UEFA Champions League Matchday 6 (5th - 6th December 2017)

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    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 New Member

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    K_Ash New Member

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    or from someone that feels like Pepe has been overrated all of his Managerial career!
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    Paul_Scholes18 Full Member

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    Sevilla look shit. I would probably want them the most. After that Porto then Shaktar. I want to avoid Bayern the most think they will be really difficult this season. Real Madrid is tricky though as they could turn it around still I don't fear them that much at the moment.
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    Hugh Jass Full Member

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    I was saying to a city poster that there is a culture of playing for the penalty in City, as there is in all Guardiola teams. I dont mean that they are diving, but that Pep tells them to take tackles when in the box and play for the penalty. He tells them to keep moving and trying things that will lead to a penalty.
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    padr81 Mr. MoneyBags

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    Shaktar better team, no complaints. We were really poor first half and moderately poor in the 2nd. Foden, Diaz did well, if I was Pep I'd leave Bernardo and Gundogan at home for the derby and put those 2 on the bench. They've earned it and the later 2 have offered nothing tonight. In a game where they should be trying to play their way into the squad they did a combined feck all. Diaz created more in his half hour than they did in an hour and a half, as did Foden from left wing back.
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    deafepl Full Member

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    Fun fact: Liverpool qualified for the round of 16 for the first time since 2009 :eek::eek:
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    robinamicrowave Wanted to be Bran, ended up being littlefinger

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    Was a great competition to be part of when we were in it in 2010 and 2012. Loads of great memories. Must be even better to win it. Hasn't exactly done Sevilla or Chelsea or yourselves any harm.
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    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    So who could we get and who has gone down to the EL from the CL?
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    Redplane Full Member

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    The La Liga approach to footie.
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    K2K Full Member

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    Hence the overzealous agenda posting.
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    K_Ash New Member

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    As long as we avoid Real Madrid, I dont think Mou could handle a loss there..he would go Crazy-Chelsealosing-mode again
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    I've said this many times, Guardiola teams take part in a lot of gamesmanship. All of his teams pressure the ref, play for fouls, dive regularly.

    Barcelona under Guardiola had the highest red card and penalty to possession ratio. Bayern Munich from 2008-2012 dominated possession almost as much as his Barcelona side but got nowhere near the amount of red cards or penalties.
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    Bayern, Juventus, Real Madrid, Shakhtar, Sevilla and Porto

    CL to EL:
    CSKA Moscow, Celtic, Atletico, Sporting, Spartak, Napoli, Red Bull Liepzig, Dortmund
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    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    Some of that lot look more worrying than some we could get in the CL.
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    Cheech Wizard Liverpool fan

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    Topping the group doesnt matter anymore does it? It used to be you'd get a favourable draw but now you could draw PSG/Mardrid, Chelsea could get Besiktas, Shakhtar etc.
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    Peyroteo Professional Ronaldo PR Guy

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    Europa League looks like a lot of fun this season. Atletico, Napoli, Leipzig, Dortmund, Sporting, Milan, Lyon, Arsenal, Lazio, Zenit, Athletic Bilbao, Real Sociedad, Nice, Villarreal, Marseille, etc
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    Hugh Jass Full Member

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    Most certainly. He coaches it. He tells them to keep running and keep moving around in the box.

    I am not saying they are diving. But he is systematic in his approach. Everytime they dominate possession, you can almost sense a penalty is coming, especially when they are putting pressure on the other team.

    Look, I can understand why he does it. When you cant breakdown a team with 11 men parked like a bus, it is a way to make inroads.

    The last few games they have been lucky though. Liverpool seem to be the in form team at the moment.
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    Poor Arsene. Complaints of them having it much tougher than we did the year we won incoming. He ll probably focus on that no. 4 spot in the PL even more now.
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    So long as they keep Bosz around for the laughs, I will follow Dortmund games in the EL.
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    deafepl Full Member

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    Yeah, that's true. So if I recall we only lost two games at Old Trafford in 48 champions league game!
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    ti vu Full Member

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    Uh. City tops their group meaning with 4 PL teams topped their group, Chelsea has big chance to face Barcelona, PSG. Besiktas may look weak on paper but they're no pushover. Away to Turkey is kinda inconvenient too.
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    breakout67 Full Member

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    I have no problem saying they dive, because they do. It's too much of a recurring theme among Guardiola teams.

    Mourinho and Simeone play the clock when they are ahead as well; top managers always look for a way to get an edge.
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    Hugh Jass Full Member

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    True.
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    Law's Law Banned

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    Not sure about CL, but City only had 1.
    Basically, your assumption was pretty accurate.
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    Vato Watches other men wank.Supports Real.Coincidence?

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    Monaco and Dortmund ended up with just 2 points, less than fecking Anderlecht. :eek:
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    SqualorVictoria New Member

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    Two, as Aguero missed one at home against Donetsk. Though ironically they conceded 3 in total (all against Napoli).
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    Ederson made a mistake and it always going to happen some how considering the way he is out of his box totally, hope we attack him.
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    Dortmund were in a tough group but definitely expected better from them.
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    When is the draw?
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    Cheech Wizard Liverpool fan

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    I think you read what I meant wrong. I know Chelsea face big possibilities, but it used to be important that teams qualified top of their group and avoid trying to finish runner up. Now it doesn't really matter because finishing in either position your dealt with the same permutations because the strongest teams are now finishing runner ups which usually wouldn't be the case.
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    Wayne's World Full Member

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    Monday morning I think
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    Trikie New Member

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    I suppose the big advantage of topping your group now is that you get to play the second leg of your tie at home
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    Main difference is 10 or 15 years ago there was only at best 5 to 6 really strong teams, now you have a group of more than 10 to 12 teams where ok you can say in the end it is always the same teams who win, but it is not so relevant today finishing first or second.

    Ok still teams like Porto, Shaktar or Besiktas will be considered weaker, but they do have good players, coaching, and know how to create trouble to top teams, only problem for Shaktar is February/March they are in preseason.
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    Paul_Scholes18 Full Member

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    Bayern under LVG sure didn't get many. They probably just passed it around in the own half like we did a lot of the time.

    They dive a bit, but I am not sure he tells them to do it. Probably he more tell them to try to do everything they can to win at times.
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    Cassady Supports Liverpool, Not Accrington Stanley

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    Think we have only been in it twice though.
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    Blackwidow Full Member

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    Is this really an advantage with the away goal rule?

    There is a statistics somewhere around that quarterfinals to semifinals it is no advantage. And the round of 16 until last years seeding changes usually had an advantage for group winners that is not there anymore after the changed seeding.
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    deafepl Full Member

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    no, this is the first time you qualified for the round of 16 since 2009, i'm not talking about groups stage.
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    Cassady Supports Liverpool, Not Accrington Stanley

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    Iam sure we have only been in it 2010 and 2015 .
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    He means they hadn’t qualified for CL much after 2009