mscenterh750 said:Ah I remember it well, the first game at the c.o.m.s, and the cheer Ronaldinho got from us blues was brilliant, but why was he given such a good reception?. Still got the programme in my wardrobe. That was a brilliant barca team.bladdered said:Seems like yesterday
http://www.theguardian.com/football/2003/aug/11/newsstory.sport1410-08-2003. City of Manchester. Inauguration of the Manchester City FC stadium.
MANCHESTER CITY-BARCELONA 2-1
Manchester City: Seaman, Sun Jihai, Sommeil (Dunne, 74), Distin, Tiatto, Wright-Phillips, Bosvelt (Barton, 74),Sinclair (Sibierski, 74), Ali Benarbia (Berkovic, 30), Anelka (Wanchope, 63), Fowler (Macken, 63).
FC Barcelona: Rustu, Puyol, Andersson (Gerard, 46), Reiziger, Òscar López (Ros, 83), Xavi (Márquez, 83), Cocu,Quaresma (Saviola, 46), Ronaldinho (David Sánchez, 83), Kluivert (Iniesta, 63), Overmars.
Goals: 1-0: Anelka (34’). 1-1: Saviola (58’). 2-1: Sinclair (67’).
He'd just turned down a move to the rags.