I heard on the radio this thing they do across the way called the Champions League final was "magnificent...exhausting hammer-and-tongs relentlessness," in which "each side took the other to its limits" on a night where "emotions were frayed and tempers flared." Thrilling business.
Manchester United beat Chelsea 2-1 on a shootout. After 90 minutes or however long it is of an instant classic embodying the competitive spirit and cliffhanging emotion of the proud, graceful game that captures the mind of most of the world, the thing is decided by...shooting an uncontested, point-blank shot directly at the goal? I thought they were playing soccer.