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Inverted    541

Liverpool had Hoffenheim sussed out imo. Isolate their wide CBs vs Mane/Salah going forward, and defensively it was mostly just a matter of dealing with their constant high, diagonal balls. 

It seemed like they were playing the numbers game and they eventually got some joy by winning high balls in dangerous zones but thankfully they didn't convert. Then at the end Trent just doesn't challenge and they finally get a goal. 

Liverpool weren't very impressive but were pretty good value for the 0-2, but 1-2 is still a great base to work with. 

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Mel81x    254
1 minute ago, LFCMadLad said:

Anyone would think we lost? 

Come on lads, it's a great result :D

Haha it was a good result. Anyone watching the first half would have said going to the second leg with a 0 - 0 would have been a blessing. Still, it was a bit shaky and the defensive situation hasn't really shown any kind of real improvements. Think we'll edge them at home personally but that remains to be seen.

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LFCMadLad    768

TAA could have done better for their goal but come on, the lads 18 and he had an absolute stormer. 

Get in my son. 

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HK85    267

TAA should have done a lot better for their goal but Lovren (I think it was him next in line) should be screaming at him to drop in behind the player. Poor from both. 

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RandoEFC    1,187

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FC Kobenhavn will be disappointed losing to Qarabag - has a team from Azerbaijan ever got through qualifying in the Champions League? Slavia Prague might be upset with their result as well but not as much of an upset as the Qarabag match. 

Sporting Lisbon should be beating Steaua at home but they only need an away goal in Romania to give themselves a pretty high chance of progressing. 

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Inverted    541

Yeah that's a shocking result from København. But I don't know what they expect when they let quality players like Delaney, Augustinsson and Zanka go for peanuts, and then don't replace them.

They had Nicolai Boilesen at CB ffs. 

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1 hour ago, RandoEFC said:

Don't want to bang on about it at risk of being labelled "bitter" but Liverpool's defence really does look shambolic. Let Coutinho go, buy a good left back (any left back for a start) and a top centre back who can actually lead the defence, one attacking midfield player and a better goalkeeper if there's money left.

A great first leg result to take home though, can't see Liverpool getting pegged back at home. 

Nah, you're spot on (apart from letting Coutinho go). Hopefully this van Dijk nonsense gets resolved one way or the other very soon, so we can either move on to another target or get him bedded in.

At left back, I don't know what Moreno did to get his place back other than having an alright game against Bayern, but hopefully Robertson will be ready to take over soon. Apparently he's not been playing because his wife's expecting. Failing that, Milner's still around and he's still better than Moreno.

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Rick    390

Good result, conceding again is annoying though.

Moreno shouldn't be starting games, shouldn't be on the bench, shouldn't be allowed to wear the shirt. Get Milner back in there ffs. 

Also...buy some fucking defenders!!!!

 

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Cannabis    2,312

Watched this with a load of Kopites(I'm currently on holiday). Job well done by Liverpool in difficult conditions, as Phil Thompson said, I 'reckon they're about 80% through with this result. 

Also, no complaints about the second goal. More teams should be allowed to use quick free-kicks to their advantage like Klopp's men did. 

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Blue    694

If Zielinski, Diawara, Hamsik and Mertens all start then I think Napoli will win 3-0. If not, then it might be a closer game then I expect. Nice aren't an easy side.

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Blue    694

15 minutes and Napoli are running circles around a supposed "superior" Nice midfield.

Great goal from Dries Mertens. 1-0, this is going to be a long night for Nice.

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Blue    694

They are, as is the shit midfield. They look good at retaining the ball and doing first time touches.

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Blue    694

Allan Saint-Maximum is a genuine talent. The only player on Nice who looks dangerous. 

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SirBalon    1,679

Sevilla winning 0-1 away to a club I'm not even going to start to write their name...  Going well!

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Blue    694
2 minutes ago, Teso dos Bichos said:

mertens has been the best player so far. surprised since hamsik is a top ten player according to experts 

I thought Seri was the best player on the pitch?

And no, Mertens only scored the goal. Insigne has been the best player so far. Hamsik has also played well, so your argument is idiotic as usual.

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SirBalon    1,679

The "second best" midfield in the world is doing brilliantly it has to be said!!!

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5 minutes ago, SirBalon said:

The "second best" midfield in the world is doing brilliantly it has to be said!!!

im sure the coach at bayern is watching and wishing he had a midfield like napoli's

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10 minutes ago, LaSambadeStGermain said:

I thought Seri was the best player on the pitch?

And no, Mertens only scored the goal. Insigne has been the best player so far. Hamsik has also played well, so your argument is idiotic as usual.

it wasnt an argument, it was my opinion. RESPECT my opinion, damn commies!

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Blue    694
2 minutes ago, Teso dos Bichos said:

it wasnt an argument, it was my opinion. RESPECT my opinion, damn commies!

I don't respect opinions that are based off of someone's hate, cheers.

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Stan    2,887

Celtic doing well against Astana, a team who they came unstuck against last year. 

Own goal (just) and Sinclair for Celtic. 

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19 minutes ago, LaSambadeStGermain said:

I thought Seri was the best player on the pitch?

And no, Mertens only scored the goal. Insigne has been the best player so far. Hamsik has also played well, so your argument is idiotic as usual.

jesus Christ!! is messi the best player during every match??? No. having the skills and attributes of the best player is one thing, performing during the match is another thing, mr A1 journalist xD ima ignore you, your ignorance is too much.

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Blue    694

For the good of the forum, please do. Honestly I'd like to know how Kel having pops at everyone gets put on post preview quickly and yet you're still around.

It won't last though. I'm setting the timer.

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Blue    694

2-0, with our midfield this is against shitheap. A walk in the park.

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Stan    2,887
17 minutes ago, LaSambadeStGermain said:

For the good of the forum, please do. Honestly I'd like to know how Kel having pops at everyone gets put on post preview quickly and yet you're still around.

It won't last though. I'm setting the timer.

Oh shut up Brian. You've been digging at him in this thread so don't throw your toys out the pram when he bites. 

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Blue    694
1 minute ago, Stan said:

Oh shut up Brian. You've been digging at him in this thread so don't throw your toys out the pram when he bites. 

Of course I have, and you've missed the 400 pops he's had at threads where I left an opinion in the past week, so I'm fighting back. It's natural. I'm sick of this cunt and I'm sure many others are as well.

How he continues to get away with it is beyond me.

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Blue    694
2 minutes ago, Stan said:

If it's natural we'll put you on post preview too :)

I'm ok with that, because I don't go around the forums changing my opinion looking for pops. It'll barely affect me, so if you think that's the best course of action then I accept.

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Blue    694

Think Napoli is through with that. Would have liked them to score the third and put the tie to bed, but with 2 goals and a clean sheet, chances are Napoli are 90% through to the groups.

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SirBalon    1,679

Sevilla also win 1-2 which is a decent result.

As for Napoli...  Nice shut themselves at the back like a fortress after those sendings off.  Napoli looked a lot more dangerous when it was 11 against 11.  Although that should be enough unless Napoli go away thinking it's done and get mugged.

Insigne was brilliant though.  He is so good...  Just needs to find consistency so as to get to that all important higher level.

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