Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Manchester Utd vs Inter Milan...Stalemate!
So Arsene Wenger's prediction has not come true. He predicted that all 3 English teams would be victorious against their Italian counterparts.
Early this morning( S'pore time ), Man Utd drew 0-0 with host Inter Milan while Arsenal beat visitors Roma 1-0. Later tonight, Chelsea will host Juventus.
Before the Man Utd game, star striker for Inter Zlatan Ibrahimovic declared that he was anytime a better player than Berbatov and Wayne Rooney combined. Luckily he did not compare himself with C Ronaldo...the World Player of the Year.
If it was up to me to decide who the top player of each side was after the game...it would have to be Ronaldo for Man Utd and Julio Cesar the goalkeeper for Inter Milan.
Both were in top form. Without a doubt, it was J Cesar who saved the day for Inter and prevented a massacre. Man U was in terrific form even though no goals were scored.
And Ibrahimmovic? I think it was his cousin who turned up...a pale shadow, only one shot at goal which went the way of the crowd in all 93 minutes!
And Adriano..the once deadly Brazillian hitman?
He had his gun but his bullets were rusty and crooked.
So what will happen in the return leg in 2 week's time at Old Trafford?
Anything can happen. If Inter can score a goal then Man U will need to score 2 to go through.
Top: Ryan Giggs shoots but his shot
was saved by keeper Cesar.
Centre and Bottom:
Adriano found Rio Ferdinand a real stumbling block in the heart of United defence.