UEFA Champions League 2018/19 (Quarter Finals)

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Messi quietly with 2 goals and 2 assists. Still, 5-1 is harsh on Lyon who were still in the tie 15 mins from the end, although their goal could've easily been disallowed for 2 fouls in the lead up.

City and Liverpool favourites for me, with Barcelona and Juve outsiders. Not ruling out Utd either.



I thought Utd held on quite comfortably. That was Barcelona just before they let Rijkaard and Ronaldinho go. Messi was injured too, although I think he came on late. They had a lot of the ball that night but no real chances.
Messi played that match.
 

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The only thing that would make you (and many others) happy if Bayern didn't sign anyone (much like the current team). How about your team doesn't sign anyone and see how you go?
Why so defensive? I couldn't care less how BM operates but let's not pretend they don't pillage the German league, the woe is me attitude from Rummenigge is rubbing off on the fans now?

Can't wait to hear the melts now that an evil English side has thumped them out of Europe.
 

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Everyone said the same thing last season and we beat them 5-1 over two legs in the quarter finals.
City have stepped things up a gear in my opinion. It won’t be the same as last year. Think Pep has worked out how to get round Liverpool now
 

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Ronaldo's herculean efforts aside I think the rest of the team is a bit here and there.

Juve is my 'cl team' now though on account of my countryman, Pjanic :D
I don’t know if you watched but every player put in massive shifts and we absolutely destroyed Atletico. If we play anywhere even remotely close to that for the rest of the tournament we’ll be close to favourites even without Rinaldo.
 

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Bayern were not winning cl this season so it's probably a good result in that the head honchos don't rest on their laurels but rather overhaul the squad. It's sad that Bayern still wins the bl with this team. Dortmund really are pathetic
Lol what? The season is over?


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City have stepped things up a gear in my opinion. It won’t be the same as last year. Think Pep has worked out how to get round Liverpool now
Dont know about that. Both league games were really close. I think if we draw City it will be a really tight affair decided by moments of real quality.
 

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The last time Spurs signed someone, Robben probably had hair. Didn’t stop them making the quarters.
Spurs are another great example of how significantly less cash can impact your ability to compete with the biggest clubs.

Same way Madrid can lose to Ajax, Barcelona can get knocked out last year, championship sides advance in the cup.

You don’t need to spend big to get results, but to have a squad that is deep enough to compete in multiple competitions and maintain a consistently high level of quality, you need to spend big. Just the reality of 21st century football.

Spurs are lucky that Levy and Pochettino have kept a team of this quality together for so long considering how reluctant they are to shell out for wages!
 

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Why so defensive? I couldn't care less how BM operates but let's not pretend they don't pillage the German league, the woe is me attitude from Rummenigge is rubbing off on the fans now?

Can't wait to hear the melts now that an evil English side has thumped them out of Europe.
And Man U, Liverpool, City etc don't pillage the English league? That's the hypocrisy
 

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They don't pretend they don't and they also don't sook about other teams publicly. :tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy:
Only thing Bayern board sooks about is FFP as Bayern actually put money into the German league and clubs, whereas English teams and the likes of PSG have an owner throw in money that is not sustainable and don't try and develop the game at grassroots level or assist other teams struggling.
 

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So it's Bayerns fault that the other German teams aren't run as well? It's a business not a charity.

They stopped Dortmund going bankrupt, but even Dortmund aren't thankful for that. If it happens again Bayern will just let them die
 

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