UEFA Champions League 2020/21 (Round of 16)

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Dylan12

Brownlow Medallist
Sep 7, 2007
21,852
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Brisbane Lions
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Chelsea, Boston Red Sox
Is it me or is the refereeing worse in some of these Champions League matches?

Some of the fouls called on Chelsea players in the last 15 minutres or so are just absurd.
 

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drd23

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Feb 28, 2009
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Essendon
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Baltimore Ravens, Atletico
This was the perfect time for Chelsea to face Atleti.

Our form has turned to sh*t in the last couple of weeks, (at the risk of sounding too much like a Liverpool fan) we're missing 3 guaranteed starters - two of which are essential to our best formation, and Simeone clearly went into this game trying not to lose

Hopefully getting Carrasco, Trippier and Gimenez back and needing to win in the 2nd leg will lead to a better performance than what was put up this morning
 

glenferry23

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Apr 26, 2010
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Hawthorn
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Giroud is also a model professional, in addition to his model like looks. The bloke just gets it done with minimal fuss and carry on. Have always respected his approach to the game.
 

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Dylan12

Brownlow Medallist
Sep 7, 2007
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Brisbane Lions
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It's a ******* joke Mount will miss the next game for this.....

He just keeps getting better and better. Not out of place on the big stage.
I’m still trying to work out what the yellow was for.

The referee made Mike Dean look like a genius. Utter incompetence.
 

RPCB

Brownlow Medallist
Jun 21, 2007
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9,863
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Carlton
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Manchester United
I’m still trying to work out what the yellow was for.

The referee made Mike Dean look like a genius. Utter incompetence.
It looked like Mount and the ref was in conversation during the replays of the “foul”, so the yellow could have been for dissent. That ref is notorious for being tough.
 

sorted

Norm Smith Medallist
Aug 21, 2016
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Geelong
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Oldham, West Ham, Real Betis
About as comfortable as we could have hoped for. Shame we couldnt have scored a few more, rest some players in the second leg.
City can be a bit frustrating to watch. They dominated possession but tried to walk it into the goals. 2-0 should be enough but it should have been 3 or 4. If the Gladbach player had scored in the last minute the 2nd leg would have been interesting. Good to see Aguero get a few minutes.
 

im_a_lazy_sod

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 27, 2007
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9,192
Block 108 as loud as any
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Fremantle
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Everton-EFFC-PGFC-Tranmere-Atalanta
Frustrating to be down to 10 men with a dodgy red card from such an early stage.
Even more frustrating to have defended so well for so long only to concede at the death.
Still, a lot to play for in the second leg. Plus we have a much better away record in CL games (we haven't won at home in this season's competition)
 

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