The computer gives a 0.68 edge to white according to the we site, but I think I like black. Black has no real weaknesses and I don't see how white is going to create many threats with only the queen and took. With the two bishops and open board, I like black.
This game of the match was necessary. For the amount of money that was put up for this short match, an exciting game or two was a must. Kudos to both players (especially Aronian with the lead) for realizing this and playing for the crowd and the sponsors.