Well, it seems that I will have to repeat my posts - it goes something like this:
MANCHESTER UNITED - EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS!!!!!!!!!
This was incredible... One day after the final game I'm still so exhausted, both emotionally and physically. Such an incredible game for Manchester United and Chelsea fans!
Once again, congratulations to Sir Alex Ferguson, players, coaches, stuff and everyone else who contributed to the third European Champions title! The team was incredibly good prepared for the game, everything was covered, the lads have been working extremely hard during the whole season, and it all payed off - we have won the double crown!
Sir Alex Ferguson made huge surprise - he put Hargreaves on the right flank, as right midfielder, and I believe Chelsea expected him to play in midfield, so as everyone else did, including me. I thought it was a graphics mistake on TV, but when the game started I saw that he really played as RM (and that we really played 4-4-2, and not 4-5-1 as I thought when I saw the team)! Manchester have opened the game in a very good manner. We have kept the ball, we were patient and we attacked during the whole first half. It was great job, just as I wanted them to play, but we missed some great chances! I still don't know how Tevez and Carrick missed them, or should I say how Chezc saved the shots!! And punishment came in the worst possible moment and in the worst possible way - that ball first deflected from Vidic and then hit Ferdinand in the back, deflecting right towards Lampard !
In the second half Chelsea were better team. We were under the impression of late goal which we conceded (and it really wasn't anyone's fault nor some Chelsea's action - simply their goal was a result of pure luck and incredible coincidence, which, in my opinion, shocked players). They have created 2 great chances when Drogba and Lampard hit the posts. However, we were able to recover during extra time, and once again Chelsea were very lucky when Terry deflected Giggs's shot from the goal line! That was incredible, I still have no idea how he did it! He was moving in one direction, the ball in another, and he still made the clearance! Then Drogba once again showed what a "sportsman" he is - he slapped Vidic with no reason and got a deserved red card! Once a bastard - always a bastard!
And when penalties started I knew it was a lottery. I prayed for us, and I prayed that Chelsea don't win the trophy in that way because it would be sooooo in their manner - using incredible amount of luck, scoring some crappy goals! And when Terry slipped in the fifth series I almost got a heart attack!!! I couldn't believe it - there is a God!!!!! It was destiny, God's will.... Someone from up above decided to reward fans and families of the players who died 50 years ago in Munich crash. Or maybe those were the souls of players who were watching from above... I guess we'll never know. Van Der Sar proved his class by saving Anelka's shot, and that was it!!!! Explosion of emotions, overjoy, happiness....
Anyway, I think we deserved it the most! Not because I'm Manchester United fan, but because numbers speak for themselves - we had 5 incredible chances, they had 2 and they scored the crappiest goal ever! Ball possession was 58% - 42% for us. Plus at the beginning of the penalty shootout we had 9-4-0 score, while they had 6-6-1 in Champions League. Not to mention the attacking football and the way we played during the whole season! And not to mention that Chelsea never had any strategy of how to play football and produce players - since Abramovich came they had only one strategy: use all the money to buy everything and everyone! I'm so glad that money can't buy everything!
This was incredible season for us! Season for history! And once again I was right at the beginning of the season when I said that Manchester had the best team and that we would be England champions, and that we had the most chances of winning Champions League. Also, I was perfectly aware of the fact that our main contestants would be Chelsea, and I was right about that too . Man, I'm sooooo good ...