UEFA 2008 Final

I used to think the Tevez is a very good player, but yesterday I was proved wrong. Within 40 minutes of the first half the score should have been 3-0 in favour of Manchester United – but once Tevez was unable to find goal with only the goalkeeper in front of him, and later he was too late on a brilliant cross. The first half was completely dominated by Manchester United, and it was pure providence the Chelsea was able to find the equalizer in the first half – thanks to two deflections. But without a doubt the second half and the extra time belonged to Chelsea, only brilliant defending from Rio Ferdinand and Van der Sar’s defence of the goal was what stopped them.

It boiled down to the penalties, and even though I am a Manchester United supporter, I felt bad for John Terry that he missed “that” penalty. He’ll never live it down… He was the one who forced the match to penalties with a brilliant instinctive save when he was alone between Ryan Giggs and a almost certain goal – the goalkeeper Petr Cech was scrambling to recover after being completely foxed by Evra. Van der Sar stopped the Anelka shot and Manchester United clinch the double πŸ˜€


What was Uthappa thinking yesterday? With 32 needed of 21 balls, with seven wickets remaining, with Sachin in deft touch – what was the need for the two wild swings ala two dot balls. And when there was a single of the last ball of the over, why was he napping? And the next over he plays an atrocious shot. I know Uthappa has never been known for sane shot selection, but then at least have a sense of timing. You are last “proper” batsman, and you play that kind of shot!

I feel Uthappa lost the match for Mumbai yesterday.


12 Responses to “UEFA 2008 Final”

  1. 1 Karan May 22, 2008 at 10:34 am

    Nice post.. Pretty much summed up yest. Everyone was cursing Tevez after the Lampard equalizer. But luckily, the Red devils head there nerves!

  2. 2 Rakesh May 22, 2008 at 11:10 am

    hmmmmmm uefa
    hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm for ipl

    dont have a home & cable connection to watch any tv.. just let me know, will IPL be there in June !!

  3. 3 Ashish May 22, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    Glory Glory Man United πŸ˜€
    But Mumbai deserved to win yesterday 😦

  4. 4 sumati May 22, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    Welcome back to bloggers world!!!!

  5. 5 raheja May 22, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    Thts called an upto date blog… Mumbai definitely deserved to win… I hope there wasnt any match fixing…

  6. 6 Himank May 22, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    Performance by Mumbai was just pathetic.. losign 6 wickets in such a short time… and main thing was they lost after a brilliant half century by the God… 😦

  7. 7 anon May 22, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    God rawked!

  8. 8 Chittaranjan May 22, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    Yay Man U!!!

    Boo Chelsea!!!

  9. 9 jayaram May 22, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    there are ppl in this world who support Cheat U too? :O shocking. I disown you completely

  10. 10 mythalez May 22, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    Just imagine watching this football match in a pub in England?

    Yep, thats exactly what i did .. and it was ofcourse .. awesome! πŸ˜€

  11. 11 skp May 23, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    Die Kunal Die !!

    Nothing more !


  12. 12 Kunal May 26, 2008 at 10:38 am

    Karan, Tevez deserved to be cursed…

    Rakesh, 1st June the IPL ends πŸ™‚

    Ashish, so agree.

    Sumati, thanks πŸ˜€

    raheja, I do not trust Uthappa…

    Himank, 😦

    anon, that he did!

    Chittaranjan, πŸ˜€

    jayaram, did you own me to disown me? πŸ˜›

    rama, awesome man!

    skp, πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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