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That was the most active Cristiano has been on the pitch in a very long time. He had a heatmap that is common for a midfielder... and Messi. :cool: Very good performance from him, who knows what would have happened if he was up against 10 men Barcelona in that 2nd half.
Speaking of Messi, phenomenal performance by him! Keeps Barca’s dream of being invincible alive and on a smaller scale, edges me closer to being champion of my fantasy league for the first time in god knows how many years!

Thanks Leo! :D
 

Doctor/Lawyer Red Devil

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Speaking of Messi, phenomenal performance by him! Keeps Barca’s dream of being invincible alive and on a smaller scale, edges me closer to being champion of my fantasy league for the first time in god knows how many years!

Thanks Leo! :D
I thought you needed him to score two today, not until the end of the season. So just one more goal from him will win you the league regardless of what Ronaldo does in the final? No worries, he'll get you there.
 
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I thought you needed him to score two today, not until the end of the season. So just one more goal from him will win you the league regardless of what Ronaldo does in the final? No worries, he'll get you there.
Yes, a goal from Messi or two assists in his next three games will win me the league!

If he ghosts the next 3 games, (extremely unlikely) and Ronaldo scores in the final or even Modric since my friend has Modric in his team, he will win the league.

Not worried about that though. :cool:
 

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@Doctor/Lawyer Red Devil I hope you have a chance to see the final, or I hope you're watching it now. Real high quality.
Took me a minute to realize what final are you talking about. :D Saw the scoreline tied at 7-7. Looking awesome and it's great that I am finally not strongly leaning for any player in particular at a grand stage. Will watch the second part tomorrow with full enjoyment. :cool:
 
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They were sloppy ever since the first goal, they had decisions go their way in the 2nd half, they have failed to defeat Real Madrid for the third consecutive time at Camp Nou in La Liga and fourth overall. Manager Zidane yet to be beaten at this ground, the best streak any Merengues coach has had...

On the other hand, they played with 10 men for the whole second half while Real's players committed tiny and nasty fouls at will, escaping any harsher punishment that would have been as deserved as Roberto's was for his surprisingly immature behavior. While being inferior in numbers, they still showed that they can match any team in the world, even the reigning champions of Europe. That's how good they are.

What am I trying to say? That this surprisingly was the most lively I have been at El Clasico or any game in a very very long time, my voice is gone for the next day as well. That despite all the problems tonight, the players managed to leave a generally great impression. So great that for once in who knows how many years I am not disappointed by the fact that Real Madrid weren't beaten. In fact, this might be the most satisfying home draw since the goalless night in 2006 Champions League semis against Milan. And coincidentally, today marks exactly 9 years since one of the most famous draws in club's history which our departing captain rescued at Stamford Bridge with a beautiful injury time goal. Part of me is so satisfied, relieved, that I could get completely drunk right now or approach any Culer lady outside despite giving up on that.

But I won't make any potential scenes, and in response to the mention during the match, me, my sister and Pablo will have a nice glass of fine Rioja product as soon as my favorite Real Madrid fan returns to our place, he ran into some familiar faces in the away crowd. We met at full time and knowing him (and hearing him, he is dead just like me :p) we certainly won't be having any arguments. There were easily higher stakes than tonight in previous El Clasico encounters and there were never problems. Considering neither side lost tonight, it should be even easier.

In the end, those guys that fought on the pitch tonight have some obvious flaws like everyone else, but they will always be remembered as one of our finest Blaugrana warriors, and I bow to them for what they have been doing this season and especially for the last decade in Spain. THIS IS BARCA!
 
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They were sloppy ever since the first goal, they had decisions go their way in the 2nd half, they have failed to defeat Real Madrid for the third consecutive time at Camp Nou in La Liga and fourth overall. Manager Zidane yet to be beaten at this ground, the best streak any Merengues coach has had...

On the other hand, they played with 10 men for the whole second half while Real's players committed tiny and nasty fouls at will, escaping any harsher punishment that would have been as deserved as Roberto's was for his surprisingly immature behavior. While being inferior in numbers, they still showed that they can match any team in the world, even the reigning champions of Europe. That's how good they are.

What am I trying to say? That this surprisingly was the most lively I have been at El Clasico or any game in a very very long time, my voice is gone for the next day as well. That despite all the problems tonight, the players managed to leave a generally great impression. So great that for once in who knows how many years I am not disappointed by the fact that Real Madrid weren't beaten. In fact, this might be the most satisfying home draw since the goalless night in 2006 Champions League semis against Milan. And coincidentally, today marks exactly 9 years since one of the most famous draws in club's history which our departing captain rescued at Stamford Bridge with a beautiful injury time goal. Part of me is so satisfied, relieved, that I could get completely drunk right now or approach any Culer lady outside despite giving up on that.

But I won't make any potential scenes, and in response to the mention during the match, me, my sister and Pablo will have a nice glass of fine Rioja product as soon as my favorite Real Madrid fan returns to our place, he ran into some familiar faces in the away crowd. We met at full time and knowing him (and hearing him, he is dead just like me :p) we certainly won't be having any arguments. There were easily higher stakes than tonight in previous El Clasico encounters and there were never problems. Considering neither side lost tonight, it should be even easier.

In the end, those guys that fought on the pitch tonight have some obvious flaws like everyone else, but they will always be remembered as one of our finest Blaugrana warriors, and I bow to them for what they have been doing this season and especially for the last decade in Spain. THIS IS BARCA!
Beautiful post man, Admire the passion and love you have for your club!

Don’t wanna jinx you but the signs are that you’re gonna go invincible! So congrats on that and welcome to the club. ;):D
 

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El Clasico at Santiago Bernabeu, El Clasico at Camp Nou

Same result because GOAT does GOAT things at every venue.


They were sloppy ever since the first goal, they had decisions go their way in the 2nd half, they have failed to defeat Real Madrid for the third consecutive time at Camp Nou in La Liga and fourth overall. Manager Zidane yet to be beaten at this ground, the best streak any Merengues coach has had...

On the other hand, they played with 10 men for the whole second half while Real's players committed tiny and nasty fouls at will, escaping any harsher punishment that would have been as deserved as Roberto's was for his surprisingly immature behavior. While being inferior in numbers, they still showed that they can match any team in the world, even the reigning champions of Europe. That's how good they are.

What am I trying to say? That this surprisingly was the most lively I have been at El Clasico or any game in a very very long time, my voice is gone for the next day as well. That despite all the problems tonight, the players managed to leave a generally great impression. So great that for once in who knows how many years I am not disappointed by the fact that Real Madrid weren't beaten. In fact, this might be the most satisfying home draw since the goalless night in 2006 Champions League semis against Milan. And coincidentally, today marks exactly 9 years since one of the most famous draws in club's history which our departing captain rescued at Stamford Bridge with a beautiful injury time goal. Part of me is so satisfied, relieved, that I could get completely drunk right now or approach any Culer lady outside despite giving up on that.

But I won't make any potential scenes, and in response to the mention during the match, me, my sister and Pablo will have a nice glass of fine Rioja product as soon as my favorite Real Madrid fan returns to our place, he ran into some familiar faces in the away crowd. We met at full time and knowing him (and hearing him, he is dead just like me :p) we certainly won't be having any arguments. There were easily higher stakes than tonight in previous El Clasico encounters and there were never problems. Considering neither side lost tonight, it should be even easier.

In the end, those guys that fought on the pitch tonight have some obvious flaws like everyone else, but they will always be remembered as one of our finest Blaugrana warriors, and I bow to them for what they have been doing this season and especially for the last decade in Spain. THIS IS BARCA!
Awesome stuff. I was shaking in the entire second half hoping you survive. :eek:

NOW do you believe in the streak lasting until the end of the season? :D
 
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El Clasico at Santiago Bernabeu, El Clasico at Camp Nou

Same result because GOAT does GOAT things at every venue.



Awesome stuff. I was shaking in the entire second half hoping you survive. :eek:

NOW do you believe in the streak lasting until the end of the season? :D
Cool post but 3-0 and 2-2 are slightly different results, no? :D

Agreed that Messi is GOAT, He’s the most complete footballer I’ve ever seen. scores goals, sets up goals, plays forward, plays wide, plays deep, etc.

Ronaldo can win the next 10 champions leagues and he won’t be better than Messi to me, irrational? Probably but Messi excites me and amazes me like no other player.
 
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Cristiano's goal made him joint highest Real Madrid goalscorer in El Clasico games, now level at 18 with Di Stefano.

After today's game, the combined total of his Real Madrid goals and Messi's Barcelona goals is now ONE THOUSAND. Two players, quadruple digits. Well done, legends of the game!
Beautiful post man, Admire the passion and love you have for your club!

Don’t wanna jinx you but the signs are that you’re gonna go invincible! So congrats on that and welcome to the club. ;):D
Thank you.

Those signs appeared maybe like two months ago, I remember some usual overreacting people even saying that as soon as Manchester City lost in the Premier League to Liverpool, which is when Barcelona became the only remaining team with that potential. What I also remember is you saying a while ago that you hope Barcelona don't achieve it, so I don't feel like this post of yours, not to mention the congratulations on something that is yet to happen, is really genuine. :p
Awesome stuff. I was shaking in the entire second half hoping you survive. :eek:

NOW do you believe in the streak lasting until the end of the season? :D
Survive? We are not fighting relegation. :p

Contrary to what a lot of you here think and say out loud, I have always been a believer. I just don't count chickens before they hatch. At this level of football, you can't be 100% certain in anything. I will repeat again, for me, producing great performances in remaining La Liga matches for our legendary captain Don Andres is more important than any new page in history books.
 
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What I also remember is you saying a while ago that you hope Barcelona don't achieve it, so I don't feel like this post of yours, not to mention the congratulations on something that is yet to happen, is really genuine. :p
Arsenal fans are well known for changing our opinions. ;):D

Nah but seriously, I love the fact that Arsenal are in a very unique and exclusive club of teams to go invincible but it won’t be terrible if Barca join us, you probably should’ve achieved this feat years ago so this just makes up for it. :p
 

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Oh, how boring! :confused:

I’ll take Ronnie over Phil Taylor though! :D
I'm not sure about this, but I'm quite positive that Ronnie hasn't namedropped Phil Taylor when he is naming legends that might be good enough to share dinner with the rocket.

On the other hand, Phil has name-dropped the Rocked countless times. He is the master namedropper after all. :p
 

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I looked at the twitter machine earlier..4 of the global top10 trending were 'el classico' related items (at least). with messi no1.
 
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Maybe even more important event from yesterday, great to see Arsenal deliver a goalfest in the final home game of Arsene Wenger. And a very nice speech in the end, simple but still touching. If I had a say in it he would get at least a statue outside the stadium or one of the stands named after him.


Good luck wherever you end up next, Professor!




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The trophy looks good on you, Pep. The colors, not so much. :p

 

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Cool post but 3-0 and 2-2 are slightly different results, no? :D

Agreed that Messi is GOAT, He’s the most complete footballer I’ve ever seen. scores goals, sets up goals, plays forward, plays wide, plays deep, etc.

Ronaldo can win the next 10 champions leagues and he won’t be better than Messi to me, irrational? Probably but Messi excites me and amazes me like no other player.
Should have said Messi, not El Clasico, my bad. :D

Leo will always be better but Ronaldo has made it closer than anyone thought so credit to him.
 
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Maybe even more important event from yesterday, great to see Arsenal deliver a goalfest in the final home game of Arsene Wenger. And a very nice speech in the end, simple but still touching. If I had a say in it he would get at least a statue outside the stadium or one of the stands named after him.


Good luck wherever you end up next, Professor!




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The trophy looks good on you, Pep. The colors, not so much. :p

The stadium should be named after him imo.

Tears in my eyes watching that speech. :oops:
 
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Nice send off for Wenger, presenting him with the trophy from the great feat by the Invincibles was nice as well.

Good to see Carzola around.
Still miss Cazorla so much! He was our little Spanish magician. :cool:

Hopefully we can see him in an arsenal shirt again!
 
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Meravellos! Deserved this bit of fun despite not winning the match.

Another game at Camp Nou in two days against very solid Villarreal, then a trip to in form Levante on the weekend and finally a home game against Real Sociedad, the club whose unbeaten streak record we broke this season. Three more spectacles for the captain, anem nois!
 
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Meravellos! Deserved this bit of fun despite not winning the match.

Another game at Camp Nou in two days against very solid Villarreal, then a trip to in form Levante on the weekend and finally a home game against Real Sociedad, the club whose unbeaten streak record we broke this season. Three more spectacles for the captain, anem nois!
Amazing that you held on despite being down to 10 men for all of the second half! You definitely got the moral victory. ;):D
 
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6:48 Messi of 2009-2012 would’ve chipped Navas.
I know Messi plays a more central role now but I do miss the days of him being up front, he’s still a joy to watch but I wish he was more selfish.
 
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Still went for goal himself.

Considering how many times his teammates waste his perfect passes, yeah he sure should be a bit more selfish. :D
Yeah he did go for goal but I feel like younger Messi would’ve been more brave and went for the chip.

Lol it is pretty ridiculous how many chances the rest of the team misses, I feel like next season for Barca will either be an unbelievable success or a disaster, it will be interesting to see how they operate without Don Andres,..
 
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Yeah he did go for goal but I feel like younger Messi would’ve been more brave and went for the chip.

Lol it is pretty ridiculous how many chances the rest of the team misses, I feel like next season for Barca will either be an unbelievable success or a disaster, it will be interesting to see how they operate without Don Andres,..
Nowadays there is no middle with Barcelona. In fact some people are still angry because of CL elimination. I would be lying if I said I wasn't disappointed myself. Smallest details leaning our way instead and that El Clasico two days ago might have been just a warm up for a colossal one in Kiev, who knows. But it would be stupid not to applaud a domestic double, especially since it's far from the first one recently.

With Don leaving I don't know will Leo's back have to upgrade for bigger carrying. :oops: IfCoutinho continues with his progress while Arthur and hopefully another midfielder in the summer settle in well, it will be easier for everyone around.
 
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Nowadays there is no middle with Barcelona. In fact some people are still angry because of CL elimination. I would be lying if I said I wasn't disappointed myself. Smallest details leaning our way instead and that El Clasico two days ago might have been just a warm up for a colossal one in Kiev, who knows. But it would be stupid not to applaud a domestic double, especially since it's far from the first one recently.

With Don leaving I don't know will Leo's back have to upgrade for bigger carrying. :oops: IfCoutinho continues with his progress while Arthur and hopefully another midfielder in the summer settle in well, it will be easier for everyone around.
Yeah it’s been in a great season overall for Barca but i think if they got past Roma they would’ve went on to win it. Liverpool are just a BTEC Barca when you think about it and Barca always own Real Madrid in big ties.

I think Messi’s shoulders will be completely exhausted by the end of the WC! Coutinho is looking good, I think Barca need a world class midfielder to replace Don Andres (Eriksen or De Bruyne are good shouts) and I think they need a center back too.
 
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Yesterday I checked out the results and PSG completed the French domestic treble by beating Les Herbiers 2-0 in Coupe de France final. I thought that surely that club is not in the highest French league. Turns out they are in third tier, how did they get this far... :eek:

Big match today. Juventus and Milan in Coppa Italia final. The Old Lady could win a fourth consecutive Serie A - Coppa Italia double if they beat Rossoneri. For the sake of even smallest change I hope Milan don't allow that and enjoy themselves for the first time in several years.

But I have my priorities. Villarreal are coming to Camp Nou this evening so that's the main focus. Sorry Italians. :p
Yeah it’s been in a great season overall for Barca but i think if they got past Roma they would’ve went on to win it. Liverpool are just a BTEC Barca when you think about it and Barca always own Real Madrid in big ties.

I think Messi’s shoulders will be completely exhausted by the end of the WC! Coutinho is looking good, I think Barca need a world class midfielder to replace Don Andres (Eriksen or De Bruyne are good shouts) and I think they need a center back too.
Real are a different beast in Champions League, especially finals. But I would like to think we would have had a shot.

Basically, Iniesta's replacement and depth improvement. I guess that should put Barcelona in decent contention for all trophies next season.
 

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Barca are 1-0 up at the moment against Villarreal.
Big match today. Juventus and Milan in Coppa Italia final. The Old Lady could win a fourth consecutive Serie A - Coppa Italia double if they beat Rossoneri. For the sake of even smallest change I hope Milan don't allow that and enjoy themselves for the first time in several years.

But I have my priorities. Villarreal are coming to Camp Nou this evening so that's the main focus. Sorry Italians. :p

Real are a different beast in Champions League, especially finals. But I would like to think we would have had a shot.

Basically, Iniesta's replacement and depth improvement. I guess that should put Barcelona in decent contention for all trophies next season.
Yeah I am not holding my breath for an upset in that final. Would love it to happen but it's really hard to see it happening.
 
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Glad I went all out for Messi at the start of the season! The rest of my team is quite average but Messi has carried me to glory!

Have to thank Glenn Murray as well, I picked up at the start of the season for some reason and he’s done surprisingly well, scored 12 goals in the prem!
 
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Leicester leads Arsenal 1-0.Arsenal can end this half season without taking points away - embarrassing
Yeah man it’s a shambles, only team in the top English leagues with no away point in 2018.

Appreciate Wenger and everything he’s done but stats like that are appalling, thankfully change is coming.
 
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