Sunday, March 26, 2006

Who even knew there was an ITV4?

After Barcelona's abject display last night in Malaga (tempered by both Osasuna and Valencia losing (to Athleti and Sevilla respectively) all attention turns to the Benfica game on Tuesday. With Arsenal playing Juve at the same time the match has been relegated to ITV4, home to re-runs of Homicide: Life on the Street and Earth: Final Conflict.

As for team news, I've been over the blaugrana before so just a few (actually very few) words about Benfica. Nuno Gomes, who scored his sides only goal in their 1-0 over Sporting Braga, is suspended so Mantorras or Miccoli will probably start. Mantorras is the Jon Woodgate of Portuguese football, he's forever injured and there only needs to be a strong gust of wind for him to fall over clutching his hamstring. Expect Motta to give him a bit of a kicking should he start. More on this tomorrow should Newstalk or The Guardian have something decent on Benfica or Koeman as Portugal is a bit of a blind spot for me.

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