Like millions of televisions around the world, the one in Barack Obama's presidential cabin at Camp David was tuned in to Chelsea's dramatic penalty shootout Champions League victory against Bayern Munich on Saturday.
Obama, joined by more partisan viewers in the form of British Prime Minister David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, took a break from discussing fiscal crises and war to watch the thriller in Munich.
The White House said the three leaders and others watched the overtime shootout, which was ended in clinical fashion by Chelsea forward Didier Drogba.
The White House confirmed that there was some playful "trash talk" -- or sledging -- between rival fans.
Although Cameron supports Aston Villa -- who languished near the bottom of the English Premier League -- he will no doubt claim Chelsea's victory.
At a G-8 summit in Canada two years ago, Cameron and Merkel watched Germany thump England 4-1 in a World Cup match in South Africa.
It is now 1-1 on aggregate...