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Saturday Ticker: Chelsea falls to Liverpool, Juventus wins late, and more

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It just keeps getting worse and worse for Jose Mourinho and Chelsea.

Liverpool added to Chelsea’s woes on Saturday by erasing an early deficit and scoring three unanswered goals in a 3-1 victory at Stamford Bridge. Ramires put the struggling Blues ahead after just four minutes, but a Philippe Coutinho brace and Christian Benteke strike flipped the script and gave the Reds three road points.

Coutinho canceled out the early goal three minutes into first-half stoppage time, and found the back of the net again to put Jurgen Klopp’s men in front in the 74th minute. Benteke, who assisted on Coutinho’s winner, then added an insurance tally in the 83rd to ensure that there would be no comeback from Chelsea.

The defeat was Chelsea’s second in a row, and dropped the club to 15th place in the Premiership table. The Blues have 11 points through 11 matches, and the pressure continues to pile on Mourinho. Liverpool fans even chanted “You’re getting sacked in the morning” after Coutinho’s second tally.

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Juventus was on the way to settling for a point in the Turin Derby, but Juan Cuadrado came to the rescue to collect all three points for the club.

Juventus defeated Torino, 2-1, at Juventus Stadium thanks to a last-gasp strike from Cuadrado. The Colombian winger came off the bench to provide the winner with his first goal of the season, pushing home a cross from Alex Sandro in the 93rd minute.

The Italian heavyweight, which has struggled this season, had wasted an earlier lead. Paul Pogba scored the opener 19 minutes in, but his goal was canceled out early in the second half by Cesare Bovo’s first league goal since May 2011.

The victory rose Juventus over Torinto and into 10th place in the Serie A standings.


Neither Real Madrid or Barcelona are falling behind in the race for the La Liga crown.

The two Spanish powerhouses stayed even on points and in a tie for first place after picking up two-goal victories. Real Madrid defeated Las Palmas, 3-1, at home while Barcelona went on the road to hand Getafe a 2-0 defeat.

Isco set the tone for Real Madrid’s victory with a fourth-minute strike before Cristiano Ronaldo added a second 10 minutes later. Las Palmas pulled one back through Hernan in the 38th minute, but Jese reestablished the two-goal lead with a finish two minutes before halftime.

In Barcelona’s match, Sergi Roberto set up both of the goals. The Spanish midfielder first fed Luis Suarez for the winner in the 37th minute, and then set up Neymar’s insurance goal in the 58th minute.

Real Madrid and Barcelona each currently have 24 points, but the former is currently in first place due to a better goal differential.


Is Mourinho all but fired from Chelsea at this point? Impressed with Juventus’ derby win? Will the La Liga season come down to whoever wins the Clasicos?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. Atletico Madrid are by far better than every team in the EPL, Sevilla are a top quality side(they’re the defending Europa champions), Villarreal will floor most if not all of the top-four teams in England. Then there is Athletic Bilbao, a team made up of locals who play with so much passion and skill. Celta Vigo are a good side too, there is Valencia, Sociedad, Espanyol… The LA liga is the best league in the world in terms of quality.

    • You either don’t watch la liga games or are just jaded by what their two main teams have done. Europa league is the poor mans champions so I would not use it in and argument. Madrid and barça have gone on world tours and have never dropped goals on teams in Brazilian, argentine, Italian or even liga mx teams like they do in their own league….why? because those team have something la liga don’t have called defence. Open play is attractive but no when you can’t defend.

  2. Real and barça are great but not any other squad in that shyt hole league. If you watch Malaga vs Valencia have a note pad in front of you just write down every bad pass and defensive/offensive error and by the end of the match you will not have one clean page. It’s a league that no team other than can aspire a championship because Madrid and barça have unlimited amounts of $ so can anyone call it a league and not laugh?

    • You just fail to realize how good Real Madrid and Barca are. The other teams in La Liga are top quality sides that could compete in any other league, it’s just hard to tell because these teams are made to look like second division compared to how Madrid and Barca play. Why do you think these other Spanish teams still look good playing in Euro competitions?

  3. Chicharito Cant stop scoring and ManU can’t buy a goal. If he were English he’d start for ManU and the British press would call him the best player in the world behind Messi.


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