Bad luck that is, this time.
Ferguson can’t complain tonight, that’s for sure, as Chelsea were denied a blatent penalty when Evra brought down Ramires late on.
Even the usually calm Carlo Ancelotti resorted to confronting the referee on the pitch at the end, it was most unlike the Italian who usually stays away from referees and criticising them. Something I don’t believe he gets the credit he deserves for.
All in all, I thought United did well and probably just deserved their win tonight, although had Chelsea equalised I wouldn’t have argued that a draw wasn’t a fair result.
But considering Chelsea were the home team, I think it’s fair too say that at times United looked a bit too comfortable. United were in control for most of the first half, before Chelsea improved in the second half.
But Ancelotti’s team just didn’t do enough for me.
That said – like Rio Ferdinand – I don’ think this tie is over. One thing that Chelsea have in their favour is that they are still in the tie, it’s not beyond them to go to Old Trafford and win 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1.
They have won at Old Trafford before in big games, so why not again!
Barcelona’s thrashing of Shakhtar was no real surprise, but I’ve just watched the goals and some of them where a joke.
Like last night, the defending on show was awful. That’s Tottenham, Inter Milan and Shakhtar all getting a good thrashing in the quarter-finals of the champions league. All three of them defended more like teams that get knocked out in the group stages.
It’s disappointing, but three of the ties are already dead.