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Re: The other games today 2019/20
« Reply #15925 on: Tuesday 18 February 2020, 09:54:54 PM »
Think Liverpool will be happy enough to not concede a second tonight. Should be an interesting second leg
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Re: The other games today 2019/20
« Reply #15926 on: Tuesday 18 February 2020, 09:55:26 PM »
Atleti showing the world how its done. Could have scored 1 or 2 more too!
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Re: The other games today 2019/20
« Reply #15927 on: Tuesday 18 February 2020, 09:55:50 PM »
Think Liverpool will be happy enough to not concede a second tonight. Should be an interesting second leg

Anfield will be rocking, Klopp would have the players well up for it too.
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« Reply #15928 on: Tuesday 18 February 2020, 09:56:06 PM »
Old school Atleti that, glorious.

Cue the English media complaints because they didn’t let their beloved have a shot on target.

Need a strong ref in the 2nd leg.

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« Reply #15929 on: Tuesday 18 February 2020, 09:56:18 PM »
Not sure much longer Atletico can hold on without conceding. Surely they’re going to need another 1 at least, without conceding an away goal, going back to Anfield?

They’re slowing it down well enough so far IMO. Surely going to tire though given the front two aren’t the best at holding it up or providing an outlet.

Quite enjoy seeing an organised team defending well and nullifying a very good attacking team. Some think it’s shithouse defending but it’s just good defending, disciplined, organised and functional. Love it.

It's not just that they are defending well though, they are absolutely brilliant in possession when they do get it. It makes us look 3rd division in comparison.

they aren't absolutely brilliant in possession but they are doing a good job of it.

How many times did you see them hoofing it long in desperation? They protected the ball and won free kicks when they got it. For a fairly limited team in attacking options that is quite an art in itself.

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Re: The other games today 2019/20
« Reply #15930 on: Tuesday 18 February 2020, 09:57:01 PM »
Liverpool and PSG will win through but at least it’s mildly interesting for a bit.

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Re: The other games today 2019/20
« Reply #15931 on: Tuesday 18 February 2020, 09:57:54 PM »
Not sure much longer Atletico can hold on without conceding. Surely they’re going to need another 1 at least, without conceding an away goal, going back to Anfield?

They’re slowing it down well enough so far IMO. Surely going to tire though given the front two aren’t the best at holding it up or providing an outlet.

Quite enjoy seeing an organised team defending well and nullifying a very good attacking team. Some think it’s shithouse defending but it’s just good defending, disciplined, organised and functional. Love it.

It's not just that they are defending well though, they are absolutely brilliant in possession when they do get it. It makes us look 3rd division in comparison.

they aren't absolutely brilliant in possession but they are doing a good job of it.

How many times did you see them hoofing it long in desperation? They protected the ball and won free kicks when they got it. For a fairly limited team in attacking options that is quite an art in itself.

i'm not nit picking them but they were cheaply giving it away a ton in the first half and many in the second half but i mean you're obviously right my man, they were awesome today - all of them. loved it.
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Re: The other games today 2019/20
« Reply #15932 on: Tuesday 18 February 2020, 10:00:28 PM »
Love that Haaland's made the step up and maintained his ridiculous scoring record without missing a beat, kid's special.

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Re: The other games today 2019/20
« Reply #15933 on: Tuesday 18 February 2020, 10:01:53 PM »
Love that Haaland's made the step up and maintained his ridiculous scoring record without missing a beat, kid's special.

He really is, I had doubts that he was just a RVN lite having a purple patch but he has everything a striker needs.

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« Reply #15934 on: Tuesday 18 February 2020, 10:05:08 PM »
Some dodgy reffing there tbh but Atleti were immense in defending, can't recall one meaningful attempt on goal by Liverpool. Second leg is going to be very interesting.
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« Reply #15936 on: Tuesday 18 February 2020, 10:17:12 PM »
:lol:

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« Reply #15937 on: Tuesday 18 February 2020, 10:29:16 PM »
Dortmund’s forwards were born in Leeds, Sunderland and Camberwell!

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« Reply #15938 on: Tuesday 18 February 2020, 10:58:01 PM »
"What goes through your mind before a shot like that?"

"To be honest, I just get the ball and think "shoot!"

I love Haaland
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« Reply #15939 on: Tuesday 18 February 2020, 10:59:32 PM »
Haaland seems like a cross between Shearer, Owen & Rooney at their peaks.
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« Reply #15940 on: Tuesday 18 February 2020, 11:05:18 PM »
There was a bit in the first half where Haaland clears a corner at near post, then Sancho breaks at pace. 5 seconds later Haaland is pegging it past him, lad is rapid. That second goal as well, utterly ridiculous.


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Re: The other games today 2019/20
« Reply #15941 on: Tuesday 18 February 2020, 11:07:38 PM »
Just saw the second goal, ludicrous. Sound off the net is class as well
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Re: The other games today 2019/20
« Reply #15942 on: Tuesday 18 February 2020, 11:11:44 PM »
There was a bit in the first half where Haaland clears a corner at near post, then Sancho breaks at pace. 5 seconds later Haaland is pegging it past him, lad is rapid. That second goal as well, utterly ridiculous.


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« Reply #15943 on: Tuesday 18 February 2020, 11:14:23 PM »
Man I hope Norway manages to qualify for the Euros. First time in 20 years I'm looking forward to seeing the national team play with players like Ajer, Berge, Ødegård, Haaland, King as the spine in the team and first time since Rafas last match I'm actually looking forward to watching a match of football.
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« Reply #15944 on: Wednesday 19 February 2020, 04:45:54 AM »
the compact, disciplined defending is f***ing brilliant to watch man. Rafa taught me that it's class when it's done right.

This - an absolute art - loved it when even OUR players could pull it off under Rafa

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Re: The other games today 2019/20
« Reply #15945 on: Wednesday 19 February 2020, 08:23:09 AM »
It was amazing to watch Atletico play a 4-4-2 formation that way.

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Re: The other games today 2019/20
« Reply #15946 on: Wednesday 19 February 2020, 08:24:42 AM »
Dortmund’s front three that finished were born in London, Leeds and Sunderland!

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« Reply #15947 on: Wednesday 19 February 2020, 10:55:14 AM »
Shame we couldn't have a claim to Haaland. :lol:

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Re: The other games today 2019/20
« Reply #15948 on: Wednesday 19 February 2020, 11:12:05 AM »
Haaland is class.

Could he do it on a cold and wet Tuesday night as St Jame' Park in a fourth round FA Cup replay, questionable. 

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« Reply #15949 on: Wednesday 19 February 2020, 11:18:54 AM »
Dortmund’s front three that finished were born in London, Leeds and Sunderland!

All fathered by Giggs too!
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