga

Barcelona secure a confortable 3-0 home win over lowly Betis. Henry opens the scoring in the 33rd minute. Ronaldinho scores from two second half free kicks. A crowd of 75,000 watch the match.

Barcelona: Valdes; Zambrotta, Thuram, Puyol, Abidal; Toure, Xavi, Iniesta, Ronaldinho; Messi, Henry

Real Madrid lose 2-0 at Sevilla. Real’s lead at the top of the table is cut to just one point. Barcelona are in second, Villarreal in third and Valencia in fourth.

Real Madrid: Casillas; Ramos, Cannavaro, Metzelder, Marcelo; Diarro, Gago, Guti; Robinho, Raul, van Nistelrooy

Messi (Barcelona), Aguero (Atletico Madrid),  Fabiano (Sevilla) and Rossi (Villarreal) all have seven goals so long this season.

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