A crestfallen John Terry: The slip that cost Chelsea the Champions League:
Lovers of redemption rub your hands. Man Utd and Chelsea meet this time in the quarterfinals of the Champions League.
Three years ago, they waged a bitter war in the finals in Moscow. A match that was well within the grasp of Chelsea slipped away in one irredeemable moment as John Terry lost his footing on the slick surface of the Luzhniki and missed his penalty kick. It is quite possibly the moment that torments most when it comes to Chelsea’s frustrating history in the Champions League.
The encounter comes when the Premiership is on a tightrope with Man Utd holding onto a razor thin lead, Arsenal knocking on the door, and Chelsea showing signs of a late revival.
Tottenham have gained enough admiration for the way they’ve garnered success in their maiden campaign but they face a real challenge vs Real Madrid, a nine time winner of the Champions League. Not an insurmountable task because the Liga runners up have looked vulnerable against teams that attack with pace and power. Which Spurs possess in spades. Gareth Bale should be back and pose any number of problems for Sergio Ramos as he did Maicon, arguably amongst his peers in that position.
No such problems for Barca as they face Shakhtar Donetsk. The Ukrainian club got the better of Arsenal in the group stage as the former vestige of Eduardo came back to haunt them. But the talented Brazilians in that club will find it hard to combat metronomic Barca. Inter face Schalke and on the strength of their rejuvenation under Leonardo, this match too should be relatively easy.
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