Daily Kick Around: Tuesday Edition

La Liga

Granada are awaiting their RFEF (Real Federacion Espanola de Futbol) verdict after their match against Mallorca was cancelled when  linesman Aguilar Rodriguez was struck by an umbrella thrown from the crowd, cutting his cheek. Granada had just scored a goal giving them the lead, making the match 2-1. It’s likely Granada could be fined, giving Mallorca the win.

English Premier League

It was a case of “Monday Night Football” when the Tottenham Hotspurs faced Aston Villa. Former Real Madrid player Emmanuel Adebayor scored the only goals of the match, giving the Spurs a 2-nil victory.

So where exactly has Carlos Tevez been? Well, he was winning golf tournaments in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Tevez, claimed as the Man City Rebel, has been MIA after being charged with misconduct in September when he refused to warm up during a Champions League match against Bayern Munich. Manager Robert Manchini offered Tevez an option to come back to the club if he apologized to the club and the players. Tevez refused and left for his homeland. When will this Tevez Saga end? Only time will tell.

“The Future of Arsenal” Jack Wilshere made a heavy bet with his twitter fans earlier today. The wager? If Arsenal-rivals Tottenham finish the season above the Gunners, Wilshere will donate £3,000 to a charity. Part of me wants Jack to donate to the charity of his choice, but the Gooner inside refuses to take part in this bet.

Serie A

Juventus striker Amauri is likely heading to England in January’s transfer window. Rumor has it that both Tottenham and Fulham are interested.

Major League Soccer

With the expansion draft coming up to kick off the entrance of the Montreal Impact into MLS, teams released the dreaded protected lists yesterday. According to MLS Expansion Draft rules, each of the 18 teams currently in MLS could protect “11 players between their On-budget and their Off-budget Roster.”

Bundesliga

The DFB (German Football Federation) stated that referee Babak Rafati was released from the hospital after his failed suicide attempt on Saturday. Rafati was found in his hotel room covered in blood hours before Saturday’s match between Cologne and Mainz. May all the wishes in the football community be sent to Rafati and his family. Stay strong!

UEFA Champions League

Matchday 5 starts today. Some key matches to look out for:

Real Madrid vs. Dinamo Zagreb

Bayern Munich vs. Villarreal

Lyon vs. Ajax

Manchester United vs. Benfica

Fox Soccer is offering FREE access to all Champions League matches this week by providing their Facebook fans a promo code for their online TV service. You can also catch the CL action on normal TV as well, starting with Manchester United vs Benfica at 2 p.m. ET!

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