Will Inter go to the final?
April 20, 2010 4:01pm CST
Camp Nou. Barca-Inter. Return game. A Barca under pressure has to score 2 goals to go through Inter. I believe it will end 1-2, 'cause Mourinho knows how to score one goal with his players (probably it'll be Eto'o) to a Barca that has big difficulties in defending. Please give your final score and motivation. Thxs!
21 Apr 10
I think though Inter have a big advantage of two goals from the first leg, it is too early to write off Barcelona. Remember the way they toyed with Arsenal. Of course, defensively Inter is much better than Arsenal, but still I feel at Nou Camp Barcelona would be a bit more threatening. I think the key would be the first goal. If Inter scores the first goal, then they win the tie. Cheers! Ram
22 Apr 10
It's a very tough task for Barcelona FC to win 2 goal and not get any goal from Inter Milan. Inter Milan now on driving position. But Barcelona FC showed some awesome football form previous to home match. The will get big advantage they play in font of their home fans at nou camp of the 2 nd leg of UCL semis.
22 Apr 10
Hi Nemonezonicamidecus, Football is a 90 minutes of game. And in the competition that need two games be played to determine the winner, Inter Milan only has half job done. There is another 90 minutes, or maybe 120 minutes and maybe an extra penalty kick needed to determine the winner. Two goals margin would be a big advantage especially if you were against team like Barcelona status. But every thing can change in the remaining 90 minutes and 90 minutes would definitely a long time for Inter Milan. The clock must be walk slower for then unless Barcelona could score two goals and conceded none. With a lot of option in offensive side, Barcelona definitely can score two goals. They can do it before and there is no reason for them not to repeated it. They would also have an extra motivation because they would be play at their own turf (did someone complain about San Siro pitch?). And they would not have to travel 14 hours and made almost 1,000 kilometers journey to be at Nou Camp. But, as usual, Jose Mourinho must have plan in his head on how he gonna handle Barcelona manslaughter. He is master of tactical strategies after all. If he could made Porto lift the trophy and defeating Manchester United at Old Trafford when every thing seems against them, then there is no reason he could not do it at Nou Camp. Scoring a goal is not an easy task especially at Nou Camp but that might get easier since Charles Puyol would not play because of suspension. Inter Milan has a lot of option at the front like Samuel Eto'o, Diego Milito and Mario Balotelli. And with an open play style employed by Barcelona, this might get it easier for Inter Milan. Everything is possible in football. Just hope we could watch a great game next week.
23 Apr 10
I agree with you that Barcellona has more offensive options, but the real questions are: will they have the opportunity to play as usual or will Inter defenders be able to block them again? Another doubt I have is about Barca's defense that doesn't seem so compact and fast under pressure. Barca has always controlled the game with ball possession and defense has never really suffered in the Liga, but with Inter we saw that it had great difficulties once attacked by formidable players such as Milito and Eto'o, with Sneijder and Motta starting from behind the defending line and rushing into the penalty area... I'm curious to see what Guardiola will do. I'm quite sure it'll play different this time, maybe in an Italian way, with a 4-4-2 schema. :-) I'm with your wish for a great game. Ciao!
23 Apr 10
After the first game I can say that the Inter deservedly would go to final... but I wish to Barcelona good luck.... and I think that Barcelona will score so many goals as they need to go to final fo Champions league.I think thath second match will be completely different than the first :)