La liga part II

Discussion in 'Soccer' started by Duchene2MacKinnon, Feb 28, 2017.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. les Habs

    les Habs Registered User

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2005
    Messages:
    16,188
    Likes Received:
    1,101
    Trophy Points:
    169
    Location:
    Milwaukee
    Excellent goal by Dembele. So needed too.
     
  2. TheLeastOfTheBunch

    TheLeastOfTheBunch Franchise Centre

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2007
    Messages:
    38,296
    Likes Received:
    167
    Trophy Points:
    141
    Location:
    Toronto
    Holy hell that strike from Dembele. He’s been great today
     
    Kovalev27 likes this.
  3. les Habs

    les Habs Registered User

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2005
    Messages:
    16,188
    Likes Received:
    1,101
    Trophy Points:
    169
    Location:
    Milwaukee
    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.
     
    Kovalev27 likes this.
  4. Vasilevskiy

    Vasilevskiy I've many surnames

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2008
    Messages:
    13,208
    Likes Received:
    818
    Trophy Points:
    169
    Location:
    Barcelona
    Dembele was fantastic.
     
  5. Savi

    Savi Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2006
    Messages:
    6,593
    Likes Received:
    434
    Trophy Points:
    124
    Location:
    Bruges, Belgium
    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.
     
  6. Corto

    Corto Faceless Man

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2005
    Messages:
    15,409
    Likes Received:
    570
    Trophy Points:
    169
    Location:
    Braavos
    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.
     
  7. Evilo

    Evilo Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2002
    Messages:
    45,304
    Likes Received:
    2,463
    Trophy Points:
    231
    Location:
    France
    Amazing stat I read this morning :

    Dembele's left foot
    12 goals, 17 assists

    Dembele's right foot
    16 goals, 16 assists
     
  8. Vasilevskiy

    Vasilevskiy I've many surnames

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2008
    Messages:
    13,208
    Likes Received:
    818
    Trophy Points:
    169
    Location:
    Barcelona
    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
     
  9. Savi

    Savi Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2006
    Messages:
    6,593
    Likes Received:
    434
    Trophy Points:
    124
    Location:
    Bruges, Belgium
    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.
     
  10. les Habs

    les Habs Registered User

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2005
    Messages:
    16,188
    Likes Received:
    1,101
    Trophy Points:
    169
    Location:
    Milwaukee
    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.
     
  11. SJSharks39

    SJSharks39 Registered User

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2012
    Messages:
    9,717
    Likes Received:
    1,360
    Trophy Points:
    109
    Location:
    California
    Atletico did too.

    Godín
    Koke
    Griezmann
    Juanfran
     
  12. les Habs

    les Habs Registered User

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2005
    Messages:
    16,188
    Likes Received:
    1,101
    Trophy Points:
    169
    Location:
    Milwaukee
    Alena back training with the first team.
     
  13. Scouter

    Scouter Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2007
    Messages:
    4,338
    Likes Received:
    55
    Trophy Points:
    105
    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.
     
  14. Savi

    Savi Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2006
    Messages:
    6,593
    Likes Received:
    434
    Trophy Points:
    124
    Location:
    Bruges, Belgium
    Someone else??
     
  15. Scouter

    Scouter Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2007
    Messages:
    4,338
    Likes Received:
    55
    Trophy Points:
    105
    Yes, Valencia, Villarreal, Real Betis and Sevilla all recruited strongly this summer.
     
  16. Savi

    Savi Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2006
    Messages:
    6,593
    Likes Received:
    434
    Trophy Points:
    124
    Location:
    Bruges, Belgium
    Yeah but there's zero % chance one of those teams will be in the title race.
     
    SJSharks39 likes this.
  17. Duchene2MacKinnon

    Duchene2MacKinnon Dybalascibar

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2006
    Messages:
    26,991
    Likes Received:
    2,017
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Costa emasculates Ramos and Varane. What a goal
     
  18. YNWA14

    YNWA14 Onbreekbaar

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2010
    Messages:
    30,115
    Likes Received:
    1,116
    Trophy Points:
    139
    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.
     
  19. Duchene2MacKinnon

    Duchene2MacKinnon Dybalascibar

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2006
    Messages:
    26,991
    Likes Received:
    2,017
    Trophy Points:
    186
    That messi chip was vintage Lio circa 2010.

    Watching him is 90 minutes of euphoria.
     
  20. BB88

    BB88 Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2015
    Messages:
    30,004
    Likes Received:
    6,853
    Trophy Points:
    141
    Beautiful Bale :nod: and Benzema scores.

    Real's offense looks still scary, hopefully more versatile than before.
     
    Scandale du Jour likes this.
  21. YNWA14

    YNWA14 Onbreekbaar

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2010
    Messages:
    30,115
    Likes Received:
    1,116
    Trophy Points:
    139
    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.
     
    Scandale du Jour likes this.
  22. BB88

    BB88 Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2015
    Messages:
    30,004
    Likes Received:
    6,853
    Trophy Points:
    141
    Bale's passing this pre season has been on fire.

    If he keeps this up I need to raise my expectations for this season.
     
    Scandale du Jour likes this.
  23. Scandale du Jour

    Scandale du Jour JordanStaal#1Fan

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2002
    Messages:
    46,856
    Likes Received:
    9,848
    Trophy Points:
    231
    Occupation:
    Supervisor, Business Intelligence (Sales)
    Location:
    Asbestos, Qc
    Home Page:
    Bale has been fire period during preseason. Hope he can carry this form into the season and... most importantly... STAY HEALTHY!

    #TeamBale
     
  24. BB88

    BB88 Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2015
    Messages:
    30,004
    Likes Received:
    6,853
    Trophy Points:
    141
    They really look like a team that could be more versatile, better as a team.
    Fresh looking team.
     
    Scandale du Jour likes this.
  25. Savi

    Savi Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2006
    Messages:
    6,593
    Likes Received:
    434
    Trophy Points:
    124
    Location:
    Bruges, Belgium
    Costa again. Fun game.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"