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  • A Yahoo! User Feb 5, 2013 12:11 Flag

    "CL match in England fixed",,,

    if Ronaldo hadn`t mucked up his penalty Terry`s miss would have seen utd win the CL without the need of additional spotkicks. If Anelka hadn`t mucked up his penalty there`s no saying who would have won. We can all play the if game but it won`t change the result. On the balance of play a draw was the right result as utd were the better team in the first half and chelsea the better side in the second.Then it simply came down to who held their nerve and it always amazes me that people make a big deal out of the Terry slip and almost completely ignore the fact that it was a combination of Anelka`s poor kick and VDS` good save that saw utd emerge the winners. Also if you are going to go down the what if route, if Gomez had had his shooting boots on bayern would have beaten chelsea. Indeed if barcelona hadn`t missed a hat full of chances in the semis chelsea wouldn`t have got to the final in the first place. At the end of the day the team that wins has a bit of luck along the way but equally there is something about their performances or even an individual`s performance that merits them winning. Chelsea may not have been the best team in terms of talent and technique but they were the best team when it came to organization and determination and the best team whne it came to taking advantage of the goal scoring opportunites that came their way. Equally the current utd squad may not be as talented as some of SAF`s previous squads but they make up for that in terms of their determination and spirit.