Filed under: football, sports | Tags: Barceklona v Man Utd, barcelona, Barcelona 2 Man Utd 0, Champions League, Champions League Final, FC Barcelona, FC Barcelona v Manchester United, Iniesta, Lionel Mess, manchester utd, Pep Guardiola, xavi
I was cheering on Manchester Utd last night. But there wasn’t much to cheer about. Barca, and in particular Messi, Xavi and the utterly outstanding Iniesta sent them homewards to think again.
Credit to Alex Ferguson at the end of the match. He acknowledged that Manchester Utd (whom English commentators insist in calling The Greatest Team on Earth) were soundly beaten by the better team and that his young team would learn from the experience. The trouble is Barca (with the exception of a few notables such as Henri and Puyol) are hardly geriatrics.
What’s more, Barca had no more than a makeshift defence and a goalie that was supposed to be a weak link. I’d hate to think what might have been the outcome if Barca’s defence had been at full strength. As it happens after the first ten minutes they were barely troubled.
A great match and a peerless performance.
I wonder how great Pep Guardiola will be when he gains some experience!
Filed under: football, Hibees, life, Scotland, sports | Tags: barcelona, Hearts, Hibs, lionel Messi, the cabbage
Not a particularly good European campaign for the Hibees this summer. Three defeats, no goals scored, a veritable humping from a merely warming up Barcelona under the inspired leadership of Messi. Yes, it was, very Messi indeed.
Mixu was at least honest enough to admit that Hibs were given a real lesson. I wonder if we are about to see the start of the implications of selling 11 or so internationals over the last three years.
Anyway at least the Jambos were happy. Gives them five minutes free from contemplation about how their team can survive until the end of the season.
I pity them, I really do.