Arsenal, Tottenham and City doing well in the FA Cup, Celtic’s winning streak ends, this week’s Champions League13th Mar 2017 |
With the results from this weekend, we know for sure that there will be a spectacular finish in the FA Cup, and we will know tonight which top team will join the other top teams in the semi-final. The Old Firm brought an end to a fantastic series of victories for Celtic, and we might see two English teams in the quarterfinals of the Champions League.
Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester City all defeated their opponents in the quarterfinals of the FA Cup this weekend, just as we all thought they would. This means that everything is set for a great round of semi-finals including only top English teams. The last team to participate will be decided tonight, as Chelsea will face Manchester United at Stamford Bridge at 7:45 pm. The draw for the semi-finals, which will be played in April, will be made following that game at 9:30 pm. No matter what happens, this will be one of the greatest finishes to an FA Cup in a very long time. Can we hope for a great derby in the final? It seems like the chances of that is very big.
Stops at 22
What does the number 22 mean? I will tell you what it means to the Celtic supporters: It is the number of wins in a row that they got this year. Before The Old Firm on Sunday, The Bhoys only had one draw the entire season. Many experts thought that the number of goals against Rangers might be very high yesterday, but that prediction certainly did not hold. They did keep a 1-0 lead until the 89-minute, but 38 years old Clint Hill gave Rangers the equalizer. It must be said that the referee was very kind to Rangers though. Kenny Miller could have been given a red card for a horrible tackle after only eight minutes, but he did not hit Stuart Armstrong. But the tackle was so dangerous that the referee could have given him the red card. Leigh Griffiths should have been given a penalty in the additional time.Time for Champions League
While Arsenal did not even come close to securing us any British participation in the Champions League we can have much higher hopes for this week. Leicester City will face Sevilla tomorrow, while Manchester City will visit the French Riviera to face Monaco on Wednesday. Both have a decent starting point, but a lot remains to be done. As Leicester lost 2-1 away, they will have to score no matter what. But a 1-0 victory should be well within range. Manchester City won 5-3 in Manchester. That means that they might have to defend, but that is not easy. Monaco is a team that scores a lot of goals.
A great derby in League 1
It is not the division that gets the most attention, but this time it is for good reason that I will mention it. MK Dons is the team that claimed to be the old Wimbledon when they took all the value of the club and moved out of the area and changed its name. The Wimbledon fans did not accept this and re-founded the club under the name of AFC Wimbledon to start at the bottom of the league system again. Needless to say, there is great rivalry between these clubs. They will meet at 7:45 on Tuesday for a game that should not be missed.