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Manchester United Lose To Bayern Munich And English Football Fans Rejoice: Pictures

by | 7th, April 2010

MANCHESTER United lost to Bayern Munich in the Champions League. In 1999, when last the teams played in the biggest club competition in European football, Bayern were winning as the game moved into its death throes. Your writer was in a bar in Madrid with a few drunk United fans, a few more Spanish football hacks and Mario Basler. Not that “Super Mario” was there in person. But he was there in spirit, when the German player as taken off before the final whistle to milk the applause for his winning goal. I laughed, Ha! United were losing. Ha! Ha! Ha!

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Manchester United's Luis Nani scores his sides second goal of the game

All football fans understand this feeling. We do not want the other English team to do well unless our own club side has done better. And Arsenal – my team – had been pipped by United to the FA Cup and league titles. Ha! And then Basler stuck out his chin and stuck out his chest. The German fans began to sing. Basler did not walk. Basler strutted. And in an instant an innate force stuck me. It becomes me not. It does me no favours. But honestly, when the final moment came, it came down to this: anyone but the Germans. Anyone. But. The. Germans. Even Spurs. The rest is two goals and history. I punched the air when United scored the winner. But tonight United lost in the last 8. And that was ok, too…



Posted: 7th, April 2010 | In: Sports Comment | TrackBack | Permalink