Soweto Derby – Eish baba

By SamGoma


The Soweto derby is the most ridiculous fixture in South African football. Expectations are rife and time and time again, the fans leave the stadium disappointed after having watched yet another goalless draw.

Eish baba, but I’m sick and tired of these guys. If anything, this derby just exposes our lack of a strikeforce in the PSL. You would think someone would have picked up on that and intervened by now.

The big match on everyone’s lips this weekend was the FA Cup semi-final between Manchester United and Chelsea. United were robbed by that tsotsi referee against Real Madrid and wanted to use their midweek frustrations as motivation to ensure progression to the final.

The Red Devils played like real demons from the whistle and were up 2-0 after 11 minutes. Unfortunately for them Chelsea managed to claw themselves back into the game and force a replay.

Liverpool’s league battle with Tottenham Hotspurs promised to be everything the Soweto Derby isn’t.  Five goals were scored in total but was a shame to see the quality of defending mirror what we see on a regular basis in Mzanzi. The moemish of the week definitely goes to Kyle Walker of Tottenham, who played a ridiculous back pass to his keeper which resulted in Liverpool’s equalising goal and ultimately led to their loss at Anfield.

The dark cloud hanging over the Catalan capital has finally lifted with Barcelona returning to winning ways. Leo Messi  scratched off another broken record by becoming the first ever person to score in 17 consecutive league games.

Although smiles have magically reappeared on the little hobbits faces, the odds are still stacked against them as they have an extremely tough task when AC Milan come to Barcelona for the return leg of the Champions League.

In Serie A, Inter Milans slip up against Bologna has seriously dented their title ambitions. Juventus have taken another step towards defending their Scudetto win in the process.

Borussia Dortmund will have to start cooking up some potent muti if they are to get Mats Hummels fit in time for Champions League football. The injured  defender has attracted many suitors across Europe and his involvement in Dortmund’s on-going success can’t be underestimated.

Oh and Olympiakos managed to wrap up their domestic league title. But don’t ask SamGoma about that stuff, it’s all Greek to me.


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