The Crotchet’s Corner

My perspective about all things inconsequential

Rout at the Nou Camp!!!

I enjoyed watching some of the matches of the Champions League over the past two days – something I have not done for long.


Manchester United, not once looking like league or European champions, stuttered against Porto, conceding two precious away goals, and the Cup holders now cling by their fingernails to a chance to enter the semis. Porto have not lost a home game in the Champions league for long, and the return leg next week should be interesting.


What I watched last night, though, was quite something else.


Defending Bundesliga champions, Bayern Munich, currently lying 4th in the table, were up against Barcelona at the Nou Camp.


And, it was a rout, to put it mildly.


It is true that Barcelona are in great form. But, the drubbing they handed out was frightening. Lionel Messi, Samuel Eto’o and Thiery Henry tore Bayern’s woeful defence to shreds, and a 4-0 scoreline at half-time suggested bigger things.


I switched off the TV and went to bed at the half-way stage.


Coming on the heels of a 5-1 demolition by Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga at the weekend, one felt sorry for Bayern’s fans, who must have been justifiably incandescent after last evening’s show. They must surely wonder what will happen when their team faces Eintracht Frankfurt this weekend.


The four-goal cushion should see Barcelona cruise into the semi-finals, but for a Bayern miracle. I remember how Deportivo La Coruna dramatically came back from 4-1 down in the first leg to beat AC Milan 4-0 in the 2004 quarter-finals, so, anything can happen.


But, I don’t think it will.


April 9, 2009 - Posted by | About this and that, Football | , , , , ,

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