For the first time in seven years, there will be no representative from the English Premier League in the semi finals of the Champions League. You can almost hear the congratulatory phone call now between Blatter and Platini can’t you? They’ll be loving it.
Liverpool, the champions in 2005, didn’t even make it out of the group stages and are now ‘concentrating’ on the Europa League. That’s a bit like being kicked out of Harrods and forced to shop in Lidl!
Chelsea were eliminated at the first knock out stage by the ‘Special One’s’ Inter Milan side and Arsenal came up against the brilliance of Barcelona and Lionel Messi on Tuesday night to lose 6 – 3 on aggregate after a 4 – 1 mauling at the Nou Camp.
And last night, despite going 3 – 0 up against Bayern Munich at Old Trafford, Manchester United were pegged back and went out on the away goals rule. Typical German’s eh Fergie??
So, is this a blip or the start of a trend? And, is a semi final line up featuring teams from Italy, Spain, Germany and France a good thing for the game?
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