Barcelona 0, AC Milan 0 (Barcelona, 1-0 aggr.) Champions League Semi-Final

Though Schevchenko can blame this on the curse of the SportsCenter commercial (look how it ruined the Alligator Hunter’s swamp cred), full credit to Frank Rijkaard, the Avery Johnson of European Football, on having his side totally prepared to engage in as dull a defensive struggle as yesterday’s Villareal/Arsenal match.

That bit of cynicism aside, an Arsenal/Barca final should make for a great afternoon of TV, potentially marred by many advertisements featuring Thierry Henry, Ronaldinho and a lumbering Eric Cantona. Not since the days of “this car is like punk rock” has any commercial done so little to promote a product.