Tuesday, December 8, 2009

With four of the UEFA Champions League groups wrapping up their action today, the tie of the round before kick off, proved to be the tie of the round after it as well.

Any match up involving heavyweights Juventus and Bayern Munich promises to throw up something special, but when you add the winner takes group advancement scenario into account, it was a mouthwatering prospect.

The Germans produced one of the performances of the tournament so far to trounce their Italian hosts 4-1, with a dominant second half performance in particular taking them through.

It was a joy to watch some free flowing, end to end action in the competition and it was also good for the tournament to see at least one Italian side eliminated.

We were facing the proposition of four Italian, three English and three Spanish sides making up the final 16. Losing one from that mix doesn't exactly shake things up drastically but at least it helps and who knows, maybe by this time tomorrow we might have lost another if Rubin Kazan can pull off a shock win.

We can but hope.


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