UCL 2012-2013 Quarter-Finals Days One & Two

UCL 2012-2013 Quarter-Finals Days One & Two

Post by mehd » Sat, 06 Apr 2013 10:58:03


3 April 2013

MALAGA 0
DORTMUND  0

Attendance : 28,963
Assists : n/a

REAL MADRID 3 (Ronaldo 9, Benzema 29, Higuain 73)
GALATASARAY 0

As Muslera, no stranger to poor decisions, ran off his line to close
down Ronaldo he watched a lob sail over his head and into an empty net.
Superb finish. Essien found Benzema free at the back post and he trapped
his cross before tapped in Real Madrid's second. Real Madrid's other
second rate striker, Higuain, emphatically headed in a Xabi Alonso free
kick.

Far too easy though given Galatasaray's defending in previous games did
anyone really expect anything less?

Attendance : 80,000
Assists : Ozil, Essien, Xabi Alonso (fk)

2 April 2013

PSG 2 (Ibrahimovic 79, Matuidi 94)
BARCELONA 2 (Messi 38, Xavi 89 Pen)

Barcelona were lucky not to fall behind in the fifth minute when
Busquets turned a Lavezzi shot against a post. Valdes was forced into a
great save from an Ibrahimovic free kick and the giant Swede wasted a
great chance on a counter attack as PSG continued to boss the first
half. PSG failed to clear their lines from a corner and the ball came
out to Alves, he found Messi with a magnificent crossfield pass with the
outside of his right foot and Messi half volleyed a shot into the
corner. Messi went off with a hamstring injury five minutes later. Dirty
cheat Alves should have been booked for 'accidentally' kicked Tiago
Silva in the head after he fell when challenging for a ball. Anyone who
looks like Alves and has the arrogance to tattoo their name across their
chest is a grade A ***. Ibrahimovic missed from six yards but made
amends minutes later when putting away a rebound from an offside
position after Thiago Silva headed a Maxwell free kick against a post.
Sirigu grabbed diver Sanchez by the ankle as he bore down on goal and he
made sure his former team-mate paid for his stupidity by going over. In
injury time Jallet lobbed a high ball upto Ibrahimovic and Matuidi
hammered his knock down in off Barta. It was the very least PSG deserved.

Attendance : 45,000
Assists : Dani Alves, n/a, Sanchez (won pen), Ibrahimovic

BAYERN MUNICH 2 (Alaba 30 seconds, Muller 63)
JUVENTUS 0

Two Buffon mistakes put Bayern Munich is a strong position to reach the
last four against a surprisingly timid Juventus side. Pirlo gave the
ball to Schweinsteiger with a lazy pass and he rolled the ball to Alaba
who was about 40 yards from goal, his speculative shot took a minor
deflection off Vidal but as Buffon had inexplicably committed early into
diving to his right he couldn't adjust in time as the ball bounced into
the left post. Robben tried his luck from distance, Buffon failed to
hold what should have been a routine catch and Mandzukic rolled the ball
across for Muller to tap-in Bayern's second. Juve failed to trouble
Neuer in the Bayern goal.

Of the players suspended for the return Vidal is by far the biggest
loss. Pogba is a fantastic talent but more on the offensive side. It's
hard to believe Juve will play as poorly as they did in the return leg
but a 2-0 deficit with no away goals is awfully hard to turn around at
this stage of the competition.

Attendance : 66,000
Assists : n/a, Mandzukic

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UCL 2012-2013 Quarter-Finals Days One & Two

Post by Bruce D. Scot » Sat, 06 Apr 2013 19:59:54

|> the left post. Robben tried his luck from distance, Buffon failed to

This was Luis Gustavo.

|> hold what should have been a routine catch and Mandzukic rolled the ball
|> across for Muller to tap-in Bayern's second. Juve failed to trouble
|> Neuer in the Bayern goal.

Two shots by Arturo Vidal but the first was just off goal (Neuer may
have had it though were it on goal), and the second was well saved.
One header by Matri on a corner at the end of the first half which missed.
But our chances (the non-goal ones) were more often and more dangerous.

|> Of the players suspended for the return Vidal is by far the biggest
|> loss. Pogba is a fantastic talent but more on the offensive side. It's
|> hard to believe Juve will play as poorly as they did in the return leg
|> but a 2-0 deficit with no away goals is awfully hard to turn around at
|> this stage of the competition.

How big a deal is the loss of Lichtsteiner?  With Vidal it is basically
the whole right side.

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UCL 2012-2013 Quarter-Finals Days One & Two

Post by Bruce D. Scot » Sun, 07 Apr 2013 01:46:56


|> Two shots by Arturo Vidal but the first was just off goal (Neuer may
|> have had it though were it on goal), and the second was well saved.
|> One header by Matri on a corner at the end of the first half which missed.
|> But our chances (the non-goal ones) were more often and more dangerous.

Now my mistake... I read this was Matri but saw two articles today which
said Bonucci so I guess it was him.

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