Saturday, April 29, 2006


Arsenal will meet Barcelona in the finals of the Champions League. Watched the two semifinals (second leg) live-something that I have done after a while, considering the timings for India. However, none of the two matches lived upto the expectations, with Arsenal and Barcelona playing it safe, protecting the one goal advantage from the first leg of the semifinals. It was a dull affair with players like Henry and Ronaldinho.

Arsenal were lucky to scrape through against a spirited Villareal. The Spanish team was unlucky to miss several chances, despite enjoying most of the ball possession. In the end, the Arsenal ‘keeper Jens Lehmann saved a penalty from a disputable decision.

Barcelona are on the verge of clinching the Primera Liga title and that raised the expectations. But Ronaldinho and his team could not go past the Italian defence.

In my opinion, Barcelona start as the favourites.

1 comment:

Matthew said...

True, they will be favourites. Read my blog entry on this for more.