if you didn’t watch the game last night, Barcelona forced a dominating tie (Chelsea scored on a meaningless penalty in injury time), and won on aggregate goals, advancing to the round of 8.
my observations on the game/series:
1) where art thou Lampard?
england’s world player of the year hopeful was a non-factor the entire series. Ronaldinho is just on another level.
2) Ronaldinho rubbing it in.
Ronaldinho seemed to cement his comments about Chelsea being less skilled by doing all those crazy flicks and holding the ball until he was fouled. His performance was godly. In comparison, he made Chelsea’s skill players (Robben and Cole) look like uncreative jocks.
3) Terry gets son’ed
The almight John Terry gets megged by Eto’o, and straight flattened by Ronaldinho on a way to a goal.
4) Barcelona muscle men
Although Ronaldinho and Eto’o were in the spotlight, props need to go to Barcelona’s trio of Puyol, Marquez, and Motta who man-handled the Chelsea attack.
5) Mourinho is truly a beyotch
I always thought Jose Mourinho was a slickly dressed, cool strategist; but the European media sniffed him out a while ago. He’s a little brat. Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard, with his Jeri Churl perm (or whatever that is), is the real deal. And Jose, you gotta loose that scarf tied mommy-style.
tonite: 12:30am ESPN2
Real Madrid vs. (my team) Arsenal