.I guess I'll be hoping Bayern advance and win the final. Ugh, I feel so dirty saying that
I was smiling when Torres scored. I am sorry, but I absolutely hate Barca. They're a bunch of diving cheats, especially Busquets who went over like Tyson hit him when Inter played them.
Well I feel dirty saying that I found myself rooting for Chelsea, but I did. I also smiled when Torres scored not just because I wanted Barca to loose but also because I called it.
Barca doesnt annoy me with their diving because so many teams are much worse, but I'm just tired of all the "amazing Barcelona" worship stuff that goes on. These days you cant even read an article or have a conversation about youth soccer without having to hear about what Barcelona does. I'm impressed with their defense because it's relentless, but I'm getting bored with their offensive style. I prefer the more varied and athletic attack of teams like Real Madrid, Man City, or heck even the total football that Jol has Fulham implementing. It's more exciting. The incessant one-two's in tight spaces that Barca tries has gotten old for me.
And because that's how they play they totally blew the man-up advantage they had in the game yesterday. That style did not do enough to tire out a 10 man Chelsea. Chelsea was able to just sit back and defend with a line of men shuffling around the top of the box. Barca didnt move the ball around the entire field and make Chelsea run. Stupid IMO. You have to take advantage of being a man up for that long.
Also Ramires' goal was simply amazing. Up there among the best I have ever seen