Barcelona 2 - 1 Arsenal
This morning's finals saw a determined Arsenal hanging on with a 10-men team after the goal keeper was send off early in the game. Lehmann rushed out into an approaching striker and tripped him off the ground with his hands to prevent an impending goal. A red card was shown to his face instead, leaving the gunners down to 10 men with their confidence greatly affected. Yet, their morale was quickly restored by the 37th minute where
In all, I am of the opinion that Arsenal did a great job in hanging there with 10 men and leading for almost 40 minutes. If not for the early keeper sent off, the situation would probably be completely different altogether. Then again, I felt that the referee was somewhat hasher on Arsenal, or is it just me..? Yes I was hoping for an English victory.
So there, one of the most exciting matches I've watched. Now I am looking forward to some world cup actions.