February 24, 2009

Champions League predictions

I totally love the UCL.

Inter Milan 1, Manchester United 1 -- I'm expecting a damn entertaining game in Italy between two of the world's best. Each side has separated itself in its own league, but only one can advance. We'll have to wait until the second leg in this one.

1, Inter, Ibrahimovic (Muntari) 37:00; 2, United, Rooney (Berbatov) 66:00.

Lyon 1, Barcelona 2 -- There is a faint glimmer of hope still for the French side after a narrow defeat to the Catalan club. Even though we all know Lyon has no chance, Barca doesn't win via blowout. Shouldn't matter in the end though.

1, Barca, Messi (Eto'o) 19:00; 2, Barca, Krkic (Messi) 54:00; 3, Lyon, Juninho (fk) 80:00.

Arsenal 1, AS Roma 1 -- As familiar as we are with the teams, this a far from an exciting matchup. The 5th EPL team versus the 6th Serie A team? Yeah, not anything to write home about. Anyways, I think the Gunners squeak out a draw at home, but give up a vital away goal.

1, Roma, Vucinic (un), 41:00; 2, Arsenal, Van Persie (Nasri) 73:00.

Atletico Madrid 2, FC Porto 0 -- Atletico is far from fine form coming into this one. The club is currently seventh in La Liga and only has one win in 2009 -- ouch. Porto are the Portuguese league leaders, but Champions League is a different beast.

1, Atletico, Aguero (Maniche) 49:00; 2, Atletico, Aguero (Simao), 87:00.

1 comment:

James said...

i dont think the Inter v Man United game will be that exciting.... (in terms of flowing and open football) this will be a battle of tactics with milan cautious no to concede a goal at home and Man United trying to catch Inter on the break with the pace of Rooney, Ronaldo and Evra... The United defence is missing a key player in Vidic but uniteds record for not conceding in the premeir league was done with many different defenders.... Intre to win at home 2 - 1 with united going through after winning at old trafford 2 - 0...