This bet had me muttering should’ve, would’ve, could’ve during the night as the bet never started. For the 2nd night in a row, a red card has plague my selections in not one but two games. Let’s start with Celtic travelling to take on Sion.
The baddy from a Bond movie gives Celtic no chance.
Third minute in and bumbling Hoops defender, Dan Majstorovic, gave a away a penalty and got shown the red card in the process. One bad challenge and Celtics hopes of moving onto the next stage of the competition lay in tatters. Their already up hill battle had become a lot steeper. Celtic didn’t play that bad, but with playing with 10 men for the remaining 87 minutes eventually took it’s toll. Also, I was hoping Gary Hooper would be declared fit but unfortunately was not risked.
Part Time Keeper/ Part Time Actor
The second red card of the night came from a rush of blood to the head. Young Boys equalised and while fighting to retrieve the ball, a Young Boys player flicked a hand in the Braga keepers face and down he went. The game finished 2-2, but again I wonder what would have happened if the keeper hadn’t feigned injury, a performance worthy of an Oscar.
AEK Athens took a 1-0 lead to Dinamo Tblisi, knowing an away goal would surely put this tie beyond doubt. Dinamo Tblisi scored 1st minute. That was okay, nothing changed for the away side. In fact, they should have more incentive to score as their goal advantage had been struck off. 89 minutes to score! Yet they failed to. Eider Gudjohnson, of Chelsea and Barcelona fame, had a flurry of attacks on the Tblisi goal but the Icelandic couldn’t convert.
All 3 shouts down without a whimper.