Europa League Semi-final 1st Leg

Celta Vigo 0:1 Manchester United

Celta Vigo 0:1 Man Utd

Balaídos

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Thu, 04 May 2017
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  1. Apr 29, 2017
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    Lucky McLuckerson The saviour of our season (ask Maradona10)

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    Date - Thursday, May 04 2017
    Kickoff Time - 2005 Hrs BST

    Venue - Estadio Municipal de Balaídos, Vigo

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    Europa League form guide

    Manchester United: WDWDW

    Celta Vigo: WWWWD


    Previous Meetings

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    All-Time Record

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    Pre-Match Pressers

    José Mourinho




    Eduardo Berizzo



    "This is the game all Celta fans want to see."

    "We hope first of all that the statistics (United having won just twice in Spain) stay as they are, just two wins away from England."

    "My players have matured at incredible speed and tomorrow they will be very sure of themselves."

    "How do you beat Manchester United? Be faithful to who we are. The team has a clear identity and they believe in it. Lot of possession and pressure. We recover the ball quickly. We have to be faithful to who we are facing such a great team as Manchester United."

    "I thank the players for their attitude and commitment. The squad have really believed and that has translated into results."

    "There will be times when we control the ball and times when we defend. United changes according to who they play against and we have to be ready for that."

    "United know what they are doing. They know how to manage the pace and when to attack. We want to get a result that gives us a chance of winning through to the final and that is about playing how we play. We hope we will win with conviction, identity and heart."

    "I was a witness of Marcelo Bielsa's match with Athletic Bilbao against Manchester United and he found a tactical solution to that match and that might be a clue for us to follow tomorrow."

    "Manchester United know what they are doing: how to manage the times, the pace, the defence, the attack."

    "Tomorrow we want to go to Manchester with a chance of winning, a result that gives us a chance of winning and the only way of doing that, really, is being faithful to our own game."

    "More than my influence, I think Iago (Aspas) has matured a lot personally."

    "He has really assumed the leadership of the team, which is very important."

    "I think playing on the right-hand side of the pitch really liberates him in his creative freedom and he is able to combine better with the central forwards."


    Team News

    Manchester United

    Timothy Fosu-Mensah (shoulder injury), Luke Shaw (ankle injury), Marcos Rojo (knee ligament injury) and Zlatan Ibrahimović (knee ligament injury) ruled out.


    Celta Vigo

    Giuseppe Rossi (cruciate ligament rupture) ruled out. Rubén Blanco (wound) and Carles Planas (knee injury) doubtful.


    Know the opposition

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    Real Club Celta de Vigo, usually known as Celta Vigo or sometimes just Celta (and nicknamed Os Celestes - The Sky Blues, or Célticos) is a Spanish professional football club based in Vigo, Galicia - playing in La Liga. Celta Vigo was formed as a result of the ambition of Vigo's teams to achieve more at national level, where the Basque sides had been their bête noire in the Spanish Championship. The idea was to merge Real Vigo Sporting and Real Fortuna Football Club to create a more powerful team at national level.

    Celta have never won the league title nor Copa del Rey, although they have reached the final three times in the latter. One of the team's best seasons was 1970/71, when they finished unbeaten at home and were known as the "giant-killers". Celta came sixth that season and qualified for the UEFA Cup for the first time. The club finished in their best-ever position of fourth in 2002/03, qualifying for the 2003/04 Champions League, where they were eliminated by Arsenal in the Round of 16. The club's home stadium is Balaídos, which seats 29,000 spectators. Celta's name is derived from the Celts who were once present in the region. Its main rival is fellow Galician club Deportivo de La Coruña, with whom it contests the Galician Derby.


    Referee

    Sergey Karasev.


    Familiar Faces

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    Giuseppe Rossi (at United from 2004-07).​
  2. Apr 30, 2017
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    top1whoisman Meet the press(conference)

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    For the first time this season, I'm not looking forward to a United match.
  3. Apr 30, 2017
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    Need Pogba back for this desperately.
  4. Apr 30, 2017
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    Samid follows Pogue around, fixing his images

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    We're fecked.
  5. Apr 30, 2017
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    AXVnee7 Full Member

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    Mata and Mkhi must start IMO. As must Martial.

    Hopefully Bailly will be fit for this one.
  6. Apr 30, 2017
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    Raw Full Member

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    They're going to do us in.
  7. Apr 30, 2017
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    Team should be...

    ---------------De Gea---------------
    Valencia--Bailly--Blind--Darmian
    ---------------Fellaini---------------
    -------Herrera-------Pogba-------
    Mata---------Rashford---------Mkhitaryan

    Subs: Romero, Young, Tuanzebe, Carrick, Lingard, Martial, Rooney

    Feck knows what we do if Bailly isn't fit
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    Ramshock CAF Pilib De Brún Translator

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    Do Celta have any height
  9. Apr 30, 2017
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    Bestie07 Full Member

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    We're gonna lose this, we barely have a defence and a midfield now. Attack we never had to begin with.
  10. Apr 30, 2017
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    PoTMS Full Member

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    We need a score draw or a win ideally as we'll probably draw at Old Trafford.
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    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    De Gea
    Valencia Darmian Blind Young
    Fellaini
    Herrera Pogba
    Mkhi------------Martial
    Rashford​
  12. Apr 30, 2017
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    stubie Full Member

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    No Rooney = Result
  13. Apr 30, 2017
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    1-0 united win, putting $100 on it right now
  14. Apr 30, 2017
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    LuisNaniencia Sky Sports called my bluff

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    Fellaini can play so not too much of an issue.

    Dreading the Arsenal game after this more, think we will get a draw here.
  15. Apr 30, 2017
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    2 man midfield Incestuous Modern Woman (Dumper!)

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    Just score. A goal and we're in with a chance.
  16. Apr 30, 2017
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    2cents Full Member Scout

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    Leave Rooney in Manchester.
  17. Apr 30, 2017
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    Jazz Full Member

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    They must be licking their lips... we've got mad injuries and can't score. Be a miracle if we get through this:(
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    bosnian_red Worst scout to ever exist

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    De Gea
    Valencia Darmian Blind Young
    Fellaini Herrera Pogba
    Mkhitaryan Rashford Martial​

    Lol at that defence. Would take a draw and havr us needing a win at OT.
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    Jazz Full Member

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    This too
  20. Apr 30, 2017
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    Bubz27 No I won’t change your tag line

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    DDG
    Valencia Bailly Blind Darmian
    Fellaini Herrera Pogba
    Mata Martial Mikh
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    Jacky Quacky made eight consecutive posts about Fellaini once

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    De Gea
    Valencia Darmian Blind Young
    Herrera Fellaini Pogba
    Mata Rashford Martial

    feck it play Mata if hes fit.
  22. Apr 30, 2017
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    ADJUDICATOR FULL MEMBER

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    freeurmind weak willed

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    Tunazebe should get an opportunity here. Rather have him in there than Darmian and Blind together which seems an accident just waiting to happen.
  24. Apr 30, 2017
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    Hernandez - BFA The Way to Fly

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    I'll only be confident of some kind of result if both Bailly and Pogba are playing.
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    On the evidence of our performance against Swansea, we're up said creek without a paddle.

    Our only saving grace is that the players have shown more diligence in the Europa League this season - namely because they've known for a while that it's our only hope of making the Champions League.

    We just need to find one goal.
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    paulscholes18 Full Member

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    Romero
    Valencia Darmian Blind Young
    Herrera Fellaini Pogba
    Mkhitaryan Rashford Martial
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    pseudo_canadian Full Member

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    Biggest game of the last 5 seasons.
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    The red panther princess transfer emo

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    ------------------------DDG-------------------------------
    ------Darmian--------Carrick-----------Blind-------------
    Valencia---------------Fellaini---------------------Young
    --------------Herrera-----------Pogba-------------------
    --------------Mkhitaryan----Rashford-------------------

    Bench: Martial, Lingard, Mata, Rooney, McTominay, Tuanzebe, Romero

    Assuming that Bailly won't be fit enough to play, else I'd have him on the position of Carrick
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    Red Dreams Full Member

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    silly freekick to give away.

    But otherwise Rooney played well. Certainly an option up front.

    Pogba should start Thursday.

    Its the defence that is the concern.
  30. Apr 30, 2017
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    If Pogba isn't back then bad things will happen
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    This is going to be a tough match. If we could get two goals, we would be doing well.
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    Red Dreams Full Member

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    I would go with that.
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    Catt Ole's at the wheel!

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    How's Celta looking lately?

    3-0 to Celta Vigo.
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    AgentP Full Member

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    Romero
    Valencia Darmian Blind Young
    Fellaini
    Herrera Pogba
    Mkhi Rashford Martial ​
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    We need a result there, not to depend on a home game.....
    In any other circumstances a boring 0:0 there would do.
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    I checked before our KO today and Celta have lost their last 2 games if that counts for anything
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    Joke about Rooney?
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    Riverized157 Full Member

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    This is our last chance of Champions League football with the bonus of giving us a trophy and the possibility of playing the European Super Cup - puts us right back in the map of the top european football.

    This said, Celta de Vigo is one of the best teams in Spain (dont let the league table fool you). They already beat Barcelona at home and eliminated Real Madrid of the spanish cup and in Iago Aspas they boost the fourth top goal scorer of the spanish league - already on 17th goals just in the league.

    I dont know what players we will have available but I´m hoping that Pogba will play and that Bailly is recovered as well as we need a very strong line up to bring something back to Old Trafford - with their style of play they will almost for sure score goals away and that´s why I believe we need a strong result in the first leg.
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    They don't have anything to play for there.
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    Why is Betis' fans picture in OP?:lol:
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    Sure, a young player, barely played this year, put him for a tough European away game, most important game of the season.
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