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.