Europa League QFs | Lyon, Celta, Ajax & United through to semis

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    top1whoisman Meet the press(conference)

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    Besiktas 2[6](3)-1[7](3) Lyon (Talisca - Lacazette
    Genk 1(3)-1(4) Celta (Trossard - Sisto)
    Schalke 3(3)-2(4) Ajax (Goretzka, Burgstaller, Caligiuri - Viergever, Younes)
    United 2(3)-1(2) Anderlecht (Mkhitaryan, Rashford - Hanni)

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    top1whoisman Meet the press(conference)

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    Pretty much (over two legs), but I think Ajax might beat Schalke. They probably need a 2-goal win tonight though.
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    Yeah, Schalke were very lucky against Gladbach.
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    Man Utd, Ajax, Celta Vigo and Lyon

    For what it is worth I see the quarter finals going something like this:

    We are the favourite and over the two legs I believe we will be too strong for Anderlecht. Our best chance for Champion’s league football next season and I expect Jose will put out the strongest side possible despite the Chelsea game coming up (bar De Gea).

    Ajax v Schalke is the toughest game to call for sure. Initially I had Schalke to go through however having read the form guide I now predict Ajax getting into the semis. Ajax is on a six game unbeaten run, won their five Europa home legs and only a point off 1st place in the Eredivisie. Schalke is 10th in the Bundesliga having W3 L2 andD5 in their last 10games. Key for an Ajax win is midfielder Ziyech who is the playmaker and makes things happen. Also Ziyech has12 goals and 16 assists so far this season.

    I can only see Celta going through against Genk. I think Celta will win the 1st leg and manage at least a draw in the 2nd leg.

    That leaves Lyon v. Besiktas and having beaten Roma in the last round I think Lyon will win their home game by at least two goals. Despite Besiktas being a tough place to play a quarter final, I just can’t see anything other than Lyon going into the semis, particularly with Lacazette leading the attack.
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    G Best the Belfast Boy Full Member

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    Man Utd, Ajax, Celta Vigo and Lyon

    For what it is worth I see the quarter finals going something like this:

    We are the favourite and over the two legs I believe we will be too strong for Anderlecht. Our best chance for Champion’s league football next season and I expect Jose will put out the strongest side possible despite the Chelsea coming up (bar De Gea).

    Ajax v Schalke is the toughest game to call for sure. Initially I had Schalke to go through however having read the form guide I now predict Ajax getting into the semis. Ajax is on a six game unbeaten run, won their five Europa home legs and only a point off 1st place in the Eredivisie. Schalke is 10th in the Bundesliga having W3 L2 andD5 in their last 10games. Key for an Ajax win is midfielder Ziyech who is the playmaker and makes things happen. Also Ziyech has12 goals and 16 assists so far this season.

    I can only see Celta going through against Genk. I think Celta will win the 1st leg and manage at least a draw in the 2nd leg.

    That leaves Lyon v. Besiktas and having beaten Roma in the last round I think Lyon will win their home game by at least two goals. Despite Besiktas being a tough place to play a quarter final, I just can’t see anything other than Lyon going into the semis, particularly with Lacazette leading the attack.
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    Sorry everyone,
    Posted message twice :(
    the message didn't seem to go through so I posted again!!!
    Anyway here's to a united win tonight ;)
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    All at same time. Stupid.
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    That is all right. What is not, it's me reading both of your messages :)
    Anyway, Croatian tv is having Lyon game tonight, so the question is: BT or Sky?
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    Clearly watching you ;)
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    top1whoisman Meet the press(conference)

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    Ajax: Onana, Veltman, Sánchez, Sinkgraven, Traore, Klaassen, Younes, Ziyech, Viergever, van de Beek, Kluivert


    Schalke: Fährmann; Caligiuri, Höwedes, Kolasinac, Meyer, Goretzka, Bentaleb, Burgstaller, Kehrer, Schöpf, Nastasic
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    top1whoisman Meet the press(conference)

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    Celta: Sergio, Hugo Mallo, Cabral, Fontàs, Jonny, Radoja, Wass, Pablo Hernandez, Iago Aspas, Sisto, Guidetti

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    top1whoisman Meet the press(conference)

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    Lyon: Lopes; Rafael, Mammana, Diakhaby, Morel; Tousart, Tolisso; Ghezzal, Fekir, Valbuena, Lacazette


    Besiktas: Fabricio, Gökhan, Marcelo, Mitrovic, Tosic, Atiba, Oguzhan, Babel, Talisca, Adriano, Cenk
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    Lyon's attack look tasty.
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    Hope they get knocked the feck out, no way I would fancy us against that attack.
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    WTF in Lyon? Crazy scenes!
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    Just watching it here, can't understand the commentary though. Fans all over the pitch.
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    Besiktas supporters throwing objects and bangers onto Lyon supporters below
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    Penna Kind Moderator (with a bit of a mean streak)

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    That's terrible. Bad seating arrangement, too.
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    Yes for sure, how they got into the ground with bangers , I 've no idea. Supposedly 20000 Besiktas fans and they've come from all over Europe - they've been causing trouble all day and caused damage in the city and to the Lyon tramway
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    Like they didnt know how Turkish fans can act and still they arranged that seating?! Planned,organized
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    What's happening in Lyon? Seen footage of fans all over the pitch.
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    Turkish fans are scums.
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    They need to call of the game
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    Throw them all out of town and rearrange the game.
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    JustFootballFan Thinks Balotelli & Pogba look the same

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    It´s amazing how little self-control this human scum has. First Leicester now this.
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    Celta Vigo-Genk 1-1.
    2-1 Celta now!
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    2-1 now, that was a quick turnaround.
    Great goal aswell by Liverpool legend Diego Aspas.
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    Ajax take the lead.
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    JustFootballFan Thinks Balotelli & Pogba look the same

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    What a shocker. Fluke Schalke behind.
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    Amsterdam Arena is bouncing. Great to see Ajax playing so well. I have no idea why Dolberg is on the bench though. Excellent performance from a bunch of young boys so far on a big occasion.
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    He's coming back from an injury. Hopefully he can get some minutes in the 2nd half.
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    It was coming for United. Well-deserved.
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    3-1 Celta.
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    Lyon underway, Besiktas booed every time they touch the ball
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    Oh, do feck off.
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    Lyon-Besiktas started?
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    Said it before, but Celta are by far the biggest threat to us winning EL.
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    just a moment ago.