2013-14 UEFA Champions League Thread

Deisler

Red Card [Being a douche] exp. 22/1/06
Filipower;3660736 said:
I actually really liked the game. Way more entertaining than Bayern-Barça last year imo. These two teams deserve to be in the semifinal precisely because of what they did today.

Obviously, imo way more entertaining than any CL game ever. Well except the 2003 final of course.
 

Filipower

Bunburyist
Deisler;3660806 said:
Obviously, imo way more entertaining than any CL game ever. Well except the 2003 final of course.

The difference being I wasn't being sarcastic nor did I use that kind of hyperbole. Also I wasn't trying to make you think differently, just stating that I'd rather watch a well disputed and intense match between two tactically great teams even if it ends 0-0 than watch Australia beat Samoa 31-0 (now that's hyperbole for ya).
 

Deisler

Red Card [Being a douche] exp. 22/1/06
A well disputed and intense match? We clearly have different standards on what a well disputed game is. All I saw is a bore fest involving a team parking the bus and the other barely trying.
 

Filipower

Bunburyist
Well I appreciated the tactical aspect of the game, I consider that entertaining too, not just the elásticos and tiki-taka and 6-5 results with screamers from 35 yards, that's all I'm saying.
 

chygry

Starting XI
Deisler;3660853 said:
A well disputed and intense match? We clearly have different standards on what a well disputed game is. All I saw is a bore fest involving a team parking the bus and the other barely trying.
You basically described Guardiola's Bayern there. But the difference is that mostly the team they are facing doesn't stand a chance. Obviously all Bayern matches aren't like that, but this reminded be of Manutd vs. Bayern (1st leg) without any goals.

It is a CL semi-final and Mourinho got his tactics right. Would you have preferred if they had gone out there all guns blazing and lost? Atleti is a team that mostly prefers playing without the ball. They had like what.. 69% possession in the first half, that's not very common for them. Mourinho got the result he wanted, no goals conceded which will make the return leg even more interesting.
 

Mus

Fan Favourite
Mandieta6;3660759 said:
Chelsea can't afford to give Atleti an extra 30 minutes to score an away goal so I expect Mou to be much more forward-thinking.

Forgot Mikel would miss next game, too. With Ivanovic back we can at least field a good backline, and hope DL and Ramires can hold the midfield but it's not gonna be easy.

Don't away goals not count in ET?
 

Elber2k3

Senior Squad
Filipower;3661050 said:
I don't think they do. If it's 0-0 at FT and 1-1 at the end of ET, it's penalties.

Nope, away goals count in ET. That's why playing at home first is actually better.
 

Xifio

The Von Trapps
Filipower;3661050 said:
If it's 0-0 at FT and 1-1 at the end of ET, it's penalties.
there's an argument for why that's the way it should be; but it's not ... home team has 120 minutes of home advantage in the 2nd leg, so the away team has 120 minutes to find an away goal in the 2nd leg ...
 

Elber2k3

Senior Squad
Xifio;3661094 said:
there's an argument for why that's the way it should be; but it's not ... home team has 120 minutes of home advantage in the 2nd leg, so the away team has 120 minutes to find an away goal in the 2nd leg ...

CONCACAF does it the right way though.
 

chygry

Starting XI
I disagree. Extra time = more football, and penalty shootout is kind of a lottery anyway.

Unless Deisler was joking.
 

yoyo913

Team Captain
Oh God. My first time watching a Fox Sports stream and the commentators are already making me want to shoot myself. Now I know what you guys are talking about...
 


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