Wednesday, February 22, 2006

The countdown

Just under an hour to go until kick off at the bridge so just enough time for me to nip to Donnybrook Fair for some nosh and get back infront of EyeTV to catch the game. It's really hard to predict how this evening is going to go, Chelsea have been playing poorly of late but then, Saturdays win over Betis aside, so have Barça. The pitch is a waterlogged mess and is bound to cause problems for FCBs passing game, who unlike Chelsea with Drogba, can't really punt it high and long and hope Eto'o gets his head on it.

Giuly aside, Barcelona are at full strenght. Chelsea are missing William Gallas and the suspended Michael Essien (he's out for both legs). I'd expect Barça to go for it this evening, as if they know any other way... I'm curious to see how Leo Messi fairs against the likes of Terry and Carvalho, stronger, more physical defenders than he's used to facing in La Liga. Right, to the fair! I'll post up some post match reaction later on. Forca Barça!

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