World Cup: R16: Uruguay vs. Portugal, 6/30/2018

Discussion in 'Soccer' started by Live in the Now, Jun 25, 2018.

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Who advances?

Poll closed Jun 30, 2018.
  1. Uruguay

    60.0%
  2. Portugal

    40.0%
  1. les Habs

    les Habs Registered User

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    Imagine Uruguay going through with Cavani out injured and old SEPHY here taking it all back.
     
  2. Deficient Mode

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    That's not true of this sport at all. Maybe for casual fans only watching the world cup.
     
  3. Evilo

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    That's what Cavani does, he's always open because, as many defensemen have stated, he's best player in the world when it comes to off the ball movement.
     
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  4. les Habs

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    Not that I need to since the alternative crowd won't go down this road, but Ronaldo is still a clutch player just like Messi is. He's come a long way to get there, but as I've been saying for some time he's up there.
     
  5. Blender

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    It's like saying Muller isn't good because all he does is drift around and find open space, as if always being open is easy.
     
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  6. Nalens Oga

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    Muller isn't as good at finding open space as Cavani nor is he as good at finishing nor is he of any ****ing use whatsoever defensively or in the midfield....and I say that as a Bayern fan.

    Anyways, I can see them beating France, just need to keep the defence organized. Both teams look like they have a bit of an underperforming offense that can click when given space on talent alone but they at least have an organized defence.
     
  7. Live in the Now

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    Muller appeared that he was eventually going to be good as Cavani is now, it didn't happen.

    Part of it is that Cavani is a better athlete, but the other part is the Cavani is in the top five of football smarts for current players worldwide. You look at the two teams here on paper and one isn't even close to the other, except for the fact that Uruguay has two amazing strikers, and two better CB that have a great partnership. Same as in 2010 when Uruguay made the SF.
     
  8. Suiteness

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    For all the crap Neymar deservedly gets for his playacting, Suarez is every bit as bad.

    Looks like Portugal burned through a generation's worth of good fortune at the 2016 Euro's.
     
  9. The Moose

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    Honestly, Suarez was more likeable when he was biting people.
     
  10. N o o d l e s

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    Hopefully Suarez goes through some type of concussion protocol for all of those brutal hits he took to the head
     
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  11. Cassano

    Cassano nyeah eh

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    Yeah I like Suarez for his perseverance and dedication to the game, but I second the motion that he was more likable a few years ago. Today was a disgrace out there.
     
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    Hasn't Suarez always been like that on the pitch, or was it worse today?

    The thing with Suarez is when he plays for your team so you get to follow him off the pitch a little more closely you realise what a wonderful person he is off the pitch, but something happens to him once he's entering the pitch :laugh: I hate the stuff he does on the pitch but it's difficult to hate the guy
     
  13. Cassano

    Cassano nyeah eh

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    No post on my boy Lucas Torreia? He seems like he'll be the next great DM.
     
  14. Blender

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    Torreira had a great game. I thought Laxalt was really good as well.
     
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    I really wish that these tournaments would deal out some sort of punishment for obvious faking of injuries.
     
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    I feel it's worse. I cheered hard for him individually at Liverpool since there was a witch Hunt out for him. Idk maybe it's the Barca DNA.
     
  17. MXD

    MXD Original #4

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    **** Suarez. Seriously. I went from hoping both teams take this to "Go Portugal".

    The good thing it -- it will be easier to cheer against Uruguay than against Portugal.
     
  18. Chandrashekhar Limit

    Chandrashekhar Limit From the runaway slave to a modern day king.

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  19. Merya

    Merya Jokerit & Finland; anti-theist

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    Euro16 was really the last chance for Portugal. This years team was seriously old in football standards. Still, decent enough show and an exit with boots on. Portugals best years were ten years ago.
     
  20. Deficient Mode

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    Remember though, Uruguay doesn't have a better team than Portugal. Their star players just had their moments of magic and Ronaldo didn't. Torreira, Godin, Gimenez? They're scrubs.
     
  21. Live in the Now

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    Carvalho is better than Torreira.

    On paper, Portugal is better, but the games aren't played there.
     
  22. N o o d l e s

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    He fouled Ronaldo hard in the opening minutes like it was nothing. I loved it.

    Will suck to see him doing that in an Arsenal jersey, though...
     
  23. Albatros

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    Yeah, no. Uruguay may not have more depth, but they have better players for the most vital positions. Godín in particular is one of the best centre backs in the world.
     
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    As a Portugal supporter I firmly disagree. Clearly superior defence, deeper midfield, better forward line.
     
  25. Merya

    Merya Jokerit & Finland; anti-theist

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    Incorrect. On paper Uruguay was vastly better than Portugal. It was Cristiano only, that kept the betting odds somewhat close.
     

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