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:lol: wtf do I know
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Firmino :uhoh:
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goal bitches
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Akkerman wrote:goal bitches
The off side was missed in the build up but hey
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Chelsea have done fudge all here tbf, the goal was a free kick but otherwise?
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danthefan wrote:Chelsea have done f**k all here tbf, the goal was a free kick but otherwise?
They're an efficient team who have some star quality in Hazard, when he's not getting the ball with space then they don't offer all that much. They could be more attacking and play Fabregas but then they don't have the defensive cover in midfield.
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wanker
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:o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

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Come on PSG. Beat the cheating dirtbags.
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Goooooooaaaaaaaalllllllll Di Maria.

PSG totally dominant and a deserved lead.
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3-0 now. Turning into a rout. Barca are finished.
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4-0
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Barcelona imploding.
Backed off from one box their own and it's now 4-0.
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Barcelona need an away goal to have any chance, however slim.
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Flametop wrote:Barcelona need an away goal to have any chance, however slim.
You'd fancy them to win 3-0 at home
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Ref seems to be blowing only one way also.
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It's amazing to see a team already beaten with a whole half to go.
Barcelona have zero spirit right now.
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Fcking hell, what a beating. :shock:
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A proper f**king plum. Name trodden into the dirt. Barca were lucky that it was only four.
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dont know much about football, but PSG seemed to so much faster in thought and deed

was in line for a ticket for the rematch, will be away now, just as well, i would only go for the atmosphere
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genghis khan wrote:A proper f**k plum. Name trodden into the dirt. Barca were lucky that it was only four.
Thats rich, your beloved Man U cant even qualify for the Champions league any more.
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Luis Enrique is not a great manager
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DragonKhan wrote:Luis Enrique is not a great manager
At the end of this season he's likely to have won 2 La Ligas, 3 Copa Del Reys and 1 champions league in 3 years in charge, it's second only in to Pep in terms of success at Barcelona but I do agree that the team has taken a turn for the worse this season.

I didn't see last night's game (being Valentines and all) so can't pass comment on the performance but there have been problems with the team all season, the midfield has not been dominant and right back has been a disaster waiting to happen. His signings have not worked to address these issues.

4-0 is a mountain but given Barca's past home performances in the champions league it is not entirely out of the question (last 3 home games won 15-0 on aggregate). By all accounts PSG dominated though so a turn around seems incredibly unlikely.
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Luis Enrique has won trophies no doubt but with the players he had Harry Redknapp would have probably won a couple of champions leagues!
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earl the beaver wrote: I didn't see last night's game (being Valentines and all) so can't pass comment on the performance but there have been problems with the team all season, the midfield has not been dominant and right back has been a disaster waiting to happen. His signings have not worked to address these issues.
I am the opposite having watched no football this season I actually ended up watching last night's game. Barça were a shadow of themselves, their midfield (Iniesta, a player I adore) in particular. It's a tactical victory by Emery who positioned his 3 midfielders Rabiot, Verrati and Matuidi in a way to cut all supplies to the MSN. It worked beyond all hopes, all 3 had an exceptional game and the best of all was perhaps young Adrien Rabiot, such a talented player this kid. I thought Barça's defense were very weak, all four of them. And to make things worse Messi had a terrible off day. Worse, the French side was extremely committed and mentally strong, winning most of the man-to-man clashes all evening, putting pressure, fighting; the Catalans had none of this.
earl the beaver wrote: 4-0 is a mountain but given Barca's past home performances in the champions league it is not entirely out of the question (last 3 home games won 15-0 on aggregate). By all accounts PSG dominated though so a turn around seems incredibly unlikely.
Barcelona are the most talented group of players in the world so anything is possible with them. But the issue this time is that they are facing PSG, one of the best European teams of the past 3 years who have been very unlucky not to reach semi-final or final of the CL recently. They really are very good, no team has really dominated them in Europe recently. I can't see them letting four goals into their nets, by any team.

Also watch out for AS Monaco in this CL, they are an excellent side this season. I'd tip them to eliminate Man City.
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DragonKhan wrote:Luis Enrique has won trophies no doubt but with the players he had Harry Redknapp would have probably won a couple of champions leagues!
No he wouldn't as Barca would have Nico Kranjkar in midfield and Crouch or Defoe up front if he was in charge.

Enrique's more direct style of play reaped immediate benefits but it doesn't suit Busquets or Iniesta and when Messi gets frustrated and moves inside or deep to get on the ball they lose one side of threat up front because none of the options at rightback are remotely as good as Dani Alves.
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earl the beaver wrote:
DragonKhan wrote:Luis Enrique has won trophies no doubt but with the players he had Harry Redknapp would have probably won a couple of champions leagues!
No he wouldn't as Barca would have Nico Kranjkar in midfield and Crouch or Defoe up front if he was in charge.

Enrique's more direct style of play reaped immediate benefits but it doesn't suit Busquets or Iniesta and when Messi gets frustrated and moves inside or deep to get on the ball they lose one side of threat up front because none of the options at rightback are remotely as good as Dani Alves.
Some how Kranjcar is only 32
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What a goal Insigne!
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Neuer saves Sanchez, then Sanchez puts in rebound. fudge off.
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Surely that is Wenger done. 5-1... again!
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Bale back and scoring. Bring on Ireland.

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Chelski march on
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Monaco are 6/1 to win this match. Pile it on!
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:nod:

Citeh are shite. I'd like to see Earl comment on their goalkeeping situation now.
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City might be in for a hammering here, I can see a red card or two.
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JM2K6 wrote:City might be in for a hammering here, I can see a red card or two.
Another disgraceful decision against City. Should have been a penalty and red card and then they go and score a second. You come to expect it as a City fan.
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El Homerino wrote:
JM2K6 wrote:City might be in for a hammering here, I can see a red card or two.
Another disgraceful decision against City. Should have been a penalty and red card and then they go and score a second. You come to expect it as a City fan.
Hmm, commentator whining aside, I thought it was fairly obvious that Aguero knocked the ball past then started diving before contact came. Yes, there was contact, but it was also simulation - live by the sword, etc
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JM2K6 wrote:
El Homerino wrote:
JM2K6 wrote:City might be in for a hammering here, I can see a red card or two.
Another disgraceful decision against City. Should have been a penalty and red card and then they go and score a second. You come to expect it as a City fan.
Hmm, commentator whining aside, I thought it was fairly obvious that Aguero knocked the ball past then started diving before contact came. Yes, there was contact, but it was also simulation - live by the sword, etc
Are you serious ffs? Catch yourself on
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