As I settled in to watch the Champions league action today it’s hard not to be mesmerized by the quality of play in this league. Their is nothing better and that includes the World Cup when it comes to the quality of soccer.
Arsenal looking to avenge their 4-0 loss to Manchester United in the FA Cup could only pull off a draw at the Emirates Stadium against defending Champions league winners AC Milan.
Milan are now might consider themselves in the drivers seat to advance to the quarterfinals.
Arsenal created the better chances and dominated the ball possession with Emanuel Adebayor the main target. Adebayor hit the crossbar in the final moments of the game.
AMAZING MOMENT: In the first half when Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann makes save and throws the ball all the way over the halfway line to a streaking Adebayor who almost goes into goal. A rare moment.
LYON 1 MANCHESTER UNITED 1
Karim Benzema scored for Lyon and Carlos Tevez tied things up in the 86th minute for United who look to be favorites to get through at home.
AMAZING MOMENT: Benzemin goal is pulled off in an amazingly small window of space. Marvel at how quickly he gets turn and takes an amazing goal.
Celtic 2 Barcelona 3
Three road goals you can’t go wrong. Celtic pride and ambition helped put up a fight but it will be all over back in Barcelona for the second leg. Dominant possession reminds us just how good Barca quality is. Barcelona superior… lets face it.
MAGIC MOMENT: Lionel Messi responds to Celtics first goal off a give n go to put quickly to an end the celebration at Celtic Park to tie things up.
Fenerbache 3 Sevilla 2 in Istanbul, Turkey