This week has been very positive all over with Luis Suarez and, notably, Diego Forlan having fantastic weeks. Enjoy LCB’s Top 5 Highlights of the week!
#5. Southampton 1- QPR- 2: Gaston Ramirez scores a great goal in a painful loss to Queens Park Rangers
Gaston Ramirez calmly chipped it over the QPR Goalkeeper to tie the game at 1-1. Unfortunately for Southampton, a loss vs. their relegation rivals significantly dampened their campaign to stay in the Premier League. Here is the current table:
#4. Gustavo Poyet’s Brighton and Holve Albion now a Top 6 side.
Brighton and Hove Albion defeated Huddersfield Town 4-1 this weekend, finally seeing Brighton occupy a Top 6 position in the English Championship (Division 2). At the end of the season (nearly 10 games away), promotion to the Premier League occurs like this: The 1st and 2nd placed teams qualify automatically to the EPL. The 3rd promotion spot is given to the winner of a Play-Off semi final between the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th place teams. Brighton had a poor start to the season, but have only lost 1 out of the last 10 games. Here is the current table:
#3. Uruguayan League: Peñarol back on track
Peñarol’s push for their 47th title (Nacional currently has 44) is back on track with a 2-0 win over River Plate. Nacional, on the other hand, just accepted their manager, Gustavo Diaz’s, surprising resignation after drawing Cerro Largo 1-1. Here is the current 2012/2013 Clausura Table:
#2. Liverpool 4- Wigan- 0: Luis Suarez’s 3rd Hat Trick makes him the EPL’s current top scorer!
Luis Suarez gifted fans (and anyone watching) with yet another magnificent hat trick performance, reaching 21 goals to Robin Van Persie’s 19. As of right now, Liverpool are playing like one of the best teams in England. However, they are 10 pts behind Chelsea for the coveted final Champions League spot. If they maintain this form and defeat the big teams coming up (specifically: Chelsea, Tottenham and Everton. All at home), they have a good chance to make this season a success. Here is the current table:
#1. Diego Forlan is on fire!
6 goals in 6 games: Diego Forlan is playing like a player possessed after last year’s disappointing half-season in the Brazilian Serie A. A little over a month ago, ‘El Cacha’ predicted that he would return to his old form, so long as he got regular play and manage to do pre-season training with his team. Well he has had both provided to him and the results so far have been staggering. With his two goals earlier today, Inter of Porto Alegre have qualified to the final of the Gaùcho Tournament. This tournament is the equivalent of the Uruguayan “Apertura Tournament” in Brazil, except with a final playoff tournament.