Told you Ronaldo would score! .
Gary, whoever is commentating over there surely can't be worse than Gary Neville. This guy is an absolute twat.
I don't know. Sometimes Gary Neville is an ass, but sometimes I actually like his commentating. He wasn't nearly as biased towards United in the matches I've watched as I expected, but I'm not watching him extolling the virtue of Rafael today. This guy that Gary and I are watching isn't that bad, but he's not great.
Barton is usually the main in studio guy. But with Johnson doing play by play, maybe they decided to shake things up a bit. It's usually Neville for CL matches. On ESPN the team is usually Ian Darke and Steve McManaman, unless it's Euro or World Cup, then they bring in a bunch of people.
A draw away was a rather unexpected result, honestly. It'll be a fun second leg. Strange decision to not allow United to take that free kick.
Madrid's lack of finishing was probably the biggest story this match.
De Gea was the man of the match.......never thought that would come out of my mouth in a match against Madrid
Well, maybe Spain isn't too fucked after Iker retires
Well, if not him then they've got Barca's no.1 .
Ozil played really well for me today, and Khedira put in a good performance. I expected more from Ronaldo but even without putting in a great shift, he still managed a brilliant goal.
Benzema and Higuain were awful. When Modric came on, he just slowed the match down, which wasn't positive at all for Madrid's attacking play. This match easily could've been 3-3 or 4-3. On the other hand, Madrid could've been out of sight like 3-0 in the first 20 minutes.
A 2-2 draw in the Howard Webb-officiated Shakhtar vs Dortmund match.
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Khedira was good defensively, as he usually is, but he was poor going forward. In the fifth or so minute, he was 1v1 against De Gea and missed horribly wide. There were a few other chances for him.
It was, although Weidenfeller should've done a lot more. All of the goals weren't that good. The free kick should've been saved, Lewandowski fumbled and the defenders fell down, a team of Dortmund's caliber shouldn't give away a goal to Costa like that on a long ball, and then Hummels' goal was awful marking by Shakhtar.
IMO that shot was too central.
Altogether Dortmund's performance was not really impressive. They showed their face we know from the league, rather than from the group stages of UCL. That goes especially for a guy like Hummels who is still - according to the mass media - supposed to be the best German center back by far.
Kudos to Howard Webb though. That was one of the best performances from a ref I've seen in quite some time.