We can only hope that Wednesday’s champ’s league affairs are as offensive as Tuesday.
• Old Trafford plays host to AC Milan and Pato, Nesta and family. Man United are up one in aggregate here, but may have to do without the Shrekster Wayne Rooney. With Valencia in form and a home field advantage Sir Alex’s devils should put this one away easily. TSG, and the Old Trafford audience, should get a chance to see Dimitar Berbatov be the focal point in a major game for the first time in his Manchester career. Sink or swim? We say sink.
• Real Madrid come off the weekend in a fine form after a comebacker over Sevilla. Gonzalo Higuain–veteran of River Plate and number 7 on our World Cup attackers to watch list–netted twice in that one, but also banged the marble off the the limbo bar three other times. Scary!
Lyon…playing at the Bernabeau? Little chance.
And in less impressive action, all USMNT eyes will be on Jose Francisco Torres as Pachuca go to Guatemala City to face C.S.D. Comunicaciones in the CONCACAF Pion’s League.
(Note: I recognize UEFA Champion’s League as “the Champion’s League”…CONCACAF? Pion’s League for now…)