UEFA Champions League 2021/22 (Winners: Real Madrid)

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Zidane98

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We wouldnt be in the final if not for these guys last season. From Kidderminster to CL qualification.
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Sozabarus

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Looks like no Thiago for the final and Fabinho still in doubt.

Hard to see Henderson, Milner and Keita getting the better of Real Madrid’s midfield.
 

Dirty Bird

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Does UEFA still have the rule where the 5th placed team qualifies for the next year if the previous years champion already qualified?

Just wondering if Arsenal/Real Bettis can still make it
 

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ADL9798

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Thiago and Fabinho apparently training well and expected to play. Absolutely critical for us that they start tomorrow. The midfield battle of Fabinho/Thiago/Keita vs Casemiro/Kroos/Modric will be fascinating to watch.
 

Jatz

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Thiago and Fabinho apparently training well and expected to play. Absolutely critical for us that they start tomorrow. The midfield battle of Fabinho/Thiago/Keita vs Casemiro/Kroos/Modric will be fascinating to watch.
They'd want to be fit. Nothing worse than playing players that aren't 100% and then having to sub early due to it.
 

ADL9798

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Benzema is the key to this game IMO, if he has a blinder Real will win the game.

Watching some of their highlights and the semi vs City, the way he links up with Vinicius reminds me of the Kane/Son combo - very difficult to handle.
 

Ocha905

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I’m very pessimistic about this one. Liverpool looked out of gas for large periods against wolves, at best an underdone Thiago and Fabinho plus Real would be a fairytale story if they win beating every European giant bar Bayern.
 

Zidane98

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I’m very pessimistic about this one. Liverpool looked out of gas for large periods against wolves, at best an underdone Thiago and Fabinho plus Real would be a fairytale story if they win beating every European giant bar Bayern.

This time round we've got a week rest which makes a big difference. Due to being the only team in contention to win all trophies on offer we've been playing a game every 3 days for the last few months.
 

Gak Attack

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They'd want to be fit. Nothing worse than playing players that aren't 100% and then having to sub early due to it.

The 5 subs helps with this. I don't Klopp could risk starting both with only 3.

There's such a large drop off in the midfield from those guys though so worth the risk.
 

Gak Attack

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This time round we've got a week rest which makes a big difference. Due to being the only team in contention to win all trophies on offer we've been playing a game every 3 days for the last few months.

If now fit a few of the key players didnt play that game or played only a little. So should be as fresh as we've been for some time.
 

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Anyone recall Real Madrid knocking us out of Champions league last year?

Have no recollection of it.
 

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