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Friday, May 2, 2008

English Club Vs English Club in Moscow

Page last updated at 15:45 GMT, Thursday, 1 May 2008 16:45 UK

Moscow confident of final success

By Rupert Wingfield-Hayes
BBC News, Moscow

Women dressed in traditional Russian costumes perform at a the Cup Handover ceremony in Moscow (3 April 2008)
This final is the biggest sporting
event to hit the Russian capital
since 1980



For days, the British media has been filled with doom laden stories about what a disaster the UEFA Champions League final in Moscow on 21 May is going to be. Even the BBC has not been immune.

To believe the reports, thousands of British fans face a series of seemingly insurmountable hurdles to getting to the match.

Visas will not be issued in time, there will be no flights available, Moscow hotels are full, and prices are astronomic.

. . . . read more












Cristiano Ronaldo's goals have been the key to
Manchester United's success this season [AFP]



Cristiano Ronaldo doesn't want Moscow mentioned until Manchester United has successfully defended its English Premier League title.

The Portugal winger doesn't want the Red Devils to lose focus in the league amid the euphoria of reaching European football's showpiece match on May 21 in the Russian capital.

"It's a great feeling to be in my first Champions League final,'' Ronaldo said after Manchester United's 1-0 victory over FC Barcelona. . . . . read more

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