Europa League 2017/18

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#46
Bonucci is having a nightmare season. Just conceded a bizarre goal, where he slides to block a trickling shot and the ball miraculously squirms through his legs somehow. Totally against the run of play.
 

heelspurs

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#47
Bonucci is having a nightmare season. Just conceded a bizarre goal, where he slides to block a trickling shot and the ball miraculously squirms through his legs somehow. Totally against the run of play.
Began watching that but it looked as if it would be a walkover. Moved to the Lyon game (along with the Everton game for the schadenfreude). Is it worth a view?
 
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#48
Began watching that but it looked as if it would be a walkover. Moved to the Lyon game (along with the Everton game for the schadenfreude). Is it worth a view?
I only got as far as half time, by then Milan had hit back 3 times.

Haven't seen any others yet, got the highlights program to watch.
 

TheChosenOne

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#50
Arse playing Bate Boriskarloff tonight at the Emirates.

It's a nothing match. Hoping for some chuckles along the way.
 

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#53
Top seeds: CSKA Moscow, RB Leipzig, Atletico Madrid, Sporting CP, Villarreal, Dinamo Kiev, Sporting Braga, Lokomotiv Moscow, Viktoria Plzen, Arsenal, RB Salzburg, Athletic Bilbao, Zenit, Milan, Atalanta, Lazio

Second seeds: Spartak Moscow, Celtic, Borussia Dortmund, Napoli, Astana, Partizan Belgrade, Ludogorets, AEK Athens, Lyon, Copenhagen, Steaua Bucharest, Red Star Belgrade, Olympique Marseille, Ostersunds, Nice, Real Sociedad
 

TheChosenOne

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#54
Noticed that the attendance at Arsenal was given as under 30k even though 54k tickets were sold.

Never mind - 6 games done - 10 more to reach the final IIRC.
 

Shadydan

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#55
Top seeds: CSKA Moscow, RB Leipzig, Atletico Madrid, Sporting CP, Villarreal, Dinamo Kiev, Sporting Braga, Lokomotiv Moscow, Viktoria Plzen, Arsenal, RB Salzburg, Athletic Bilbao, Zenit, Milan, Atalanta, Lazio

Second seeds: Spartak Moscow, Celtic, Borussia Dortmund, Napoli, Astana, Partizan Belgrade, Ludogorets, AEK Athens, Lyon, Copenhagen, Steaua Bucharest, Red Star Belgrade, Olympique Marseille, Ostersunds, Nice, Real Sociedad
Some decent teams this year.
 

Marty

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#56
Top seeds have a roughly 50/50 chance of getting a tough draw. Obviously Goons v Napoli would be great.
 

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#57
I’m hoping for the goons to get an easy team in the next round, stay on in the comp, then get knocked out in the semis.

At least it will keep them occupied in the EL and not be allowed to concentrate fully on the PL top four placings.
 

Gbspurs

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#58
Some decent teams this year.
There are decent teams in it every year. Its incorrectly mocked imo, the only farcical bit is the ridiculous teams you have to play in the group stages.
 

Shadydan

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#59
There are decent teams in it every year. Its incorrectly mocked imo, the only farcical bit is the ridiculous teams you have to play in the group stages.
Compared to last year I meant, there seems to be a few more names in there.
 
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