European Menu: Knives and forks at the ready lads

by Dexy Longshot

Monday, April 7th, 2008

Barcelona v Shalke

Sometimes, like a mouth-watering Tapas on the menu, the fodder is not always what it says on the tin. Sure, Eto, Messi, Ronaldinho & Henri, on paper it looks like the tastiest scran in world footy but on closer inspection, this side has lost some of it’s spicy flavour lately and the cooks around the back of the kitchens are at each others throats. Barca wonder-kid Bojan got the solitary away tap-in but Shalke gave them a decent game in the 2nd half, The Germans will go for goals against the Spanish with Kuranyi, Asamoah and co aiming to do what they did in the goal feast with Porto. It might go to extra-time.

Prediction: 0-1 Appetizing Tapas time with a large afters of Black Forest Gateau.


Liverpool V Arsenal

Pass the HP Frank, a full English is on the menu with part 3 of the Arsenal V Liverpool trilogy coming to the end at Anfield. Two 1-1 draws have been the staple diet in the last 2 games but this will be the decider, only one team can walk away with a semi final against Chelsea or Fenerbahce. Liverpool have home advantage but so did AC Milan last time out before they were swept aside with a gut busting Cesc performance – The Spaniard has been geeing himself up by watching the classic final match of the 89 season when Thomas scored the decisive 2nd goal at the death. Who’s to say the Gooners will upset the odds again at Liverpool?

Prediction 1-1 with Pens. Will be a monster of a full English – Best munch of the day.


Manchester United v Roma

Will it be another lip-smacking night at The Theater Of Dreams where the Romans surrendered last year in one of the greatest performances the Champions League has seen from Fergies team. The spag bol merchants were paired with the Red Devils in the group stage earlier this season and the mancs duly took 4 points from them. Head chef Ronaldo is in the form of his life and should have the power to knock one pasta Roma and book a meeting with Barcelona or Shalke, nobody beats him in the kitchen. The only concern is the injuries to Vidic and Rio. Wes Brown will probably continue in the centre with Pique and Oshea coming into the back line although Gary Neville will be itching to get a pizza action for the first time this season.

Prediction 3-1. Red hot & saucy!


Chelsea v Fenerbache

The Kings Road bore merchants got a case of the runs last week by the Kebab lords in Istanbul. After a fluky own goal gifted Chelsea the lead, East end Blades reject Colin Kazim-Richards donna blinder for the equaliser against the west-end boys and then Deivid skewered an unstoppable 30 yarder past Cudichini, Chilli sauce with that Carlo? Of course, the Blues still got the away goal so it wouldn’t surprise anyone if they shut up shop and try and bore the Turkish outfit into submission and sneak a goal.

Prediction 1-0. A bland chips in pitta with watered down mayo.

Turkish delight?

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  • mikie

    I’d like to say the final will poached eggs with with eggs benedict with a sprinkle smoked salman

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