First half, sheer brilliance. Beautiful display of attacking football and smooth, flowing passing.
Second half, scrappy and crappy. Disjointed passing, lack of chemistry.
Extra-time, nerve-wrecking. Thank goodness Lady Luck was on their side.
Penalty shootout, amazing. Those you expected to perform, failed. Those you predicted would disappoint, scored. Bu thank goodness for Le Sulk and Edwin Van der Sar.
It was enough to secure the medal. Hurray for winning the Champions League! Hurray for the Double! Glory, glory Man United!
(The mood at Crab Shack was electrifying. And it was strange watching Skunk bounce around, hugging hot, sweaty strangers.)