Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Champions League LiveBlog Liverpool - Barcelona 2nd Half

2nd Half

I would like to point out that I found it incredibly amusing that Bellamy celebrated with a golf swing. I'm not sure if it should taken as an FU to everybody or a good natured acceptance of his travails. Ah, who am I kidding, given Bellamy's past it is certainly an FU. And, as Cedrick pointed out in the comments, Riise and his bruised legs probably isn't too pleased with Bellamy's actions.

I'd like to see Britney do something like that. Maybe she could start carrying a pair of clippers around with her to the various rehabs she will be attending over the next 3 years.

At half Inter is up 1-0 on Valencia, Roma and Lyon knotted at 0, Porto and Chelsea tied at 1. Sheva scored a nice goal for Chelsea. It was his 45th CL goal! That's amazing! He's right up there with some big names. This will definitely help his confidence, maybe even make him a threat in the EPL.

45:00 - It looks like Bellamy will be getting credit for the goal.

47:00 - Gerrard with a free kick on goal. That was a great opportunity for the scousers. You want to see something better though from the captain.

52:00 - So is Barcelona going to pull an Arsenal today and play with little life and creativity? THe squaad seems to be just going through the paces right now.

55:00 - Barca subs Motta on for Iniesta.

57:00 - As mentioned in the comments earlier, Carragher is an absolute beast for Liverpool. He just broke up an excellent through ball. He's been in all the right places today.

62:00 - Yellow for Sissoko. Not very surprising but he gives up a dangerous free kick. But, Barbaro skies it over without any danger.

64:00 - Messi has been proclaimed as the next Mardona but I have a feeling he might become the next Kerry Wood given his proclivity to injury.

68:00 - That was a stupid mistake by Valdez picking up the back pass. That's elementary school stuff. He lucks by making a good save on Gerrard and then Kuyt screwing up the header.

72:00 - Wow! Liverpool was lucky that Messi didn't bury the shot after Reina failed to corral the first shot from Saviola.

75:00 - Goal!!! Wow...Barca can't defend worth shite. Kuyt blew his opportunity but the rebound went to Bellamy who found Riise open on the other side of the 18. Riise buried the shot. Karaoke anyone?

77:00 - Bellamy booked. The trifecta: goal, assist, and booking.

80:00 - Oh great...one hothead for another. Pennant on for Bellamy.

82:00 - Saviola off, Gudjohnsen on. This will be an all-out assault on Liverpool's defense.

86:00 - Dangerous series of free kick and corner but Liverpool comes out unscathed.

87:00 - Deco nearly levels it with a free kick off the far post. That would been a bit disheartening for 'Pool.

90:00 - Holding on is Liverpool. 4 minutes of injury time.

90:00 +2 - Barca isn't really pushing the tempo right now. They look beaten. As they should, since the scoreboard says so.

90:00 +4 - Final Whistle but not before Peter Crouch gets on the field for 1 minute. What a good game for Liverpool. Barca will really need to change things around if they want to advance.

Thanks for joining me. Enjoy the day and we'll do this again next CL match week.

32 comments:

JT said...

First! I mean, ahem. Riise will quickly get over it if Liverpool come away with a win or draw from the Nou Camp. After all, they're the only english team to win a game in the Nou Camp, back in the 70s. And Rafa's one of the better away coaches in that stadium, so maybe we can put the karaoke thing away if the Ws keep coming. I hope, although I am curious to hear what guys like Carragher and Finnan think of such shenanigans.

The Fan's Attic said...

While not a Chelsea supporter, I hope John Terry isn't hurt too badly. You hate to see people get hurt.

JT said...

Me too, just because he's essential in the England picture. We need him to anchor the national side going into the European Championships, and further afield.

Cedrick said...

John Terry, despite playing for that sack of shite Mourinho, is a class act.

Cedrick said...

i have my Korean feed back, finally. First thing I see is Deco. I hate the Portuguese.

Precious Roy said...

Looked like Terry just got cleated on the foot, but he also landed funny on the next step. There was no injury update.

Cedrick said...

horse-face gets triple-teamed. Incredible, although the UC Bearcats are not impressed.

Precious Roy said...

By the way, Drogba with the braids... Not near as menacing as the mullet-fro.

The Fan's Attic said...

PR- yeah, i noticed the new hairstyle. i never knew what to make of his old hair. didn't adebayor have the same thing?

Cedrick said...

WOW! big mistake by the keep

Precious Roy said...

tfa: pretty much the same 'do but Drogba looked like he washed his less.

JT said...

Ohhh Kuyt, you should have buried that header in the back of the net. For shame.

JT said...

Bring on Mascherano! Let's see what he can do in the toughest spot.

JT said...

Give Reina a gift basket for that save.

JT said...

YOUUUUU BEAUTTYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

Now Riise scores! How poetic is this! Karaoke mates united in goal-scoring in one of the harshest environments for an away team! And set up by Bellamy!

I think they're friends again now.

Cedrick said...

I guess his legs work.

JT said...

I guess I'm drinking earlier than planned on this particular wednesday. Fuck. Absolutely brilliant. For all Barca's attacking flair, they cannot defend worth a damn lick.
Now let's see if we can keep it going.

JT said...

Barcelona's style of play now becomes obvious: attack and never defend, dive wherever possible, protest and remonstrate with the referee over any semblance of bodily contact, and commit any foul possible in the opponent's penalty area.


Fuck 'em all.

Cedrick said...

dodged a bullet there (unlike the employees of Minxxx)

Cedrick said...

congrats boys. I'm off to get ready to play in a match of my own.

JT said...

Man of the Match: Carragher?

Ken said...

I think just having Sissoko back can show the level of stability in the mid-field. Since letting Didi leave Sissoko has been instrumental in winning the ball and stiffling attacks.

The Reds are well placed to win it again.

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