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Friday, May 05, 2006

Chapter Interlude: Arsenal & Champions League

It’s 3 AM here in Bangalore. Arsenal has just beaten ManCity 3-1, right after trashing Sunderland 3-0 three days ago. Just one point behind Spurs now and one game remaining for both. Coming Sunday it’s going to be a fight for CL spot. Arsenal Vs Wigan and Spurs Vs West Ham. Both easy matches. For Arsenal, it’s a must win.

Various outcomes:

Arsenal lose, Spurs lose : Spurs are through to CL.
Arsenal lose, Spurs win : Spurs are through to CL.
Arsenal lose, Spurs draw: Spurs are through to CL.

Arsenal draw, Spurs lose : Arsenal are through to CL (on goal difference).
Arsenal draw, Spurs win : Spurs are through to CL.
Arsenal draw, Spurs draw: Spurs are through to CL.

Arsenal win, Spurs lose : Arsenal are through to CL.
Arsenal win, Spurs win : Spurs are through to CL.
Arsenal win, Spurs draw: Arsenal are through to CL.

Hence it’s a 6:3 odd against Arsenal. So incase Arsenal don’t make it to fourth place, the only hope they have is to beat Barca on 17th June (CL Finals) if they want to qualify for the CL spot next year. And yes ofcourse they are going to beat Barca. Its going to be one Hell of a match.




5 comments:

Almost Unreal said...

Crossing my fingers for Arsenal

illusionaire said...

wow BT, nice to know ur an Arsenal supporter too. Way to go gurl. :-)

Nirav said...

Well, for the first time in my life I am going to be supporting West Ham (i never cared for them otherwise). And I promise to root for them in the FA cup final if they beat/draw the spurs!

And dont worry, in any case we are going to win on the 17th... just that it would be good to settle the champs league qualification before that.

Vijay Krishna said...

Arsenal have qualified for next year's CL. Hence or otherwise, Barca would have gunned them out. Anyways you've got one, so not bad if you lose.

illusionaire said...

@ nirav and vijay:

Those two last EPL matches between Arsenal-Wigan and WestHam-Spurs were the best simultaneous matches I have ever seen! Arsenal was up 1-0 and West Ham was up 1-0. Then the tables turned and Wigan equalized 1-1 and Spurs too equalized 1-1. And then things went from bad to worse and Wigan led 2-1.

But guess the Gods of football said enough of fooling these mortals and very soon, Arsenal was up 4-2 and West Ham was up 2-1!!!! How unbelievable was that!!!! :-))

Dont worry Vijay, even if Arsenal didnt qualified last week, we wud have qualified anyway, this coming Wednesday!!!! Woooohoooo!!!!!! :-)