GWT: Champions League Round of 16

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  1. LightningStrikes Elite Fan

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    How did they not score there?
     
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    And look at the Juve subs bot miss eay chances
     
  3. Wee Baby Seamus Yo, Goober, where's the meat?

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    Totally disagree, watching Juve slice Bayern in the first half was thrilling.
     
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    Sure. But bigger than embarassing one-footed Coman who assisted the tying goal and scored a beauty of a final goal?
     
  5. Just Win Registered User

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    Bayern subbing in Coman and Juve subbing out Morata changed the game.
     
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    agree
     
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    Juve, did they really think they could win like that? Fools.
     
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    Congratulations to Barcelona, see you next year
     
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    But aside from those two scenes the first half of this was bad.

    He was trying too hard to get the cross in when Juve were cheating so hard over to that side. You can call him MOTM if you want, I don't care.

    Conversely, subbing OUT Alonso...
     
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    Gah I hate Bayern

    This feels like that Real v Atletico final all over again
     
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    Well Bayern will struggle without healthy central defenders. Bernat has been pretty mediocre this season but he'll have to play since Alaba-Kimmich is by far their best CB pairing. Alonso should be nowhere near the starting lineup in future big matches.
     
  12. njdevil26 I hate avocados

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    Heartbroken.

    I fully expected a loss. Bayern is the best team in the world in my opinion and not having Chiellini, Marchisio, and Dybala is a huge hole in the lineup.... but to have a two goal lead, have several missed chances, and then lose like that is heartbreaking...
     
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    Well done
     
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    I never give coach Allegri crap... but he really screwed up the substitutions.

    Morata was beating the Bayern back line with his speed.... so he subs Morata our for Mandzukic who was playing with an injury and is slow as hell anyway. If Morata had to come out, Zaza should have played to keep up the pace.

    Taking Khedira out was a mistake too... he was rock solid in the midfield. Hernanes should have been taken out because he's utterly useless.
     
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    One team added quality with one of their subs (and also got a lot faster/dynamic), the other team made the opposite. In fact, Juve lost quality/got worse with every of their 3 subs. Not sure why Allegri didn't bring someone like Rugani instead of Pereyra late in the game. At least Rugani might have been able to win a header.
     
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    Cant believe Juve blew the lead.

    Hope we get to play bayern on the QF
     
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    Bayern is going to get battered by Barcelona.
     
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    It's hard to sub a defender. Especially since Barzagli and Bonucci were fine. Rugani is a CB. Rugani can't play wingback.

    Zaza > Morata
    Sturaro > Hernanes
    Pereyra > Sandro

    Those would have been my subs.
     
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    I know. But the Cuadrado for Pereyra sub was in the 89th minute and if you sub in a more defensive player at that point, you might as well add another CB.
     
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    The late swing of the match and into extra time was reminiscent of Real vs. Atletico but Pep's subpar planning (susceptibility to counters, too many crosses, switch to 4-2-3-1) was reminiscent more of when Real blew Bayern out at the Allianz.

    Fortunately for Bayern they were playing a weaker opponent tonight.
     
  21. Hadoop Better Days are Ahead

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    Totally expected, but with 8 clubs still in the running my favourite team remaining in the CL is now Atletico Madrid. :laugh:

    That said if push came to shove I don't mind Bayern



    Since Barca are from another planet I agree. ;)
     
  22. Rocko604 Sports will break your heart.

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    Hopefully that was Arsene Wenger's last Champions League match.
     
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    I think that all of Atletico, PSG, Barcelona and Real Madrid have a good shot at beating Bayern this year if they play anything like they did against Juve.
     
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    Real?
    I don't think so
     
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    The things bayern can do with the ball just aren't fair, even at the CL level. Thank god Pep has been so conservative with them in europe (outside of that Barca tie last year when he was outgunned), and so enamored with Xabi Alonso's corpse. Otherwise they'd be right there with Barca, even with a natural 6 (Kimmich) and 8 (Alaba) playing CB for them.

    If Pep would just roll into the big matches with Thiago in the middle, Vidal & Alaba pushing past him on each side, Xabi & Benatia stapled to the bench or not even on the team-sheet, and Boateng/Kimmich/Javi sitting behind everything keeping Neuer company; Bayern would be so much harder to press or catch on the counter.
     

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