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That's a massive result. Out of the bottom 3 for now, Valencia need to carry this momentum under Baraja
Very good win but two of their next three are Barca and Atletico Madrid away.

Such a good relegation battle this season. Elche totally adrift but other two spots very open with all of Espanyol, Cadiz, Girona, Valladolid winning a couple of games in last month.

Sevilla been on a very good run themselves since the winter break but they're still only three points clear of 19th. Can see a team going down on 40 points.
 

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Seeing Asensio on the pitch always makes me think of this legendary tweet from french journalist Fred Hermel, who's ultra pro Real :
"Mbappé 180 M
Asensio 3 M
See you in 2 years to talk about it





That's a very risky bet. Last year's team was stronger and it took luck and the best version of Benzema to win it. Real Madrid really is a different beast in the CL but still, it won't work every year.
Fred Hermel is such an idiot :lol:
 

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Very good win but two of their next three are Barca and Atletico Madrid away.

Such a good relegation battle this season. Elche totally adrift but other two spots very open with all of Espanyol, Cadiz, Girona, Valladolid winning a couple of games in last month.

Sevilla been on a very good run themselves since the winter break but they're still only three points clear of 19th. Can see a team going down on 40 points.
Celta is also in the fight not to be relegated. With the new coach we are playing better, in several games like against Villarreal, Atlético de Madrid or Real Sociedad we were able to get a better result. And today very important match against Valladolid.
An injury of Aspas and Veiga and we tremble.

And yes, it seems that this year salvation may be at 40 points.
 

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As Morty said, Asensio never was close to a world class talent even before he did his ACL. He lost his spot in Real's starting team in october of 2018 after a pretty bad begining of the season for his team, then got injured and permanently lost his spot to Bale or Vinicius.

He scored some world class goals in important games so people who watch Real occasionnaly could have thought he was a top talent.
Cmon man, let me like the guy :wenger:
 

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Girona are playing some fantastic football here
Team with quality in the midfield. Romeu, A. García and R. Riquelme give balance and ball control to the team. A. Martínez he is a very interesting player for RB, only 19 years old.
 

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Team with quality in the midfield. Romeu, A. García and R. Riquelme give balance and ball control to the team. A. Martínez he is a very interesting player for RB, only 19 years old.
Yeah lovely team to watch. This has been a very good game
 

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I think I changed my opinion from yesterday

 

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Another goal from Gabri Veiga. For the year he is no longer at Celta.
 

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A horrible first half. No speed, no shots, many mistakes. Don't see how we can win here.
 

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Barca really not taking the loss well, about to drop 3 to a team in the relegation zone
 

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A deserved defeat. First time zero shots on goal. Second half only weak crosses. This is on Xavi.
 

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2 goals and an assist. Could have had another which hit the woodwork, he is having some season this lad
He has a clause of €40M. I would be surprised if he wasn't signed by a team. Here Atletico Madrid, Arsenal, Newcastle and United have sounded like interested teams. I don't know what it will be true.

He was already on the shortlist for the World Cup. This year he may go to the Spanish team and only 20 years old.
 

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A deserved defeat. First time zero shots on goal. Second half only weak crosses. This is on Xavi.
Deserved defeat. You have the option to almost sentence the league and Xavi makes rotations. Not understood from any perspective.
 

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He has a clause of €40M. I would be surprised if he wasn't signed by a team. Here Atletico Madrid, Arsenal, Newcastle and United have sounded like interested teams. I don't know what it will be true.

He was already on the shortlist for the World Cup. This year he may go to the Spanish team and only 20 years old.
Yup can understand the PL links.
 

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A horrible first half. No speed, no shots, many mistakes. Don't see how we can win here.
You've actually been pretty bad in a lot of games this year. This was coming. Doesn't matter anyways
 

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You've actually been pretty bad in a lot of games this year. This was coming. Doesn't matter anyways
Barcelona has scored 45 goals so far in the League. That's VERY low by their standards. But since they didn't concede a lot of goals they won pretty often by a 1 goal margin with a totally average performance.
 

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Barcelona has scored 45 goals so far in the League. That's VERY low by their standards. But since they didn't concede a lot of goals they won pretty often by a 1 goal margin with a totally average performance.
When i say this year i mean 2023, they were actually pretty great in the league before the WC. They've gotten significantly worse, which is borne out by advanced stats too. We're actually been better than them in terms of performances overall, just...grrrr. They somehow beat atletico with Araujo clearing a goal off the line even he didn't know how, while we lose to Mallorca on an epic scale own goal and miss a penalty. Fml :mad:
 

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Now, if we beat them in CDR, it might cause something of a collapse for Barcelona.
But even if they fall apart in the league, it still depends on us actually stringing together some wins, i wouldn't count on it.
 

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Now, if we beat them in CDR, it might cause something of a collapse for Barcelona.
But even if they fall apart in the league, it still depends on us actually stringing together some wins, i wouldn't count on it.
Wishful thinking imo, Barca could lose the next 5 league games and still be leading with 7 points given how poor we’ve been in the league.

Think it won’t even be close and they’ll prolly widen the gap. Our best bet is the Copa and CL.
 

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Wishful thinking imo, Barca could lose the next 5 league games and still be leading with 7 points given how poor we’ve been in the league.

Think it won’t even be close and they’ll prolly widen the gap. Our best bet is the Copa and CL.

Also, Ancelotti will likely serve us some conservative stuff against an injury-ridden Barca, and considering there are two legs in the semis(absolutely no idea why they decided to keep that), i would certainly not take anything for granted in CDR either.
 

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Cadiz CF is set to stop participating in LaLiga. They claim their 1:1 against Elche from January 17 must be replayed, starting from the moment of Elche's foul equaliser, with a score of 1:0, for reasons of integrity of the game, no less.

They've filed at Tribunal Administrativo del Deporte (TAD), a court beneath the Spanish Consejo Superior de Deportes (CSD), the High Court of Sports.

TAD will announce tomorrow what is thought to be a decline of their competence, referring to regulations stating they're competent to disciplinary matters, when this is an administrative one; we'll see.
 

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Also, Ancelotti will likely serve us some conservative stuff against an injury-ridden Barca, and considering there are two legs in the semis(absolutely no idea why they decided to keep that), i would certainly not take anything for granted in CDR either.
Happens so often in the Clasico, no matter the manager. Don't know what it is. Even during that period where we hadn't lost to them for quite some time and were the better side, at most we get a 3-1. Could excuse it when they had Messi, but still. They are much better at trashing a Clasico than we are. Like the last league game, went up 2-0 and we decide to sit back and let them play ball. Unnecessarily making it tight as they got the 2-1. Very frustrating.

I'm expecting something similar today, they got a lot of injuries but we concede for fun. Expecting a draw, 2-2.
 

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So we play today without Dembele, Pedri, Lewy and Christensen is on the bench because of ankle pain. 4 key players missing and our great form this year with 2 defeats in a row. If that's not a good motivation to look forward to the clasico, I don't know what is.
The goal should be not to lose with 3+ goals difference, so the return game remains interesting.


 
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I don't think that deserved a yellow, de jong was as much clinging to him as he did.
 

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Vinicius needs to calm down, he's more and more agitated and his behaviour with refs isn't tolerable. We know he's going through a lot in some games but it can't excuse everything.
 

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Real choking once again. Pathetic.