Wednesday, April 25, 2012

It's a funny old game, innit? Part 4,644,900

"Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.... Un-bee-leev-uh-bull!"
Gary Neville's seemingly orgasmic commentary on Fernando Torres' last-minute goal became an instant classic overnight, with videos and MP3 files popping up all over the Internet.
The Sky Sports' broadcaster's exclamation, and the breakaway goal by the much-maligned, seldom-scoring Torres that prompted it, merely capped an extraordinary game filled with similar wonderment.
CHELSEA played for just under an hour with 10 men after John Terry's sending off, but Torres' goal allowed the visiting Blues to claim a 2-2 draw (and 3-2 aggregate win) against BARCELONA -- universally proclaimed as the "Best Team in the World" -- for a berth in the CHAMPIONS LEAGUE final.
Missed penalties, crucial injuries, traded goals and a Chelsea rally were among the plot points in a game that reminded me why SOCCER remains my favorite sport.
Besides, you don't hear shouts like Neville's too often elsewhere. At least in public.


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