Saturday, May 29, 2004

Futbol Season Ender Roundup

the futbol season is nearly ending and teams are preparing for a brand new one this year.
with teams disappointed like real madrid, are looking for something the fans will look up to next year. but before the player deals, lets start congratulating this seasons winners of the top leagues in europe.

in england arsenal bagged the premiership finishing without a loss. arsenal finished top with 90 pts, chelsea came in second with 79 pts, followed by man utd, 75 pts, and liverpool came in fourth with 60 pts.

in spain, valencia (77 pts) won while real madrid (70 pts) kept on slipping til they dropped to the fourth place in la liga tables. fc barcelona finished as the runner ups with 72 pts, then deportivo la coruna with 71 pts, and then real madrid finished fourth.

in italy, ac milan bagged the serie a title with 82 pts, roma came in second with 71 pts, juventus 3rd with 69 pts, and inter milan came in 4th with 59 pts.

the champions league finished with a bang when porto won against the french side as monaco 3-0. the two clubs suprised me when they got into the finals by beating the biggest clubs known today. monaco defeated real madrid while porto crushed ac milan.

in the uefa cup, valencia bagged the title by beating the french marsielle 2-0. and i can say that this has been a good season for valencia.

now the deals, and speculations

as a big fan of real madrid i am disappointed for their performance this year, and im speaking for all the madridistas around the world. they made a big change right after the season ended. the whites finally signed a defender in the name of Walter Samuel, Il Muro. acquired from roma, Samuel promises real fans a better defence next season.
Right after Real Sociedad won against Real at home, Real fired Carlos Quieroz an hour later. and signed a José Antonio Camacho as the new manager taking over Real Madrid.

Jose Mourinho, manager of FC Porto, was signed by Chelsea days after Porto won the Champions League.

FC Barcelona axed 4 of their Dutch stars, Patrick Kluivert, Philip Cocu, Marc Overmars, and Reizeger. and hoping to sign David Trezeguet and Michael Ballack to fill the gap the Dutch stars left.

In a surprising move, Juventus on Friday named Fabio Capello as its new coach following the resignation of Marcello Lippi at the end of a disappointing season. Capello had one year remaining on his contract at debt-ridden rival AS Roma - a team he had pledged to remain with just last week. The 57-year-old Capello, who played for Juventus, had joined Roma in 1999 and led the squad to the Serie A title in 2001. He formerly had success coaching AC Milan, which he led to four Serie A championships, and Real Madrid, which he led to the Primera Liga title.

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