Last night saw the completion of this years Champions League Semi Finals results, the first game took place on Tuesday evening at the Camp Nou in Barcelona. Then last night we saw the second semi final game at the Bernabau. The prospects looked bright for an El Classico Champions league Final, both Spanish teams were home for this weeks semi final matches and although both teams took aggregate losses into the 2nd legs who wouldn’t back Barcelona and Real Madrid to Turn the Tables.
Champions League Semi Finals – Chelsea V Barca
So lets begin with Tuesday’s events which saw English side Chelsea attend the Camp Nou with a 1-0 lead after getting a shock win in their home game. Despite this advantage Chelsea were still rank outsiders with Barcelona stand out favorites, after Barca are the reigning champions and their home form is outstanding. That said Barca look unlikely to be La Liga champions this year after losing El Classico last week. With the game underway Barca aserted their dominance soaking up the possession and attacking in their familiar dominant style, their fortunes looked to be changed after 35 Minutes when Sergio Busquets scored for a 1-0 lead.
Then the nightmare moment came which to this moment I cant understand why John Terry did what he did, driving his knee in to the back of Sanchez in a shocking incident he saw the red card and Chelsea dropped to 10 players. Then it got worse Barcelona turned up the pressure and scored via Iniesta in the 43rd Minute. Chelsea looked sunk after 45 minutes play but this is football and what happened next is why I love this game, Chelsea’s Brazilian Ramirez then received a perfect ball from Lampard and lofted the ball over Valdez and into the net. Chelsea now had the advantage with their way with the away goal but they still had a whole 45 minutes of Barca football to last. As it turns out Chelsea put out one of the best defensive performances ever, I’ve seen teams park the bus but Chelsea built the Hoover Dam and kept Barca out. Then who should pop up in the 92nd minute none other than Fernando Torres, he rounded the keeper and slotted home that vital goal that gave the game to Chelsea.
Champions League Semi Finals Done – What Next
This result confirmed Chelsea as the first team to reach the Champions League Final, in last nights game after 90 minutes Real Reversed the first games result matching Bayern Munich’s 2-1 win from the first leg. This game came down to the penalties whic I highly recommend you watch yourselves over on the Champions League site where you can see the Champions league Semi finals results highlights.
So with the Champions league semi Finals complete we now look forward to seeing Bayern Munich play hosts in their own ground to Roberto Matteo’s Chelsea.
Here is your round up of Saturday’s sporting event stories and well start at perhaps the biggest headline news story of the day. The Champions League final at Wembley where Barcelona showed they are the best club team in the world with an awe inspiring 3-1 win over Manchester United. Barcelona dominated the game from the beginning to the end and Manchester United could never get a foothold in the game. Barcelona’s dominance in the game was proven in the stat lines they controlled 68% of the possession and out shot Manchester United 16 to 3 showing how much control they had on this game. The game began with Manchester United starting strongly but it wasn’t long before Barcelona took control with their passing game and opened the scoring with a slotted finish from Pedro from a slick passing move. Manchester United’s equaliser came from an equally slick passing move and a Sublime Finish from Wayne Rooney leaving the two teams level at half time. In the second half Barcelona turned on the style with two fantastic finishes from Lionel Messi & David Villa and never gave Manchester United a chance. A touching end to the game where Eric Abidal lifted the famous trophy after only just having Life saving surgery on a tumour on his liver. This game drew an end to another Champions League season and will leave many of the top Europen teams asking how can we beat Barcelona? Read more…
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All Football fans will be well aware that today the biggest game of the football season will take place today at Wembley. Manchester United and Barcelona two of the biggest teams in world football come head to head for their second Champions League final in three years. So whilst we anticipate the final lets take a look at how the two teams managed to find themselves in the final and firstly lets look at the favourites, Lionel Messi’s boys Barcelona. Read more…
Here is another round up of the latest sports news beginning with the build up to the hotly anticipated Champions League final which will feature the 2 giants of the Game Manchester United and Barcelona with the match taking place at the home of football Wembley. The mind games already beginning from both respective manners claiming that the other is the favourite to win the title. Barcelona Manager Pep Guardiola claiming that Manchester United should be favourites as they are playing at home and do not have to travel as far. He may have a point there as due to the current climate situation with the ash cloud they have had to travel 2 days earlier as planned. Where as Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson has said he believes that this current Barcelona squad is better than than the team that beat them 2-0 at the Stadio Olimpico in the 08/09 final. We will have to wait until Saturday to see who is ultimately right but hopefully the final will live up to the hype and the stars Lionel Messi & Wayne Rooney will put on a show for the world to with hold. Read more…