Another month, another batch of great games and rivalries from the best leagues in European Soccer –
October 4th – Chelsea vs Liverpool
Will Chelsea still be perfect when they host Liverpool in nine days? Good chance they will be, but anyhow, with Liverpool seemingly catching their form, with Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres seemingly catching their form, with Chelsea relishing to beat Liverpool and really distance them and getting payback for Liverpool’s two league wins over them last season, it’s going to be a big match at Stamford Bridge next week.
October 25th – Liverpool vs Manchester United
Meeting number 153 between the two most successful clubs in English soccer. Liverpool gained a double over United last season, including a 4-1 drubbing at Old Trafford, which didn’t stop Man U from picking up their 18th league title, tying them at number one all time with Liverpool. Liverpool could be nine points from the top spot by the time this game arrives, but even so, United at Anfield is always one of the biggest fixtures on the soccer calender.
October 4th – Sevilla vs Real Madrid
The Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan is never a good place to visit. Sevilla are very hard to beat there, even for Barcelona and Real Madrid. On the other hand, Real look like they’re clicking, at least so far. Ronaldo seems to be scoring at will, Kaka is assisting at will and generally it looks like the La Liga is just there to help Barca and Real polish their swords before they meet. Can Sevilla show there is more to the Spanish League than the big two?
October 17th – Juventus vs Fiorentina
Juventus were perfect up until a few days ago when they managed to wrestle a draw out of Genoa, but generally, they’re doing pretty good. The problem is that the team without Diego and Del Piero but especially without the Brazilian just drops a level or two. Fiorentina? You never know what to expect, but generally they don’t look too good when they leave Florence, and this game will be a good test to see if it’s another year battling for a Champions League spot or maybe this time it’ll be something more.
October 17 – Genoa vs Inter
Despite losing Motta and Milito to Inter, Genoa have made a pretty solid start to the league, currently 3 points behind Inter. They gave Juventus quite a game this week, drawing with the “Old Lady”, and they won’t make it easy for the champions.
October 17th – Hamburg vs Bayer Leverkusen
Busy day on October the 17th, if you noticed. Two undefeated teams ( if they’ll still be), the two league leaders (while Bayern seem to be slowly catching up), the fantastic Leverkusen strike force of Helmes, Derdiyok and Kiessling against the best attack in Germany led by Jose Paolo Guerrero in the most unpredictable league in Europe makes a great recipe for a great game.