Well, we had our big showdown between Oli and Patrick yesterday..and the result was...
REAL MADRID 0, LIVERPOOL 1
Oh ho ho. Real loses for the first time in 2009, and of course it's the first match they play that matters at all. Liverpool goes to the Bernabeu and wins on a header from Yossi Benayoun. Real looks like they are going to be cashiered in the round of 16 for the second year in a row. Oh well, at least this time they are losing to someone better than AS Roma. And at least they didn't just get bounced from the UEFA Cup like AC Milan did today. Sheesh. Is Beckham SURE he wants to stay there? At least in MLS nobody cares that his team sucks.
VILLARREAL 1, PANATHINAIKOS 1
So let's recap La Liga's performance so far in this Round of 16. They've got 4 teams in there (Villarreal, Atletico, Real, and Barca), and they combine for 3 points out of a possible 12. That's brutal. Seriously, every league except the English Premier League is horrible and a colossal waste of money and and fossil fuels. The Japanese League is closer to Major League Baseball than any other European league is to the Premiership.
SPORTING LISBON 0, BAYERN MUNICH 5
Bayern pretty much made a scheisse video all over the face of Portugese football. They should just cancel the rest of their season. It's been a pretty lackluster 400 or so years for Portugal and this ain't helping. Luca Toni has 2 goals as does Franck Ribery. Remember, this team is in 4th place in Germany, behind a team that was in its second division last year.
CHELSEA 1, JUVENTUS 0
The re-animated zombie corpse of Didier Drogba scored in the 12th minute, and that's all Chelsea needed to put themselves up by a goal heading to Torino. He should be really happy right now, he was THIS close to going back to Olympique Marseille and playing 0-0 draws in a brutal league nobody who doesn't own a beret cares about for the rest of his life. This is better than that.