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    Posted: 31-May-2009 at 19:10
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Originally posted by Kaysaar

I just hope that Manchester doesn't camp in the penalty box- otherwise the game will be very boring...
Apart from Messi it was boring anyway. Barcelona well deserved to win though.


win the finals, yes, but if you include the match vs Chelsea they didn't deserved to play the finals in the first place.
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  Quote gcle2003 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-May-2009 at 14:47
Originally posted by Kaysaar

I just hope that Manchester doesn't camp in the penalty box- otherwise the game will be very boring...
Apart from Messi it was boring anyway. Barcelona well deserved to win though.
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  Quote Kaysaar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-May-2009 at 00:27
*pulls his shirt over his head and runs through the thread*

Liga, Copa, Champions League!

Barça! Barça! BAAARRRRÇÇÇAA!

All silliness aside, Barcelona started the game terribly, but after that first goal by Eto'o, Manchester seemed to lose all ambition and drive to win. Xavi and Iniesta just controlled the midfield brilliantly. Puyol also had a great game - running everywhere and doing a little of everything. Messi had a great header, right over the top of Van der Sar, which is surprising because he's not known for his heading skills. Cristiano Ronaldo showed during the first twenty minutes why he is one of the best in the world, testing Valdés a number of times. He also showed his biggest fault - his complete, utter lack of class and composure. He was the orchestrator of a variety of dirty tackles, and thrown elbows. He seemed to fall apart and acted like an angry kid - disappointing from a player of his caliber.

I think that Barcelona played the game like they wanted to, and earned this victory. Vamos Barça Campeones!

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  Quote Kaysaar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-May-2009 at 11:09
I just hope that Manchester doesn't camp in the penalty box- otherwise the game will be very boring...
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Terrible cup final, whatever the result may be I know I won't be happy about it... 
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  Quote Basmachi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-May-2009 at 05:43
I hope Barça will win the cup :)
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  Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07-May-2009 at 02:42
Well Klinsman is out and people in Munich are happy.
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  Quote Kaysaar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07-May-2009 at 02:22
Unfortunately, it looks like the Barça v. Chelsea series will only be characterized by terrible refereeing.

For better or worse, I'm glad Barcelona won.
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  Quote Temujin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-Apr-2009 at 18:06
funny enough, national TV didn't even broadcasted Barca vs Bayern - Honni soit qui mal y pense.....i still hope eurosport will eventually show a repeat.
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  Quote Knights Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-Apr-2009 at 01:45
Oh you missed it, Temujin? Shocked Well if you get a chance, you must watch a repeat!
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  Quote Temujin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-Apr-2009 at 16:35
i wish i could have seen that one... Unhappy
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  Quote Knights Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-Apr-2009 at 05:45
I completely agree - Chelsea vs. Liverpool was epic. A fantastic game to watch, finishing with a victory for Chelsea Cool
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  Quote Kaysaar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-Apr-2009 at 02:50
Bayern's defense played well today - stifling a fair number of solid Barcelona attacking options.

The second half of the Chelsea v. Liverpool game was fantastic!
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  Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-Apr-2009 at 22:30
At the office both days, so I will sadly miss tomorrow's game, too :(.
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  Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-Apr-2009 at 22:02
 
..one heart attack (or was it two?)...one major sore throat, and 20 cigarettes later and Chelsea go through against the Scouse....Clap
 
..Chelsea 4 Liverpool 4...what a game...i am exhausted....Big smile....
 
..there i was two weeks ago thinking Bayern v Barca was the the tie of this round....i was sooooo wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 


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  Quote Temujin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-Apr-2009 at 18:17
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I'm not sure I understand the Bayern... they score 13 goals against Sporting (granted not the best team ever, but still) and then lose 5.1 in Germany and 4.0 against Barça... makes no sense! What the heck was Kaiser Frank doing?


no one does! Franck should better look for another team because Bayern sucks. i'm just glad Bremen and Hamburg won their UEFA Cup matches. Bayern defense and Goalkeeper are serious crap (except Philipp Lahm).
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  Quote Kaysaar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-Apr-2009 at 19:50
I must say that I enjoyed the Barça v. Bayern game very much. They dismantled the German defenses, and probably ought to have scored more goals. Messi probably should have had a hat-trick, but he was robbed by the referee. The Barcelona midfield did a great job holding the ball and preventing the Bayern midfielders from getting into their rhythm. I think that Barça will have a more difficult time at the Allianz Arena, and after seeing Bayern dismantling the Portuguese, I know that they're more than capable of dicing through our occcasionally suspect defense. If they can get Klose, Lahm and Rensing back, they'll be a much more difficult team to defeat.

I do think that the referee did an atrocious job calling fouls on both teams. He was very erratic, somtimes calling little fouls, and then letting crunching tackles, or very dangerous play (Van Bommel leveling his shoulder into Messi's face) go unstopped. I know it worked out as Henry managed to score, but he didn't even stop play, which probably would have been the correct call. Van Bommel was lucky not to be booked, or even sent off. Is consistancy too much to ask for?

I was impressed with FC Porto. They managed to contain Manchester's attacks, and has Bruno Alves not been completely incompetent, they could have made off with a win at Old Trafford. Either way, they grabbed two valuable away goals, so kudos to them. I still think that Manchester can come back and score the goals needed to advance, but it won't be easy playing in Portugal.

Chelsea may have destoryed Liverpool's Champion's League ambitions but scoring three in Anflied - this will be very very difficult for the Reds to overcome.

I'm looking forward to the other leg of the Villarreal and Arsenal game - this is the one I fell like is the most in the air. Both teams played well, scoring beautiful goals and Arsenal grabbed the away goal, but I think that Villarreal's stout defence can make the game interesting at the Emirate's Stadium.
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  Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-Apr-2009 at 17:06
I have no clue either, but it is pretty much over for them - I don't see them scoring enough goals in the second match to advance.


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  Quote Maharbbal Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-Apr-2009 at 11:21
I'm not sure I understand the Bayern... they score 13 goals against Sporting (granted not the best team ever, but still) and then lose 5.1 in Germany and 4.0 against Barça... makes no sense! What the heck was Kaiser Frank doing?
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  Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08-Apr-2009 at 20:24
Bayern 0:3 Barcelona 38 minutes. Devastating game so far.
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