Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Milan through to semi-finals

The San Siro was a alive with joy last night as the Rossoneri displayed superb resilience in coming back to knock Olympique Lyonnaise out of the Champions League. I watched most of the second half from behind my red and black scalf and as the 88th minute approached, I began to accept the fact that we were out of the competition until Pippo Inzaghi woke me from my trance-like state bundling the ball over the line. Victory happened so quickly as Andriy Shevchenko scored his 52nd goal in the Champions League in the first minute of stoppage time, making him the highest scorer in European history. Admittedly, Lyon did play better - for most of the game, it looked as though Milan's hearts were not in it, but they fought back and that's what Milan do best.

Andriy Shevchenko has revealed that he wants to stay at Milan: ‘You never know what’s going to happen in football, but my objective is to remain with Milan for the rest of my life.’ Dream on Abramovich.


GI said...

Emozionante vero?

E ora quasi quasi si va a Milano a vedere la semifinale!

Anche tu italo-londinese?

a.c.t said...

Molto emozionante, ma anche la partita di ieri sera. Sono contentissima che la vecchia signora si e` finalemente stancata. Veramente sono italo-leicesterese, ma vivo a londra. Tu dove quardi le partite italiane? Di solito vado al Pappagone a Finsbury Park ma non ci sono tanti milanisti. Vorrei trovare un altro bar se conosci qualche posto?

Travel Italy said...

VV Milan!

Aidan said...

It's funny, Shevchenko really looked past-it and nothing special all game - then suddenly showed just how brilliantly clinical he remains just in time, and just when needed. Someone so classy be wasted on Chelsea...

Looking forward to the possible dream final then, come May?

Yep... Villareal v Barcelona. ;)

a.c.t said...

Very funny.

In fact it would probably be better as a Milan v Arsenal final would probably cause civil war - I may have to relocate for the evening and find myself a bunch of italians to latch on to.