Match of the Week


*No matter what time of year, no matter what continent one is on, on any given weekend one can catch an entertaining soccer game. The key is to know where to look. Well, look no further -- here's a weekly feature that will preview (and eventually recap) my favorite match of the weekend. Consider this your open thread for all of the weekend's matches.*

**The match:** Real Madrid vs. Sevilla

**TV:** 3 p.m. CDT, GolTV, Saturday

**Quick Preview:** Second place Real Madrid comes into the game streaking, having won six matches in a row. Fourth place Sevilla heads into the match in similar form, having gone undefeated in their last three games. Sevilla will have to slow down Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain to have any chance of defeating los Galacticos. Higuain has scored four goals in his last two games.

**Prediction:** 3-1 Real Madrid

**The Result:** 3-2 Real Madrid. Hey, I wasn't too far off this time... Full highlights and a brief recap after the jump. Real Madrid came out winners in an absolutely wild one this weekend, just barely getting past fourth place Sevilla with a 3-2 victory. The visitors stormed out to a 2-0 lead, taking advantage of a Xabi Alonso own goal and an Iker Casillas mistake to seemingly take control of the match. But Madrid had other thoughts. Cristiano Ronaldo put the hosts on the board in the 60th minute with a left footed blast. Four minutes later, Sergio Ramos equalized, divinely heading home a Rafael Van der Vaart corner kick. First place Madrid looked to have gone ahead on several occasions afterward (Gonzalo Higuain hit the post at least twice in the second half...), but they wouldn't claim the lead until two minutes into stoppage time when Van der Vaart used a herculean effort to sneak his shot just over the end line. I highly recommend you check out the highlights below. 7 minutes of raw emotion -- and some pretty good soccer to boot.


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  • Landon v Jozy on sunday

  • In reply to RadioGonzo:

    Is that on FSC? I want to watch it. We need players to perform very well individually for their club teams to make up for or national teams' poor performance against the Dutch. Momentum is big before the World Cup. As for the Landon-Jozy Game, I'm saying 3-1 Everton. Donovan scores for Everton, Jozy tallies an assist.

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