GWT: Champions League Round of 16 Part II

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  1. Halladay

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    It would probably be the biggest disappointment I have ever had as a fan if Spurs don't go through. But boy do I not trust this team at the moment if they get 1-0 in the face early. Still think Spurs will go through, but the arena will be rocking if that happens and who knows....
     
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    BVB are not exactly smoking hot at the moment, I'd be pretty relaxed tonight were I a Spurs fan.
    Then again, "it's Tottenham, lads" is a thing. :D
     
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    United missing 10 first team players through injury, including 5 starters. Youngsters Garner, Gomes, Chong, Greenwood are travelling and a first call up for fullback Brandon Williams. Great experience for the kids. Lineup will probably be:

    Lukaku
    Rashford-------------Dalot
    Pereira Fred
    McTominay
    Shaw Lindelof Smalling Young
    De Gea
    Could go 3 CB with Bailly but Solsjkaer hasn't started with 3 CB yet.
     
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    I don't know what % we are talking about, but Spurs are going through at least 90% of the time based on the first leg.

    I agree that BVB are not looking impressive at the moment, which helps Spurs, but funny how energy and confidence can quickly return under the right circumstances.
     
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    I think they go 3 CBs. Also I can see Dalot getting a start over Young. Something like
    Rashford-Lukaku
    Shaw-Pereira-McTominay-Fred-Dalot
    Smalling-Lindelof-Bailly
    DDG
     
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    BVB have scored three or more goals in a majority of their home games this year, so it's not a gimme, but ya gotta think Spurs won't choke it. I think they'll lose the match, but they'll score and they'll win the tie. I'm gonna say it's 3-1 Dortmund on the day.
     
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    BVB of the first half of the campaign i would give a little chance. At the moment it will be a easy go through for Tottenham.
     
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    I would rather start Dalot and live with his inexperience than watch Young kick guys legs out until he gets a yellow, then watch guys run by him trying not to get a second yellow for 90 mins.
     
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    BVB shouldn't play anything even remotely resembling an A squad but with Favre's cluelessness about the merits of rotation I'm not optimistic.
     
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    Not having very high hopes for this evening. Ajax were definitely the better of the two in Amsterdam, but beating Real in Madrid by a two goal difference is next to impossible. Anyway..

    Ajax lineup:

    --------------------- Tadic ---------------------
    Neres ---------------------------- Ziyech -----
    --------------------------------------------------
    ----------------- van de Beek -----------------
    -------------- de Jong - Schöne --------------
    Tagliafico ------------------------- Mazraoui
    -------------- Blind - de Ligt -----------------
    --------------------- Onana -------------------

    Just found out that this will be de Ligt's 101st game for Ajax already and he's barely 19.
    I still remember his first few European games when he was still 17 and hyped up the Ajax fanatics:
     
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    lol yep

     
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    I think punting the UCL is a bad idea. 3-0 is unlikely, but not outside the realm of possibilities.

    We are resting Hakimi, Zagadou and Delaney here or more likely a temporary benching for their recent performances. It’s some rotation. I don’t mind it. How is this formation going to look? Is Reus playing wide or is Goetze in the Delaney position?
     
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    By all means go hard for the CL. With backup players. Adding more midweek fixtures in a competition they won't win only further hurts their chances of winning the league title.
     
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    What a horrible idea, not trying to win in the Champions League last 16? Bayern will win the league easily anyway.
     
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    Quality start. Surprised this one wasn't disallowed.. :sarcasm:

    Don't have a good feeling about this one, though.
     
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    Ref in the RM/Ajax game has missed two super obvious yellows, one on each team.
     
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    Holy crap. It might actually happen.
     
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    I love you Ajax!!!!
     
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    Tadic.. Just draw dropping.

    That Neres move earlier was something else as well.
     
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