Who will win the battle between Ibra and Eto’o?

September 15, 2009

Boy, the Champions League is back with a bang. How much juicier can you get than holders Barcelona at Inter Milan in their first game?  

If the Spanish champions against their Italian counterparts wasn’t enough, we’ve got the added spice of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Samuel Eto’o playing against their former clubs at the first possible opportunity following their extraordinary close-season swap deal.

Barca midfielder Xavi has told Reuters it will still be strange to line up against Eto’o on Wednesday while Inter’s Jose Mourinho, who has had an up and down relationship with the Catalans, has been stealing the headlines as usual.

“Eto’o is the best attacker in the world. My players are always better. Last year Ibrahimovic was the best forward in the world, now I say Eto’o,” he told reporters.

So will Ibra come back to haunt the San Siro or will Eto’o prove that Inter are not missing him?

No one is really sure what reception the Swede will get on Wednesday.

Although he was the driving force behind Inter’s last three titles, fans were not crazy about him — especially when he clashed with a few at the end of last season when he’d made clear he wanted to move.

So fireworks expected in Milan but there are a few other tasty games such as Chelsea v Porto. And that Rome final only seems like yesterday…

PHOTO: Look they have the same celebration! REUTERS


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I believe Eto’o is more team-player then Ibra, so i really hope that he will make Barca regret leaving him to Internazionale

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i belive the game between inter and barcelano
was fix for a draw some of barc players every time
they attack all the shots they fire them high

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If you saw Barca’s last game on Tuesday, then u would have seen Ibra make his teammates look like they were too slow. wow. I was impressed. Ibra is a great playmaker too!

Ibra over Eto’o. and whoever said Eto’o was a better team player is wrong – he has attitude.

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