Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Scholesy, you Little Beauty!

We are going to Moscow! It’s an absolutely indescribable feeling to be in the Champions League final again and it was only fitting that Paul Scholes who missed the game against Bayern Munich in ’99 due to suspension scored the goal to fire Manchester United into this year’s final. And what a goal it was. When Zambrotta gave the ball away cheaply inside Barcelona’s half in the 14th minute, it was picked up by Scholes who let rip one of his trademark strikes and Victor Valdes had no chance of saving what was truly a glorious goal from my favourite player.

Just as it was at the Camp Nou, it was another thoroughly professional performance from United. Although Barcelona enjoyed the bulk of the possession, they hardly created any clear cut chances and I felt United certainly deserved to emerge victorious from the tie. The back four put out a terrific performance with captain Rio being at his imperious best. He stayed on his feet every time a Barcelona player had a dribble at him and came across whenever required to cut infield runs made by Messi and Iniesta. It was a splendid team effort and I am hoping this inspires the team to go on and win the remaining two Premier League fixtures against West Ham and Wigan and thereby clinch their 17th League Title.



I'd predicted the post AND the title...tsk tsk blueberries and cream no longer!

Sroyon said...

Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!

Suhrith said...

It was meant to be really. I have been biding my time to mention Scholes in a post and this was the perfect opportunity.