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Euro 2008 first half Russia v Spain

The boys & I have been making a night of it.After I got home from football training, Judith, Jamie, Michael & I played a game of Munchkins. Following that it was onto the Playstation for FIFA 2007.After helping AC Milan beat Inter & then lose to Chelsea we got ready to watch a game of Euro 2008.

euro2008_logo This game is being played in Innsbruck in Austria & is between Russia & Spain.

Spain kicked off and got off to a slow start but after applying pressure for  15 minutes or so scored about 20 minutes in. Russia came straight back & only the post saved Spain. The next 5 minutes Spain just knocked it around the each other while Russia kept a tight defence. The next 20 minutes were more the same. Very unexciting football, though Russia had a chance at 38 minutes but was narrowly offside.

with 1 minute to go Spain scored again will an awesome through ball and go to the halftime break with good lead.

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Manchester United Wins Champions League 2008 in Penalty Shoot Out

CHAMPIONSLEAGUE Tevez makes his first shot for Manchester United.

Ballack comes to the spot for Chelsea and make his to the right to level the score.

Carrack puts Cech the wrong way to score for Man United.

Beletti sends van der Sar the wrong way also to equalise.

Ronaldo has a stuttering run up stops and the puts it into the hands of Cech.

Van der Sar reads the next shot from Lampard but goes wide enough to make it.

Hargreaves now for Manchester slots in under the cross bar for 3-3.

Ashley Cole comes to the spot for Chelsea under the pressure to keep the advantage and makes it though van der Sar has his hands all over it.

Manchester United must now make this shot as it is 4-3 and Nani comes to the spot. He converts also though Cech gets both hands to it.

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Champions League 2008 Extra Time

CHAMPIONSLEAGUE Chelsea went straight on the attack. Lampard got the first strike in anger which came off the cross bar for a very narrow miss.

Kalou did come on early in extra time.

Ronaldo seems like he has lot confidence in the air with every high ball that comes to him not being challenged by him. Instead he seems to be constantly drifting off the back of his marking defender, I assume hoping the ball will drop long for him. I think that this part of the reason he has gone quiet. He is fantastic with the ball on the ground but seems reluctant to fight for it in the air.

Finally Joe Cole has been replaced. He has had bad cramp.

This extra time has been shut down by both teams with some lacklustre work most of the time. There is however some inspiring individual moments. Giggs had a shot that was deflected by Terry for a corner, but nothing came of that.

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Champions League 2008 2nd half

CHAMPIONSLEAGUE Chelsea have stepped up. It is still 1-1, but the 2nd half had some great highlights. Drogba was the outstanding player for my money, though The backline did well also in shutting down Hargreaves and Ronaldo.

Extra time now. No substitutes yet - though I suspect that will happen soon. Scholes was replaced by Giggs late in the 2nd half. And it looks like Kalou is going to come on soon.