That reminds me.
Good luck Corinthians against the rent boy's tomorrow. AKA the luckiest team yet to be representing Europe in this game/ tourny.
Inherent difference being the run to Istanbul was far from lucky, particularly in the knock-out stages. A very good Leverkusen and Juventus side brushed aside without any trouble, and then the newly crowned English Champions restricted to one chance over two legs in a semi that was far more comfortable than just the 1-0 aggregate scoreline. No question they got lucky as all heck in Istanbul. But meh, we deserved to win in Athens, so it leveled out. And I know which one I'd of rather won the way it played out.
Chelsea, last year, in both FA Cup and Champions League, save for the 2nd leg Barca semi, had more luck go their way since Utd in '99. But at least that was a quality Utd side. Last years Chelsea side, not so much.
Ironically, that World Club final back in 2005 was one of Rafa's best games. Utterly dominant (something like 25-30 shots on goal to 2 or 3), but they took one so fair play to Sao Paulo. As the aforementioned '05 and '07 finals are examples of, the better team doesn't always get what they deserve.
Chelsea were far from dominant earlier today in Japan.
Not much comparison as regards luck in either season in the whole picture.
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Who were Chelsea lucky against? They beat Napoli in the round of 16 after being down 3-1 and firing AVB.
They beat Benfica rather comfortably in the next round.
And then they got by the "best team to ever play football" in Barcelona to reach the final.
Then they beat Bayern at Bayern. Their run had the standard breaks of any other team to reach the final. I have no idea why you would call them the luckiest team to ever win the CL, especially when Liverpool in 2005 have an even greater case. Again, I wouldnt have said a word about it were it not for you throwing shade at their accomplishment. The LAST thing I want to do is defend Chelsea, but they were definitely worthy champions.
Ahhh, the goal that we knew wasn't a goal in the ground. Mourinho would LOVE you man. He never let's that go either, lol.
Garcia's goal isn't allowed, L'pool have a penalty, Cech walks and Chelsea have 85 minutes or so with 10 men and Hillarious in goal.
I think I'd of taken my chances at the time with the first option if I were them.
BTW, nobody got a comment on the lone Udine fan in Genoa on the previous page? I thought that was an awesome story of loyalty.
Last edited by Gibbs Hog Heaven; December-16th-2012 at 10:29 AM.
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Skins win, Spurs win. Great day!
One can dream .....
Benefitted my team. I'm all for it. But in general, when it's against my team or not related, I think it's despicable. But he can't help it. It's that Iberian blood. A little bit of pressure and they drop to the ground. Just like their economy.Cazorla dive...
I dont care about diving at all, until a coach or fan tries to pretend their players dont do it or make an excuse for it. Thats when I comment. The sanctimoniousness of it all.
And I wish Arsenal players dived more, we rarely get any penalty calls despite having the most touches in the penalty area every year,
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