Monday, August 22, 2005

[World Soccer Club] Digest Number 1576

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There are 6 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Re: Adu, Robben, Ronaldo among FIFPro Young Player nominees
From: "jer_vanlint" <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>
2. Verón inspires Inter victory
From: "jer_vanlint" <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>
3. Barça grateful for first-leg lead
From: "jer_vanlint" <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>
4. Rangers down depleted Celtic
From: "jer_vanlint" <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>
5. Anderlecht keep 100 percent record
From: "jer_vanlint" <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>
6. Valencia - AA Gent
From: "jer_vanlint" <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>

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Message: 1
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2005 19:49:56 -0000
From: "jer_vanlint" <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: Adu, Robben, Ronaldo among FIFPro Young Player nominees

Yep, he isn't even a average started in the Antwerp team.
And they play in the Belgian second division :p

--- In worldsoccerclub2@yahoogroups.com, "Nick Morris"
<n_i_c_k_17@y...> wrote:
> dong fanzhou is there to keep the chinese happy, he is shit really!
>
> nick
>
> --- In worldsoccerclub2@yahoogroups.com, "jer_vanlint"
> <jer_vanlint@y...> wrote:
> > FIFPro released a list of twelve international youngsters for
Young
> > Player of the Year.
> >
> > Three players with Manchester United ties were on the list:
Cristiano
> > Ronaldo of Portugal, Wayne Rooney of England, and Dong Fanzhou of
> > China. Two more Premiership players made the list as well:
Chelsea's
> > Arjen Robben (Holland) and Arsenals' Cesc Fabregas (Spain).
> >
> > American Freddy Adu (D.C. United), Argentine Javier Mascherano
> > (Corinthians) and Brazilian Robinho (Real Madrid) were the only
> > players on the list from the Western Hemisphere.
> >
> > The winner of the award will be announced at the FIFPro World
Player
> > XI ceremony on September 19th in London.
> >
> > COMPLETE LIST:
> > Javier Mascherano (Corinthians and Argentina)
> > Wayne Rooney (Man Utd and England)
> > Arjen Robben (Chelsea and Holland)
> > Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich and Germany)
> > Robinho (Real Madrid and Brazil)
> > Dong Fangzhou (Royal Antwerp/Man Utd and China)
> > Cristiano Ronaldo (Man Utd and Portugal)
> > Cesc Fabregas (Arsenal and Spain)
> > Rio Mavuba (Bordeaux and France)
> > Giorgio Chiellini (Fiorentina and Italy)
> > Obafemi Martins (Inter Milan and Nigeria)
> > Freddy Adu (DC United and United States)
> >
> > *****************************
> >
> > Dong Fangzhou??
> > Kompany is 100 times better :p

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Message: 2
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2005 19:55:02 -0000
From: "jer_vanlint" <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>
Subject: Verón inspires Inter victory

Argentinian midfielder Juan Sebastián Verón ensured Internazionale
walked away with the first silverware of the Italian season, as he
struck the only goal of the Super Cup final in extra time to defeat
Juventus.

Defensive absentees
Several Juventus players were struggling for fitness with French
defender Lilian Thuram and goalkeeper Gianluca Buffon ruled out.
Robert Kovac made his debut, while Antonio Chimenti was preferred to
loan signing Christian Abbiati in goal.

Signings benched
Roberto Mancini's side also had fitness worries with international
duty taking its toll on recent purchases Luís Figo and Walter Samuel
who began as substitutes, though Pavel Nedved started despite missing
training.

Goal disallowed
Inter began the brighter as Verón and Obafemi Martins went close to
breaking the deadlock. Dejan Stankovic and Esteban Cambiasso
squandered further chances to hand the Italian Cup holders the lead,
before David Trezeguet almost scored against the run of play for
Juve, though his effort was ruled out for offside on 42 minutes.

Verón victorious
The Serie A champions came closest to scoring in the second half as
well, with Patrick Vieira striking a post from a dipping free-kick 23
minutes after the restart. However, it was Inter who would go on to
strike the decisive blow when Verón's powerful effort beat Chimenti
after ten minutes of extra time.

Sixteen-year wait
It is only the second time in their history that Inter have walked
away with the trophy from the Italian season curtain-raiser, having
previously triumphed in 1989. Serie A begins next weekend, while
before that Inter play Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday in the home leg
of their Champions League third qualifying round tie, having won 2-0
in Ukraine.

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I am expecting a lot from this Inter this season.
Hopefully they will manage to beat Milan and Juve for the Scudetto.

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Message: 3
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2005 20:20:25 -0000
From: "jer_vanlint" <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>
Subject: Barça grateful for first-leg lead

Barcelona are celebrating their first honour of the 2005/06 season -
as, despite losing yesterday's Spanish Super Cup second leg 1-2 at
the Camp Nou to Real Betis Balompié, their victory last week gave
them the trophy 4-2 on aggregate.

Foregone conclusion
Frank Rijkaard's league champions had the advantage of entering the
game in front of their own fans and with a 3-0 advantage from last
week's first leg in Seville. Betis coach Llorenç Serra Ferrer,
recognising the slim chance of a comeback, had Tuesday's crucial
Champions League third qualifying round trip to AS Monaco on his mind
and understandably rested the majority of his first-choice side as
the Copa del Rey holders look to make the most of a 1-0 lead when
they go to the Stade Louis II.

Eto'o strikes
None of this suggested a dramatic night of football was likely to
result, but nevertheless the home side were quick to add to their
first-leg total on 14 minutes. Samuel Eto'o stole the ball from Betis
on the halfway line, raced goalwards and slotted cleanly past Pedro
Contreras.

Dani at the double
Betis, on their Super Cup debut, bounced back into the tie almost
immediately. Dani Martín arrived at the far post to turn in Xisco
Muñoz's cross on 23 minutes. Then Dani latched onto a goalmouth
deflection six minutes later to make it 2-1 on the night.

Sixth trophy
However, from that point on neither side looked likely to add to
their total, giving Barça their sixth Super Cup, one behind Real
Madrid, but their first since 1996. The Primera División begins next
weekend.

Last winners:
1996 FC Barcelona
1997 Real Madrid
1998 RCD Mallorca
1999 Valencia CF
2000 RC Deportivo
2001 Real Madrid
2002 RC Deportivo
2003 Real Madrid
2004 Real Zaragoza
2005 FC Barcelona

Number of Super Cups per Club:
7 Real Madrid CF
6 FC Barcelona
3 RC Deportivo

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What a surprise to see the Betis reserves win in Camp Nou!
Well, we have for the 4th consecutive year a different winner.

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Message: 4
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2005 20:31:01 -0000
From: "jer_vanlint" <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>
Subject: Rangers down depleted Celtic

Scottish champions Rangers won a stormy first Old Firm derby of the
season 3-1 as Celtic finished with nine men after seeing Alan
Thompson and captain Neil Lennon dismissed.

McLeish joy
Goals from Dado Pršo and Thomas Buffel gave Rangers a comfortable
lead and although Shaun Maloney pulled one back with a penalty four
minutes from time, Nacho Novo responded with another spot-kick to
give Alex McLeish his first win against former Aberdeen team-mate and
close friend Gordon Strachan.

'Terrific' Prso
"We had the extra man for a long period of the game and that
certainly gave us a good advantage," said McLeish. "The last few
minutes were interesting but Dado has had another terrific game and
won the penalty for us at the other end." However, victory came at a
price as captain Barry Ferguson picked up an ankle knock which makes
him a doubtful starter for the Champions League third qualifying
round second leg tie against Anorthosis Famagusta on Wednesday at
Ibrox - with Rangers currently 2-1 up.

Rae in
Buffel passed a late fitness test to take his place in the Rangers
midfield alongside Alex Rae who deputised for the suspended Fernando
Ricksen, while Marvin Andrews was restored to the centre of defence.
For Celtic, Strachan paired Craig Beattie with John Hartson in attack
leaving Polish striker Maciej Zurawski on the bench.

Pršo opener
The home side started the better in a frenetic opening period which
saw John Hartson and Julien Rodriguez booked, but Celtic were reduced
to ten men on 23 minutes when Thompson was red carded for a late
challenge on Novo. Dianbobo Balde missed a great chance to put Celtic
in front on the half-hour mark, heading Shunsuke Nakamura's corner
over from six metres, as the visitors began to find their way back
into the game. But against the run of play Rangers broke the deadlock
on 34 minutes, Pršo latching on to a long ball from Andrews before
volleying past Artur Boruc.

Maloney hope
McLeish introduced Peter Løvenkrands for Rae at half-time as Rangers
sought to capitalise on their one-man advantage and they doubled
their lead six minutes after the re-start when Buffel burst between
two defenders before slotting the ball into the net. Strachan
immediately sacrificed Nakamura for Shaun Maloney as they tried to
get back into the game and the Scotland Under-21 striker gave Celtic
hope with four minutes left, scoring from the penalty spot after
being brought down by Ian Murray.

Hearts pumping
However, Rangers promptly broke to the other end and were awarded a
penalty of their own following Stilian Petrov's challenge on Pršo.
Novo converted to give Rangers all three points before Lennon was
sent-off for confronting the referee after the final whistle. The win
meant that Rangers briefly shared top position with Heart of
Midlothian but the Tynecastle club restored their three-point
advantage a few hours later with a 2-0 victory against Aberdeen.
Celtic, already out of Europe, lie an unfamiliar third, five points
adrift of Hearts.

Current Table:
1.Hearts....... 4 4 0 0 13-2 12
2.Rangers...... 4 3 0 1 09-4 9
3.Celtic....... 4 2 1 1 10-8 7
4.Kilmarnock... 4 2 1 1 10-8 7
5.Inverness C.T 4 2 1 1 05-3 7
6.Hibernian.... 4 2 1 1 06-5 7

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Yep, saw this game live on TV.
It had all of what you expect in an Old Firm :)
Penalties, red cards, lots of goals and a great atmosphere!
The first red card changed indeed all as before that Celtic was the
better team.
Well, good goal from Belgian international Thomas Buffel :)

Go on Hearts :p

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Message: 5
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2005 22:38:53 -0000
From: "jer_vanlint" <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>
Subject: Anderlecht keep 100 percent record

Belgium's two Champions League candidates Anderlecht and Club Bruges
registered weekend victories ahead of their mid-week return legs in
Europe.

Anderlecht, who take a 2-1 lead to Slavia Prague on Wednesday, remain
top of the table with a 100 percent record after a 3-1 victory over
Germinal Beerschot on Saturday. They have won all three matches and
boast an 11-1 goal difference.

The Brussels side had to come from behind after the cup holders,
still without a point after three outings, stunned the home crowd
with a goal from Dosunmu in the 10th minute.

Two goals from Nenad Jestrovic, the second a penalty on the stroke of
halftime, put Anderlecht in control.

In the second half Mbo Mpenza followed up his goal for Belgium in
midweek with a stunner for his club in the 76th minute. Three minutes
later Beerschot were reduced to 10 men when Alexandre Lolo was sent
off after a second yellow card.

A first half goal from Bosko Balaban helped champions Club Bruges
bounce back from a disappointing draw the previous weekend and a loss
in the Champions League to beat promoted Roeselare 1-0.

Bruges face a 1-0 deficit when they entertain Norway's Valerenga Oslo
on Wednesday.

Racing Genk head to their UEFA Cup tie with Latvia's Metalurgs on
Thursday on the back of a third successive domestic draw under new
coach Hugo Broos after being held 1-1 at Westerlo. Genk beat the
Latvian side 3-2 away 10 days ago.

On Saturday, Kevin Vandenbergh put Genk ahead on 12 minutes.
Brazilian Jakson Coelho grabbed the equaliser six minutes later.

Current table:
1.Anderlecht. 3 3 0 0 11-1 9
2.Standard CL 3 3 0 0 07-2 9
3.Club Brugge 3 2 1 0 04-1 7
3.Lokeren SNW 3 2 1 0 04-1 7
3.Westerlo... 3 2 1 0 04-1 7
6.Charleroi.. 3 2 1 0 03-0 7

Strikers:
3 goals: Serhat Akin (Anderlecht)
3 goals: Mbo Mpenza (Anderlecht)
2 goals: Bosko Balaban (Club Brugge)
2 goals: Aristide Bancé (Lokeren)
2 goals: Christ (Charleroi)
2 goals: Coelho (Westerlo)
2 goals: Sergio Conceiçao (Standard)
2 goals: Igor De Camargo (Brussels)
2 goals: Diallo (Beveren)
2 goals: Kristof Imschoot (Lierse)
2 goals: Nenad Jestrovic (Anderlecht)
2 goals: Tchité (Standard)
2 goals: Kevin Vandenbergh (RC Genk)

Club Brugge 1-0 SV Roeselaere:
http://www.debrugge.be/movie's/cl_roeselare.wmv

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Not a great game by Bruges or Anderlecht.
Bruges is clearly still not ready with it's new style of play, while
Anderlecht was once again lucky with the referee.
They got a penalty on a discutable way, while on the other side
Kompany brought down the Beerschot striker.
penalty for Anderlecht and a yellow card for the defender, while at
the other side no penalty or red card for Kompany.
The score at that moment was 2-1...

Well, let's hope that both teams will qualify for the CL this
wednesday. I do believe that Anderlecht is strong enough and should
succeed in Prague, while it will be very difficult for Bruges.
But we'll hope :)

Otherwise UEFA groups once again...

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Message: 6
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2005 22:50:38 -0000
From: "jer_vanlint" <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>
Subject: Valencia - AA Gent

For once that they played in Europe... euh, Intertoto :p

http://users.pandora.be/buffaloindi...alenciagent.wmv

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