Talking points are aplenty when footy is the topic. Loose cannon had plenty to say but since time was limited, he concluded Lyon and Bayern Munich would go through to the semis while Barca would beat Inter in the European Cup semis. This was discussed on Astro Awani's Sudut Pandang, hosted by Liverpool fan (pity him) Kamarul Baharin Haron, two weeks ago.
Loose cannon prefers to call it the Cup since it has reached the knockout stages. Why Bayern at the expense of Lyon? Perhaps due to the German's European pedigree.
It will be a tussle between the Lyon attack of Lisandro Lopez (if he recovers) and the clumsy Bayern backfour with Daniel van Buyten and Martin Demichelis in the centre as well as Ivica Olic/Mario Gomez/Miroslav Klose/Franck Ribery/Arjen Robben/Bastian Schweinsteiger versus Hugo Lloris between the Lyon net.
Mark van Bommel in the centre, Ribery and Robben on the flanks, too hard for Jeremy Toulalan, Jean Makoun and Kim Kallstrom to cope over two legs.
Barca? Hmm...if Xavi and Andres Iniesta are able to supply those penetrative passes, Krkic, Pedro, Ibra, Titi and of course Messi would wreak havoc on the central partnership of Walter Samuel-Lucio.
Carles Puyol and Co versus Milito and Eto'o? The Catalans to go through!