Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Manchester positions itself for repeat!

One of my favorite sports to watch is that of the least popularity in the United States. Soccer! Last year's UEFA Champions League final was a great game with Manchester beating Chelsea in a shootout where each teams best players missed their shot in the shootout. Now a year has gone by and we see yet again Manchester United in the final. Now they must wait until tomorrow (05/06) to see who they play. It could be FC Barcelona or we could have a rematch of last year's final with Chelsea. Man U started out strong in the secong leg versus Arsenal with Cristiano Ronaldo putting in the dagger by bulleting a goal from about 30 yards away. As cool as it would be to see a rematch of last year, I think that Barcelona would be a more exciting final as Man U has had their way with Chelsea this year winning their two games with an aggregate of 4-1.

The champions league final should not disappoint no matter who plays. The final usually consists of the two best club soccer teams in the world. That would be no different this year as Man U is at the top of their league and Barcelona is atop in their league, with Chelsea coming in the top 3 of theirs. It should be an exciting game and I am hoping that Barcelona makes it so we can see some of the best players in the world battle it out for the championship. The game could consist of players, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Lionel Messi and Thierry Henry. Good luck to both of the teams that reach the final and as a sports fan I can only hope for a great game.

3 comments:

meg said...

I actually am excited to see this. Great post!

Britt said...

The problem with soccer is that players spend half the game actually kicking the ball back toward their own goal (the one they're defending). It's hard to watch. Except, I did watch the last World Cup and all the prelim games. Perhaps if I learned the rules...

Thayne T said...

That is true Britt, but it is a lot more interesting than it looks, I think that learning the rules would help to and I also played soccer for 13 years, so that's why I enjoy it so much.