GWT: Champions League Round of 16 Part III

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  1. Vasilevskiy

    Vasilevskiy I've many surnames

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    Draw supposedly leaked:
    Liverpool - Ajax
    Juventus - Porto
    United - Spurs
    Barcelona - City
     
  2. Ajacied

    Ajacied Stay strong Appie! ❤

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    I wonder what happens if this would occur.
     
  3. maclean

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    I feel like last year it was leaked ahead of time too and came true, though that may have been the next round when there were fewer options
     
  4. Corto

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    It was for the semis. And it looked like one of the 3-4 "leaked draw" posts somewhere got it right. Nothing more.

    Now if they get it right in the quarters... Then we can talk about a fixed draw.

    But until I see Uncle Toni somewhere about, I'm not buying it.
    (for the uneducated, Uncle Toni was Rafael Nadal's coach - and is his uncle - and for a period about 4 years, there was a run of 16 Grand Slams where Federer, Djokovic and Nadal were the top-3 seeds, so there was a 50/50 chance that one of them ends up in his own half of the draw and the other two have to play each other in the semis... 50/50 chances aside, Federer and Djokovic ended up in the same half of the draw 15 out of 16 times, and Nadal was in his own half - leading tennis fans to conjure up the "Uncle Toni" conspiracy)

    Note: Maybe it was 14 times, there are articles on the interwebz.
     
  5. Ajacied

    Ajacied Stay strong Appie! ❤

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    Ajax drawing one of the big 4; Juventus. Their streak will end here, though De Ligt vs Ronaldo was always on my wish list.
     
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    Already not right
     
  7. maclean

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    Ajax - Juventus
    Liverpool - Porto
    Tottenham - City
    Barcelona - United
    (edit: Barca-Utd will be reversed so the Manchesters don't play at the same time)
     
  8. Evilo

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    No last year it wasn't a leaked draw.
    It was Roma 's website putting the tickets on sale on its website with the good date before the game.
     
  9. kyle evs48

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    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
  10. maclean

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    Spurs/City vs Ajax/Juve
    Barca/Utd vs Pool/Porto
     
  11. maclean

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    Ah, right, thanks
     
  12. Corto

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    Eh. Sort of disappointed. None of the 4 favorites meeting before the semis (City, Barca, Juve, Liverpool).
     
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    In the first juve-atleti one they really missed the opportunity to do "what should Atleti do?" "NOTHING"
     
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    Game really did look like that was their entire strategy though. :D

    At some point, Simeone's got to take some blame as well.
    He bought Lemar for 70m to run around like an improvised LB and defend only. They have quality players, they don't have to play defendball only anymore.
     
  16. maclean

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    I really wanted Lemar at Arsenal so it was extra annoying for Simeone to get him and not use his talents well. I mean, I don't watch Atleti basically at all, so I can't comment on who's to blame, but he hasn't exactly been on fire since going there
     
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    Lol, or run.
     
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    Damn Virgil...

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    Not happy with the draw. Would have preferred Juventus, City or Liverpool. At least it wasn't Ajax.

    From the little I bothered to read the best points were by the "typical haters". A whole lot of nonsense otherwise.
     
  20. Ajacied

    Ajacied Stay strong Appie! ❤

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    Eh? I think Ajax would be eaten alive in Barcelona.
     
  21. les Habs

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    I want Ajax to go as far as they can so long as it's not at the expense of us. Like I said yesterday, I want to meet them in the Final.
     
  22. Ajacied

    Ajacied Stay strong Appie! ❤

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    Ah, gotcha. That would be quite something indeed.. :)
     
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    Very weak draw, couldn't really have been worse.
     
  24. JeffreyLFC

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    which could still happen
     
  25. kyle evs48

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