The winner of today’s Italy/Germany game needs to beat Spain. Literally. Someone PLEASE beat Spain so I don’t have to witness even more boring football from them. Yesterday’s game was so boring my dad literally fell asleep at halftime and didn’t wake up until penalty kicks.
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I’m about to give you a totally invalid guide to the groups of Euro 2012. It’s filled with inaccuracies, terrible predictions, stereotypes, and fake stories. Basically, it’s ESPN without it being presented as serious. Enjoy!
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FC Barcelona really are the best team in the world and it showed. They marched right into Wembley Stadium and beat Manchester United 3-1 to win the 2011 UEFA Champions League Fial. Their trademark possession was on display nearly the whole 2nd half and they broke a 1-1 deadlock with sublime goals from Lionel Messi and David Villa. Pedro scored the opener in the 27th minute before Wayne Rooney fired in a fantastic equalizer 7 minutes later.
Yes it’s painful, yes my teams lost by a combined 9-3 today, but I have to tip my hat to Barcelona. Wonderful performance from them, their midfield bossed Man Utd’s around, and once they got the go-ahead goal from Messi it was destined to be their night.
Sadly today marks the end of Edwin Van Der Sar’s career and it ends in defeat with 3 goals conceded. He couldn’t do anything about them as all of Barca’s goals were great. Wish you the best in retirement, VDS!
The season is officially over for Manchester United, having won the Premier League and making the Champions League Final. This is definitely a flawed side and their biggest weakness is the midfield. There just isn’t enough creativity particularly in the central area with Michael Carrick looking mediocre at times. Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes aren’t getting any younger so that’s another issue to deal with as far as finding replacements. This midfield can’t maintain possession and 30% today won’t do the job. Dimitar Berbatov was left out of the squad tonight and was reportedly pissed off to the point of leaving the stadium. Presumably he’ll be gone so that leaves a void in the striking depth a little after Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez. Goalkeeper may be solved by signing David De Gea from Atletico Madrid and that would be a splendid signing.
The night belonged to Barcelona and congratulations to them for once again outplaying Manchester United and winning the UEFA Champions League. They won in Rome 2-0 in 2009 and now in London 3-1 against the same team.
Now the offseason is upon us and I eagerly look forward to Sir Alex Ferguson working his magic again.
And on another note, would anyone like to ask Curt Menefee where “Hungaria” is located on the map? Because that’s where tonight’s referee is from according to the FOX anchor.
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Classes now prevent me from watching any UEFA Champions League games during mid-week but that doesn’t mean I can’t catch the results. Chelsea will end the season with no trophies after Manchester United rightly put them in their place (the dumpster) with a 2-1 win tonight and a 3-1 aggregate scoreline. We’re heading for the semifinals with a realistic shot at a Cup Treble.
Obviously I can’t comment on the game until I catch a replay of it later tonight but two things:
1.) Isn’t Javier Hernandez the greatest steal of the century? Already he’s got 17 goals on the season including the one that doubled Man Utd’s advantage to 2-0. And all for just £6,000,000? And to think, we could’ve overpaid for a clearly out-of-form and out-of-place Fernando Torres. Can’t wait until he finally scores, which of course won’t happen until next season when Didier Drogba is elsewhere.
2.) Chelsea must get younger. I am not interested in arguments that state Chelsea are relatively even with Manchester United in terms of squad quality. We’ve got the better depth and it shows when Javier Hernandez is our 3rd choice forward and he’s a goal glutton, while Chelsea’s 3rd forward prior to the Torres signing was Solomon Kalou. Tomasz Kusczak vs. Ross Turnbull? Give me Tomasz every day. You want a fun fact? Nine of Chelsea’s twenty-two senior squad players are at least 30 years old. Don’t expect Drogba, Nicolas Anelka, John Terry, Frank Lampard, etc. to be in top form much longer. They’re on their last legs and it’s showing with their drop in play this year.
I’m a fairly pleased man, right now. While Carlo Ancelotti manages himself out of a job we’re just quietly moving towards an unprecedented season of success.
Semifinals is next against either Schalke or Inter Milan, and right now it’s certainly looking like Schalke with their 5-2 advantage after the 1st leg at the San Siro. I feel like the trophy cabinet needs another European Cup. Chelsea sure wish that they could win one of these in the near future seeing as they’re one of the “best teams in Europe”.
Stay on your feet! Stay on your feet!
I can’t embed this video (my only criticism of WordPress) but just click on it and tell me Sky Sports co-commentator Ray Wilkins didn’t say what I thought he said.
“For someone who has been injured for a few [weeks], Cristiano Ronaldo, you’d have thought he’d have been tugged off” – Ray Wilkins
I mean what else fits? Tucked off doesn’t make any sense so he must have said “tugged off”. Well I know Ronaldo is an excellent player but I didn’t know his contract came with something as um…*ahem* lucrative as that one. I assume this is why he left Manchester United.
Wilkins was bizarre tonight calling the UEFA Champions League Quarterfinals 1st leg between Real Madrid and Tottenham. The whole game he referred to Tottenham as “we” despite having never played or managed the team, and using the term “stay on your feet” over and over and over again to the point where it became a trending topic on Twitter. Something tells me Tottenham isn’t the only one who put up a stinker of a game tonight.