Champions League last 16

Discussion in 'Soccer' started by Bon Esprit, Dec 17, 2018.

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  1. Hadoop The GOAT Generation

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    Good match between two perrennial CL bridesmiads. Though I swear the Champions League brings out the worst out of posters around these parts.
     
  2. The Abusement Park Registered User

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    Nah. All the posters here suck :sarcasm:



    Including me.
     
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    Even if the Bundesliga financial is a step behind. Im proud my favourite club isnt a pawn in the hands of any sheik or russian billionaire.
     
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    Lmao what a sore loser
     
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    He was at a better level once that Dybala for sure will never reach and Icardi neither.
     
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    I guarantee you in 2 weeks he will get a red card.
     
  7. koyvoo For Badgeholders Only

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    He did it before kickoff too so maybe he’s just sore in general.

     
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    lol @ the last few pages. Nothing gets the hot-takes firing like the CL.

    Obligatory digs at Serie A , Allegri sucks , Dybala's a second line centre (that one got me) , Higuain's a fat oaf and on and on.

    Well done A-Madrid , make sure you finish the job.
     
  9. YNWA14 Onbreekbaar

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    I always find it amusing when people refer to professional athletes that aren't offensive linesmen (or Roy Nelson) as fat.
     
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    Tnx DPS for this! Made everyone happy.
     
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    He and Mourinho really deserve to find each other again. Ideally on some shitty Portuguese team
     
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    Two penalties granted and the other team down to 10 men. Still lost. :thumbu:
     
  13. maclean Registered User

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    Just think of it like the hockey player Šťastný, except Polish instead of Slovak :D

    š > sz
    ť > cz
    a > ę
    -stný is just -sny and that's it!
     
  14. KoozNetsOff 92 Hala Madrid

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    Ronaldo didn't "carry" Madrid. Did he score big goals? Of course. But there were plenty of times that he choked or didn't even play and the others stepped up.

    14 copa final: Ronaldo didn't play because of injury, Madrid wins

    14 UCL final: Ronaldo does nothing all game, Madrid wins

    16 UCL sf: Ronaldo didn't play 1 leg, did nothing in the other, Madrid goes through

    16 UCL final: Ronaldo does nothing all game, scores in the shootout but so did 4 others, Madrid win

    18 UCL sf: Ronaldo does nothing in both legs, Madrid goes through

    18 UCL final: Ronaldo does nothing all game, Madrid wins

    A team doesn't win 4/5 UCL by being carried by 1 player. Benzema, Bale, Modric, Kroos, Casemiro, Marcelo, Ramos, Carvajal, Navas have all at some point during this run been the best or among the very best in their position.
     
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  15. Ivan13 Not posting anymore

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    It's both hilarious and sad to see how Griezman acted before the game. Dude has the social manners of a petulant 3-year-old.
     
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    Schalke is 14 th in Table! ManCity currently 1st.
     
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    Tuchel thinks Lyon has a good opportunity to knock Barca out. He stresses how hard it is to play Lyon.

     
  18. East Coast Bias Registered User

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    I wanted to watch, but pregame there were a bunch of Heineken ads, and I got so wrapped up in the ill effects of alcohol and multi-national corporations on the world, that i spent 5 hours researching how the world was before the Champs League. When it was pure and natural. Totally missed the games.
     
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    If you think this forum becomes bad when discussing the Champions League, for your sake don't come within a country mile of the place during a World Cup. We're treated to lashings of lobotomised nationalism, lectures from observers who could barely recognise a soccer ball if it rolled in front of them, and the dregs from the barrel of unoccupied winter sport trolls.
     
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  20. kyle evs48 Devilish Boy Grin

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    It's definitely not just during Champions League matches.
     
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    Ya but Ronaldo was their best player easily for the most part.
     
  22. KoozNetsOff 92 Hala Madrid

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    No he wasn't. If Ronaldo was the best player he'd have more than 1 UCL goal for Juve. It helps having the best midfield in the world and a striker like Benzema who is willing to sacrifice his own stats to keep Ronaldo from throwing a temper tantrum.
     
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    Fair point on midfield since Juve are so bad there, but guys like Kroos and Casemiro are nothing special tbh.
     
  24. The Abusement Park Registered User

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    That’s definitely underrating Kroos and Casemiro honestly.
     
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    Ronaldo was their best and most important player on the whole. That doesn't mean that other world class players didn't step up when needed.
     
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