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Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
''They need to stop these drink breaks quickly. They are more tactical breaks than water breaks. We are not playing quarters. This is not basketball.'' lol Red Nev is not amused.
 

Tiki-Taka

New User
Crazy finish in Sevilla vs Eibar game. Hosts protecting a 1-0 lead and the added time lasted over 10 minutes. In the 101st minute Ocampos saved Dmitrovic's attempt from close range to get Andalusians one step closer to Champions League next season.

The crazy part? Ocampos is Sevilla's winger (and was the only scorer of tonight's game) who played the last minutes as a goalkeeper due to Vaclik getting injured and Sevilla having no subs left, while Dmitrovic is Eibar's actual goalkeeper.

..

Our next game is the Barcelona derby on Wednesday. Hoping for the same performance as the one against Villarreal. Especially since we can officially send Espanyol down to Segunda. About time they change their environment, it's been 26 years since the last La Liga season without them.
 

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
Nice win for Milan last night against Juventus. 2-0 down and winning 4-2. Doesn't really make any difference to the Italian league. Lazio haven't been performing since the return,

Chelsea with a tight win over Palace. Leicester dropped more points but you can always rely on the gunners to make sure Leicester would leave with something.
 

TheAssassin

Legend
Earlier in Juventus' derby win over Torino, Ronaldo finally scored a free kick goal for Juventus. With that he became the first Juventus player to score 25 goals in one Serie A season since 1961. *insert sixpad commercial* ;)

Who would have thought 4-2 would happen after a goalless first half. Great comeback from Milan. 3 goals in 5 minutes. They look much better since football restarted, beating Lazio and Juve in the last few days. Too late for Champions League though as top 4 in Italy are miles ahead. But I hope we will have them back soon.
 

Tiki-Taka

New User
Narrow 1-0 win over Espanyol in what turned into a 10 vs 10 game early in the second half after Fati and Lozano got straight red cards for very dangerous tackles. Suarez scored the only goal when Leo's shot from Griezman's backheel return pass was blocked right into his path. He now stands alone as the 3rd best goalscorer Barcelona have ever had.

With that result, Espanyol are officially relegated for the first time in 27 years. Since 1994 when they immediately returned, they won Copa del Rey in 2000 and 2006, and lost in the final of UEFA Cup, now known as Europa League, on penalties to Sevilla in 2007, the same year when they took great pleasure in denying us La Liga title with a last minute equalizer at Camp Nou in the penultimate game.

But, as we occasionally chanted in the city derby, they had to get relegated to become a champion. And in 2021, they will have their chance to win something again. Adios. :)

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In other news, Champions League and Europa League draws will be held in Nyon on Friday. Despite some of the last 16 ties not finished in the Champions League yet, and none in the Europa League, every club will know its projected path to continental glory.

The Europa League last 16 ties will be played on 5th and 6th of August, while Champions League will complete the last 16 stage on 7th and 8th.

Regarding the incomplete ties where the 1st leg was played, the 2nd leg will be played either at the home team's stadium or a neutral venue. Last 16 ties that haven't begun yet (Inter vs Getafe, Sevilla vs Roma) will be played in a single game format on a neutral venue. Same goes for all the quarterfinal, semifinal and obviously the final games.

Champions League schedule:
  • Quarter-finals: August 12 - August 15
  • Semi-finals: August 18 - August 19
  • Final: August 23

These stages will be played in Lisbon. Two stadiums will host the games - Sporting's Estadio Jose Alvalade and Benfica's Estadio da Luz.

Estadio da Luz
will host the final.

Europa League schedule:
  • Quarter-finals: August 10 - August 11
  • Semi-finals: August 16 - August 17
  • Final: August 21

These stages stages will be played in venues across four cities in Germany: Gelsenkirchen, Duisburg, Dusseldorf and Cologne.

The stadiums in question are Koln's RheinEnergieStadion, Duisburg's MSV-Arena, Fortuna Dusseldorf's Merkur Spiel-Arena and Schalke's Arena AufSchalke.

RheinEnergieStadion will host the final.
 

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
Ronnie still breaking records. I was surprised when I read that was his first free kick goal.

Adios, Espanyol. Wow.

Goldbridge talking about Pogba being the biggest turnaround since The Rock went from bad to good in the WWE world. lol Then he made a comment about Triple H as well. Now hearing ''from reliable sources'' that Pogba is up for it at United. Yeah, feels like United is a wonderful place to be right now.

Still concerned about tonight. It's a good moment, possibly the best since whenever but I'm not in ultra cocky mode yet. United haven't lost away to Villa in the league since the 95/96 opening day 3-1. This led to the famous you can't win anything with kids.
 

Feña14

Legend
Ronnie still breaking records. I was surprised when I read that was his first free kick goal.

Adios, Espanyol. Wow.

Goldbridge talking about Pogba being the biggest turnaround since The Rock went from bad to good in the WWE world. lol Then he made a comment about Triple H as well. Now hearing ''from reliable sources'' that Pogba is up for it at United. Yeah, feels like United is a wonderful place to be right now.

Still concerned about tonight. It's a good moment, possibly the best since whenever but I'm not in ultra cocky mode yet. United haven't lost away to Villa in the league since the 95/96 opening day 3-1. This led to the famous you can't win anything with kids.
It's nice of the Premier League to schedule Thursday night games for next seasons Europa League sides. Bit of practice!
 

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
It's nice of the Premier League to schedule Thursday night games for next seasons Europa League sides. Bit of practice!
Yeah,. it does look so tight. You could say that all teams down to tenth have a shot. I wouldn't bet on anything. United better be back on prime time Tuesday and Wednesday next season. All this most enthusiasm in years feeling can't go to waste. We have the league and Europa league to get back in so I'm confident about United right now.
 

Feña14

Legend
Yeah,. it does look so tight. You could say that all teams down to tenth have a shot. I wouldn't bet on anything. United better be back on prime time Tuesday and Wednesday next season. All this most enthusiasm in years feeling can't go to waste. We have the league and Europa league to get back in so I'm confident about United right now.
Joking aside, I think Man Utd will be fine, the form they’re in. Chelsea will be fine if they beat Sheffield Utd away at the weekend, 3 points there with so few games left gives them a bit of margin for error against Liverpool and Wolves. If they drop points though, you’d probably say it’s 50/50 with them and Leicester.
 

DSH

Legend
Earlier in Juventus' derby win over Torino, Ronaldo finally scored a free kick goal for Juventus. With that he became the first Juventus player to score 25 goals in one Serie A season since 1961. *insert sixpad commercial* ;)

Who would have thought 4-2 would happen after a goalless first half. Great comeback from Milan. 3 goals in 5 minutes. They look much better since football restarted, beating Lazio and Juve in the last few days. Too late for Champions League though as top 4 in Italy are miles ahead. But I hope we will have them back soon.
That data is incredible.
I thought that someone like David Trezeguet would have reached that figure with the "Vechia Signora".
And despite not having a "capocannoniere" during that enormous period of time, Juventus is the lord and master of the Italian Serie A.
 

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
About 15 minutes added on there.

Unchanged team for United.

That data is incredible.
I thought that someone like David Trezeguet would have reached that figure with the "Vechia Signora".
And despite not having a "capocannoniere" during that enormous period of time, Juventus is the lord and master of the Italian Serie A.
Think it shows that even though there are plenty of goals scored in Italy now, historically, it was very defensive. Most of what I remember about growing up is hearing how good they defended. Maradona won the top scorer with 15 goals in 87/88.
 

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
Roy Keane all happy in the studio. Just waiting for David De Gea to mistime a kick and get some half time rage.

The fourth game in a row the team has been unchanged. (y)
 
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Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
Slow start from United. The tough match you would expect against a team fighting relegation. United are looking below par though.

Sluggish Slugworth.

Yeah, you are not going to stop those cool, calm and collected penalties from maestro Bruno. 1-0
 

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
Two very good headed chances missed. Villa can't get any time on the ball at the minute.

Pogba with all the time in the world and no mistake. 3-0
 
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TheAssassin

Legend
Pogba is a stunningly quick learner. Can't block teammate's shot if you take it yourself. First goal of the season, about time.

Martial hits the crossbar.
 

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
One of those records that somebody might use here on TTW.

United become the first team in premier league history to win by at least 3 goals for 4 games running.
 

TheAssassin

Legend
Pogba looked good today. Rashford and Martial, not so much. Here is hoping they will do better at home against Southampton.

Man United have been awarded a record tying 13 penalties in one Premier League season, just like Leicester in 2015-16 and Crystal Palace in 2004-05. On a better note, first side in Premier League history to win 4 consecutive games by a three goal margin. And recent form is not too bad, 46 goals in the last 16 games...
 

Fabresque

Hall of Fame
It’s actually VARchester United. That was unbelievable. They get a pen every single game, it’s unreal. And people can complain “but it was a pen” sure, but every other club has bad decision go against them, and don’t get obvious pens. United gets one every single bloody time and it’s not even a joke anymore. I’m sure at this point they’ve figured out if they just fall in the box with no contact the ref will blow for a pen.

United fans are actually defending it too, like it’s unreal what I’m seeing. That was the worst decision I’ve seen in 12 ****ing years watching this sport. And I’ve lived through RM-Bayern and Chelsea-Barca in the UCL. Has Ed paid them off or something? Christ.
 

Tiki-Taka

New User
Haven't seen a decision that bad in a while. Good thing the penalty didn't decide the game otherwise it would have been an awful look.

I would be very surprised if they don't make it to Champions League now, whether through finishing top 4 in England or winning Europa League.
 

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
I was amused at Peter Schmeichel's tweet. It was the wee angry face smiley that got me. haha

''I am sorry, but that was not a penalty. VAR continues to be a joke. :mad:''
 

bezs

G.O.A.T.
Am surprised and how well are Utd are playing now after the display against Spurs the first game back.
 

Tiki-Taka

New User
We have the draw:

QF1: Manchester City/Real Madrid vs Lyon/Juventus
QF2: RB Leipzig vs Atlético Madrid
QF3: Napoli/Barcelona vs Chelsea/Bayern Munich
QF4: Atalanta vs Paris Saint-Germain

QF1 vs QF3, QF2 vs QF4 is the semifinal draw.

Not expecting anything, Bayern are probably the favorites to go all the way. Should we get through Napoli, we can mostly just hope that they will be rusty as all fixtures in Germany are finished already. Atalanta will hope for the same thing as PSG didn't play at all since the pandemic.

Quite an open tournament looking at the line up alone, but the single match format is going to take that to another level. Seven clubs that are still in the competition have never won the Champions League. One of those will definitely be in the final as one half of the draw has Leipzig, Atlético, PSG and Atalanta.

Europa League draw to be held soon...
 

Tiki-Taka

New User
QF1: Shakhtar Donetsk/Wolfsburg vs Eintracht Frankfurt/FC Basel
QF2: LASK/Manchester United vs Copenhagen/Istanbul Basaksehir
QF3: Inter Milan/Getafe vs Glasgow Rangers/Bayer Leverkusen
QF4: Olympiacos/Wolverhampton vs Sevilla/Roma

Semifinals:
Winner QF4 v Winner QF2
Winner QF3 v Winner QF1

When was the last time Champions League was more unpredictable than the Europa League? :p Manchester United clear favorites, but some others can make it challenging for them. I imagine they will want payback if they meet Sevilla in the semifinal... Good luck to Ole's boys.
 

AlexanderTheGreat08

Hall of Fame
Golden chance for this club. Besides the Covid situation that ended our league earlier , I still cannot see a better situation for PSG to finally win the CL. Atalanta is in great form , winning streak , highest goalscorers of Serie A and they have 7 games left. Truly a strong team , But still i consider this a good draw , PSG has 2 friendlies and 2 cup finals for preparation , I really hope we can pull this. Neutral field , one match.

There will be a club in the final that has never won the CL
 

TheAssassin

Legend
At this point I hope Atletico go all the way. Feels like they deserve a title from all of their efforts in the last 6-7 years. But it's pretty open.

Hope United secure top 4 so there is less pressure in the Europa League in August...
 

DSH

Legend
At this point I hope Atletico go all the way. Feels like they deserve a title from all of their efforts in the last 6-7 years. But it's pretty open.

Hope United secure top 4 so there is less pressure in the Europa League in August...
They have a style of playing that is not attractive to the common fan of the king of sports.
Making a parallel with tennis, Los Colchoneros are the David Ferrers of football.
:X3::notworthy:
 

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
Hmmm, maybe getting ahead of myself. I think City will knock out Real; Madrid. That is if the first leg is anything to go by. But ya never know.

Forgot about Bayern for a second. Most times I've seen them they have looked tremendous. Their team is very strong, experience and hot young studs.

Maybe it will be time for PSG. We shall see.
 

Tiki-Taka

New User
On this day 10 years ago, Soccer City in Johannesburg, South Africa, in the 116th minute of World Cup final, the ball reached Iniesta in the penalty area and he hit it with power of dozens of million Spanish legs...


One of those moments I will never get tired of looking back at...
 
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TheAssassin

Legend
United can even target 3rd if they keep up their form, Chelsea lose 3-0 to Sheffield. :oops: I thought they would drop points in one of the last four games but this caught me by surprise. Definitely gonna watch their match against Liverpool...
They have a style of playing that is not attractive to the common fan of the king of sports.
Making a parallel with tennis, Los Colchoneros are the David Ferrers of football.
:X3::notworthy:
Sure their football isn't pretty. But they have had some really good results. Narrowly missed out twice against Real in finals. I think it's really impressive how they remained very relevant at the top for several years. Even though it's been through grinding of the highest order at times...
 

Feña14

Legend
Sheffield United getting it done. :eek:
Didn't see the game, i've had an afternoon of the sublime (Hamilton) to the ridiculous (England collapsing against the West Indies). Sounds like watching Chelsea would of provided more of the latter!

I just saw the player ratings for the game. Christensen and Rudiger both got 1/10? Ouch :-D
 

Tiki-Taka

New User
Didn't see that happening to Chelsea. Very inconsistent, they played very well against City a few weeks back. Looking forward to their cup match against Manchester United.

Early goal from Vidal secured a 1-0 win away against Valladolid. Another unimpressive performance.

Leo became the first player in La Liga history to score 20 and assist 20 in a season. As plenty have said before, his final years are being terribly wasted. I don't want to imagine what Cruyff would have said about Barcelona these days if he was still with us...
 

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
Back to the regular top 4 qualifying for the champions league since City are now back in. United will be in pole position if they win the game in hand tonight. Looking like any result is possible with Chelsea at the minute and Leicester have fallen off a cliff.
 

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
The Martial goal. :love: Loved them both but Martial was an extra bit special. Southampton started well and getting the ball off Pogba a lot.

Big credit to AWB for his part in the equaliser.
 

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
United being pushed hard today.

Shaw and Williams off injured. Having to finish the game with 10 men.

And there is the equaliser from Southampton. :mad: Lethal delivery by Ward-Prowse.
 
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