Thursday, April 19, 2007

The Greatest Goal I've Ever Seen ... and the African CL!

Wow ... that's all I can say ... wow ...

The goal by Argentinian mastermind Lionel Messi of Barcelona (pictured left, with the Greatest Ever, Diego Maradona) last night against Getafe has my mouth agape, my chest heaving, my skin full of goosebumps ...

What a goal! THIS is why I'm in love with the Beautiful Game ... THIS is why I'm trying to do all this ... moments like this, they're worth the wait.

Watch this comparison of his goal to Maradona's spectacular effort against England in the '86 World Cup, considered the Greatest Goal Ever.

What do you think?

Quite similar. Both brilliant efforts. Both stunning moments.
There's something special about Messi ...

Don't forget this weekend is the 2nd leg of 3rd-round matches in the African Champions League. Unfortunately, I won't be able to watch, as I have prior commitments, but they should be intriguing. Below is a list of the games ...

(WOW! What a GOAL!!!)

African Champions League third round, second leg fixtures this weekend (first leg results in parenthesis):

In Algiers: JS Kabylie (Algeria) v Coton Sport (Cameroon) (0-1)
In Cairo: Al Ahli (Egypt) v Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa) (2-2)
In Omdurman: Al Hilal (Sudan) v Nasarawa United (Nigeria) (0-3)

In Mwanza: Young Africans (Tanzania) v Esperance (Tunisia) (1-4)
In Rabat: Royal Armed Forces (Morocco) v TP Mazembe Englebert (DR Congo) (0-1)
In Sousse: Etoile Sahel (Tunisia) v Maranatha Fiokpo (Togo) (0-0)

In Casablanca: Wydad Casablanca (Morocco) v ASEC Abidjan (Ivory Coast) (0-2)
In Tripoli: Al Ittihad (Libya) v Etoile du Congo (Congo) (1-3)

Winners qualify for the group phase of the Champions League, starting in June.

Losers proceed to the fourth round of the African Confederation Cup.

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