Champions League 2013-14

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Re: Champions League 2013-14

Post by Zidane » Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:02 pm

Decent enough draw for United although Bayern had all the possession 26%-74%.
Welbeck had a good goal harshly ruled out and missed a decent one on one chance.
So not the hammering many United fans had been fearing but I think they will be very much up against it in the second leg.
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Re: Champions League 2013-14

Post by blue05 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:04 pm

I think United should be congratulated for a good game plan, every other english team have been battered at home

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Re: Champions League 2013-14

Post by dtaai-maai » Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:10 pm

I'd forgotten about this game until I saw Z's post.

Robbie Savage's verdict...
It was a very very good performance by United, there were a lot of positives to take for David Moyes. I think United could actually be disappointed with a draw, based on chances created.
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Possession: 26% - 74% :shock:
Shots: 6 - 16
Corners: 3 - 6

I'll have to watch the game myself and see where this very very good performance was squeezed in!
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Re: Champions League 2013-14

Post by blue05 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:53 pm

dtaai-maai wrote:I'd forgotten about this game until I saw Z's post.

Robbie Savage's verdict...
It was a very very good performance by United, there were a lot of positives to take for David Moyes. I think United could actually be disappointed with a draw, based on chances created.
The stats:
Possession: 26% - 74% :shock:
Shots: 6 - 16
Corners: 3 - 6

I'll have to watch the game myself and see where this very very good performance was squeezed in!
celtic beat barcelona with 15% possesion, united had 2-3 good scoring chances

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Re: Champions League 2013-14

Post by Big Boy » Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:38 pm

My verdict is Manure played the almost perfect game against that style of play. I thoroughly enjoyed the game. Not the walkover that many predicted.
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Re: Champions League 2013-14

Post by caller » Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:27 pm

I thought it an interesting game, although not particularly exciting. Moye's reverted to Everton tactics, which was probably correct, as they had two lines of four pretty much behind the ball at all times when Bayern were in possession.

I thought Bayern were poor. With 2/3 exceptions they looked very pedestrian and happy to stroke the ball around without really threatening. I thought they needed to play with more pace and I think if they had done, they would have been more effective.

Still, all credit to United and it makes for an interesting 2nd leg.
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Re: Champions League 2013-14

Post by Zidane » Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:20 am

Tough for Chelsea now,but they still have a chance......why have Schurrle playing in the lone strikers role ? :o
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Re: Champions League 2013-14

Post by redzonerocker » Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:08 pm

Of the four ties, only Real Madrid look a sure bet for the semis.

Munich/manure & Barca/Atletico are finely balanced at 1-1 each.
Just takes a big performance from either side.

Chelsk have a bit to do, though I don't believe as big a task as some are making out.
That third goal was a bit of a blow, but a 2-0 home win would be enough & is achievable.

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Re: Champions League 2013-14

Post by caller » Fri Apr 04, 2014 2:11 am

I thought last nights 2nd half performance the worst I have seen since we got shot of Villas-Boas.

We were on top in the 1st half and I thought we would go on to win the game, but the 2nd half was a no-show and I can't really see what PSG did to change it? Really poor as was the defending for the 3rd goal.

To be honest, the seasons gone a bit flat for us over the last few weeks and as ever our weak link is not having an effective strike force. I think they'll be a big clear out at the Bridge at the end of the season and I see some top quality arriving.
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Re: Champions League 2013-14

Post by Zidane » Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:24 am

Yes,the likes of Nani and Ashley Young could be available for Chelsea in the summer ! :wink:
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Re: Champions League 2013-14

Post by caller » Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:02 am

Well, we did it, but it was hard to watch as the tension was unbearable!

It wasn't pretty but I think it was just sheer willpower that took us through. We were just so determined. When we hit the bar twice within a few minutes midway through the 2nd half, I was thinking that was our chance, we needed one of those to go in.

And then having our three forwards on the pitch at the same time left us very exposed to counter-attacks, but PSG never really looked like they would take advantage of that and then Demba Ba, of all players pops up to grab the winner. Great stuff.

Lot's of nice messages on a few boards praising our spirit and will to win. Some Arsenal fans sadly lamenting their own side / manager by comparison.

Hopefully, this will spur us on to a strong finish to the season - hope so! :D
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Re: Champions League 2013-14

Post by PeteC » Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:27 am

Ba was quite a prolific striker with Newcastle for about 2-3 seasons. I don't know why they ever let him go, except perhaps some conflicts with Cisse(sp) who they signed. When they did that, Ba performance went into the crapper. Where the hell is Cisse now as well...who knows. Pete
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Re: Champions League 2013-14

Post by Zidane » Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:18 am

Congrats to Chelsea.....lucky Real Madrid !
Good luck to United tonight but my expectations are low.

Cisse is still at Newcastle,pete.....this season,2 goals in 22 matches in the Premiership......the sort of form that could make him a target for Spurs in the close season ! :laugh:
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Re: Champions League 2013-14

Post by Zidane » Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:14 pm

Atletico Madrid v Chelsea
Real Madrid v Bayern Munich

About the best draw Chelsea could have got with the second leg being at Stamford Bridge.
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Re: Champions League 2013-14

Post by Dannie Boy » Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:56 pm

Zidane wrote:Atletico Madrid v Chelsea
Real Madrid v Bayern Munich

About the best draw Chelsea could have got with the second leg being at Stamford Bridge.
On current form, surely Athletico are favourites, they sit at the top of the La Liga and have just dispatched Barcelona. But as Jose himself said, whoever they got paired against would be a very good team, so no easy route to the final. Good luck anyway.

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