Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Manchester United vs AC Milan, Semifinal 1st Leg

Tonight's class between Manchester United and AC Milan would be their second meeting in the last three champions league season. In the previous encounter between them, Milan won 1-0 both home and away. "Last time we were between twice, but now my team is different. We have a lot more experience now.", said Sir Alex Ferguson. He said that the key to beat Milan is to contain their playmaker and Brazilian star, Kaka. "Don't give him room to exploit. If we can manage to do this, we are convince we can beat Milan". Sir Alex will not give the name of the player who will mark Kaka, probably Paul Scholes or Michael Carrick. Manchester will probably miss the dynamic duo, Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic, who are still out injured. So Sir Alex will have to play Heinze, O'Shea, Wes Brown and Gary Neville. Midfield will be Scholes, Carrick, Giggs and Ronaldo. Up front is Rooney and Saha. Three names on the Red Devils squad will miss the second leg tie if they get another yellow card: Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Scholes and Gabriel Heinze.
Coach Ancelotti said that his team will have to stay focus and try to play their own game. Cristiano Ronaldo is the player that his team should watch, but he will not assign someone to mark him all the time. Milan came to Old Trafford with their spirit in sky high after winning their last Serie A match against Cagliari 3-1 and almot securing their place in next year's champions league competition. Nesta and Maldini will be the duo centre back with Massimo Oddo on the right and Marek Jankulovski as left back. Three men in midfield will be Seedorf, Gattuso and Pirlo with Kaka just playing behind the front two. Gilardino should play but as for Inzaghi will probably sit on the bench, which will make Massimo Ambrosini the fifth men on midfield.
It is going to be a cracking match. I predict that whoever win this semifinal will go on and lift the cup in Athens in May.

Prediction: 1-0 to Manchester United, or a draw


  1. yeah, maybe i will see the match...but bit confuse to decide which one should win? coz luv both of the team...

  2. those who play the game at their best will win, the least at people's heart, as winner shall not only be ditermined by number of goals a team has scored. salam.