GWT: Champions League Round of 16 Part III

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  1. YNWA14

    YNWA14 Onbreekbaar

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    Thought this was pretty neat. Messi is really incredible. Mbappé may overtake him as a goal scorer but definitely doesn't have the same overall impact (playmaking, control).

    Higuain certainly enjoyed a mid-late career resurgence to not look embarrassing on that list as well, and Rooney well...haha.
     
  2. Corto

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    Just off the top of my head, you said (multiple times) that Monaco was (somehow) robbed in the CL semis vs Juve.

    And why exactly would UEFA be conspiring against PSG and not vs City, for example?
     
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    I doubt it. He's a superb talent (and already a superb player) but Ronaldo and Messi have been doing something that seemed borderline incredible in football.
    60+ goal season are not meant to be a thing. Yet for these two, it happened several times. 50+ goals over and over, for both of them.
     
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  5. Machinehead

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    You feel good about beating Bayern regardless of the state they're in. They're Bayern.

    And worse teams than 2018-19 Bayern have won it all.
     
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    You feel good about advancing no matter who you face. Just don't make it sound like it was some sort of David vs Goliath scenario.

    You don't see Ajax fans acting like that and they have more reason to with their victory over Real.
     
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    Draw is tomorrow, will be interesting to see who matches up with who.
     
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    That's true, I wouldn't care if we beat some college team. A win is a win.

    Still, beating Bayern in Bayern has an extra flavor to it, can't deny that.

    It's not necessarily about David vs Goliath. Nobody would ever classify Liverpool as a David, they never have been. They're a top 10 club on the planet right now.

    And I don't see any Liverpool fans acting like we've won the thing.
     
  9. Live in the Now

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    Yes, Liverpool were the better team to that extent. Still nice to wreck them, but I think most thought Liverpool would win. Liverpool is a top team now, the expectations need to be increased.

    There’s no worse than a 50-50 of Liverpool advancing from each given tie at this moment. Of course if they lose they lose, but I don’t see much point in blindly hoping for a weaker opponent anymore. The heroic achievements were last season.
     
  10. les Habs

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    Amazing comments about the win against Bayern:

    • It's not a big scalp.
    • Bayern are not a "big 4 club" right now in terms of competitive play.
    • Bayern's form since the winter break, in the Bundesliga it should be noted, doesn't say that much.

    They're not pushovers and it's not an easy draw, but Liverpool should have won that tie. It wasn't 50-50 and this wasn't an upset.

    I actually would prefer them now. Same goes for Liverpool. They're both in a title fight and the sooner we get one/both of them the better.

    Context that is irrelevant considering what you said when you said "even he". It was not a compliment whatsoever. If you intended it as such, and I don't think you did all things considered, it would have been written differently.
     
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    I just don’t get how you don’t understand that judgment calls aren’t overturned by VAR.
     
  12. Chimaera

    Chimaera same ol' Caps

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    They've won 26 of 27 matches at home in the CL.

    It is still a big match and a quality result.
     
  13. Ajacied

    Ajacied Stay strong Appie! ❤

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    Hoping Ajax avoids Barca, City, Juventus or Liverpool tomorrow. I think their run will end if they meet any of them. I give them fair chances vs Tottenham(comparable strengths), Porto (I think Ajax has a better roster, but Dutch teams rarely do well vs Portuguese sides, so I am a bit hesitant. They're also seen as an even bigger underdog than Ajax and that Ajax usually plays best when they have nothing to lose) and United (not a believer just yet and I also like Ajax' as a team much better).

    Hoping:
    Ajax - Manchester United
    Juventus - Barcelona
    Manchester City - Liverpool
    Tottenham - Porto

    Will be:
    Ajax - Manchester City
    Juventus - Liverpool
    Manchester United - Barcelona
    Porto - Tottenham
     
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    As far as the draw, I'm a little ambivalent.

    I don't think United have what it takes to win, so on one hand I'd love to draw Porto to make it a bit easier to advance but on the other hand I wouldn't mind drawing Barca, City, or Liverpool and just being eliminated now so we can focus on making the top 4.
     
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    I remember Caen being eliminated by Zaragoza in UEFA Cup (I was in the stadium for the home game). The linesman was either completely drunk or a total Zaragoza fan. He even waved offside a Caen player who was in his own camp.

    Caen-Saragosse, la belle cicatrice
     
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    And, yes that one time Monaco was robbed.
    Does it somehow in your head equal to hat you wrote? Nah you wrote that for the sake of trolling and lying, as always.

    City has UEFA rights. And wasn't eliminated three straight years with hilarious ref decisions.
     
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    Even he as in the diehard Barca fan of the board. And I said you wouldn't diss it away.
     
  18. Evilo

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    Really?
    PSG's wasn't a judgment call then?
     
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    So now UEFA denies the "technical incident" that was talked about to explain the Suarez penalty.
    They are now saying VAR confirmed the ref decision.

    I'm not sure which is worse.
     
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    If that's how you meant it, then fair enough. My apologies, but as it's written and all things considered I think it's fair I would interpret it differently.
     
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    If the ref wasn’t sure if it hit the hand, then no, that wasn’t a judgment call.
     
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    Thank you for the info. :)
     
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    Must be horrid being an anti-EPL person for this year CL's.
     
  24. les Habs

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    Probably not as horrid as it must be for an Arsenal supporter.
     
  25. East Coast Bias

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    This is kind of how i see it.

    We're not really a favorite in this. No matter what, in order to win it, we'd have to upset a good team or two. I guess you can root for delaying meeting a favorite, but idk. playing with house money anyway.
     

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