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« Reply #525 on: April 20, 2017, 10:54:51 PM »
3/4 EL ties went into extra time. That was some game in Turkey, Besiktas v Lyon, with the jelly and ice cream provided by the penalty shoot out.
More drama at Schalke where Ajax  down to 10, went behind in ET and scored 2 to nail the tie.
I'd like to see that final, Ajax v Lyon, I hope they're kept apart in sf draw. 

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« Reply #526 on: April 21, 2017, 11:44:15 AM »
Great, Real vs Atletico in the semi finals. Two games of spiteful, petty horribleness instead of one :o

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« Reply #527 on: April 21, 2017, 12:22:45 PM »
Champions League semi-finals draw

Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid

Monaco v Juventus

The matches will be played on 2 & 3 May and 9 & 10 May.


Europa League semi-finals draw

Ajax v Lyon

Celta Vigo v Manchester United
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« Reply #528 on: April 21, 2017, 12:24:10 PM »
Great, Real vs Atletico in the semi finals. Two games of spiteful, petty horribleness instead of one :o

Looking forward to it already!  ;D
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« Reply #529 on: April 21, 2017, 12:25:56 PM »
i'd go for real madrid v juventus and lyon v man utd in the finals
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« Reply #530 on: April 21, 2017, 12:36:08 PM »



Europa League semi-finals draw

Ajax v Lyon

Celta Vigo v Manchester United
Hopefully this lad scores a hatful...And leaves the corner kicks to someone else..

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« Reply #531 on: April 21, 2017, 12:49:06 PM »
The CL really gets interesting from the QFs forward. So much arsing about to get to the good stuff, though.

Might watch the EL final this year too, watching Liverpool face-plant last year was good craic. Since they added the CL spot to that game it's become much more meaningful.

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« Reply #532 on: April 21, 2017, 01:14:00 PM »
In the EL 1/4 finals, 3 of the teams (lower ranked) drawn at home first, won through.
I think Man U got the easier draw against Celta V but that doesn't mean that much, mid table La Liga is probably a better outfit than mid table EPL, despite the economic disparity and Celta V can focus mainly on this competition.

I was happy enough with Ajax beating Schalke, for my taste the Dutch can never rub the Germans' noses into it enough,  however Ajax's goalie performs like that last kid picked from the line for a game after school, usually the fat kid that got bunged into goals,
http://www.espnfc.us/report?gameId=476522
slow, late and butterfingered, perhaps I'm too cruel on him?
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« Reply #533 on: April 21, 2017, 04:11:28 PM »
In the EL 1/4 finals, 3 of the teams (lower ranked) drawn at home first, won through.
I think Man U got the easier draw against Celta V but that doesn't mean that much, mid table La Liga is probably a better outfit than mid table EPL, despite the economic disparity and Celta V can focus mainly on this competition.

I was happy enough with Ajax beating Schalke, for my taste the Dutch can never rub the Germans' noses into it enough,  however Ajax's goalie performs like that last kid picked from the line for a game after school, usually the fat kid that got bunged into goals,
http://www.espnfc.us/report?gameId=476522
slow, late and butterfingered, perhaps I'm too cruel on him?

Eh? There's an awful amount of dross in La Liga after the big three and maybe Sevilla (beaten by Leicester..). And they don't have the money mid-table premier league teams do either.. Mour is clearly fixated on the EL too given his starting line-up for the Chelsea game so that's not even an advantage for the Spanish club.
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« Reply #534 on: April 21, 2017, 06:48:23 PM »
In the EL 1/4 finals, 3 of the teams (lower ranked) drawn at home first, won through.
I think Man U got the easier draw against Celta V but that doesn't mean that much, mid table La Liga is probably a better outfit than mid table EPL, despite the economic disparity and Celta V can focus mainly on this competition.

I was happy enough with Ajax beating Schalke, for my taste the Dutch can never rub the Germans' noses into it enough,  however Ajax's goalie performs like that last kid picked from the line for a game after school, usually the fat kid that got bunged into goals,
http://www.espnfc.us/report?gameId=476522
slow, late and butterfingered, perhaps I'm too cruel on him?

Eh? There's an awful amount of dross in La Liga after the big three and maybe Sevilla (beaten by Leicester..).
And they don't have the money mid-table premier league teams do either.. Mour is clearly fixated on the EL too given his starting line-up for the Chelsea game so that's not even an advantage for the Spanish club.
Drawing linear form lines like that are very unreliable indicators.
Celta finished well ahead of a mid table Sevilla last season. In the EL last season, Sevilla struggled to get by Bilbao,  Sevilla then outplayed Liverpool in the final, a team who had dispatched Man U in the QF. Mid table Spanish team ruled the EL in the final stages,  EPL super rich clubs came a cropper.  All those results do not prove or disprove anything.
However La Liga teams that last the pace in the EL usually do very well,  an average La Liga team like Celta will give Man U a good competitive game.
In europe this season, Man U have struggled to beat a modest team like Anderlecht from an average league outside the top 10. Celta have already knocked out a top seeded team in Shaktar.



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Re: European Leagues.
« Reply #535 on: April 23, 2017, 07:43:07 PM »
El Clasico time hopefully its a good watch.

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« Reply #536 on: April 23, 2017, 08:07:12 PM »
Looks like Macron v Le Pen in the French Cup
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« Reply #537 on: April 23, 2017, 09:18:07 PM »
Great goal there to put Barca 2-1 up

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« Reply #538 on: April 23, 2017, 09:26:13 PM »
They're cutting lumps outta Messi
I wanna have my kicks before the whole shithouse goes up in flames.

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« Reply #539 on: April 23, 2017, 09:37:27 PM »
That Messi fella is shite.