Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : November 1st 2015 Contents LONDON---Chelsea s slump in
form under Jose Mourinho
reached a new low yesterday after
a 3-1 loss at home to Liverpool,
while Arsenal and Manchester
City continued to set the pace at
the summit of the Premier
Manchester United, meanwhile,
was held to another 0-0 draw, this
time against Crystal Palace
Chelsea had the perfect start at
Stamford Bridge, taking the lead
through Ramires powerful header
after only four minutes.
But Liverpool refused to be flus-
tered, growing into the game and
taking control of possession.
Philippe Coutinho equalized on the
stroke of halftime, slaloming past
a Chelsea player before steering a
shot left footed beyond Asmir
Begovic from the edge of the penal-
In the second half, Liverpool s
intent to win was evident. Coutinho
gave his side the lead on 74 minutes
with a shot which deflected off
John Terry, before Christian Benteke
sealed Juergen Klopp s first league
victory as Liverpool manager ---
and Mourinho s sixth league defeat
this season. In a television interview
immediately after the match,
Mourinho looked shaken, repeat-
edly answering questions with "I
have nothing to say."
He opened up a little more in
the post-match press conference,
insisting he does not fear for his
job as manager of the team he
guided to the Premier League title
only five months ago.
"There are things that are out
of our hands," Mourinho said. "I
have some players really sad in the
dressing room and I am full of
respect for them."
Arsenal beat Swansea 3-0, with
goals coming from Olivier Giroud,
Laurent Koscielny and Joel Camp-
bell in the second half.
City needed an 89th minute
penalty by Yaya Toure to beat Nor-
wich 2-1 at home.
Nicolas Otamendi s powerful
header gave City the lead, before
an error from goalkeeper Joe Hart
gifted Norwich an equaliser
through Cameron Jerome. Toure s
penalty came after Russell Martin
handballed and was sent off. City
missed a second spot kick, through
Aleksandar Kolarov, in added time.
Both City and Arsenal have 25
points, but City is first with supe-
rior goal difference.
"It really was an extraordinary
game," City manager Manuel Pel-
legrini said. "The last 10 minutes,
the most important thing of my
team is we have the character and
"We are not finished until the
last minute. It is a relief because
it is important not to drop points
here at home."
Manchester United drew 0-0 at
Palace, its second straight goalless
draw in the league after being held
by City last week.
Louis van Gaal s side dropped
to fourth, with Leicester moving
third after coming from behind to
beat West Brom 3-2 away.
Striker Jamie Vardy scored his
eighth straight game for Claudio
Ranieri s side.
The England striker is the
league s top scorer with 11 goals in
West Ham failed to continue its
impressive form so far this season
with a 2-0 defeat at Watford, while
Newcastle was held to a 0-0 draw
by Stoke. (AP)
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Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho, left, scores his side's second goal of the game during the English Premier
League football match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, yesterday.
Liverpool won 3-1. AP PHOTO
Chelsea loses again
MADRID---Cristiano Ronaldo scored
his 13th goal of the season as Real
Madrid defeated Las Palmas 3-1 yes-
terday to remain top of the Spanish
Barcelona kept pace by defeating
Getafe 2-0 thanks to Neymar s league-
leading ninth goal and Luis Suarez s
300th career goal.
The Spanish powerhouses have 24
points each from 10 rounds, with
Madrid ahead on goal difference. Third-
place Atletico Madrid is four points
back after being held to a 1-1 home
draw by Deportivo La Coruna at the
Vicente Calderon Stadium on Friday.
At the Santiago Bernabeu, Francisco
"Isco" Alarcon put the hosts ahead just
four minutes into the match after a per-
fect through ball by Casemiro, and
Ronaldo added to the lead 10 minutes
later with a diving header from a cross
by Marcelo. Jese Rodriguez closed the
scoring before halftime with a well-
struck right-footed shot from inside
the area in the 43rd. Recently promoted
Las Palmas scored with Hernan San-
tana s header off a 38th-minute cor-
Barcelona earned its third straight
victory with goals by Suarez in the 37th
and Neymar in the 58th. Sergi Roberto,
returning from injury, set up both goals
at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez in
"We played very intelligently, always
looking for solutions to find the spaces,"
said Suarez, who scored his eighth
It was also the third consecutive vic-
tory for Real Madrid, which remained
without some of its top players because
of injuries. Among the players sidelined
were goalkeeper Keylor Navas, defender
Sergio Ramos, playmaker James
Rodriguez and forwards Karim Benzema
and Gareth Bale.
In other Spanish league results,
fourth-place Villarreal defeated Sevilla
2-1, sixth-place Valencia beat city rival
Levante 3-0; while Real Sociedad went
under to Celta Vigo 3-2. (AP)
Real Madrid stays top in Spain
FRANKFURT--- Henrikh Mkhitaryan
scored one goal and set up two despite
being hit by an object thrown from
the stands before the match to help
Borussia Dortmund win 3-1 at Werder
Bremen in the Bundesliga yesterday.
The Armenia midfielder was not hurt
in the incident, which happened after
the warm-up ahead of the match. The
perpetrator was apprehended and taken
out of the stadium. The object appeared
to be crumpled cardboard.
Marco Reus scored twice as Dort-
mund used the opportunity to reduce
Bayern Munich s lead to five points fol-
lowing the defending champion s 0-0
draw at Eintracht Frankfurt on Friday.
Bayern dropped its first points after
opening the season with 10 consecutive
Borussia Moenchengladbach earned
its sixth straight Bundesliga victory
under interim coach Andre Schubert
by winning 4-1 at Hertha Berlin. Schu-
bert became the first Moenchengladbach
coach to start his tenure with six league
wins, while Berlin fell to its first home
defeat of the season. Oscar Wendt, Raf-
fael, Granit Xhaka from a penalty and
Harvard Nordveit scored for
Moenchengladbach to strengthen Schu-
bert s case for a permanent job. Alexan-
der Baumjohann converted a penalty
In other matches, Yoshinori Muto
scored a hat trick as Mainz settled for
a 3-3 draw at last-place Augsburg
despite leading 2-0; Hoffenheim drew
0-0 at Cologne under new coach Huub
Stevenes; and Schalke salvaged a 1-1
draw with promoted Ingolstadt on a
late goal by Leroy Sane.
In the late match, Wolfsburg beat
Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 to push past
Schalke into third place, 10 points behind
ROME---Cast aside by Jose
Mourinho at Chelsea, Juan
Cuadrado is rediscovering his
form at Juventus.
The quick-footed Colombia
international scored three minutes
into added time as Juventus avoid-
ed dropping further into crisis with
a last-gasp 2-1 win over city rival
Torino in a derby yesterday.
In Milan, Inter beat visiting
Roma 1-0 to take the Serie A lead
from the capital side as the league s
top defense kept a clean sheet
against the most prolific attack.
Chile midfielder Gary Medel
found the target for Inter with a
long, low shot midway through
the first half.
Inter goalkeeper Samir Han-
danovic was superb and Roma
played the final 17 minutes with
10 men after Miralem Pjanic picked
up a second yellow for a hand ball.
In Turin, Cuadrado beat his
marker and slid into the box to
redirect a cross from Alex Sandro
seconds before the final whistle
of an entertaining match at the
"We battled to the end,"
Cuadrado said. "It was tough
against a great squad like Toro."
Cesare Bovo had equalised early
in the second half after Paul Pogba
put Juventus ahead early on.
Juventus defender Leonardo
Bonucci hit the crossbar in the
90th. On loan from Chelsea,
Cuadrado came on for the injured
Sami Khedira early in the first half
and scored his first goal for Juven-
tus. Cuadrado had excelled at
Fiorentina before transferring to
Chelsea midway through last sea-
son in a 4 1/2-year deal worth
more than 20 million pounds ($30
Juventus moved into 10th place,
level with Torino and Sampdoria
nine points behind Inter, which
moved one point ahead of Roma.
It was only the fourth win in 11
matches for Juventus, the four-
time defending champion.
Juventus visits Borussia
Moenchengladbach on Tuesday in
the Champions League. Roma
hosts Bayer Leverkusen on
Pjanic will miss the Rome derby
Dortmund cut Bayern's lead
PARIS---Local rivals Lyon and Saint-
Etienne both won yesterday to stay
level on points in the French league
and boost confidence for their crucial
European matches next week.
After Saint-Etienne beat Reims 3-0
at home with three second-half goals,
Lyon secured a scrappy 1-0 win at
struggling Troyes thanks to striker Clau-
dio Beauvue s late penalty.
After 12 rounds of games, Lyon is in
second place and Saint-Etienne in
fourth with 22 points --- 10 behind leader
Paris Saint-Germain. But third-place
Angers can leapfrog Lyon if it draws at
Slovenia forward Robert Beric
pounced for Saint-Etienne in the 63rd
minute when he turned in a cross from
right-back Francois Clerc, and five min-
utes later a headed own goal from mid-
fielder Prince Oniangue made it 2-0.
Midfielder Valentin Eysseric capped a
fine individual performance with a clin-
ical finish in the 83rd.
Lyon created few chances in a dour
first half against Troyes, with midfielder
Mathieu Valbuena firing over with a
speculative dipping shot after latching
onto a chested pass from striker Alexan-
The match turned in Lyon s favour
when Troyes striker Correntin Jean was
sent off in the 35th for a rash tackle on
Spanish midfielder Sergi Darder.
Lyon made the extra man count when
Lacazette turned defender Chris Mavin-
ga, who lunged in on the France striker.
Lacazette, who is usually Lyon s
penalty taker, left it to Beauvue and he
sent 18-year-old goalkeeper Paul
Bernardoni the wrong way from the
spot in the 78th.
Valbuena thought he had scored
Lyon s second goal in stoppage game
but his effort was ruled out for offside.
Caen, meanwhile, dropped to fifth
place after losing 1-0 at Bastia.
Also yesterday, it was: Guingamp 2,
Lorient 2; Toulouse 1, Montpellier 1,
and Gazelec Ajaccio 2, Bordeaux 0.
Lyon, Saint-Etienne warm up
for Euro matches with wins
Cuadrado saves Juventus from crisis
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