Thursday, May 18, 2006

Arsenal lose the UEFA Champions League Final

After making it through to the final with a dramatic 0-0 draw (1-0 on aggregate) against Villareal, the Arsenal have gone down in the UEFA Champions League final against Barcelona FC at the Stade de France in Paris tonight.

A huge contingent of Arsenal fans travelled across the Channel to watch the game in Paris, but closer to home a group of us including Dan, Wilkie, the Bull, and Mick & Jane ventured to the Puzzle Pub on Fulham Palace Road at Hammersmith to watch the match after work.

There were cheers, tears, too many beers, and the ever amazing Thierry Henry who gave it everything in their attempts to overcome the likes of the brilliant Brazilian Ronaldhino - but it wasn't enough and they lost the match 2-1 to what was a better side.

Now, we await Henry's decision on whether he will stay with Arsenal or (as rumoured) leave to sign with the same team they lost to - Barcelona FC.

-shane

(update: days after this loss, Henry resigned with the Arsenal, citing the teams determination in the match as the reason he chose to stay! Things look good for 2007)

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