Friday, May 23, 2008

Champions League Final and Indiana Jones

Two things to blog about in this one post. Maybe even three, depending on my mood after blogging about two.

First, the UEFA Champions League final that took place last Wednesday in Moscow between Manchester United and Chelsea, both from England. Last time two teams from the same country played in the final, it was boring as hell (2003; AC Milan vs Juventus). This time it also went to penalties, but it was far from boring.

Man Utd came out attacking and in the first half dominated the game. They scored one via Cristiano Ronaldo but should've had at least two more. In the last minute of the first half, a Chelsea shot was deflected, hit Rio Ferdinand's back and dropped in front of Frank Lampard. Easy one for him and it gave Chelsea hope.

In the second half Chelsea turned things around and had the upper hand. But they failed to score. So the game went into extra-time. A great chance for Man Utd was headed away unhumanly by John Terry so it went down to penalties. Cristiano Ronaldo, whose goals and game this season was the one of the main reasons Man Utd made it so far, missed it by hesitating. John Terry had the chance to win the game but slipped and mis-hit his penalty. The ball ended up against the post and wide. In the end it was van der Sar who saved Nicolas Anelka's penalty and it was Manchester who was partying at 01.30 am in a cold and wet Moscow.

Then there is Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Like many Indy fans, I have waited a long long time for this fourth installment. Critics were saying that this one sucks, but I watched it yesterday and I have to say that it's all in line with the other Indy's. They are as far fetched as the other Indy's were. If you're a fan, you will have seen it already and liked it. If you're not a fan, well there's not much I can say.

And the third thing?

My collarbone is getting better but I cannot do anything stupid with my left arm yet. Which is difficult to do. I'm prone to do something stupid.


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