Champions League 2016/17

Discussion in 'European Football' started by Nikola, Jul 8, 2016.

  1. Zoran

    Zoran Fighting like beavers.

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    Wouldn't mind an Atletico - Juve final, just to give two of these teams an opportunity to cap a successful era for them with a European title. But as we've seen last season, you can't count Real out on big occasions while they're in it... it seems like their last two European titles have made them very relaxed about this prospect (not surprising that they've admitted the league is a slight priority for them this season).
     
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  2. lfc.eddie

    lfc.eddie "┬┐Plata... O Plomo?" Valued Member

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    Hoping for that too. I would not want to see Real in the finals again. I don't think Monaco has it in them to take this Juve side apart, their defence is ridiculously tough.
     
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  3. redfanman

    redfanman TIA Regular Valued Member

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    They have made some odd buys though, several of the CBs they bought were quite injury prone before they went there werent they?
     
  4. Limiescouse

    Limiescouse Well-Known Member

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    Odd, sure. Vermaelan was permainjured and mattheau is rubbish.
     
  5. westcoastbias79

    westcoastbias79 Active Member

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    Agreed. But for the story, definitely not for the game.

    1-0 a.e.t., Shots 4-2, Shots on Target 1-1. You dozed off: 58', 81'.
     
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  6. westcoastbias79

    westcoastbias79 Active Member

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    Grandpa Carlo. You've got Douglas Costa, Kingsley Koemann, and Renato Sanches on the bench, and bajillion-time national player of the year David Alaba getting about 5-10 touches/game at LB. But no, let's run our attack through these old dudes.
     
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  7. RaoulDuke

    RaoulDuke Wind-Down Merchant

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    But they did not dominate the CL. That was what I was talking about.
     
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  8. eng.amohd

    eng.amohd The false nine

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    I am really glad we opted for Kloppo instead of Carlo. No lack of respect to Carlo, he is a great manager no doubt, but I believe Klopp is more forward thinking than him.
     
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  9. Quagmire81

    Quagmire81 TIA Regular

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    Two of the most cynical defensive solid sides in the game. It got tactical boring, low score written all over it, but hey two minus equal a plus so maybe we'll see goal galore. Real - Monaco would definitely be the most entertaining final, but I guess Juve will be too strong for Monaco in the end and you never know who'll win between the two Madrid sides.
     

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