Real Madrid versus Manchester United will be a deciding factor in the Champions League quarter-finals. Soccer fans from across the globe are prepared to watch what is probably the biggest Man United game of the season to date.
According to the Guardian, Sir Alex Ferguson in his pre-match press conference yesterday praised today’s game as “marvelous”:
“It doesn’t get any bigger than this game: two big clubs, two great histories, it’s set up to be a marvelous game and I don’t think it’ll disappoint.”
The Los Angeles Times reports on the current status of the Real Madrid versus Manchester United matchup:
“The match is finely poised. The score currently stands at 1-1 after Danny Welbeck and Cristiano Ronaldo exchanged goals in the Bernabeu last month. That first leg game was a pulsating affair, with Real Madrid dominating much of the play, but Manchester United having the better of the chances. Due to the away goal rule, a 0-0 draw will take Manchester United through, while equally a 2-2 draw will see Real progress.”
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Real Madrid player Karim Benzema has been caught speeding at over 130 miles per hour near Madrid, Spain in an Audi provided to him since the car manufacturer is the soccer team’s sponsor. Conspiciously, Benzema is not in the lineup for today’s game. Man United also made the news because the soccer franchise is now worth over $3 billion.
According to Sports Illustrated, two victories in four days over rival Barcelona propelled Real Madrid to first place in the AP global soccer rankings.” Manchester United had its player Shinji Kagawa becoming the first Japanese soccer player to enter the top three in the player rankings.
Panelist Shintaro Kano of Japan’s Kyodo news agency says that Kagawa’s “touch amid congestion inside the box is first class, and United fans have only seen a glimpse of what Dortmund supporters saw in Kagawa. At this rate, the 12 million pounds Alex Ferguson paid for him will seem like a bargain as he will be under contract at United for the peak years of his career.”
Who do you think is more likely to win the Champions league quarter-finals, Real Madrid or Manchester United?