It’s the end of another weekend, luckily one of those that bring you a victory… Not an easy one, by the way, in a stadium where the local team, a battle-hardened Stoke, remained unbeaten this season. At home they feel comfortable and concede few points. They work hard and have things clear, but we managed to adapt to their game and we were better, especially in the second half with three goals. It’s always nice to win away from home, even more in those stadiums where many Blues supporters go. Despite being so cold, they were there and celebrated four goals, and so the trip back home was nicer!
So it was a good game, and with our homework done we were ready to enjoy the Premier’s Super Sunday. Sunday with football and Sunday with victories from Manchester United and Manchester City; they’re not slowing down… We will try to get positive results at Stamford Bridge as soon as possible, like this coming Wednesday against Southampton, for instance. This match had been postponed due to the Club World Cup.
The kick-off at Stoke was at the same time than the one in Valladolid. And it came to show Ebert’s class and clinical finish for the local team! Fantastic match from the German, with two great goals and a perfect pass in the other one to secure the three points.
Later on, Betis won with a help from a superb Rubén Castro, and so did Valencia in a very important victory at Mestalla against Sevilla, a boost before facing Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey. Real Madrid only got one point at Osasuna, always a tough stadium thanks to the team’s intensity and the big support from their fans. That leg in the Spanish Cup will be a very exciting one, like the one between Barcelona and Málaga. Precisely they played each other this Sunday in la Liga. Barcelona’s run is simply amazing…
Meanwhile, life here in London is back to normality after Christmas, and there are always good areas to recommend. I try to mention one every week, and this time is Hampstead Village It’s a place you should visit, full of small, nice streets, in the Northwest of London, borough of Camden. There is also Hampstead Heath, a good place to go in a quiet Sunday like this one…
I hope you have a great week and please leave some comments with your favourite spots in London, and so you will help me with this!
PS: I’m going to start reading ‘The Brooklyn Follies’ by Paul Auster. I like this writer very much since I read ‘Mr Vertigo’ and ‘Leviathan’.