Is this not one of the better Champ’s League seasons in awhile? 3-1 Inter today as Mourinho gameplanned both Messi and Xavi right out of the gam.
Power finally came back on, entire neighbourhood was out and couldn’t get anywhere in time to watch what seemed like a great game…BAH
Well its been 10 minutes and I still don’t have power. Luckily this screen is up so I can write some thoughts. Inter were playing really well for being a goal down and the equalizer was inevitable. Barcelona are very much like the Spanish national side in that they are exquisite in their attacking but their defense (Casillas aside) is nothing to write home about.
They also only know one way to win and its by doing it pretty. Example – against the US they needed to grind it out or try something against the 11 men back defense they came up against, but they kept trying to thread the killer pass instead of drawing the defenders out by shooting from afar. In the end they were very susceptible to the counter attack which the US made them pay for. Don’t get me wrong, Barcelona are the best club in the world at the moment and their attacking quality is second to none, but they can be stopped as Mourinho and Inter Milan are proving. Now just wait for the power to come back on and Barcelona are 5-1 up! This is getting ridiculous! its been 15 minutes!
30:00 – GOOOOOAAALLL. Sneijder does what Milito can’t and sends a shot passed Valdes after some nice passing by the Inter midfielders and attackers around the Barcelona penalty box. As soon as it goes in, all the power in my neighborhood goes out…god knows when we will be back…this sucks!
27:00 – Milito seems to have picked up what ails his fellow countrymen striker in Madrid, Higuain, as he squanders a second chance to level the game. He was one on one with Valdez, albeit at another acute angle but sends his shot wide. He had an open Eto’o in the six yard box as well. Inter need to bury these if they are to have any hope of winning this tie. Meanwhile in the managers box, Mourinho’s face is a Fergie red but his hair is still immaculate.
22:00 - Well the game has certainly sprung into life as Inter win a free kick on the left side of the pitch which Sneijder takes and sends over the Barca defenders to a wide open and offside Lucio who heads over anyways (how’s that for a run-on sentence). Poor from the Brazilian captain.
19:00 – GOOOOOOAALLL. Immediately, Barcelona bounce back as Maxwell waltzes into the Inter penalty area and sends a cross right into the path of Pedro who shoots into the corner. Atrocious West Ham, lazy like defending by Inter Milan. “The Special One” will be turning a Fergie orange after conceding that soft goal. 1-0 Barcelona.
17:00 – Game as slowed down somewhat as both teams are feeling each other out. As I write that, Eto’s takes a soft shot which Valdes parries into the path of Milito – but he cannot put the ball into the back of the net from an acute angle and the ball slowly dribbles across an open goal.
12:00 - The ref makes a terrible call on Eto’o who wins the ball cleanly off Keita and in disgust boots the ball into the crowd. He gets a needless yellow for his efforts. Bad calls all around.
8:00 – Note: Iniesta is injured and therefore not playing but still is small and still is amazing. Shame neither Brazilian’s Maicon or Alves play LB cause it would be amazing to see them go against each other. Both are defenders in name only! In other exciting drama both Ibrahimovic and Eto’o are playing against their former clubs. Alves is rolling around the ground with some form of wrist injury.
5:00 – Barca have a free kick and a looping ball is sent toward the smallest player on the pitch Xavi (actually Barcelona possess three of the smallest players playing in Xavi, Iniesta and Messi, but as Crouch can testify too…size isn’t everything). Cambiasso kicks it back for a corner but nothing comes off it.
2:00 - Barca are in their HIDEOUS neon wanna be Dutch uniforms and Inter are in their traditional black and blue striped jersey’s. Both teams start off attacking. I suspect there will be a lot of slick passing and mazy runs by both teams.
TWEET – And they’re off. Barca start off and immediately there is a foul. Hopefully as always, this will be an exciting game!
Welcome all to this mouth watering tie between two great and storied sides. Both teams boast world class players and are led by possibly two of the top managers in the world, Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola. Very different styles of managing, “The Special One” is arrogant, brash, full of himself and intimidating. Former Barca star Guardiola, is quiet and thoughtful but possesses the utmost respect from his players. Barca’s attacking style will look to pry open Mourinho’s stingy defense.