RONALDINHO TAKES BARCA TO THE SEMIS DESPITE FAILING IT
Unbelievable. It's my first witness for him. Barcelona skipper Ronaldinho failed it after a Benfica defenceman handled the ball in the penalty box at the 1st half of an UEFA Champions League semifinal's second leg. Blocked it by Portuguese side GK Moretto, the Brazilian seemed serious and nervous. But Barca wasn't a team that depend on Ronaldihno at all.
Frank Rijkaart's attackers spurked at 19 minutes of the 1st when Henrik Larsson avoided a ball that Samuel Eto'o sent to reach to the left side player. There was Ronaldinho carrying it to the net in being aproached the defence. The away-goal rule didn't make the spanish side take a breath yet. Having dominated the field all into the 2nd half, Ronald Kouman's side couldn't make a chance but offsides. Italian striker Fabrizio Miccoli was called offsides in the game but created the away-goal chances twice. At over 15 mins of the 2nd, Simao recieved it from the Italian but the shot far from the post under the pressure of goalkeeper Victor Valdes. At end of the game, the Greece Giorgios Karagounis' middle outside the box found the net through Miccoli's squating down but Valdes touched it out. Right after that, the ball Eto'o stealed near halfway led Ronaldinho, substitute Ludovic Giuly and Eto'o again. The Cameroonean in the box sent the net past Moretto to let fans feel relieved. Barcelona advanced to the semifinal match which is scheduled on 18 and 26 April.
Ronaldinho showed the high performance when giving it from right side to left side Guily in the 2nd goal situation. Although he seemed fatigue and bad-conditioned, Ronaldinho makes me feel marvellous. GRAET !!
UEFA Champions League 05-06
Barcalona 0-0 Benfica (29 Mar)
Benfica 0-2 Barcelona (6 Apr)
*Barcelona into the Semifinals against Milan