Wolfsburg was flying high, winners of 4 of its last five games. Napoli was the complete opposite and in search of finding form once again. A flat start from the Germans allowed Napoli to take an early lead and the Italians would never look back. Napoli found four goals on the road to take a commanding 4-1 win in the return leg of the Europa League at home next week. A brace from Marek Hamsik and goals from Gonzalo Higuain and Manolo Gabbiadini saw Napoli through. Wolfsburg’s only consolation was a late goal from Lord Bendtner. When Lord Bendtner is your only source of goals you know it is going to be a long night. Now, Wolfsburg must go on the road and win 4-0 to find a a way through to the semi-finals.
I’d like to sit here and make a factual statement, “The Bundesliga is more exciting to watch than the Premier League.” (ok, not all that factual but still a valid opinion) GOALS ON GOALS ON GOALS. Let’s run through a few to start continue to help facilitate your drooling stupor on this lovely Monday:
Suarez continues to show that he is World Class: He takes his bike to work
Even Giroud showed a touch of class: Left magic roofed volley
Zlatan was a judo champion: Exhibit A
Robben is fast, Bayern wins 8-0: His technique is ridiculous
Dost was on another planet on Saturday (4 goals):
In other news:
Cristian Ronaldo still knows how to hurt people’s ankles: Elastico Nutmeg anyone?
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has a soul. He sports temporary tattoos that are names of children that are going hungry as past of his campaign with World Food Program
Messi equals most hattricks eve in the history of Spanish football (Legend)
West Brom made West Ham look mediocre at best
Stoke also got the run around from Blackburn
Lastly, Preston North End hosts Manchester United in the FA Cup today….United will need to stop this: