Friday, May 19, 2006

Henry Blows It

Great drama at the European Champions Cup final in Paris. Against all the odds: ten men, superior opposition, missing goal keeper, Arsenal take the lead and look like holding on. At this juncture Thierry Henry is put through on goal and, for the second time in the match, fluffs a clear-cut chance. A goal at this stage would have killed off Barcelona. The turning point. Barcelona bring on Henrik Larsson - ostensibly in the twilight of a great career. Two subtle and precise passes from the Swede and suddenly Barcelona are ahead and coasting home. Something all Ronaldhino's huffing and puffing had failed to achieve.