Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Champions League Semi-Final - Manchester United vs FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona gets ready to host Manchester United, at Camp Nou, Wednesday April 23rd, for some UEFA Champions League Semi-final action.Both teams are undefeated and someone has to go home a loser. Man United last played at Camp Nou in 1999 when they beat out Barca to advance into the finals. Oddsmakers at have Barcelona as + 150 favs over Man United who are listed as + 180 roaddogs. Get your Manchester United vs Barcelona pick in now at

Man United have not lost in UEFA play so far as they boast an 8-2-0 SU record. They’ve outscored their opponents 19-4, during their last ten matches in UEFA and EPL play.
They currently sit in first place in the EPL with a three point lead over Chelsea, who they could meet in the UEFA Finals. They are 2-7 SU in their last nine semi-final matches, last year they lost to AC Milan 3-5 on aggregate. United reached the semi-finals with a 3-0 aggregate win over AS Roma. Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney delivered a 2-0 first-leg triumph in Rome before Carlos Tévez's 70th-minute header ended any lingering doubts at Old Trafford. They are 3-2-0 SU away from home pitch and against Spanish teams they are 1-6-9 SU.
Man United have no shortage in goals, Cristiano Ronalsdo leads his team with 28 goals in EPL and he has seven in CL play. The top five players in CL play have a combined 18 goals.

Barcelona is also lossless in UEFA play going 8-2-0 SU. They’ve outscored their opponents 14-10 , during their last 10 matches in UEFA and La Liga play. They currently are in third place in the La Liga, one game back from Villa and 11 back from Real Madrid. Barca is 2-1 SU against Man United on home pitch and 5-0 SU on home pitch in UEFA action. Word has it that Thierry Henry will sit out with the flu, he has three goals in UEFA play. Top scorer for Barca is Lionel Messi with six goals in CL play and Eto’o Samuel leads Barca in the La Liga with 14 goals. He’s been held to just one goal in UEFA action. The top five scorers for Barca have a combined 12 goals in CL play.

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