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    Quote Originally Posted by jenks
    i was at wembley when ricky villa scored that goal against man city
    That goal superceded art and philosophy

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    Yeah, it is galling for Chelsea to win through. Thing is, it was such a mighty struggle that you felt real empathy with whoever kept with the pace and eventually prevailed.

    Anyway, what a game. Extraordinarily high paced, which strangely suited Chelsea I think- although they were hemmed in, they looked dangerous on the break. Cole and Lampard were particularly impressive, striding forward and spraying passes around. You can tell it's a high quality game when someone looks at a 40 yard free kick, thinks "yeah I can score from here", and is indeed < this close > from scoring. There could have been about 100 goals, but Peter Cech made a couple of astonishing last gasp saves. Nothing could have prevented Ronaldinho's goal, however, which had the kind of lazy precision of a tennis drop shot (when the defender Carvalho was anticipating a fierce drive).

    I don't anticipate Cole getting a proper run in the team for Chelsea, though, it was only in a game this fluid that he could thrive. I felt a little sorry for Barca, their attacking football (using a patented 0-10-1 formation) was at times breathtakingly fluid (and the Terry winner should probably have been disallowed for Carvalho holding on to the keeper's arm). Only a team as good as Chelsea or Milan could have coped with it. In the end, Barca paid the price through some suicidal defending.

    It's great to see Deco go out though. He's an idiot.

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    only caught the last 30 minutes

    but what a match

    chelsea are hard bastards. how difficult is it to score 4 in any tie let alone in europe. it was a complete joy.

    mourinho running onto the pitch afterwards to band up with lampard and celebrate with the fans - what a stirring moment. tear to the eye.

    COME ON!

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    yeh i will be watching the arsenal match tonight but think they ahve fuck all chance.

    and yeh about deco - twat.

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    Just wish it had been the final cos it had everything you could hope for from a game of football. I like Barca though and Ronaldhino's goal was just bewildering so I'd have been a bit happier to see Chelsea give (say) Real a proper spanking because they are, to a man, wankers.

    Milan will win the champions League. Liverpool for the punters out there (10-1).

    If football is art then Marco Van Basten is the greatest artist of the 20th century

    As Jenks points out, of far greater significance is Southend's progress to the final of the LDV. Surely we must win this year. I can't go though as Mrs Watson is having a baby and that's her due date.

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    i only want to go to cardiff once this year randy, if you know what i mean and you surely do. bonnne chance to mrs w too

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    Don't suppose there's a *cough* torrent of this floating around for us expats?

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    Try browsing round here for goals, highlights, torrents etc.:
    http://www.xtratime.org/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=178

    I managed to find some vids of the goals starting around here:
    http://www.xtratime.org/forum/showth...page=102&pp=15

    (Don't know if the torrent linked there is still working...)

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