UEFA Champions League 2019/20 (Round of 16)

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Wow. Olympiacos penalty to try to keep their European campaign alive.

And it’s a goal. 1-0. 3 minutes plus stoppage time left.
 

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jd2010

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Not good enough for a side with ambition. Should be at a Bournemouth or someone. He can’t compete against top players like this Bayern midfield have
Or if at a top 6 club he is squad member number 25. Break this glass in case of emergency at RB, CB, CM
 

jd2010

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All teams from the top 5 leagues. UEFA will be happy.
As per usual it is pretty much the richest 2 clubs from each group go through.

Arguable with Inter and Dortmund who is richer.

The "champions" league is just a european super league
 

moomba

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Can VAR give free kicks and yellow cards? I thought it was just for reds only.
No it can't but it was an appalling decision by the ref, and when VAR just ignores a clear ref card offence you have to question the point of it as well.
 

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As per usual it is pretty much the richest 2 clubs from each group go through.

Arguable with Inter and Dortmund who is richer.

The "champions" league is just a european super league
Sadly that's the state of the sport and the direction UEFA want, which will and is killing the competitiveness of teams in other nations.

Love the rare exception when teams like Ajax and Monaco buck the trend and go on fairytale runs, but even then they just get gutted by the big boys at the next window.
 

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RossFC

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No it can't bit it was an appalling decision by the ref, and when VAR just ignores a clear ref card offence you have to question the point of it as well.
I consider it orange card territory. Reminds me of Fellaini how he would escape with nothing, or a yellow heaps of times for his elbows.

I personally would have given a yellow card at minimum.
 

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Var is great


That's not a VAR call, that is a referee call. And it could have gone either way. You don't hear Liverpool fans complaining about VAR conspiracies after Koulibally virtually rugby tackled Salah in MD5 and got away with it.
 

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I consider it orange card territory. Reminds me of Fellaini how he would escape with nothing, or a yellow heaps of times for his elbows.

I personally would have given a yellow card at minimum.
Yep, he only has eyes for the ball and his opponent moves into him. VAR would have 100 given the red card if he looked at his opponent and deliberately went for him. VAR was right to not get involved in this incident whether it was a red or a yellow card.
 

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If we are to truly progress as a club he can't be a starter
With everyone fit he surely wouldn't get near your first XI. Still not a bad player to have in a squad. Sort of similar to Milner in that he can fill in for a number of roles.
 

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That's not a VAR call, that is a referee call. And it could have gone either way. You don't hear Liverpool fans complaining about VAR conspiracies after Koulibally virtually rugby tackled Salah in MD5 and got away with it.
no only in games with martin atkinson reffing
 

jd2010

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With everyone fit he surely wouldn't get near your first XI. Still not a bad player to have in a squad. Sort of similar to Milner in that he can fill in for a number of roles.
He and Wanyama are our only 2 defensive midfielders. And he is actually a lot better than Wanyama!
 

moomba

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That's not a VAR call, that is a referee call. And it could have gone either way. You don't hear Liverpool fans complaining about VAR conspiracies after Koulibally virtually rugby tackled Salah in MD5 and got away with it.
There's dozens of posts from Liverpool supporters complaining about that decision just on Big Footy.
 

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There's dozens of posts from Liverpool supporters complaining about that decision just on Big Footy.
Yeah their sure is. But those complaints weren't being turned into some anti- LFC conspiracy. I remember someone from another club claiming they could not remember a single subjective decision going their way in the CL. Can't remember who it was.
 

moomba

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Yeah their sure is. But those complaints weren't being turned into some anti- LFC conspiracy. I remember someone from another club claiming they could not remember a single subjective decision going their way in the CL. Can't remember who it was.
I posted what imo was a clear red card offence, and said that it was an appalling decision by the ref and that if VAR is going to ignore offences like that then I struggle to see the point of VAR.

The only one talking about conspiracies is you.
 

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