Europe’s Big Names Falter on Surreal Night

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“When Michel Platini promised to open up European soccer so that clubs from the east might enjoy the spoils of the Champions League, even he could not have envisaged a night like this. Hand on heart, who imagined that Rubin Kazan, Russia’s champion from Tatarstan, would travel to Barcelona on Tuesday and defeat the team acknowledged as the best on earth?” (NYT)

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