Last month after the Champions League quarter-final and semi-final draw was announced we successfully predicted the outcome of all four matches. We even predicted that it would be a Liverpool versus Barcelona Final.
Last month I said that:
Chelsea and Liverpool have played a couple of epic Champions League games and both time Rafa came out on top on The Special One. Well the special one has left and I think that Rafa can out-coach Grant over the two legs. Even though the second leg is at Stamford Bridge this time around I still fancy Liverpool to edge Chelsea is a low scoring game. This will be the loss that will cost Grant his job
I still think this is true. Chelsea are just grinding out results but I think the combination of goalkeeping issues, Essien missing the first game and the pace of Torres will be too much for Chelsea to handle. So Liverpool goes through again, in a tight match.
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Liverpool vs Chelsea at Stamford Bridge
For the other final I said:
The Barcelona versus Man Utd promises to be the glamour game of the semi-finals. Who knows if Messi will be fit but when you have players like Ronaldinho, Henry, Rooney and Ronaldo all playing, it promises to be an offensive show. In a high scoring affair I am predicting that Barcelona will come out on top. The Premiership race this year is really close and I think will take a lot out of Man Utd again. I see them tiring the last month of the season and a slightly fresher Barcelona team beating them 4-3 on aggregate.
My prediction of Barcelona winning this is looking a little dodgy at the moment. Messi and Ronaldinho are injured and Rooney and Ronaldo are playing some great soccer at the moment. The question here I think is the health of Vidic and Ferdinand. If they are both healthy, I think that Man Utd. Have a very good chance to win this. If either of them are missing, then I expect Barcelona to prevail.
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