Kaka is Fabregas-plus!
A quick post to mention how good it was to see the AC Milan performance in their 3-0 win over Man Utd at the San Siro last night.
The midfield five that has been assembled by Carlo Ancelloti were great to watch and I really liked the sheer understanding and balance of the quintet: Ambrosini is the underrated Gilberto Silva type anchor-man and captain; Pirlo, Gattuso and Clarence Seedorf possess a great mix of big-match experience and heart, excellent defensive and attacking awareness and economical passing ability, and in front of them is Kaka whose ultimate composure on the ball, attacking finesse and pure footballing ability makes me reckon he is the number one footballer in the world: Fabregas-plus!
Personally I am a massive fan of both Kaka and Seedorf and to see both of them at their best yesterday was great to see. Both took their goals with supreme confidence and ability: big match players doing it on the big occasion when their team needs them.
Kaka is a Rolls Royce player: his dribbling and running towards the goal is super-smooth and his end product is supremely clinical. And for me Clarence Seedorf is so under-rated - this guy has one three champs league medals with three different teams - and his economy of play is fantastic. He hardly ever wastes possession and can be relied on from midfield to score or decisively contribute to vital goals as he did last night and in the previous round when scoring in Bayern Munich.
So commisserations to Man Utd but last night they came up against a team of exceptional footballers who really play as a team and were totally determined to win from the first to the last minute. It was comprehensive and clinical from Milan - and you can tell that they will relish their amazing opportunity for redemption in Athens in three weeks time.