Champions League Thread

Submitted by socalwolverine1 on February 14th, 2017 at 5:29 PM

PSG 4 - 0 over Barca... whoa!

Barca defense and midfield appear very mediocre, surprisingly slow to the ball, and simply unable to handle PSG's high press.  Good chance the Catalans are going down in the Round of 16!

Comments

gmoney41

February 14th, 2017 at 5:32 PM ^

Crazy result,  Borussia Dortmund losing too.  My Man City losing Gabriel Jesus for probably the rest of the season with a broken foot.  Wild day.  Typical thing to happen to City though.  We have the worst luck with injuries.

nerv

February 14th, 2017 at 5:55 PM ^

PSG definitely looked real formidable. That was a seriously dominant performance and I enjoyed watching it.

My Spurs struggled mightily in the Champions League; Euro play begings tomorrow. Hoping we can lock up an automatic Champions birth in league play to give it another go next season.

Dylan

February 14th, 2017 at 6:07 PM ^

Relax, guys -- we already know who is going to take it all! The same that took it last year, and the same who have taken it more than any other club! Hala Madrid!

gmoney41

February 14th, 2017 at 6:26 PM ^

Last year, you played us in the semi final, where we did absolutely nothing in attack and you beat us 1-0 agg on an own goal.   I would love to get a rematch with you this year.  City are starting to finally hit a stride.  Monaco will be tough next week, but there are no real head and shoulders great teams this year.  You are the favorite, but I would love that shot.  One thing that Pep won't do, is park the bus, so that would be a fun game.

gmoney41

February 15th, 2017 at 9:47 AM ^

I agree, Monaco is playing great and they will be a challenge, but I am not sold on the French league and their top to bottom talent.  I would rank that league 4th or 5th in europe, behind Germany, England, Italy and Spain.  That being said, Monaco is still a tough draw, but last year, the pundits had us getting our ass handed to us by PSG, and they were proven so so wrong.  With the emergence of Sane and Sterling up front, we are suddenly so much quicker in attack, Silva is back to his majestic displays of skills, and KDB is always a threat.  The key for Monaco will be testing our shaky defense and City capitalizing on their chances.  If City can take their chances, they could score a lot on anyone.  Should be a very interesting matchup.

Khaki_Nation

February 14th, 2017 at 6:36 PM ^

I know Aubamayeng has a history of wasting open chances in front of the net (more a reflection of just how many opportunities he get's in Dortmund's beautiful offense, considering his constant golden boot threat), but today was terribly abysmal. he looked downright distraught; hope he can shake it off. Also dont know why Durm got the start, even with the 5-4-1 formation (or 3-2-3-1 or whatever it's called). Not super confident that Dortmund will keep the clean sheet, in the second leg. Echte Liebe!

superstringer

February 14th, 2017 at 8:08 PM ^

Barca sucked.  Dortmund laid an egg... isnt if obvious?  LEICESTER IS SO GOING TO WIN THE UCL THIS YEAR!!!!

First team ever to win the UCL... AND get relegated at the same time!

I mean if my Cubbies can win the WS, and Northwestern makes the Dance...???

Ronnie Kaye

February 14th, 2017 at 10:51 PM ^

Awww. The hometown loser from Ohio who says he's an Aussie living in New York doesn't like this thread. Thankfully Mom and Dad are never far from his side so he cry to them about it.

gmoney41

February 15th, 2017 at 9:39 AM ^

Euro soccer is where it's at really.  I fell in love with the sport about 10 years ago, and my saturday morning ritual is wake up and watch EPl.  2 hour games, no commercials except for halftime.  US sports could learn a lot from soccer as far as delivering more of what the fans want and less wasted time.  It's really hard to sit and watch a football game because of the 4 hours it takes to pla a game that should be 2 and a half to 3 hours at max.

socalwolverine1

February 15th, 2017 at 10:54 AM ^

I simply no longer have the patience to sit through two and a half hours of TV commercials for a 60 minute football game, so I DVR my games and go into a self-imposed media blackout for three hours and then start watching (although in-game texts from friends and family make it difficult!). But like you I also became a fan of euro soccer about ten years ago and am hooked. And this year's EPL is the best quality competition I've seen...so much high level parity among the top six clubs in particular! Reminds me of the B1G, where an influx of top coaches was followed by an influx of top players, and the league is vastly improved.