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Thread: 2006 UEFA Champions League final

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    2006 UEFA Champions League final

    Tonight is the night. In Paris' Stade de France the two best European teams of the moment will compete. Englands Arsenal and Spains Barcelona will fight till the end.

    The match brings together two of club football's most attractive teams with the newly-crowned Spanish champions having scored 114 goals in all competitions this season, while Arsenal's progress to their first European Champion Clubs' Cup showpiece has been most notable for a record-breaking ten successive clean sheets and the elimination of Real Madrid CF, Juventus and Villarreal CF. The game pits the tournament's best attack against its most formidable defence, with Barcelona's 12 games having brought 22 goals while Arsenal have been breached just twice overall.

    And a bit of spicy news to conclude this: yesterday the UEFA decided to replace assistent-referee Ole Hermann Borgan after he posed in a shirt of the Catalunyan side in his local newspaper. He will be replaced by Arild Sundet. The norwegian official called his action 'stupid' and said that he posed because 'he was proud to be in the final'. That dream has now collapsed... Apart from that is that his fellow countryman Terje Hauge will lead this exciting final.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jorismo

    And a bit of spicy news to conclude this: yesterday the UEFA decided to replace assistent-referee Ole Hermann Borgan after he posed in a shirt of the Catalunyan side in his local newspaper. He will be replaced by Arild Sundet. The norwegian official called his action 'stupid' and said that he posed because 'he was proud to be in the final'. That dream has now collapsed... Apart from that is that his fellow countryman Terje Hauge will lead this exciting final.
    That was a rather harsh move by the UEFA, The referee was not showing partizanship for any of the clubs, he was merely happy to be in th final. But then again, can ou imagine the effect that it would have, if he had callled a contreversial play in the barca's favor? SO allthough very harsh, it is also a very smart move by the Uefa.

    Jorismo, maybe you should set up a poll, there is still time from here to the final, maybe one of the mods can do it....

    Allthough both teams play fantastic football, i am going to Pick Barcelona, It seems they will have the upper hand because they have so many game deciding, original players, and this level of Competition, it might just be what nudges you in front. A hint of magic from deco, Messi(is he recuperated?), giuly, larsson, etoo or ronaldinho.


    It will be a Great final i think....
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    Come On Arsenal!!!!!!!!
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    I'm going for Barcelona too. The second semi-final Villareal - Arsenal was a disgrace. Arsenal did nothing more than defend their goal made in the first semi-final. They just don't deserve to win tonight.
    They probably won't win anyway because they finished only 4th in the Premiership and Barcelona has already beaten the number one Chelsea.
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    Liverpool finished fourth last year and won.... and everyone knows that Chelsea buy all their victories..
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    These are both my favourite European teams. I never expected this would happen as these both teams haven't won many CL (barca 1 arsenal 0). But I want Arsenal to win this because it's also Bergkamps goodbye game and he is one of the best ever dutch players imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rijoh
    I'm going for Barcelona too. The second semi-final Villareal - Arsenal was a disgrace. Arsenal did nothing more than defend their goal made in the first semi-final. They just don't deserve to win tonight.
    That's a bit harsh really. You're criticising a team for doing a good job and winning a football match fairly and squarely. You're forgetting they almost lost the game after Villareal won a penalty in the last minute from a blatant dive in the box. THAT would've been an injustice.

    By the same token you could argue that Barca don't deserve to win because they just sat and defended a 1-0 lead against Milan in the semi. Also Shevchenko had a perfectly good goal disallowed for Milan, so Barca were just as fortunate to make it through. Cup competitions invariably rely on who gets that little bit of luck at the right times, not who has the most expensive squad and best league form. Just look at what Liverpool did last year. Both Arsenal and Barca have played well in the CL, but also got the right breaks at the right time in the key games, so both fully deserve to be there and it should be a very close game.

    I have a bad feeling though that with all this talk of it being a clash between the two most attractive teams in world football that we may end up getting a tense and rather dull match, with both teams cancelling each other out. Don't be suprised if it ends up being a dour, uneventful 1-0 victory for either side.
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    I have to go with Barca too. If you just look at the spanish line-up, it makes you excited already. Names like Messi, Puyol, Larsson, Eto'o and of course Ronaldinho. I can't wait to see the final. But then again, we all expected Milan to win last year, and it turned out different...
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    I'll probably have my Scottish passport revoked, but I've got to go with Arsenal.
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    though i support both, i'd have to go with arsenal.... bergkamp's retiring, pires is on the verge of leaving, henry doesn't know what to do with his future... so on paper, this is probably thier best chance of european glory... both play attractive and beautiful football but i like arsenal's fluid movement over barcelona's flashy tricks...
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    SPOILER .....

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    Barcelona 0-1 Arsenal

    2023: GOAL Barcelona 0 - 1 Arsenal
    Incredibly Sol Campbell puts Arsenal ahead. The England centre-half rises to place a thumping header into the net from Thierry Henry's right-wing free-kick from eight yards out.


    I've removed the text AGAIN.
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    BTW, if anyone REALLY feels the urge to be up-to-date and hasnt' coverage then http://home.skysports.com/opta/footb...204/index.html gives it minute-by-minute and
    Last edited by matek; 05-17-2006 at 12:45 PM. Reason: DONT SPOIL IT FOR THOSE WATCHING LATER .....
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    After seeing the first half I'm expecting Barca to win. Of course there is no real weak links on the field, but in a way I see Barcelona being a step ahead, especially after what happened after 17 minutes of playing (in white just to prevent any possible spoilers).
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