Thursday, February 24, 2005

Champions League 04-05: last 16 February 23rd

The first round is over, with the following results from last nights games:

Oporto-Inter 1-1
Goals: Ricardo Costa; Martins

  • A very good result for Inter before they clash again in Milano. A well-fighting Oporto is on the way out of the tournament they won last season.

Barcelona-Chelsea 2-1
Goals: Maxi Lopez, Samuel Eto'o; Belletti (own goal)

  • First half was somehow disappointing. Chelsea did not seem like a team that wanted to play football, and in particular after the red card to Drogba, pulled back completely. The last half hour was a complete siege on Chelsea. And an exciting new player, young Argentinean Maxi Lopez showed that he may become a great Barca striker. Barcelona tried hard to get a third goal. 2-1 might not be enough, but it will surely be nerve-wrecking in London!

Manchester United-Milan 0-1
Goals: Hernan Crespo

  • Old Trafford is a stadium of fortune for AC Milan! It was where they won the CL two years ago, and now they might have taken a big step towards a new title. It is never easy to defeat Man U at home, but the Milanese showed strength and did it. Shame for Man U.

Werder Bremen-Lyon 0-3
Goals: Sylvain Wiltord, Diarra, Juninho

  • I had expected this to be a close match, but I was obviously wrong. A 3-0 win away will surely put Lyon in the quarterfinals, while Bremen has proved a huge disappointment.

Look forward for the next round!

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