Sunday, February 10, 2008

Soccer Sunday

Sunday, Feb 10: Plenty of good soccer on tap
(mountain time):

6:30 am: The Manchester derby kicks off at Old Trafford.
7:00 am: The Italian Serie A games kick-off
7:30 am: I tune into the Manchester derby and shockingly Man City are 2-0 away. Wow!
8:00 am: I catch up with French Ligue 1. Lyon and Bordeaux register another win each.
8:15 am: Milan take a 1-0 lead with 18 year old Italian kid Paloschi scoring with his first touch. It is an amazing sight. The youngster comes on for Serginho and less than 60 seconds later smashes home a great goal. Another star in the making? The upcoming weeks will tell. I have never seen such a smile on Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti's face :)

approx 8:20 am: The Manchester Derby is over with Man City winning 2-1.

9:00 am: Chelsea-Liverpool kick-off along with the top of table clash in Germany with Bayern Munich hosting Werder Bremen.

9:07 am: Diego scores a beautiful goal to stun Bayern.

9:45 am: The boring Chelsea-Liverpool game is 0-0 at half-time with Bayern drawing 1-1 with Werder.

10:00 am: The African Cup of Nations Final between Egypt and Cameroon kicks off.

11 am: The boring awful Chelsea-Liverpool game ends 0-0. One of the worst games ever, typical of Liverpool and Chelsea games. Bayern stay top in Germany with a 1-1 tie with Werder.

Around 11:35 am or so: Egypt finally score a goal after Mohamed Zidan latches on a mistake by Rigobert Song and stays on his feet to calmly pass the ball to an unmarked Aboutrika who slots the ball into the net.

11:50 am: The final whistle goes and Egypt win back to back African Cup titles and their 6th overall crown.

What a tournament! Egypt certainly deserve their title as they played some amazing football, especially the 4-1 win over Ivory Coast and their opening day demolition of Cameroon 4-2. The final with a cagey affair but overall, Egypt were the better team.

Oh also on Sunday, Real Madrid put 7 past Valladolid to go 8 points clear at the top in La Liga.


Ironlion27 said...

Given there was no score for the Liverpool game it could be seen as boring, but you have to look beyond just the score line. There were quite a few good performances for the purest to enjoy. Check out my player analysis of the game and tell me if you agree, or if you still think it was just awful.

Sachin G. said...

Thanks for your comment. I posted my rationale on your post.