To start off with everyone enjoys a good laugh, and what could be better than a laugh at the expense of an MLS striker? That’s right, nothing! Against the LA Galaxy a couple of Saturday’s ago the Kansas City Wizards striker, Kei Kamara, managed to miss a ball bouncing on the line of an open goal, slipped and fell over pushing the ball in inadvertently with his upper arm. He even had the cheek to get up and try to argue with the referee afterward and claim the goal.
Roma fail to exert revenge
Following the shambles that occurred at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday night there was plenty of reaction and speculation that Roma would use the Coppa Italia final to exert revenge on Inter. Mourinho had already made it clear in Tuesday’s press conference that he did not consider the competition the mickey mouse cup that it has become in recent years where top sides play their reserves. You can see some brief highlights of the game here.
Inter lost Wesley Sneijder to an injury in the 4th minute but no information has been forthcoming regarding the state of the dutch attacking midfielder. I hope for the sake of the World Cup that he will be fit, not to mention that the Champions League final will be a much duller affair without him pulling strings in the Inter midfield. Diego Milito scored the winner for Inter towards the end of the first half.
Late on tempers flared and Mario Balotelli, on for Sneijder, took an outrageous booting from Francesco Totti. The referee gave Totti a red card, the minimum that the incident deserved. If Francesco does go to the World Cup with Italy we can only hope that there is no repeat of this disgusting attitude. It brings back memories of the incident in the group stages of Euro 2004 where he was banned for spitting at Christian Poulsen in the 0-0 draw with Denmark.