May 20, 2009

The final Uefa Cup final: Shakhtar Donetsk 2 - 1 Werder Bremen (ET) As it happened.: Teams:
Shakhtar Donetsk: Pyatov, Srna, Kucher, Chigrinsky, Rat,
Lewandowski, Fernandinho, Ilsinho, Jadson, Willian, Luiz Adriano.
Subs: Khudzamov, Duljaj, Gai, Gladkyy, Ischenko, Chyzhov, Moreno.

Werder Bremen: Wiese, Fritz, Prodl, Naldo, Boenisch, Niemeyer, Frings, Baumann, Ozil, Pizarro, Rosenberg.
Subs: Vander, Pasanen, Tosic, Vranjes, Hunt, Tziolis, Harnik.

Referee: Luis Medina Cantalejo (Spain)

posted by The_Special_Juan to football at 05:43 PM - 6 comments

And is anyone else worried that Fox is going to use their awful in-house announcers (like the guy who did this match tonight- Max Bretos) when they take over Champions League next season?

I'm glad that I will no longer have to look at that inane ESPN ticker (if you're watching CL, you really have no need to see baseball scores and NHL and NBA schedules scrolling by) but what will the tradeoff be? Yeah, those ESPN announcers were below average, but compared to what Fox is offering, Derrick Rae and Tommy Smyth are tolerable.

posted by The_Special_Juan at 05:56 PM on May 20, 2009

I have no idea what I just read ... but it was enjoyable nonetheless!

Thanks for the link, Juan!

posted by wfrazerjr at 06:15 PM on May 20, 2009

The Grauniad's soccer writing is always top notch. Nice post.

posted by Drood at 08:07 PM on May 20, 2009

I was hoping that Rat would score for The Moles.

Sub-editors could then make lots of bizarre Wind in the Willows references.

/I'll go home now.

posted by owlhouse at 10:29 PM on May 20, 2009

And somewhere, Saint Joe is strumming his guitar and smiling.

posted by owlhouse at 06:06 AM on May 21, 2009

The game was mildly entertaining but I sure hope Barca-ManU is better soccer. Hopefully better officiating as well.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:12 PM on May 21, 2009

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