jaider91 thrives on slim menu
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Last-minute match postponements in Hungary, Romania and Venezuela forced predictors to attempt to score from only seven available games in Round 23. jaider91 finished less jaded than most and was the best performer this round. 27-points behind the leader, knoppes and Daigol each returned 454 points each to share second place.

Weekend highlights
Five was the magic number for FC Porto this weekend. On the back of beating Arsenal at home in their midweek UEFA Champions League encounter, Porto thrashed Sporting Braga 5-1 (27 points). The win brings them within five points of second-placed Braga, who still carry strong hopes of Champions League qualification. Highly anticipated clashes in South Africa and England fizzled into goalless draws this weekend. Some predictors welcomed the draws, scoring 63 points for the Orlando Pirates-Kaizer Chiefs result and 73 points for the Liverpool-Manchester City draw.

In Argentina, Martin Palermo casually lobbed home a 69th-minute header from an impeccable Monzon cross to salvage a point for Boca Juniors at Godoy Cruz (79 points). The goal marks his fourth goal in five games. Meanwhile in Mexico, Guadalajara beat Puebla 3-2 (21 points) extending their sensational season start to seven wins in seven games.

Global standings
dannyvilla proved once again why he is the global top dog this round with a 330-points' return. In second-place Stellar2Surf managed to hold onto his position despite a soft 163-points' score. Pablo.D.C. tumbled out the top three failing to score on all seven predictions. The new predictor to watch out for is Igamboaa. The new No3 scored 408 points this matchday, taking his tally for the past two rounds to 864 points.

Round 24 Fixtures (27 and 28 February)
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors-Suwon Samsung Bluewings (Korea Republic)
SK Karpaty L'viv-Metalist Kharkiv (Ukraine)
Burnley-Portsmouth (England)
Kayserispor-Besiktas (Turkey)
Perez Zeledon-Aguilas Guanacastecas (Costa Rica)
Espoli-El Nacional (Ecuador)
O'Higgins-Universidad de Chile (Chile)
Napoli-AS Roma (Italy)
Bayern Munich-Hamburg(Germany)
Paris Saint-Germain-Olympique Marseille (France)