dimecres, 2 de maig de 2007

God save the REINA

Yesterday's match represents the pure football. Chelsea traveled to Liverpool with a 1-0 lead, due to a fast-break goal scored by J.Cole at Stamford Bridge.
Liverpool expected a high-pressure match. Benitez chose Mascherano and Gerrard to play in midfield and prefered Bolo Zenden and Pennant in both wings: X.Alonso out. Less talent but the capacility to mantain high intensity during the first half. Crouch and Kuyt in front, neither talented nor fast, but agressive, tall and difficult to be defended by Essien (yesterday Back Defender).

The first goal, by the danish Agger, didn't generate nervous on Chelsea's players. José Mourinho substituted Robben for Cole and Wright-Phillips for Kalou. Nothing different, not many chances.
The end of the story... Penalty shoot-out. Liverpool scored four times, Chelsea missed 2. In Istanbul 2005 Dudek saved against Milan, winning the 5th CL. Will Reina be the King of the 6th for Liverpool??