Respect to Man Utd for taking defeat so graciously - are you watching Chelsea? And extra points to Mr Ferguson for not shaking Berlusconi's hand at the end.
Luckily it wasn't Rangers
The much feared (by the English media) stab orgy and (by the Italians) drunken mayhem didn't materialize.
There were two incidents involving knives, one a Yank mistaken for a Man U supporter, and one an Englishman stabbed in the back. Even in hooligan circles, Romans are looked down upon for their cowardly habit of sneaking on people from behing and stabbing them.
As for the Brits, the maxi screen provided for the ticketless were pelted with cans and rocks, and there were a couple of scuffles, but nothing major. Only 18 arrests in total, better than your average Saturday night in Luton.
Six spanish supporters were stopped, and three arrested, for possession of weapons - clubs, chains, and a javelin. A WHAT?? what exactly were they planning?
Now I know violence is bad and all that, but imagine the scene, Ronaldo running down the pitch towards the keeper, it looks like a sure goal, then.... swissssssssssssshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh doing! A javelin falls out of the sky and goes straight through his heart.
It'd be as if the Lord Almighty himself was getting involved. Which wouldn't help your typical Man Utd supporter's persecution complex.
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