AC Milan knocked out!! This is perhaps an even greater upset than that of Chelsea beating Arsenal, or Real Madrid’s defeat to Monaco. How could a team, famed for their defensive prowess, lose a 4-1 lead?
Nevertheless, one has to say, this is going to be one of the most open finals ever in Champions League football, with only one of the four semi-finalists to have actually won the European Cup before. Chelsea v Monaco and Porto v Depor will be a fiesta of attacking football, and surely the final will not be a repeat of last season’s dour encounter. No penalty shootouts this time, touch wood!!
Now bring on Arsenal v Liverpool! On a week of upsets, perhaps the Reds can hammer another nail in the Gunners’ season’s coffin!!
On another note, it always annoys me to read speculation concerning Emile Heskey’s future. A lot of so-called Liverpool fans like to slag him off, but I’m not one of them. I like the fella, he’s humble, very hard-working and consistently performs well for Liverpool and England. So he doesn’t score a lot. It’s a weakness, true, but give him a break, he’s young and will surely improve given his strong work ethic. Managers like Martin O’Neil, Gerard Houllier, Sven-Goran Eriksson, Steve McClaren all rate him highly – surely they can’t ALL be wrong?