You all are getting a Eulertastic review, so stand back for that one. But just some quick thoughts from me, and let’s share some joy:
–I tuned in at 1-0, and was oddly calm. It looked like they had played their best, and we hadn’t.
–I have NO idea how we are going to replace Puyol.
–Fabregas was invisible most of the match, popped up at the right time.
–Happy 600th for Xavi, way to celebrate with a goal. Next time, lay off the hair gel, and you could have a brace.
–Messi was erratic, but enormous at a few crucial times.
–Sanchez is worth every penny. He seems to have said “The hell with it,” and is playing his game. Amazing stuff.
–Valdes needs to work on passing out of the back, man-style.
–The return of Iniesta to the midfield saw the surge of our dominance.
–Keita is. He just is. I predicted he would come on about ’75, for those in-the-way qualities, and so he did. Brilliant.
–Abidal, when players weren’t getting full-speed runs at him, was enormous.
–Best of all, there is absolutely NOTHING they can say about this match. No refs, no diving, no nothing. We walked into their house, and whipped their asses.
That’s all it got for now, folks, but let’s have some FUUUUUNNNNN!