I expect Flick to play an extra central defender on the position. The right side can live without an offensive fullback especially in a one leg knockout tournament - but Pavard would be missed especially at set-pieces. Pavard was great in giving defensive cover to that right side of the pitch so even Kimmich could wander forward a lot.Pavard is apparently out for the rest of the season, i.e., the CL. Most likely means Kimmich won't be available at DM for our preferred midfield setup in the CL tournament.
I agree. Atletico get a very unfair rap. I have absolutely no problem with their 'anti' football. If it suits them best then go for it.Not that this is relevant to what anyone else is discussing, a video of Atleti knocking Liverpool out of the Champions League just popped up on my social media and now I'm all in for Atleti winning it this season. Simeone really saved us. You got these Liverpool players posing with trophies they won in different seasons, imagine they actually had managed to win the Premier League and Champions League this year. Thank God for Atleti's anti-football. I'll be rooting for them every round onwards from here.
PHE approved list, I believe. ‘Elite sports’ are exempt — I’m assuming that includes CL football.Anybody know how the quarantine workaround is actually done for this in practice? Have they all declared themselves as lorry drivers or something?
Real to win 2-1I will watch Juve. both teams were fairly bad in first game, especially Lyon who managed to score somehow, but looked limited and simply couldn't keep the ball. they will have about 30% possession again, sit deep and try to counter but this time Depay will play which could make things interesting. Juve will be without Dybala, but at least De Ligt is back. I'm certain Juve will beat them quite easily, I'm just hoping it will be convincing enough for someone to score hattrick as I placed a bet on that. predictions: 4-1, 2x Ronaldo, Bernardeschi, Higuain - Depay.
as for City, I simply don't believe they will lose at home nor Madrid will outscore them. I predict a draw or narrow City win, something like 2-2 or 2-1.
How convenient.PHE approved list, I believe. ‘Elite sports’ are exempt — I’m assuming that includes CL football.
The away goal can help Real if they get going. Didn't expect a clean sheet anyway for them. Could see Real getting a 2-1 win and then 1-1 after extra time and Real advancing.Real needs to score 2 goals minimum. Don't think they will win tonight without Ramos. City's defence is pretty poor though. I am hoping for an early madrid goal.
Out of their last 6 games without Ramos, Real lost 5 while only winning against Nicosia. They'll need something unusual to happen, like an early red for City.City got a weak defense so Madrid have a chance. Nerves might come for City as well. They know they have never won it.
I don't trust Madrid to take it though. Just not sure they have enough goals in them.
Never bet against Ronaldo. Or Zidane.Out of their last 6 games without Ramos, Real lost 5 while only winning against Nicosia. They'll need something unusual to happen, like an early red for City.
2-1 City would be my guess.
As for the other game, I'd also go with a 2-1 for Juve, meaning they're going out tonight.