Thursday, May 22, 2008

Congratulations Manchester United

[Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images]

As much as many people rooted for the meteor to win the Champions League Final, it was not to be. Manchester United and Chelsea put on a dramatic show with the Reds prevailing in a shootout over the Blues.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Frank Lampard scored the goals and Ronaldo, John Terry and Nicolas Anelka missed their spot kicks. It was not a defensive stalemate. Rather it had plenty of action, good and bad.

So, I doff my hat to the Mancs and say job well done.

After the jump, a photo essay of the final.

Ronaldo scores the opener off a header.
[AP Photo/Alastair Grant]

Frank Lampard scores the equalizer.[Reuters]

Drogba sees red all over.
[AP Photo / Owen Humphreys/PA]

Petr Cech saves Ronaldo's spot kick with his face.
[AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev]

Ronaldo reacts to his miss.
[AFP/Getty Images]

John Terry slips and misses his spot kick.
[AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev]

John Terry reacts to his miss. Poor John Terry. I feel terrible for him.
[AP photo/Alastair Grant]

Chelsea players react to John Terry's miss.
[AP Photo/Alastair Grant]

Edwin Van der Sar with the winning save of Anelka.
[Photo: The Sun]

Opposite Angle of Anelka's miss.
Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images

United celebrates Van der Sar's save.
[AFP/Alexander Nemenov]


TIET said...

I'm still quite sad the meteor couldn't make it.

The NY Kid said...

Fucking Mancs - what a bunch of useless twats.

As much as I would have hated to see Chelsea win, the schadenfreude would have been delicious if Christina Ronaldo's miss had cost ManUre the title.

Lingering Bursitis said...

TIET: I'm sad too, and I'm also sad we couldn't make it to the liveblog yesterday!