Chelsea lost, Manu won. And Manu won it fair and square. And always in penalties, the game can go either way. It went Man United's way this time.
The referee cant be blamed. Tevez might have spat at Terry, but did Drogba do a correct thing by slapping a Chelsea player? And that too, in front of the referee. Please, a player must understand the high stakes at this level. And I seriously doubt his future at Chelsea after this incident. At this level, players must be responsible enough to understand the consequences of their actions.
This is not racism. Slap is a red card, black or not.
Ronaldo cried because of his passion for the game. Indeed, Ronaldo missed while playing Barca. But his form can be seen from the fact that he has been the highest scorer in the competition. Ronaldo would have easily been spared has Cech dived the wrong way. His penalty was not off-target this time. It was clearly evident, that he felt he was the one who had to ensure the team the championship. In anger and remorse, he cried; he was not afraid to shirk all responsibility, unlike a certain Drogba, who chose to flee.
John Terry slipped. There is no point in yelling curses at him. Anyone and everyone does slip. Have you forgotten the saving header from a kick on an empty goal by Giggs which could have given United the match?
Chelsea have got only themselves to blame. First, Drogba being sent off. Next, not even keeping the in-form Shevchenko on the bench. Moreover, bringing on Anelka so late, which didnt give him enough warmup time.
Most importantly, Van Der Sar was horrendous in his goalkeeping. He slipped half a dozen times. Chelsea couldnt take advantage of that.
It could not have been sadder for Chelsea. The manager who takes them to number 2 in the premier league and into the Champions League final for the first time in club history is going to be sacked.
Rijkaard is the only man who can save you now.
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