Lucky Arsenal! Messi's disallowed goal was legit
Posted by Paul Gardner on Feb. 17, 1:40 p.m.
It is generally agreed that the sight of players complaining about the referee's decisions is not one we want to see on the soccer field. Even worse, is the spectacle of a crowd of players hounding the referee, chasing him and yelling furiously at him.
Hoping for less chess in Barca-Arsenal rematch
Posted by Paul Gardner on Feb. 17, 12:18 a.m.
What to make of yesterday's Arsenal vs. Barcelona game? Both teams looked good, very good, in short, alternating spells. The penultimate spell belonged to Arsenal -- during which they got both their goals. Even after Andrei Arshavin's goal, which turned out to be the winner, there was still time for a spell of Barcelona dominance that threatened, seriously threatened, to ...