2010-04-06

Champions League: Lionel Messi crushed Gunners' dreams


Barcelona beat Arsenal with a stunning 4-1 score (agg. 6-3) basically because of a player from another planet, even another dimension: Lionel Messi. The game took place at the Camp Nou, where the South American striker took his team stright to the semifinals.

Arsenal netted the opener with Bendtner but the Argentinian genious was the man of the match scoring all four goals of his team.

Barcelona advanced to the semifinal stage of the Champions League, where Inter Milan wait to prove they have enough talent to stop the Messi-mania.

As for Arsenal, the Gunners now have to think in the Premier League, a competition where the leaders are Chelsea and Manchester United.

Tickets for Champions League clash Barcelona-Arsenal cost up to 300 Euros


Many Arsenal fans who arrived at Barcelona without tickets are desperately looking for some to see the match. The port of Barcelona is the spot for English supporters gathering.

Even though many days before it was announced that the tickets were sold out, the truth is that scalpers are all around the stadium. Prices are between 250 and 300 euros a seat.

There are huge security measures for this game, but scalpers manage to sell as much as they can. And the British fans pay for them, because they have no choice.

2010-03-19

Arsenal to face Messi's Barcelona in Champions League

Arsenal was not lucky at the Champions League quarterfinals draw: the Gunners will face the powerfull Barcelona, Lionel Messi included. Today's Champions Leageu draw took place in Nyon, Switzerland.

Arsene Wenger expressed his thoughts about this match: "I think my team will not be favourite but for me it will be a 50-50 match. That's how we have to take it. When you get to the quarter-finals of the Champions League you play extremely good clubs and Barcelona has a fantastic team indeed."

In another fascinating leg, Manchester United will face Bayern Munich. And lets mention that Lyon will play French rival Bordeaux and Inter Milan faces CSKA Moscow in the other quarterfinals of the Champions League.

These encounters will take place on March 30 and 31 and April 6 and 7 with Arsenal, Lyon, Bayern, and Inter hosting the first matches.