Wednesday, February 21, 2007

The champs is back

It was great to see some gripping football action in the Champions League last night with more to come tonight. The Celtic v Milan clash was a typically cagey and tactical affair but it looked like the Rossoneri had the edge thanks to their midfield quality. A little more precision in the final third and they could have come away with a win.

Still, the 0-0 scoreline leaves all options open but Milan must be strong favourites. I thought Sno had a good game for Celtic while Pirlo and Gattuso were stand-outs for the Rossoneri. Although, it was goalless, it was a thoroughly entertaining clash.

Tonight it is Inter and Roma's turn. The big question is have the Nerazzurri shaken off their traditional role as Euro disappointments? They are all-conquering in Italy but will they let us down again on the Champs League stage? As for the Giallorossi, they can be anything, let's hope they have one of their good nights.

7 comments:

martinobhoy said...

As a man who was there Milan were clearly the better team but I thought Celtic performed above expectations. Certainly there weren't many failures in the Celtic team and it was a great learning experience for our younger players. You're right though, it was a thoroughly entertaining game played in one of Europe's top grounds.

Milan are overwhelming favourites now but I'd love us to get to 75 minutes with the score 0-0 or even 1-0 to Milan. It would then be very interesting.

ginkers said...

It would make for a tense finish, that's for sure!

TrentToffee said...

I listened to the first half on 5-live - in the bath (one of my favouite venues). The match commentator was *trying* to read out the team line ups just prior to kick-off. He was completely drowned out by the crowd. I mean he was completely swamped. I've never heard such a din. It must have been a huge atmoshpere.

Considering Milan dominated the midfield it's a good result for Celtic. Worth a little flutter with your favourite bookie I suggest.

Venezian said...

Never mind a bookie, if you want to back Celtic, I'll take your bet Martino!

martinobhoy said...

venezian - what odds are you giving me?

ginkers said...

Ah, the banter...

BRN SCOZIA said...

Ginkers
I read with interest your articles in Calcio Italia magazine.We are in the proicess of trying to set up an Ac Milan UK/Scottish club.we have tried to contact the magazine for a potential story but they havent replied at all! We have forged a relationshiop with the Brigate Rossonere and watched the game at Celtic Park with them and spent a few days looking after Il Barone himself when he was in Scotland. just wondered if you might be interested in a article on our group and get us some much needed publicity?
Feel free to email me
graemestevenson@btinternet.com