Juve bore themselves into submission

Well, not much to say about this game really.
For me, it was a typical Champions League game – far too much cagey defending and not enough players willing to take risks to get the result they needed.

But hey! For once, it wasn’t us that needed the goals and the result!

We’d already done all the hard work required to win this tie in the first leg – 2-0 looked like it might not be enough, given that we could have scored more and Juve ended the game with 9 men. But it seems that, much like many of the other Italian sides I have seen recently, Juve haven’t got the desire to fight back from a 2 goal deficit – even if they had a whole game to do it and were playing at home!

They hardly created a single opportunity to win it, let alone the minimum 3 that they needed!
In truth, Arsenal looked more like scoring for most of the night.

So, job done, and a draw against a different side altogether in Villareal.
Having watched them beat Inter Milan (one of the gutless Italians mentioned above) they do look a class side. Riquelme and Sorin in particular looked very dangerous and Forlan looks like a different man to the useless lump that tried in vain to score repeatedly for United.

Having said that, we can definitely beat them over 2 legs and then it’ll Paris in the Spring!