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We're getting outclassed by Spuds in the 2nd half. :(

 

Micki and Özil both seem to have an off-day. Auba barely got any chances so far.

 

Hopefully Lacazette can make an impact.

 

COYG!

 

BTW, Son just hit to the moon. Lol! :lol:

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7 hours ago, VelivolusDas said:

We're getting outclassed by Spuds in the 2nd half. :(

 

Micki and Özil both seem to have an off-day. Auba barely got any chances so far.

 

Hopefully Lacazette can make an impact.

 

COYG!

 

BTW, Son just hit to the moon. Lol! :lol:

Not sure what the fuss was about. Season was over by december. One look at the lineup and you knew we had a dead midfield without Ramsey which meant mkhi and ozil will stay in our own half longer than in attack. That actually turned into a plan. 4-3-3 was always going to hurt but we didn't have the firepower or confidence for a 3-4-3. 

 

There's one thing I know about Auba because I did watch a decent number of BVB games (hipster fav club lol), Auba is as direct as they come. Won't be involved in linkup much, and will actually have very few touches per game (although today was super low) but he will get you the threat that the likes of Henry and RvP did. We're in for fun times next season if we build right and hopefully, the old man calls it time.

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CHAMPIONS LEAGUE IS BACK! BMvf8aP.png
 
Today: ROUND OF 16
 

FC Basel vs. Manchester City

Venue: St Jakob-Park

Time: 19:45 UK

 

Match facts

  • This will be the first competitive meeting between Basel and Manchester City.
  • Basel have won four of their last five home games against English clubs in the Champions League (L1).
  • Manchester City have won only one of their six away games in the Champions League knockout stages (D1 L4).
  • City have made it past the last-16 stage only once in 2015-16 when they reached the semi-finals and were knocked out by Real Madrid.
  • Basel striker Dimitri Oberlin has scored four goals in his last five Champions League games.
  • Raheem Sterling has scored four goals in five Champions League appearances this season.

 

Juventus vs. Tottenham Hotspur

Venue: Allianz Stadium

Time: 19:45 UK
 

Match facts

  • This will be the first competitive meeting between the clubs.
  • Tottenham have reached the knockout stage of the Champions League for the second time in three appearances. They have never progressed further than the quarter-finals.
  • Spurs are one of four teams still unbeaten in this season's Champions League, alongside Barcelona, Besiktas and Liverpool.
  • Juventus are unbeaten in their past 22 Champions League home games (W14 D8), their longest such run. Bayern Munich were the last team to beat them in Turin, back in April 2013.
  • Juventus have lost only two of their past 19 Champions League games (v Real Madrid in last season's final and Barcelona in this season's group stages), winning 12 and drawing five.
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Decisive victory. Makes things easier for the next leg, there is Newcastle (PL), Porto (CL) and Man Utd (PL) matches within 7 days, but now we can rest the whole front 3 and midfield for the important Man Utd match, whereas they'd have 2 big games in 4 days, Liverpool (PL) and then Seville (CL). Hope this works to our advantage in our league run.

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Typical Madrid. Always shows up in UCL. qucnyyE.png Big test for PSG now. 

 

Juve bottled it somehow after 2-0 early lead at home. Spurs have a good chance to advance.

 

Liverpool is sadly playing great football. That Salah guy has turned into a monster. Can surprise everyone in UCL this year. 5-0 lock. Will likely rest main players in 2nd leg at home and focus on the league. 

 

This week: Chelsea vs. Barcelona; Bayern vs. Beşiktaş; Sevilla vs. United; Donetsk vs. Roma.

 

Exciting times ahead! 

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Big night ahead. GTncaK5.png 

 

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Chelsea vs. Barcelona

Venue: Stamford Bridge

Time: 19:45 UK

Match stats

  • Chelsea and Barcelona are facing each other for the 13th time in the Champions League, the fifth-most played fixture in the competition.
  • The London club are unbeaten in their last seven Champions League games against Barcelona (won two, drawn five).
  • Barcelona have won only one of their six away games against Chelsea in the Champions League and they have never kept a clean sheet at Stamford Bridge.
  • Chelsea will attempt to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the first time since 2013/14 - they are winless in their last six knockout games.
  • Barcelona have reached the Champions League semi-finals only once in the last four seasons.
  • Barcelona were one of four teams to remain unbeaten in this season's Champions League group stages, alongside Besiktas, Liverpool and Tottenham.
  • They also have the best defensive record in the Champions League this season, conceding only one goal in six games.
  • Luis Suarez has failed to score in the last 791 minutes of play in the Champions League, his longest drought in the competition.
  • Eden Hazard has scored three goals and delivered two assists in his last five Champions League games.

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Bayern Munich vs. Beşiktaş

Venue: Allianz Arena

Time: 19:45 UK

MATCH FACTS

  • Bayern are bidding to reach the quarter-finals for a seventh year in a row and this is their 14th time in the last 16.
  • Besiktas became the first Turkish team to win their Champions League group when they saw off RB Leipzig, Porto and Monaco in Group G.
  • This is the only last 16 tie featuring two reigning domestic champions.

Can't wait. kf7xvZL.png

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