Having now the top four contenders in the UCL this season, the semi-final draw was decided in the municipality of Nyon in Switzerland, the outcome fated Real Madrid CF (ESP) to take on Juventus (ITA) on match day 1 of the semi-finals, in the latter’s home ground in the first leg of the two legged tie, while the second semi is to be played between FC Barcelona (ESP) and FC Bayern Munich (GER); to be played at Camp Nou, the former’s home stadium.
There is always an unspoken battle going on between the fans of these, two greats of the game. One started way before the other and has already had a fair amount of success in the International arena. While the Swiss master was considered the greats of all time to have graced the court, the Spaniard was seen as breath of fresh air with aggression and passion like never seen on the court.
Confused huh?? Worried!! If you are thinking that I am talking about a fusion of cricket and football where the bat is a cricket bat but the ball is the football. Well, thank your lucky stars because I am not talking of any such matter. Being an ardent football as well as cricket fan I have seen a shift of how cricket is being played right now. And I don’t mean this literally but with the advent of various Twenty-20 leagues in different countries, is the leagues gaining more viewership than regular matches?
Celebrating small wins with the entire team is acceptable. But not at the cost of the game itself, isn’t it? Certain times, players lose control over their emotions and tend to celebrate their wins even before the declaration. And the probability that the opposition team takes the win in this period is more likely.