Manchester United vs Sevilla | CL R16 Build-up Thread (Return Leg 13 March)

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    Class of 63 Full Member

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    Android1974 Incredibly anal about player positions in lineups City Lover

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    They're playing Leganes tonight for the Cup, but will probably feature their first eleven.
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    Could be Layún for Navas and a 4-3-3, though.
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    HankHill New Member

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    I hope we win this one because, in my opinion, it is better to win than lose.
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    :lol:
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    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    Nonsense, I hope we draw rather than win.
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    Android1974 Incredibly anal about player positions in lineups City Lover

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    Arguable.
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    Android1974 Incredibly anal about player positions in lineups City Lover

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    Against Leganes:
    Rico
    Navas Mercado Lenglet Escudero
    N'Zonzi Banega
    Sarabia F.Vázquez Correa
    Muriel​
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    Android1974 Incredibly anal about player positions in lineups City Lover

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    They do have a niggling high pressing and play very fast.

    The crowd in the Sánchez Pizjuán is also impressive in their loud support and are so close to the pitch.
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    Android1974 Incredibly anal about player positions in lineups City Lover

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    Banega went out injured.
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    Greck Full Member

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    This is our biggest weakness and the biggest worry heading into this tie. Jose's counter to a high press is going long. So far when we've gone long we haven't given ourselves a chance.

    "If you(they) want to press the ball all the time, you don't play short. If you are dominant in the air you go long."
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    Android1974 Incredibly anal about player positions in lineups City Lover

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    Well, although I agree, still, we won the Europa League like that, precisely. And it was a no contest, really.
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    Android1974 Incredibly anal about player positions in lineups City Lover

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    Sevilla Characteristics
    + Strengths
    Coming back from losing positions
    Strong
    Creating chances through individual skill
    Strong
    Aerial duels
    Strong
    Protecting the lead
    Strong
    Stealing the ball from the opposition
    Strong
    - Weaknesses
    Stopping opponents from creating chances
    Weak
    Avoiding individual errors
    Weak
    Defending counter attacks
    Weak
    Defending set pieces
    Weak
    Avoiding offside
    Very Weak
    Defending against skillful players
    Very Weak

    Sevilla's Style of Play
    • Possession football
    • Attacking down the left
    • Short passes
    • Attempt through balls often
    • Rotate their first eleven

    © WhoScored.com

    * Strengths, weaknesses and styles are calculated from the current season statistics
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    Greck Full Member

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    You truly believe the longball tactic that had gotten exposed by every decent premiership team is going to win the champions league.

    I'd hope we at least be open to mixing things up than hoofing it back to the other team's defenders for 180 mins
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    Android1974 Incredibly anal about player positions in lineups City Lover

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    I truly believe it can be useful in particular games, that's it. For instance, away to Sevilla, that are, apparently, weak defending counter attacks.
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    So are we going to go with a high defensive line from start, attack with intent and go for the early goal, then drop deep when we give up possession and try to counter attack? Sounds good. We will get the early goal then, from a counter!

    Really looking forward to the CL's again. This is when it begins
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    Mush Yusuf New Member

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    If we are to have any chance in the Champions League this season we need to make a statement and beat these with ease otherwise i think we will struggle and go out in the quarter final stage. i feel we need to attack with intent right from the word go and go for the kill in the first leg maybe come back to OT with a nice 2 goal cushion and a clean sheet and then kill the game off in the second leg early and rest players for the big games upcoming.
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    If anyone has a spare ticket they would like to sell then I'm all ears. If not, then I will be joining in on the singing and drinking downtown before the match :)

    In all honesty we should beat them with ease. I guess the only thing in the back of my mind is the fact that league form goes out the window for this one, so their crap perfomances against the likes of Real Betis, Eibar and so forth is irrevelant.

    Add in the fact that spirits are high after they just reached the cup final and have nothing to lose in the CL is the only thing that makes this a contest.
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    Alexis double, you heard it here first folks.
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    If Sevilla hit their heights for these two matches we could be in real trouble. Ironically, the consistent thing about them is that they're very inconsistent. Difficult to scout.

    In any case, we should advance, and I think we will.
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    ti vu Full Member

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    You can't be serious.

    So let say we drew 2-2 away at Seville, then lost 0-1 at home, how scoring more away goals help us here? So that's 2-2 draw is better than 0-1 victory?
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    Rajma Full Member

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    You're digging too deep, let's say we win at Sevilla 3-2 but lose at home 2-0 we're still going through as we would have scored more goals away from home mate, that's why it is such a advantage, which can't be underestimated.
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    Adam-Utd Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid

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    Wait... what? no we aren't. :lol: they would go through 4-3
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    ti vu Full Member

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    No. Aggregate 3-4 to Sevilla and they're through.

    The away goal advantage only kicks in if the aggregate is even.
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    How can people fail to understand this still? Away goals only count when the agg score is even, it's so simple..
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    Rajma Full Member

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    It might be true in group stages, but knock-outs are different and away goals become better than the win itself mate, and @Class of 63 was right to point this out for people.
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    cyberman Full Member

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    This fecking thread man..
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    Tough one (Away leg):

    Either 4-3-3 to allow Pogba roaming room and more bodies in the midfield or 4-2-3-1 and someone like Martial will be dropped as he doesn't have the workrate and team balance that JM talks about of Sanchez, Lingard and Mata.

    I'd prefer 4-3-3, but Herrera has been too inconsistent and McTominay has been brilliant, but these waters might be too deep for the young lad.


    ------------Lukaku
    Sanchez--------------Lingard/Mata

    ------Pogba
    -------------------Herrera
    -------------Matic

    or

    ------------Lukaku
    ---------------------------------
    Sanchez---Lingard----Mata

    -------Matic-----Pogba---
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    This is the worst thread I've seen for a while...
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    Android1974 Incredibly anal about player positions in lineups City Lover

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    Yesterday, I've noticed Sevilla attacked with a very quick flat line of four guys at the same time, Sarabia, Vázquez, Muriel and Correa, which could justify Mourinho featuring the 3 at the back system in which we excel while away and counterattacking.
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    haram Full Member

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    Man what :lol:

    Edit - ok it’s probably just sarcasm
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    dirkey Full Member

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    Hilarious that on the previous page you lament people who can't get the basics right, and then you come out with this. Oh the irony .
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    He is right considering that away goals count double. Essentially, a 3-2 away win is a 6-2 win, while a 0-2 home loss is a 0-4 loss, making the overall result 6-6. In which case, the away goals rule is triggered, and by us scoring 3 (meaning 6) and them scoring just 2 (meaning 4), we win the tie 6-4 and reach the next stage.

    He is clearly having a dig at the poster who said that a 2-2 away is better than a 0-1 win.
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    Rajma Full Member

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    This guy gets it.
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    I think it would be important to get the equaliser first.
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    breakout67 Full Member

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    :keano: Almost got me
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    ti vu Full Member

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    Took me 2 post. Well play sir

    Damn hard these days without the white substance.
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    This is what happens when we have a prolonged absence from top tier knock out football. Chaos. Good to be back though :)
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    dirkey Full Member

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    Haha, well played indeed.

    That'll teach me to scan the last page of a thread whilst on the crapper and reply. Fool, fool I say.
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    dirkey Full Member

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    Right, I've read back now and can see what people are referring to.

    Between this "I'd rather draw than win away from home" and his comments in another thread stating that Louis was doing a good job, I'm convinced @Class of 63 is a troll account.
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    Rajma Full Member

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    :lol: No worries, I thought I was transparent in my approach though.