GWT: Champions League Quarterfinals

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  1. Duchene2MacKinnon

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    Haven't had the opportunity to comment on this match but that should've CLEARLY been a penalty in the dying moments of the match for Barca. Regardless, of what happened earlier. If it were the other way around people would have gone ape ****. Typical double standards. However, the right team won and I hope they go all the way(or Munich).

    Barca are dusted they can't run anymore, Enrique falling the same trap as Carlos with Real Madrid. It's too bad Vidal got injured could have used him last couple of weeks. Turan is a complete fraud, shouldn't have touched this guy. It's a good they built themselves that cushion in La liga...they'll drop more points but as will Madrids. Gotta rest Messi on the weekend and make a final push. Even if you drop points against Valencia, it's not the end of the world but you can't completely run MSN to the ground.


    Spoken truly like a guy who doesn't watch Argentina more than One game every 4 years. The idea of dropping Messi absurd, given he's their most consistent player and at times the only one to show up, name 1 player who can provide what Messi offers Argentina, on a consistent level? Kun, he's hit or miss and is injured or playing injured most of the time, ADM has million dollar talent but a 0.2 cent brain, can take games over but most of the time nonexistent, Dybala's time will come, being paired up with Messi would be ideal. Who else Correa too young, Pipita? Crapacio?:laugh::laugh:
     
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    I have my doubts if he's even the best Argentinean coach. Guy still can't open up despite many offensive players.

    He'll survive, I would imagine even though I'm not a big fan of his.It would not be right to fire him, no matter what happens to end the year.
     
  3. les Habs

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    Not to discount the rest of your post, but googling "footballtarget" might help you out.

    Any perceived sarcasm on my end aside, I think there's a lot to like about Atleti. Working class club. Stadium has a lot of charm and it's not an easy away ground. Plenty of homegrown players. Working on a budget that a lot of their later stage CL opponents don't have to, though it helps when dipsticks like our management team go after the likes of Arda Turan. Great work ethic in the team who defend fantastically. Manager who was a very good player for them and who knows the club. "Underdogs" to an extent, though I think that's way overblown. Supporters like the legendary Torrente. And they're called the "mattress men" for ****'s sake. The problem I have, and this is coming from someone who feels the same at times about some of his players, is a lot of what you cited when it comes to the theatrics and dirty play from a lot of their players and from Simeone himself (who is no Johnny Cash). Not to shed any crocodile tears for Madrid, but I've even seen them get kicked around by Atleti for example. It's entirely unnecessary and really ruins or should ruin any romantic ideas about them. That's not to mention I think they should attack much more than they do. To each their own of course. That said they're great for the league as a whole and it too entirely too long for them to get back there.
     
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    I dont completely hate Atleti since they have my boy Zakaria :D
     
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    What a surprise :sarcasm:
     
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    Yep, so surprising that Real gets City.... :laugh:
     
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    Ick, probably the combos I wanted least and could easily lid to an all-Madrid final which I also think would be the worst. I mean, Bayern will be odds favourites, but Atleti could just as easily knock them off. Real theoretically shouldn't have too much trouble with City, but PSG shouldn't have either, really depends who shows up.
     
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    Honestly, I want TWO all-Spanish finals (CL and EL). Proud La Liga homer :nod:
     
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    Of course. FIFA...I mean UEFA is so ****ing predictable its a joke. Of course Bayern and Real couldn't play in the Semi's.
     
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    These things are rigged. It's fine.

    I talked to a professional player for a European team and he and his team mates surely thought so at least.
     
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    I can't believe how lucky Real has been with these draws this season. Unbelievable
     
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    If they go on to win the CL AND grab the title I will literally puke
     
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    Watch how lucky they're going to be for the draw for the final pfffsss
     
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    Bayern-Atletico will be interesting. Atletico definitely played better in this round than Bayern did, but that could easily change if Boateng and Robben come back.
     
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    I like this draw, we haven't seen these recently.
     
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    Agree at least it's new matchups.
     
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    I like Sampaoli a lot as well. But was a big Simeone fan as a player, and as a coach he's able to translates his passion to his players. Atletico have quite few amazing offensive players but on paper their team should be no where near Real Madrid and Barcelona.
     
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    Meh

    I wanted Bayern

    Oh and Evilo and a few others, the hate is strongly with you haha.
    Don't be mad
     
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    So much disrespect to City lol

    But anyway the draw is fine. We saw Madrid/Bayern fairly recently and it didn't go well for Bayern, and Atletico/Real already play all the time and were very unlikely to be drawn together.

    These match-ups are good. Real/Bayern would be the expected final which gives Real a decent chance at winning the CL, and there's also the potential for upset in both draws.

    It wouldn't be unreasonable to see a City/Bayern final which would be really interesting for the managerial storyline. It's also not an unwinnable tie for City which would be incredibly funny.
     
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    I wouldn't be mad if City wins the CL

    It would be nice for Pellegrini
     
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    I actually thought Madrid were going to draw Liverpool this round.

    City aren't going to make the Final and regardless of who they drew Madrid had a great chance of winning it.
     
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    UEFA really don't want Atletico Madrid in the finals again do they? Not only do they get the worst draw, they have to play the second leg away and they get only 6 days in between the 2 legs, and that's not even including their La Liga tilt in between. Of course Bayern have the same predicament, but Atletico's style requires going all out and thus the schedule is more problematic for them IMO.
     
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    :laugh:
     
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    ?? Collectively Atletico players cover much more ground than Bayern players on average because Bayern play a much more possession-based game.
     
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    So based on that they should get special consideration for matchdays even though according to you Bayern are in the same predicament?
     
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