God, he’s gorgeous
Well, that was pretty good wasn’t it? There may not have been any Brit awards or other such nonsense last night, but there was more than enough glitz and glamour and sexy stuff happening at the Emirates to make up for the lack of Justin Bieber.
Barcelona were their scary best at times, strung about half-a-million passes together and scored a bloody good goal, but Arsenal were more than a match for the Catalan giants.
There have been plenty of people saying the Gunners beat Barca at their own game, The Spoiler isn’t quite convinced of this theory, but there can be no arguing that Jack Wilshere and Laurent Koscielny were brilliant, while Arsenal in general showed more vim, vigour and courage than many gave them credit for (especially after going a goal down so early).
However, There is one man who definitely deserves all the credit for the Gunners’ very nice win – Jose Mourinho.
The Catalan paper El Mundo Deportivo reckons Barca was robbed by referee Nicola Rizzoli. Their headline says:
“ROBBED BY MOURINHO’S OTHER* FRIEND”
While they then go on to say:
“The Italian made grave errors. Disallowing a goal from Messi and not calling a penalty for a foul on Pedro were two of the more decisive ones”
It all makes sense now! According to El Mundo Deportivo, the Italian is definitely best mates with Mourinho because he gave a contentious penalty to Inter against Roma in Serie A. Mourinho called Rizzoli “my friend” after the game and now, just TWO YEARS LATER this happens.
Mourinho is now Real Madrid manager, you see? He hates Barcelona? Geddit? It’s so clear when you think about it, isn’t it?
Messi’s goal was disallowed (wrongly) by the linesman and The Spoiler can’t even remember the penalty appeal – chill out, El Mundo Deportivo!
But sod all that – it was a totally excellent game to watch. Well done, Arsenal!
What did you make of it? Did Arsenal deserve it? Do they stand a chance at the Nou Camp? Let us know what you think with a well thought out comment below.
* Mourinho’s other ‘other friend’ is Olegário Benquerença who refereed Inter’s 3-1 win over Barca in the semi-final first leg last year. The B*stard.