The Yat (One) and Only Journey

Friday, 25 February, 2005

UEFA Champions’ League

Filed under: Footballs — Yatz @ 8:53 pm

This week the UEFA Champions’ League is continuing its journey with the 1st leg of the knock-out stage of the last 16 teams..

This season’s draw makes a great impact in Europe bcoz of the matches between big teams..

Matches such as slumping Spanish champion, Real Madrid against slumping Italian campion, Juventus..

High-flying Barcelona against high-flying-team-with-cocky-cum-arrogant-cum-lansi-manager, Chelsea..Improving Man Utd against Italian champion, AC Milan..

Slumping English champion, Arsenal against improving German side, Bayern Munich..

Defending Champions’ League champion, Porto against ‘King Of Draw”, Inter Milan (Internazionale)..

Unsettle English side, Liverpool against unsettle German side, Bayer Leverkusen..

Defending Bundesliga champ, Werder Bremen against French side, Olympique Lyonnais..

And lastly Dutch champ, PSV Eindhoven against last seaon’s Champs’ Leg runners-up, Monaco..

So, the 1st leg had settle-down on Wednesday morning and Thursday morning..

Stupid Real Madrid just settled 1-0 at Santiago Bernabeu against Juve..A disappointing score, if to march on to the quater-final..

I think Juve will ease to the next round after the 2nd leg in 2 weeks time..

Unbelievably Liverpool earn a 3-1 win at homeground, Anfield against Leverkusen..Thanx to 2 free-kicks from Riise and Hamann..

Arsenal lost 1-3 away to Bayern at Olympic Stadium..

A match that arguably will decide which goalkeeper will be use in next year’s World Cup 2006, with Germany as the host..

It’s almost a match between Lehmann and Kahn, more than a Bayern Munich – Arsenal game..

PSV won at home against Monaco in a low-profile match..

The biggest match went to Barcelona – Chelsea..A cocky English side against arguably the most powerful team in Europe this season, Barcelona..

Chelsea’s goalkeeper, Petr Cech, hadn’t let in any goal in the EPL for about 900 minutes, which marked the great record of all time of a GK hadn’t let in any goal..

It’s in a very high-tensed atmosphere..No matter at the Nou Camp itself or viewers in front of the picture box..

Barca fielded a full-strength side with Ronaldinho, Eto’o, Deco, Xavi, Albertini, Giuly, van Bronckhost, Puyol, Belleti, Marquez, and Valdes..

Chelsea fielded an almost full-strength side with Drogba, Duff, Joe Cole, Lampard, Tiago, Makelele, Paulo Ferreira, Carvalho, Gallas, Terry, and Cech..

Dutch wizard winger, Arjen Robben suffers long-term injuryand that makes a big impact on Chelsea’s every game..

Although Chelsea gain a lead through Belleti’s own goal in the 1st half..But their super-magnificient-strong defence couldn’t prevent them from losing 2-1..

In the both half, Barca got most of the possesion and fully-attacked on Chelsea’s defence..

In my view, and in fact, I got no doubt..In everyone’s view..Chelsea suffered their biggest humiliation with about 8 or 9 man defending around their own penalty-box area..

Didier Drogba received his 2nd yellow card and that gave Barca a great advantage, with just Damien Duff on the up-front alone..

The Chelsea defence could only stand still to see all the ball fly through their own quarter (YEAH.!! Make that clear.!! Not HALF BUT QUARTER.!!)

Bcoz of that, it couldn’t prevent super-sub, Argentinian Maxi Lopez to score a goal for the Catalan side and created another for Samuel Eto’o to make it 2-1 at fulltime..

Muahahaha..I’m SOOOO HAPPY to criticise Jose Mourinho’s side after their 2nd succesive loss..Hahahaha..

Mourinho is too arrogant to say his side is the greatest of ’em all..Now he is going to experience what Arsene Wenger had experience before..

Now only that he knows to win the Champions’ League and EPL in the same season is not that easy bcoz of the packed schedule for English clubs..

Compare la with Rijkaard..Takde medal la..Itu la..Ini la..BODOH.!!! Padan muka Mourinho..Muahahahahaha..!!!

Aaah..Feels SOOOO GOOD.!!! Hahahaha..

Jose Mourinho looked dejected after losing that great match..He is now branded as PATHETIC BAD LOSERS.!!! Muahahahaha..!!!

Then..Let’s switch to Man Utd – AC Milan..It’s their 1st encounter in a major competition in history..

Milan won 0-1 away at Old Trafford despite the absence of injured marksman, Andriy Shevchenko..

Thanks to a goal from Crespo..van Nistelrooy started on the bench bcoz he just came back from a long-term injury..

Whoever playing..I’m pretty sure Man Utd is not good enough to play against Milan..

Even with the so-called teenage sensations of Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney..

Werder Bremen lost 0-3 at home to Olympique Lyonnais..

King Of Draws, Internazionale draw away to Porto, 1-1..On the weekend there will be the Milan derby in Seria A.. Inter Milan – AC Milan..

Umm..I think that’s all for the UEFA Champions’ League..The return 2nd Leg will in the next 2 weeks time..

Hopefully Gunners, Barca, Juve, and Milan will get through without any problem..

Until then..Arsenal keep up with your chase in the EPL while Chelsea is slumping bcoz of injury woes..Hahaha.!!


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