Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

Luis Suarez of Liverpool and Kyle Walker of Tottenham Hotspur in action

By JUSTIN FERGUSON

Liverpool’s visit to  Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane headlines a jam-packed Soccer Sunday of action from all over the world.

Liverpool have posted impressive back-to-back victories thanks to the continued hot streak of striker Luis Suarez, but the Reds have not fared well away from Anfield in recent weeks. Suarez and Company will go up against one of the English Premier League’s toughest defenses in Tottenham Hotspur, who have only allowed seven goals at home this season.

Another European match to watch today will be Inter Milan’s visit to Napoli, a Top-4 battle of high-powered offenses in Serie A. Napoli have been extremely tough to beat at home this season, outscoring opponents 17-6 at the San Paolo. Inter Milan are currently on an eight-match unbeaten run in league play and will be looking for an extra boost ahead of next weekend’s Milan Derby.

The day’s action will wrap up in Mexico, where Club Leon hold a 2-0 aggregate lead over defending champions Club America in the Apertura Playoff Final. Leon have one hand on the title after their big win at home earlier in the week, and they will head to the famed Estadio Azteca looking secure the league title.

If you will be watching today’s action, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.

Enjoy the action (Today’s TV schedule is after the jump):

8:30am – Aston Villa vs. Manchester United – NBC Sports Network

8:30am – Norwich City vs. Swansea City – NBC Sports Live Extra

9am – Fiorentina vs. Bologna – beIN Sport USA

11am – Tottenham vs. Liverpool – NBC Sports Network

11am – Lille vs. Bastia – beIN Sport USA

11am – Real Sociedad vs. Real Betis – beIN Sport en Español

11:30am – Bayer Leverkusen vs. Eintracht Frankfurt – GolTV USA

12:30pm – Juventus vs. Sassuolo – beIN Sport USA

1pm – Sevilla vs. Athletic Bilbao – beIN Sport en Español

2:45pm – Napoli vs. Inter Milan – beIN Sport USA

3pm – Lyon vs. Marseille – Univision Deportes

3pm – Atletico Madrid vs. Valencia – beIN Sport en Español

3:30pm – Velez Sarsfield vs. San Lorenzo – GolTV USA

7pm – Club America vs. Club Leon – Univision

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88 Responses to Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

  1. Bean says:

    C’mon you Reds!

    Here’s to hoping Suarez continues his goal scoring ways.

    • Citronomics says:

      How do you think Rodgers adjusts the lineup today without Gerrard? Guessing we have a midfield triangle with Lucas in his holding spot and Allen interchanging with Henderson. Should be a great match and hoping Luis can bang a couple in.

      Cheers

      • Bean says:

        It’s going to be a tough match without Henderson, Sturridge, and Gerrard.

        False 9 may work…

        ——Aspas—–Suarez
        ————-Coutinho
        Sterling——-Lucas—–Moses
        Flanno—Sakho–Skrtl–Glen
        ————–Mignolet

      • Bean says:

        Here’s the confirmed line up:

        Mignolet, Flanagan, Sakho, Skrtel, Johnson, Allen, Lucas, Henderson, Sterling, Coutinho, Suarez.

        Bench:
        Jones, Kelly, Agger, Toure, Moses, Aspas, Alberto.

  2. matt says:

    No college cup, listing? Boo

  3. usaalltheway says:

    Man U scores. :(

  4. Bean says:

    Welbeck with a rare goal.

  5. Bean says:

    I’ve never been impressed with Welbeck, but Aston Villa is making Danny boy look very good.

  6. Citronomics says:

    Tough day at the office for Guzan. AV with sloppy passing in their third of the pitch leading to that third goal. Maybe Guzan could’ve done better in reacting to get a hand on Cleverly’s shot I dunno. Regardless, thinking Man Poo has 1 or 2 more in them.

  7. k says:

    Reds never say DIE

    where is Agger?

    and why doesn’t Jozy score for Sunderland? or take Freekicks or Penalty Kicks? It would up his morale

    • usaalltheway says:

      That is a great question with regards to the free kicks. He seems to have a knack at those.

      His performance yesterday is going to cost him. He is usually Sunderland’s best player but his lack of scoring is on him at this point. That missed goal yesterday was inexcusable. He will be bench for the next game because of it.

      Jozy’s a head case. He needs to stop letting his frustrations getting the best of him. Again, one could see it yesterday. He let’s things in the game affect him too much.

      It’s going to be a long year for him. He and Sunderland are in serious trouble.

  8. John says:

    Jones on the bench for the 3rd match in a row for Schalke now. Does he try to leave in the January window? Does Klinsmann stick with him even if he goes to a smaller club or is on the bench the rest of the year?

    Johannsson and AZ continue to fall off the pace a bit as they loose and he doesn’t score for a 3rd straight match. Is that something to start to worry about or will they bounce back?

    • John says:

      Of coarse now comes Jones off the bench for Schalke. Its just been a strange year with Jones and the different reports surrounding him.

  9. Bean says:

    A tall task for the Liverpool youngsters.

  10. Brad says:

    Let’s go Liverpool!!

  11. Brad says:

    Wow what a play by the pile.

  12. Bean says:

    Liverpool youngsters are doing their job.

  13. Brad says:

    He just wants to score goals!!!

  14. Bean says:

    His name is Suarez
    He wears the famous red
    I just can’t get enough, I just can’t get enough

  15. CroCajun1003 says:

    Suarez might be the best forward in the Prem this year

  16. The Imperative Voice says:

    Suarez feasts on the Spurs defense. Lookit them chompers.

  17. Citronomics says:

    Brilliant, tricksy… Luis. C’mon you Reds! Lively start to this one.

  18. Big$ says:

    Lovely football just lovely.

  19. Citronomics says:

    Hendo hits the net. Happy for him as he’s been involved in the attacking play. Crazy sequence with two great saves from Lloris. Where is the Tottenham D? Answer shredded.

  20. frank from santiago says:

    cracking game so far, but I must say, spurs are a mess in the midfield, where supposedly they spent most of their money. soldado is not a lone forward kind of player., together w/ defoe would help a lot. chadli is the only midfielder doing anything…..liverpool sure are fun to watch….

  21. Adam says:

    Turns out Bale was that important to Tottenham. Absolutely no threat to the Liverpool D so far.

    • SilverRey says:

      who’s this bale guy you speak of? it was all downhill when they got rid of dempsey!

    • GW says:

      Yeah. It’s amazing how many flaws can be disguised by a dynamic attacker who can regularly score anytime, and make goals out of almost nothing.

      Amazing to think an 80 million? player could be a steal at the price.

  22. Citronomics says:

    Nice form on Paulinho’s spinning back heel into Suarez. Way to make a smart play when your team is trying to get back in the game. See ya dip$h$t.

    • Adam says:

      Waiting to see if anyone argues that shouldnt have been a red… Not that it couldnt have happened to a nicer guy…

      • Citronomics says:

        It was deliberate. Luis clearly beat him to the ball and Paulinho planted his raised cleat into the midsection. Now is Luis is swell guy. Nope, he’s a tool (and probably troubled personally given his behavior) so I get some folks won’t mind or perhaps like what happened.

        Cheers all

    • SJ says:

      Looks like Paulinho was Kung fu fighting (HAH)
      Cause Suarez was fast as lightning
      That high boot was a little bit frightening
      But it came with shitty timing

      The second goal makes me wonder if Lloris would be an awesome volleyball player.

    • Travis says:

      when it happened live i thought suarez had made a meal out of it due to his scream, upon replay it was a very obvious red

  23. Big$ says:

    Flanagan with a cracking goal nutmegs overlapping runs congrats Flanagan.

  24. Adam says:

    Suarez has to be a top 5 striker in the world right? Messi, Ronaldo, then either Falcao or Suarez…

  25. Bean says:

    #Prolific #Suarez

  26. k says:

    Suarez with 17 goals in 11 matches. Has outscored 10 PL clubs.

    I want his babies

  27. SJ says:

    If Arsenal/Man City shows that Arsenal are pretenders to the EPL throne, this game is proving Tottenham are pretenders to a Champions League spot.

    And Liverpool scores again.

  28. k says:

    5-0

    Reds just tore the Spurs a new butthole.

    And Spurs is a CL contender, or it was once,

    Bring on Man City and Chelsea. Gonna be a fantastic match.

  29. Brad says:

    Even though they have been eliminated from the champions, Juventus football has a good flavor to it. 2~0 28 minutes in.

  30. John says:

    Tottenham with a -12 goal difference against the top 5 teams in the table, after playing each once. Yet to win against any and only drawing Everton and Chelsea.

  31. ThatKidNandez says:

    link to soccerly.com

    Heres to the guy that told me that I was wrong in wanting Yarbrough in the USMNT because he didn’t compare to Hamid or Johnson. Well he’s in the Liga MX final and put better numbers than Johnson and Hamid this season.

    • Increase says:

      They call him an Mexican american. I think you would have to switch those around. Clearly a American Mexican.

    • frank from santiago says:

      wow, very interesting ThatKidNandez, didn’t even know about him. also, Increase, he clearly states in the article that he feels 100% mexican.

      • Increase says:

        Exactly, Mexican is the noun,

        I was also kinda joking around because most people would never think about the importance of switching the words.

    • Anthony says:

      even if you want him he considers himself mexican and wants to play for Mexico

  32. NATO says:

    spurs never should have sold DEMPSEY. he’d have scored today.

  33. Sandtrout says:

    The way things have worked out, it’s a damn shame Dempsey didn’t end up at Liverpool, where he seemed destined to go. He’d probably still be over there.

  34. Fredo says:

    Gonna really detest seeing Rafa Marquez crowned Champion, but America don’t look like they’re coming back.

  35. LEM says:

    William Yarbrough having a monster game.

  36. Bean says:

    Rafa Marquez, captain of Club Leon wins the championship.