Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The Matrix unplugged

Remember the old Marco Materazzi? The pre-World Cup 2006, total-liability version? Well he was back in force on Tuesday night. He saw red leaving Inter with ten men for the majority of their Champions League clash with Liverpool. They lost 2-0, seriously compromising their chances of progress. Same old Inter, I am inclined to say.

Yes, Matrix's sending-off was harsh but after his first soft yellow (and one for Chivu) he should have got the idea. Instead, sadly, no. It has left the Nerazzurri with a mountain to climb.

Roma did better against Real. Their 2-1 win at least gives them half a chance of progressing. I was disappointed they didn't push to try to get a third. However, maybe they gave as much as they could. They have a couple of weeks to focus on the return game. I believe they will score in Madrid, don't know if they will score enough, mind you...


Spangly Princess said...

where there's life there's hope. Or something. Their defence looks beatable... but so does ours.

I have to support Arsenal tonight, mind.

Juventino said...


I love it! Inter are nothing but pretenders. Their domestic success is due to nothing but the failures of their rivals, not any improvement of their own! Oh, how I hope that Mancini doesn't get sacked. They'll never have any real improvement while he's in charge!

Aussie Romanista said...

I reckon Barnsley v Inter would be a cracker.

ginkers said...


As you say, I think Real will concede a goal but Roma will have to be on top form to keep them out. And Milan must be favourites to sneak through...


There is nothing like taking pleasure in the failure of others. I hope the PC brigade don't strip football of that.


Sounds like a good tie. Not sure Ibra would be up for that one!