(UEFA) Football Thread - Football not Soccer

Discussion in 'Sports and Fitness' started by Jax, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. Servo

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    ^ Changing between this and what?
     
  2. Jax

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    At times I couldn't bare to watch so I had to flick the channel for a minute or two in the 2nd half. Man Utd let Barcelona have a little too much of the ball for my heart to take :evil:
     
  3. Servo

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    Nah, even at the worst moments, there was no way I was taking my eyes off that game, even if it did bring me one step closer to a heart attack. :D
     
  4. Daedalus12

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    I watched the game in its entirety. The 2nd half was pretty crap. I mean Messi with all his fancy dribbling couldn't really do anything to change the flow of the game. Barca had no bite in their attack. All of their ventures into the box were snuffed out by the United defense.
     
  5. Garak

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    Congrats to ManU - about time there was an all English final.

    Anyone want to take bets on Risse scoring a hat trick tomorrow, 2 with his left and one with his right for good measure?
     
  6. StolenThunder

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    Just as long as he doesn't get his head near the ball. ;)
     
  7. TheArsenal

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    Nicely taken by Scholes. Once United settled into the game after the goal, Barca rarely looked to score. Good performance. UEFA worst nightmare comes true, an all English final.
     
  8. Angel4576

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    ^^ Supposed they'd better get used to it, I doubt it'll be the last.

    Delighted to be proven wrong last night, I thought Barcelona would score.

    I think a Liverpool Vs Man Utd final would probably be a better game, but I suspect it'll be Chelsea.
     
  9. Jax

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    Until Riise decided to become a pub player, Liverpool had the tie all but wrapped up. My better judgement says Chelsea will win but I am still going for Liverpool to have another great EURO night and beat Chelsea.

    Also I agree that a MAN UTD/LIVERPOOL Final would be fantastic.
     
  10. Garak

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    And Chelsea advances on a 4-3 aggregate after beating Liverpool 3-2 in extra time.
     
  11. Daedalus12

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    Ole! Ole! Ole! Finally a Chelsea-Liverpool semifinal game that is not mind numblingly dull. What a great OT that was. My heart started skipping when Babel put that 40 yard screamer past Cech. I thought Liverpool was mounting another 5 minute in Istanbul.
     
  12. sttngfan1701d

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    Chelsea were the better team over the two legs, yet Liverpool still could've snuck in had they not made a few mistakes, namely Hyypia's boneheaded tackle that led to the penalty.

    I sincerely hope Man Utd and Chelsea don't cancel each other out in Moscow. Another game like today would be perfect.
     
  13. Jax

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    Avram Grant sadly will think he's good but I've noticed in all his major games that he's won or drawn have been down to luck...

    (PL) Arsenal - penatly.

    (PL) Man Utd - Penalty

    (CL) Liverpool - Own Goal and Penalty.

    Chelsea did deserve to go through just over the two legs but Grant is still not good enough for Chelsea but I think they will most likely defeat Man Utd in the final because Utd can't seem to find a way to break Chelsea down.

    I hope for a Utd win because I think Scholes deserves it in his career but I think Chelski might sneak it.
     
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    I think Liverpool would have been harder to beat in a Champions League final than Chelsea will be. I'm pretty confident that United can win it.
     
  16. Daedalus12

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    Nah I think currently United has Liverpool's numbers. In the last 8 premier league games against Liverpool United has 7 wins and 1 draw. In fact Liverpool has only scored 1 goal in those 8 games. Against Chelsea however United's record is pretty shoddy only 2 wins, 2 draws but 4 losses while giving up 10 goals.

    Just looking at this year United has lost to Chelsea while beaten Liverpool handily twice in the league.
     
  17. Servo

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    In the Premiership yes, but I'm talking about in Europe. In the last few seasons, Liverpool have been a much stronger side in Europe than they have in the PL. For whatever reason that may be, I'm glad we're not facing them in the final. Not that I'm saying Chelsea will be a walkover, but I think playing Liverpool would have been a lot tougher.
     
  18. Hermiod

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    ^I don't think Liverpool can beat Manchester United right now, regardless of the competition. I just think Man U have their number.

    Chelsea on the other hand are a problem. As much as I hate to admit it, nobody knows how to deal with Ronaldo better than C**t Hole Cole.

    I don't believe this - Zenit St. Petersburg are beating Bayern Munich, who I had down as absolute 100% nailed on favourites to win the UEFA Cup, 4-0.
     
  19. Angel4576

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    ^^ Have to agree, Liverpool in Europe are a different prospect to what they are in the Premier League. That being said, I still think that it'll be Chelsea who will give United the harder game.

    Over the two legs, I didn't think that there was much in it. It could have gone either way to be honest. Liverpool looked the better, and most likely team once they'd equalised. As the commentator said, the best thing to happen for Chelsea was the final whistle. They were a different team again when they went into extra time, albeit they were helped considerably by Liverpool.

    Re: Grant, it'll be interesting to see what Abramovich does if Chelsea win the Champions League. Would he really sack someone for winning the European Cup? I'm not entirely sure who they'd replace him with anyway. Hiddink has stated his reluctance to return to club football. Klinsmann perhaps? Would he move from the States? Would they go for Rijkaard who's more than likely out of a job in the summer? Could it even be Sven?

    Re: Flamini, just the type of player that Milan need really.

    Surprising, and funny at the same time! :lol:
     
  20. Roger Wilco

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    Very funny, I enjoy watching that game immensely. :D
     

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