Champions: Marseille 0 Atlético de Madrid 0
Posted by atleti on December 10, 2008
Well, we didn’t deserve to win, but at least Marseille didn’t win either. Their supporters have been incredibly rancid since the incident at our stadium.
The result doesn’t bother me much. Yes, we didn’t top our group, but we still qualify for the next round of Champions.
Positives: Strong defensive performances by Coupet & the defence. Stand-out moments by Banega. Kun continues to impress with his brilliance, and the overall teamwork in a foreign environment.
Negatives: The draw itself. No goals scored. De Las Cuevas and Camacho continue to warm the bench. Sinama–hello… yoo hoo!
Anyway, Looking Ahead:
The draw for the First Knockout Round will be on 19-December in Nyon.
So far, we could draw Roma, Panathinaikos, Barcelona, or Liverpool. More games to be played tomorrow (Wednesday), of course, so we shall see who else we could play against. (I hope we avoid Liga clubs…) Who would you prefer?
Reminder: First knockout Round Dates
24/25 February 2009
10/11 March 2009
So, that’s that.
We’re apparently interested in Betis’ Juanito. Not a bad player, in fact, he’s a better player than a couple defenders we currently have, but…he’s also 32 years old. Not exactly a long-term signing, if it happened.
Agüero is still linked with a move to Manchester City.
Anything missing? Thanks to those who left comments on the game! Ace.