EUROPÄISCHER FUßBALLVERBAND Champions League action on Tuesday saw some of Europe’s most famous golf clubs progress in the knock-out levels of your competition, which is commence in February next year.
It was week 5 of the Group Stages and also in Spain, it must be declared that Manchester United and Villarreal, even though they were a pair of the teams to progress, produced a pretty boring and uneventful goalless draw. The only good occasions emerged in the first fifty percent when a shot by the Portuguese striker Cr7 produced a great save from Diego Lopez, the Villareal goalkeeper. Lopez deflected the ball onto the line. Later the Utd’s and England star ahead Wayne Rooney produced a cross that was deflected towards danger area but it came to little or nothing as the Villareal player Capdevila managed to clear the ball to protection. Reservation
The same player, Capdevilla, was also active in the evening’s most unsavory incident. With just 6 minutes of the game remaining this individual lunged and produced an extremely ugly tackle on another of Man Utd’s star players, Ronaldo. Cadevilla was, quite rightly, given a red card by the referee and this individual was off to take an early shower.
Sadly, it was the end of the road for Glasgow Celtic and Gordon Strachan. Celtic, in the same Group E as Manchester Utd, must have thought they would have gone to Aalborg and got a good effect. A win was the only chance Celtic got of staying alive in the competition. However, there will be you can forget Western nights at Celtic’s Playground Head stadium there is much surprise. Generally there will not even be the consolation of participating in Europe’s second thread competition, the UEFA Glass. Celtic will finish previous in Group E thanks a lot to a 2 – 1 defeat against the hugely unfancied AaB Aalborg. Not too many people may have put too much money on Celtic concluding last in this group when the draw was first made way again in summer time.
However, the game did start well for Celtic, as they led 1 – zero. But tragedy struck with just minutes remaining as the Celtic player Whilst gary Caldwell could only switch the ball into his own net after a goal mouth scramble. Crying of sadness in the east end of Glasgow, whilst no doubt holes of joy in the city’s west end!
Above to Group F where Lyon, the perennial market leaders of their domestic French league, beat the Italians of Fiorentina. Lyon therefore also progress to the last 16 of the competition. Obviously, Lyon will be joined by Bayern Munich in the last stages after they overrode the Romanians of Steau Bucharest at the Allianz Arena. All the big teams are certainly filling line for battle when the Champions League grows to the sudden death levels.
The qualifaction situation is no different in Group G as both Toolbox, losing finalists in 06\ to Barcelona in Rome, and FC Porto, winning trades in 2004 when their manager was Jose Mourinho before he found it is way to the western world end of London to manage Chelsea, both made in through to the last 16 with benefits over Dynamo Kiev and Fenerbache respectively.
However System did let it stay a little late against Kiev with the victor coming only 3 minutes from the conclusion of the game, scored by Bendtner. That must have come as a huge alleviation to Arsene Wenger and all linked with System. Since their excellent be successful in the Premier Little league against Man Utd as few weeks ago, which at the time quietened a few critics, it has been nothing but not so good news and bad press for Arsenal with more defeats and the Bill Gallas affair, which lead in being striped of the captaincy.
Finally on Tuesday evening, two more of Europe’s “Big Guns” made it safely through with the final week of the Group Phases to spare. Both Normal Madrid, 9 times those who win, and Juventus of France confirmed their places in the knock-out stages after Real beat BATE Borisov and Juventus drew zero – 0 away to Zenit St Petersburg, the latest UEFA Cup holders. However, the result knocked Spitze out and it now look likely that they will be able to defend the crown they won last season in Manchester against Glasgow Ranger. Although that probably will not be too much of a consolation to them.
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