Hee hee hee …oh deep joy. Real Madrid only went out of the Champions League in the first knock out stage for the 6th year in succession against ‘mighty’ Lyon last night whilst Man Utd, with Wayne Rooney in imperious form, were thrashing AC Milan to reach the QFs in supreme style.
Ah what a sense of glee spread through me at the final whistles knowing that Real’s President Perez’s grand plan to acquire a new set of galacticos over the summer, at a staggering cost of almost a quarter of a £Billion, has failed at the first hurdle. Do you remember those circus parades of the newly-acquired signings Kaka, Benzema, Alonso and the biggest capture of all, the ingrate Cristiano Ronaldo. Well it all went tits up as an unknown Lyon forward hit the Pjanic button to send Real crashing out.
And the schadenfreude doesn’t end there because in a couple of months time Senor Perez as Host President will have to sit in full glare of the world’s tv cameras in the best seat at the Bernabeu watching two other sides play out the Champions’ League final at his club’s fabulous stadium. Wouldn’t it be fun to think that the two sides might be Man Utd v Barcelona? It could happen. Ha ha ha ha ha ha.