La liga part II

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  1. les Habs Registered User

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    Excellent goal by Dembele. So needed too.
     
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    Holy hell that strike from Dembele. He’s been great today
     
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    Thank God that was such a horribly taken penalty.

    Dembele was our best player if you ask me. Suarez or worst. Team is lacking fitness from some of the guys and hopefully Valverde isn't overdoing it with the guys who just returned.
     
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    Dembele was fantastic.
     
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    Semedo was very good as well.

    But yeah plenty of stuff to work on. Especially the lack of movement that LH was talking about. Dembele and at times Semedo really the only ones causing panic in Sevilla's backline.
     
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    At some point, if Suarez continues to sink, Valverde's gonna have to man up and sit him, regardless of it potentially angering his BFF Messi.

    On the bright side, Dembele was great. If he can keep this going (no reason why he shouldn't), he'll win himself a starting spot.

    Rakitic Busquets Messi Coutinho Suarez

    Are the 5 certain starters in midfield and attack, for now.
    As it is, Dembele's got a strangle hold on that 6th spot.
     
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    Amazing stat I read this morning :

    Dembele's left foot
    12 goals, 17 assists

    Dembele's right foot
    16 goals, 16 assists
     
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    Sunday's game was a prime example that he is great with both feet. So many different plays where he played the ball with both
     
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    Yeah the decline already set in last season so I imagine this will continue and it will probably Suarez' last season as the main striker. By next season he'll turn 33 and can be a decent backup to keep Messi happy. Summer 2019 should be about getting a new striker.
     
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    Barça announced their captains for the upcoming season the other day:

    Messi
    Busquets
    Pique
    Sergi

    Personally I would swap Messi with Pique or Busquets. Great to see Sergi on the list though.

    He still had what overall I would call a very good season in the league. Anyway, it's his first match back so I'd say to cut him some slack. I agree though, next Summer we'll need to consider a replacement. I just don't think he'll stick around for a rotational role. He's too competitive.
     
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    Atletico did too.

    Godín
    Koke
    Griezmann
    Juanfran
     
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    Alena back training with the first team.
     
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    Looks to be a fair bit of love for Atletico taking the title this season, their starters are quite nice, but depth is an issue, not sure how they will hold up, this season though the Barca-RM hold may be broken by them or someone else.
     
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    Someone else??
     
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    Yes, Valencia, Villarreal, Real Betis and Sevilla all recruited strongly this summer.
     
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    Yeah but there's zero % chance one of those teams will be in the title race.
     
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    Costa emasculates Ramos and Varane. What a goal
     
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    Figure I'll just post here since it's Real vs. Atletico anyway, but Diego Costa just scored a beauty 1 minute into the UEFA Supercup game. Both teams have put out really strong teams.
     
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    That messi chip was vintage Lio circa 2010.

    Watching him is 90 minutes of euphoria.
     
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    Beautiful Bale :nod: and Benzema scores.

    Real's offense looks still scary, hopefully more versatile than before.
     
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    Really nice cross in from Bale on his right foot. Thought the keeper should have stopped the header but still a nice finish from Benzema.

    Nice play from Asensio there...nearly a goal.
     
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    Bale's passing this pre season has been on fire.

    If he keeps this up I need to raise my expectations for this season.
     
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    Bale has been fire period during preseason. Hope he can carry this form into the season and... most importantly... STAY HEALTHY!

    #TeamBale
     
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    They really look like a team that could be more versatile, better as a team.
    Fresh looking team.
     
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    Costa again. Fun game.
     
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