Sunday, April 27, 2008

Manchester United Vs Barcelona FC

As we all know, last Wednesday morning when Barcelona met Man U at their 1st leg semi final's it ended up goalless draw... During the match, we all could see their desperateness of wanting to score goals but ...... the ball did not want to roll in back of net.

A missed penalty from Cristiano Ronaldo ensured FC Barcelona and Manchester United FC remain deadlocked at 0-0 after an enthralling first leg of their UEFA Champions League semi-final.

The tie sprang to life from kick-off, providing drama as early as the second minute when Ronaldo headed on Scholes' corner only for Milito's raised arm to intervene. The Portuguese international took the spot-kick himself, but fired wide to the relief of the majority in the 98,000 sell-out crowd. Well off the pace in the Primera División, Barça's season rests on this tie and they quickly found their feet, a lightning run from Lionel Messi putting the away team on the back foot. It was breathless stuff as the home side probed a makeshift United back line, shorn of the unwell Nemanja Vidić.

Not forgetting, the selfish C. Ronaldo was always the target.... Good for him tho.... FC Barcelona's Rafael Márquez might be suspended for the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg but would at least be available for the final while several others will walk a disciplinary tightrope as the last-four ties conclude. A booking in his side's 0-0 draw against Manchester United FC at the Camp Nou means that Mexican defender Márquez misses the second leg at Old Trafford, but while he will be forced to watch nervously as his side battle for a place in the final at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on 21 May, at least he is secure in the knowledge that he would be free to play should Barcelona prevail.



Frank Rijkaard said the goalless home draw against Manchester United FC was "not a good result" but refused to be drawn on who is now favourite to reach the final in Moscow, saying his FC Barcelona team still "have a great chance" of reaching a second UEFA Champions League showpiece in three years. His counterpart, Sir Alex Ferguson, was satisfied with the outcome but was disappointed with the way his side built attacks and their lack of possession.

But as a football fan, no mater how close you are with your friends, lover or partner, you would always support the team you love most like this couple....

1 comment:

Julio said...

Nice post mate. Great pic capture. As they always say, make love.. not war!