Napoli lost 1-2 at home to Udinese, makes it very difficult for them to win the title now, AC Milan 6 points ahead and with a very easy run-in. Udinese defended very well and were without their two best players - Di Natale and Sanchez. Cavani missed a penalty, Udinese GK Handanovic has now saved something like 5 out of 6 penalty kicks this season! Poor gamesmanship by Armero, Udinese wing-back, who really put Cavani off by kicking the ball away from the spot, he had to be substituted, a couple of the Napoli players were after him. Gokhan Inler was MOTM, protected their defence very well, apparently a deal for him to head to Napoli is nearly done, might explain his celebration after this fantastic goal:
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Yep, great night for Portuguese football. We could have had 2 or 3 more goals if it wasnt for their goalkeeper and some bad misses. The goal PSV scored was Roberto's fault though, again.. It was going out for a goalkick and he palmed it straight to the penalty area *facepalm*
Porto's result was expected.. I didnt watch their match, but I fully expected for Porto to get a resounding win.
Of course, Braga did very well too. Man City lost there right? Very good stuff from Braga so far. Benfica-Braga next round hopefully.
And Villareal seems like they will give Porto their toughest test so far this season.
Ah, unlucky for yesterday, i actually felt sorry for Coentrao and Martins at the end when they were both crying... think it kinda summed up your whole season! I know you're in the semis for Europa and then you have the final this weekend but it's just been one of them seasons for you guys. Yesterday..yeah, the ref was shocking and yes Hulk was offside, but Benfica seemed to prefer to defend than try and build on their lead, which really against us isn't the right thing to do as we showed by scoring 3 goals in 10 or so minutes. It just seemed like you gave up. I'm still a bit shocked by it as i never expected that at all especially after the first half! And hey..at least time you didn't turn off the lights!