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Matchday 2 (Group A) - Wednesday 27th September, 2017

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kick-off 7.45pm

Basel vs Benfica

CSKA Moscow vs Man Utd

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Could see United dropping points here but should be able to grind out the "W". Benfica need to go to Basel and win after losing at home to Moscow in their first game.

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Fellaini didn't travel, hopefully we'll see Herrera in that midfield. Not sure if Matic is playing either, although he travelled.

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Mario Fernandes, Brazilian defender for Moscow, had a head injury this past weekend and wont play against United. he is by far their best player. 

thats the benefit of having quality depth, like Phil said, Herrera should get the start and hopefully Martial too. 

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2-0. Martial penalty after Mkhitaryan fouled.

 

Basel also 2-0 up at home to Benfica!

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Lukaku 3-0. Defensive error leading to a tap in.

Steals Shaqiri's celebration as well xD 

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Basel penalty. Scored. 3-0. Embarrassing for a club of Benfica's size. The loss of Semedo and Lindelof hitting them hard.

 

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Goal Utd! Martial has a shot saved but Mkhitaryan the quickest to the rebound. Another 4 goals for Utd. Lethal .

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Benfica down to 10. Almeida lunges in 2-footed in frustration. Definite red card. 

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Lukaku doing what he always will do. Scores all types of goals. 

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How lucky did Man United get drawing this group xD

I'd be amazed if they came away with anything other than 6 wins.

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No clean sheet for Utd but the game was over a long time ago. 

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It must fill United full of confidence to have made six points out of two games in a group like this one.  One of the favourites now?

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29 minutes ago, Toony said:

How lucky did Man United get drawing this group xD

I'd be amazed if they came away with anything other than 6 wins.

Their schedule until November is an absolute breeze. 

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1 minute ago, Cicero said:

Their schedule until November is an absolute breeze. 

That's why they're in there with a shot at the title (Premier League).  They'll be fresh for the second half of the season which is the reason coaches rotate in the first half.  No conspiracies with the calendar for Mourinho this season then...  Although if you were to talk to him I'm sure he could muster something for you.

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5 minutes ago, Cicero said:

Their schedule until November is an absolute breeze. 

just seen it. not that much of a breeze but will probably not lose anyway. 

Palace (home)
Liverpool (away)
Huddersfield (away)
Swansea (away)
Spurs (home)
Benfica (home)
 

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44 minutes ago, SirBalon said:

It must fill United full of confidence to have made six points out of two games in a group like this one.  One of the favourites now?

yeah real easy group. glad we didnt get sporting or spartak 

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1 minute ago, Teso dos Bichos said:

yeah real easy group. glad we didnt get sporting or spartak 

I know, imagine!!! :o

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42 minutes ago, SirBalon said:

That's why they're in there with a shot at the title (Premier League).  They'll be fresh for the second half of the season which is the reason coaches rotate in the first half.  No conspiracies with the calendar for Mourinho this season then...  Although if you were to talk to him I'm sure he could muster something for you.

Antonio knows :ay: i said it at the beginning of the season, the only contenders for the title are man utd, citeh, and spurs. 

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