Chelsea completed one of the remarkable results in the history of European football (European soccer just doesn't sound right) by snatching a 2-2 draw with Barcelona at the Camp Nou. Chelsea led 1-0 going into the semifinal's second leg, but they found themselves down 2-0 and with captain John Terry sent off for an act that is on the Ron Artest level of stupidity. Down to ten men, Ramires scored a stunning goal right before the break to put Chelsea level on aggregate, but ahead on the away goals rule. It was then up to the Ten Men of Chelsea (all soccer commentators are contractually obligated to refer to a team playing a man down as The Ten Men of ____) to see out the last 45 minutes without allowing another goal. Chelsea managed that unbelievable feat, and even scored themselves in the closing minutes on this Fernando Torres breakaway.
The Torres goal and shocking result led to a unique reaction from Sky analyst and former Manchester United and England right back Gary Neville. I've quite enjoyed Neville's analysis during Champions League games, but was taken aback when he let out this strange moaning sound when Torres closed in on an open goal. Needless to say, this moment when Torres scored was the climax of the match. Ah, there are so many more clever puns and jokes to be made, but I think we'll leave it at that.
How do people like Trautwig get major jobs like this, This remark aside, he is just awful. Bring nothing to the telecast. I mute as soon as he comes on.
It looked to me like the puck was already over the goal line before any contact was made with the goalie.
Al Trautwig is soooo right. Crappy officiating costs us at least one point. Why is that nongoal not reviewable?