Please don’t rub your victory on my face 😥 🙄
It was the closure of Champions League between 2 English giants, Chelsea vs Man Utd. I watched it with David at Steven’s Corner. 65% were Man Utd fans, 30% anti-Man Utd and 5% Chelsea. I’m pretty sure we’d be beaten to pulp if Chelsea won.
Man Utd was obviously the better team in the first half. Ronaldo unmarked, Hargreaves playing loosely, Schole’s lateral passing and tight ass Vidic, spoiled Chelsea’s routine. Unfortunately for them, Lampard proves Chelsea are no pushovers. 1-1, the half ended.
I was pretty much at the edge of my seat in the second half. Chelsea bombarded Man Utd heavily but failed to convert opportunities laid for them. It was upsetting, intense and provoking. For once, I saw the three-man partnership took place, Makelele-Ballack-Lampard.
The match dragged to extra-time then to penalty shootout. I hate penalty. It’s like watching a horror movie, creepy background music and the anticipation for the ghost to splat all over the screen. But somehow, I managed to fix my eyeballs on the screen.
I despise Mourinho’s style. Avram’s strategy today, captivated me. It was filled with creative plays, quick passes, through balls and effortless team work. That’s my definition of football. And all that is left for Chelsea is to polish their finishing, and they’d be unstoppable.
All in all, Makelele was the best player on the pitch for me. Without his quick close-down and his I’ll-watch-your-back plays, Chelsea wouldn’t have danced like they did. It was a beautiful final. Worth my insomnian night 😀
Till then, see you next year, without Christiano Ronaldo ➡
ps: Man Utd fans, watch your words ❗