Disappointing Derby Days | Case of the Mondays

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Disappointing Derby Days | Case of the Mondays

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Gaby Kirschner
Gaby Kirschner

Here are the four teams with the worst #CaseOfTheMondays today.

MONTERREY

The Liguilla quarterfinals did not go well for Monterrey.

Not only did they crash out a whopping 6-1 on aggregate, and not only were they shut out at home in the second leg, all of this was in a playoff Clasico Regio against their bitter rivals Tigres.

The scoreline does the justice; Rayados never really looked like they had a way back into it, besides a brief bright spot in the beginning of the game at home. Andre-Pierre Gignac was simply unstoppable.

MAN UTD

Following up their 2-0 loss to Arsenal, Manchester United suffered another defeat to North London — this time to Tottenham, in the last-ever game at White Hart Lane.

With Arsenal’s win against Stoke City, the loss means that Manchester United are officially mathematically eliminated from making Top 4. They still have a shot at 5th, with the Gunners only four points ahead and two games left to play.

Now, United have to win the Europa League final in order to get a Champions League spot. They’re coming off a loss to Tottenham at the weekend, but so are Ajax — and not a literal loss, as they beat Willem II 3-1, but the loss of the title to Feyenoord. Both clubs will be hurting, and hunting hard for the win.

DC UNITED

A surprisingly large amount of teams lost 4-0 this weekend: West Ham, Real Salt Lake, Hull City, Lille, and D.C. United. But for D.C., a loss that big marked their worst-ever home defeat in Major League Soccer.

D.C. sit in 9th, and now have an abysmal -9 goal difference (third-worst in the league, only behind Minnesota and Real Salt Lake). It was also their third home loss in six games.

Next for them comes an in-form Chicago, who incidentally scored four goals of their own against Seattle. Bill Hamid and the D.C. defense will have their work cut out for them in order to break this bad mojo.

BOCA JUNIORS

This weekend, Boca Juniors fell in the SuperClasico to their bitter rivals River Plate 2-0 — at home. It was also their first loss since almost two months ago, when they fell to Talleres Córdoba on March 19.

Luckily for Boca, they still sit in first place in the Argentine Primera División with River trailing four points behind, in 3rd. However, Boca will be remiss after losing the chance to go six points clear at the top and ten points clear of River.

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