Champions League 2017/18 (non-Spurs)

Marty

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Looked like they ripped Napoli apart for the first half to be fair. City definitely have areas at the back to exploit though.
Yeah I should've qualified my post with "second half". First half they looked clearly better despite Napoli's penalty miss. Second half they looked lucky to hold on.
 

heelspurs

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Qarabag is holding Atleti 0-0 with 10 men. I hope I haven't jinxed them but I really enjoyed the matches against them in the EL. Decent quality all things considered.
 

Marty

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Qarabag is holding Atleti 0-0 with 10 men. I hope I haven't jinxed them but I really enjoyed the matches against them in the EL. Decent quality all things considered.
I don't *really* like this as it means Chelsea will probably cruise to the knockouts now.

But very well done to Qarabag.
 

heelspurs

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I don't *really* like this as it means Chelsea will probably cruise to the knockouts now.

But very well done to Qarabag.
Totally understand this perspective but that just means we have to win our group and send Real their way next round.
 

Marty

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Benfica's goalie tonight is Mile Svilar, an 18 year old Belgian who tonight breaks Casillas' record as the youngest ever CL goalkeeper. Huge talent.

I bought him on the latest FM from Anderlecht and it only took three seasons before he was first choice over Hugo. Not that I let FM decide who I rate in real life. :cautious::censored:
 

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Atletico got work to do to with no wins from the first three.

I'm going to be honest and say I won't miss them if they're eliminated. I get the great work Simeone has done to build them up to Spanish Champions and regular semi finalists / finalists......but I find very hard to get behind them because of the rudimentary way they play.
 

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Italian clubs really struggling this year.
That Bonucci move has destabilised both Juventus and Milan it seems. I think Napoli have been unlucky with their draw but I still think they'll qualify. Juventus could be a shock exit though!
 

rossdapep

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Atletico got work to do to with no wins from the first three.

I'm going to be honest and say I won't miss them if they're eliminated. I get the great work Simeone has done to build them up to Spanish Champions and regular semi finalists / finalists......but I find very hard to get behind them because of the rudimentary way they play.
Yeah I agree. I think it's shame for the likes of Saul and Griezman because I think they would flourish even more under a less defensive minded coach. The problem with Simone's tactics is that they don't really evolve, just more of the same.
 
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