Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Finally has the Champions League started!

Most football fanatics have been waiting ages for the UEFA Champions League to start! Finally, tonight, it kicked-off with some excellent matches:
  • AC Milan-Fenerbahce 3-1: Last years finalists started the tournament well, with an amazing Kaka in a leading role. The young Brazilian is probably going to be one of the stars this season.
  • PSV Eindhoven-Schalke 04 1-0: Last season's Dutch surprise started with a deserved victory at home.
  • Olympique Lyon-Real Madrid 3-0: The Real Madrid circus continues; many people thought that last weekend's loss to Celta Vigo was an exception. But tonight we saw the French champions overrun the so-called "Galacticos". I am just tired that people still refer to them like that (of course, US and South African TV did so): This is the worse Real Madrid team in history! No titles for 2 years seems to continue!
  • Olympiakos-Rosenborg 1-3: The Norwegians started off with a surprise win in Greece. All the more so as they came back from 1-0 down!
  • Betis-Liverpool 1-2: Liverpool started like the true champions they are, showing that they will be hard to defeat as they defend their title. At the same time, Betis, -although starting the game very nervously-, showed that they will be a team to reckon with for anyone.
  • Chelsea-Anderlecht 1-0: Chelsea is another of the teams to be counted on this season. With an excellent goal by Frank Lampard, they are on the way.
  • Artmedia-Inter 0-1: The surprising Slovakians had their first match ever in the Champions League. Maybe it were the nerves, but they lost at home to the seasoned Italians, on a goal by Julio Cruz.
  • Glasgow Rangers-FC Porto 3-2: I have before said that Rangers will have a hard time in the Champions League. But this does not entail that they will have an impossible time. Tonight they showed exactly that with tenacity and fight, they can defeat any team, and that nobody should underestimate them.

These were the matches played tonight in Groups E, F, G and H.

Tomorrow, groups A, B, C and D will be playing.

1 comment:

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