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For football fans, the weekend ended with the thrilling Liverpool and Manchester City six pointer…and captain Steven Gerrard’s tears.
Liverpool fans overcame all possible emotions within those enthralling 90 minutes. First the sadness of Hillsborough tragedy anniversary; the silence; the goosebumps at kickoff; the anticipation of how the game will flow; then the elation after Raheem Sterling sidestepped the City defence to open the score; the dream of title; the shrill and stretching of vocal cords after 2-0; the skepticism of holding on; the ‘pinching myself’ at half time; the edginess …

A fighting comeback effort spearheaded by summer signing Postiga very nearly caused a shock in the Mestalla when the Portuguese striker netted a superb brace just before the half time whistle, at a time when they seemed dead and buried on 41 minutes after going 0-3 down at home to Barcelona.
Barcelona started the match in a rampant mood with Cesc Fabregas controlling the midfield from the off and his superb through ball split the defence after Neymar Jr had ran across the line leaving a gaping hole which none other …

Barca maintained the only 100% record in La Liga making it 9 points from 9, however it was far from a convincing performance all round in the Camp Nou this evening, but it was Barca new boy Alex Song who shone as the star performer. His positioning was brilliant, passing, tackling, vision, were all top notch. It’s very clear the new boy hasn’t taken long to settle in.
The first 20 minutes brought very little excitement to the game with only Soldado coming somewhat close as he curled wide of Victor …

A very comfortable win for Valencia against an insipid AZ Alkmaar who appeared resigned to exiting the competition from the outset of the game. AZ were not helped by shambolic defending early on and a lack of creativity or guile in attack throughout.
Given the last few weeks, Unai Emery could not have written a better script himself. With the team going through a poor run of form and Emery under pressure, AZ arrived at the Mestalla and offered nothing.
 
Line Ups
Valencia went with their strongest available line up, broadly in a …