TAG: Champions League
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Barca had their work cut out for them in the round of 16. They had to turn around a 4-0 deficit from the first leg in Paris if they were to progress to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League. And for each goal PSG might score at Camp Nou, the Catalans had to score […]
So Carlo Ancelotti managed to win the Champions League with yet another club. His Real Madrid side extended their record number of trophies in the competition to ten (hence La Decima) after coming from behind to beat city rivals Atletico 4-1. He previously won the competition twice with AC Milan.
I generally do not care about other teams’ results. Unless they are playing my team. But in this case, I must admit that I was actually elated with what turned out to be a resounding victory for Atletico Madrid in the Semifinals of the Uefa Champions League.
I had expected Barca to pull a few goals back during the second leg of their Champions League Semifinal against a very effective Bayern Munich. Especially since Barca were playing at home – the formidable Camp Nou – where they are at their strongest.
So Barcelona did go through to the Semifinals of the European Champions League as expected. But the goal they needed did not get scored until their superstar Messi came on as a substitute late in the second half while the team was a goal down on the game and 3-2 down on aggregate. He didn’t […]