Tuesday, 01 April 2008
Schalke v Barca
Watching Barca in recent weeks; thinking that this fixture against Schalke might prove to be a lot more problematic then first thought. Schalke got a draw over the weekend but they are fully concentrated on the QF. The fixtures before this weekend were 3 wins in a row and moved up to 3rd in the Bundesliga 9 points off Bayern. There is little pressure in Germany on them; and they certanly have nothing to loose against Barca.
The fixture will solely depend on Barca; if they continue with their awfull defending and Schalke get a result then Barca might just say goodbye to the CL. Barca are missing Yaya and Messi so expect one of the jokers to play as a defensive midfielder-should be a fun game.
Schalke 1-0 Barca
Edit: Looking at the Barca Forum I guess Yaya might be ready for this game.
Roma v MU
Roma are missing Totti-which in previous years would have been a huge advantage for MU; not this year thought. Although Totti is important-Roma can cope without him. The defense is where the problem might appear. Otherwise I think the midfield and attacking players will be quite a challange for MU.
MU surelly are favorites but don't count Roma out. Alot will rest on Rossi performing in this game. I think MU will get an away goal.
Roma 2-1 MU
Wednesday, 02 April 2008
Arsenal v Liverpool
Arsenal nearly lost during the weekend but were able to come from behind with 10 men and see off their black cat-Bolton. Arsenal will miss Sagna but obviously Eboue isnt a bad right back.
Liverpool are a difficult team to get a result against in the CL. Unless Arsenal are able to get an early goal-I can't see goals in this game.
Arsenal 0-0 Liverpool
Fenerbahce v Chelsea
Fener are a very difficult team to face infront of their own fans. We have had difficulties defending set-pieces in recent weeks. Against Middlesbrough we were extremly lucky to win; obviously some players werent very concentrated-if there is a similar attitude in this game I can see us loosing.
Fener defeated Besiktas over the weekend; have nothing to loose in their fixture against us and have a sell out, "feneric"
crowd at home. I can see us loosing the first leg if we play the way we did against Boro, but if we play the way we did against Arsenal we might win.
Fener 1-1 Chelsea