First of all, it’s pre-season and Porto didn’t put their strongest eleven out from the start so I don’t want to get carried away here, but Aston Villa just beat the 2004 European Champions to set up a Peace Cup final against Juventus. Who saw that coming after the Malaga game?
In all honesty I didn’t enjoy the Malaga game very much, there were very little positives to be extracted. I didn’t enjoy the first 30 minutes or so
Aston Villa may have ridden their luck over the two games so far in the Peace Cup, but we have the semi-final line up the majority would have predicted before this tournament got going – Juventus vs Real Madrid & Porto vs Aston Villa. In normal circumstances, a pretty tasty proposition. During pre-season, who knows? According to O’Neill, the lads were pretty thrilled with their come back win over Atlante and they certainly had to work hard