1 Manchester United v Roma and Valencia v Chelsea: two excellent matches in very different ways. I decided to watch Manchester United first half and Chelsea second half – a good call I reckon!
2 United were absolutely unstoppable. The pace and verve of their attacking play was out of this world. Cristiano Ronaldo was at the fore of this, of course.
3 What a finish to the Chelsea match! Santiago Canizares will be disappointed to have let Michael Essien’s shot beat him at the near post, but the Blues certainly deserved it on the night.
4 Michael Carrick doesn’t score many, but those were two peaches!
5 Jose Mourinho must be gutted. No WWE wrestling for him.
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6 It was great to see Alan Smith back playing football, running around like a bull in a china shop and generally trying to do himself a mischief. The same goes for Joe Cole, who completely changed the game for Chelsea.
7 “There will definitely be an English side in Athens – that is absolutely certain.”
Jim Rosenthal kindly tempts fate on behalf of Liverpool.
8 “Valencia’s play in the second half has been unforced and sloppy.”
Jim Beglin invents diarrhoea football.
9 “Cristiano Ronaldo. Comparisons with George Best, of course, the incomparable George Best.”
David Pleat achieves the impossible.
10 Who fancies a Manchester United treble, or even a Chelsea quadruple?!