Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Biggest Win Since 1968

This morning, there was a match between Manchester United (my favorite team) and AS Roma on their way to Champion League semifinals. AS Roma won their first match back in Roma with 2-1 victory and that leads United to MUST win condition in order to reach semifinals again after they failed to so in the last few years after they won the treble on 1999 where they hit Bayern Munchen 2-1 after 1 goal behind (thanks to Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solksjaer). Honestly, i did predict that MU will win this game, since MU has a good record when playing at their home base at Old Trafford, but i never expected to have this big win, mostly when most of the player was injured and suspended. I was really surprised that MU knocked Roma 7-1 in their home to reach semifinal with 8-3 aggregate.

With two goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Michael Carrick and also Wayne Rooney, Patrice Evra and Alan Smith, i think it's the payback time after they lost two game before this match (one was from AS Roma and they other was from Portsmouth). It seems that MU has recovered quickly and forget that old story and they regain their confidence in order to step forward to the next level. This win also the biggest win after they defeated Irish minnows Waterford by the same scoreline on the first stage of their run to the 1968 Final.

There's only one word that i can say : WOW

But the game is not over yet. They still have a chance to win treble again if they won all competition they have left (Barclays Premiership, Champion League and FA Cup). I know it's hard to do that, but that's not impossible, so go get it MU :D

Reference:
Soccernet

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