Wednesday was such a wonderful day watching football across the globe. Everywhere teams were just determined to do the extra-ordinary.
In the Nigerian league it was Giwa who scored first away to Dolphins as the game ended in a 1-1 eventually. Across the coastline in Warri, Nembe City were also forced to 1-1 draw by hosts Warri Wolves. These games that started earlier in the day set the pace for what happened later at night in Europe. Out of nobody’s calculation, Sunderland nearly defeated high-riding Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium. Even though the host team eventually rallied to a 2-2 draw the result has left City quiet disadvantaged chasing Liverpool and Chelsea for the Premier League title. City who were banking on four trophies at the start of the season are looking to finish with just the Carling Cup already on their shelf.
It is even a worse story for Barcelona who lost the Copa del Rey to eternal rivals Real Madrid same day. The picture before us now is that Barca can finish this season empty-handed. It’s such a tough one to believe.