February was a busy day for football clubs who are able to reach the highest football competition in Europe. So last February and as I have said in my previous post that it is much better to watch the most anticipated Champions League matchup between the giants Real Madrid and Manchester United in a better resolution and much wider screen. Although I don’t like the result as my favorite team wasn’t able to capitalize their home advantage yet it is a deserving outcome against another hungry team across the Atlantic.
Real Madrid is pursuing “La Decima” in this tournament to seal and add to their already dominant record of nine Champions League titles as coach Jose Mourinho, who on the other hand, has a quest of his own to become the first and only man to win three Champions League titles with three different clubs. And last night’s 1-1 draw at the Bernabeu give Manchester United a crucial away goal ahead of the second leg in three weeks’ time at Old Trafford.
And true to what Mourinho had proclaimed earlier, the match, indeed, lived up to what he claimed as “the match the world wanted to see” as both teams created so many chances to extend their lead but with goalkeeping brilliance and luck, it ended in a 1-1 draw. And stat says, ManU progressed in 17 of 19 European Cup knockout ties when they don’t lose in a first leg away match while Real Madrid have won only one of their last five games in England.