For anybody interested, the first leg of the African Champions League is kicking off shortly. Al Ahly v Esperance Tunis, two good teams in what should be a solid match. You can find a stream here: myopsports.org/op-hd2
I'll be continuing my, what is now customary, watching of Australia's 'A-League' tomorrow morning. Wellington vs WS Wanderers at 06:35 might be a little too early for a Saturday, but Newcastle Jets vs Melbourne Victory (08:50) and Perth Glory vs Brisbane Roar (11:00) will both be being watched. Followed by Central Coast vs Adelaide (06:00) on Sunday morning.
Great stuff Nick, I really do need to find time to watch more world football.
The Ahly match was a cracker, 3-1 final score with some proper football corruption to boot. Al Ahly opened the scoring with a penalty awarded via VAR, despite every replay showing it was a clear dive (genuinely not even close) and later on an Esperance player was booked (I think) for ripping the shirt of another player during a set piece, and the replay clearly shows the Ahly player ripping the shirt himself (http://footballburp.com/stories/video-al-ahly-player-rips-own-shirt-in-first-leg-of-african-champions-league-final/)
Excellent first half as well. River should have been ahead before Boca even got going. Pratto took his goal very well too.
Yeah, terrific game so far. I went to the toilet 0-0 and came back to 1-1 hahaha. That's a classic Lucas Pratto goal, here in Chile I suffered him a bit as he played on Universidad Católica (in fact, he launched his career here). My fondest memory in football comes with him on the pitch, as he scored the lonely goal in a 4-1 La U win that handed us a Championship coming from behind (we lost the first leg 0-2). It was epic.
It was about time wasn't it? The writing has been on the wall since the start of the season and the only surprise was that it took this long for them to act. Some of the names linked to the interim job are a bit worrying though. Mark Hughes? He's more of a clown than Ed Woodward.