February 25, 2009

UCL roundup and predix

Lyon 1, Barcelona 1 -- Kind of a shocking result, and only a diving header from TH14 saves the day for Barca. Juninho (right) had just a wonderful goal. Messi was off, but the Spanish side should advance with a home win in March.

Inter Milan 0, Manchester United 0
-- Ronaldo proved he's better than Zlatan. United also was clearly the stronger side. Not playing Rooney was a mistake and Fletcher's house getting raided is a shame. But the Red Devils will advance.

Arsenal 1, AS Roma 0 -- The Gunners got the win and didn't allow an away goal, Arsene has to be thrilled with that. RVP netted a PK winner and Toure got a bizarre booking. Roma will make it tough in the second leg.

Atletico Madrid 2, FC Porto 2 -- From the highlights I saw -- which featured some horrible goalkeeping -- it didn't appears to be a game of the highest quality.

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Some quick-hit predictions.

Chelsea 2, Juventus 1 -- I think the home-field magic will be there for the Blues. Hiddink (right) for President?

Real Madrid 2, Liverpool 0 -- With or without Gerrard, the Reds fall flat on the road.

Sporting Lisbon 1, Bayern Munich 1 -- A crucial tie and away goal for the Germans, coming from Landon Donovan, whoo!

Villareal 3, Panathinaikos 1 -- Not really thinking about this one too much. A couple afterthoughts in this one.

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The highlight of Day 1

The lowlight of Day 1

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