I'm sure scoring the winner felt a lot better than those cold rainy nights at Stoke.
Yeah it would be good for PSG, City or Leipzig to win, I think that's what all neutrals are hoping for.Wouldn't want them to go all the way though. They were the most annoying bunch back in 2013. With City PSG and Leipzig there aren't so many fans to get you mad in the first place lol.
Both. Chelsea and Barcelona weren't anywhere close to being good enough (Chelsea a young team making their way, Barcelona old and should of started their rebuild years ago).8-2
Is barca bad or is Bayern good?
Especially when you consider there was no Pulisic, Pedro, Willian, Alonso, Azpilicueta, Jorginho.. 6 youth team players on the bench and Chelsea still didn't have enough fit players to fill the bench, definitely!What a result. Makes chelsea defeat more bearable now lol
Never in my wildest dreams. Yet here we are. Wowzers. I did fancy Bayern but obviously not like this.
I’ll catch up with the highlights later, did they play the “Can Can" song every time Bayern scored?Demolition was always a possibility given that Germans don't stop when they are flying high. Their unrivaled arrogance is back just like the one they had under Heynckes a few years ago. It's going to be a very difficult task but I am still hopeful that Pep or Neymar can "avenge us" and give them a cold shower they badly deserve.
I said before the game that I wouldn't mind a loss, but a bad attitude. Yet it happened again, which reflects in quite an uncomfortable scoreline. I don't expect and I don't even want the guys to press high and scoring at all costs in the last minute when leading by five but it's inexcusable when you rarely show aggression, when you are not willing to correct mistakes during the match, from one week to the next and so on, simply accepting them in this amount as a normal part of the performance. It's been a season to forget even before tonight. But if this doesn't make the alarm bells ring then we are in serious long term trouble.
Visca el Barça i visca Catalunya...
I think Can Can is their goal song at home games and it was more noticeable in empty stands when they played Chelsea. Though I didn't watch that one as Barcelona were playing Napoli at the same time.I’ll catch up with the highlights later, did they play the “Can Can" song every time Bayern scored?
When we played them in Germany at the weekend, they played it after every goal. If doing the Can Can dance when you've gone 7-1 up against a young side with half their starting eleven injured/suspended doesn't put you off a side, I don't know what will!
I have my fingers crossed for the other 4 sides left in the tournament, it would be nice to see a new winner, see Bayern get taken down a peg or two, plus it's going to take something special to stop them.. All of which i'm in favour of.
I don't think I played with these trading cards. I used to get the sticker album every season back in the 90s. People at school making up their own trading rules. ''This sticker is worth 10 stickers.'' Yeah, right. Opening up a packet and getting the same player for the fifth time was annoying.You're from my time, no? Out of the blue for the first time in maybe 15 years I recalled the Promatch football trading cards. Do you remember these and did you play? Seems they were issued from 1996-1999 in 4 series.
I don't think I played with these trading cards. I used to get the sticker album every season back in the 90s. People at school making up their own trading rules. ''This sticker is worth 10 stickers.'' Yeah, right. Opening up a packet and getting the same player for the fifth time was annoying.
That's a fair point, the empty stadium probably did make the goal song more pronounced. Maybe it's an English/American thing, but running up the score against a weaker opponent and going crazy celebrating is considered unsporting/showing a lack of class. I've no problem with them still playing hard and keeping themselves sharp for tougher tests to come, pat yourself on the back after a nice build up and sweet finish? By all means! But yeah, stupid songs and dancing live they've just won the tournament when the game was over 6 months ago after the first leg? Bit strange.8 goals yet should have won even more comfortably. That right there is one of the things I am talking about. But no problem. When someone properly challenges them, we'll see how smooth they really are...
I think Can Can is their goal song at home games and it was more noticeable in empty stands when they played Chelsea. Though I didn't watch that one as Barcelona were playing Napoli at the same time.
It's just their general demeanor that is off putting. Whining about small irrelevant ref decisions when the result is more than safe and still discussing the small tactics among themselves after scoring as many goals in one match as some other teams do in a month... I get perfectionism but come on. Then again I might be reading too much into it right now since we were just on the receiving end of a beatdown, who knows. But the second things stop going their way it's going to be ugly. Back when Madrid beat them 0-4 in Munich when Bayern were defending champions, they handled it so poorly throughout the match. I couldn't help but chuckle a bit, even though Real were winning.
I am all for first time winner too. Other than Chelsea we haven't seen one in over 20 years. And even though all the remaining teams (not expecting much from Lyon) spent a fortune just to put themselves on the map I can admire the football they are all playing. They didn't stumble into the semifinals on accident at all. But I would have preferred if hard working Atletico or this season's fairytale Atalanta were still there...
At least PSG is still in the running so they can take out Bayern if they get passed the Red Bull Energy Drinks and Bayern get passed the king of the jungles. I foresee a Bull vs Lion final though. Mess with the bull, you get the horns. Hard to toot your own horn here.Wow, I had City to go all the way.
Well played, Lyon.
Yeah, when they defeated Real away, I decided that it was there year. Oops Yeah, Bayern have looked great all the way and I guess I underestimated them. Same way I did with Lyon. I'll learn some day. Maybe. I learned the last 500 times.all the way you mean beating all remaining teams including bayern?.. odds were on lyon (beating city after 90min) prior today' match 11/1 hah
If not for coronavirus, I think Barcelona takes La LigaFor the first time since 2007, there is no La Liga team in the CL last four.
For the first time since 1996, there is no La Liga or Premier League team in the CL last four.
And for the first time since 1991, there is no La Liga, Premier League or Serie A team in the CL last four.
These Champions League semis ended up getting filled with French and Germans. Thanks a lot, coronavirus.
Should I expect Manchester to cheer me up in the Europa League at least? Are the United fans confident? Remember what Sevilla did last time you faced them...
yea city is very unlucky in last several years in this tourney, many years.. so it was quite risky to pick themYeah, when they defeated Real away, I decided that it was there year. Oops Yeah, Bayern have looked great all the way and I guess I underestimated them. Same way I did with Lyon. I'll learn some day. Maybe. I learned the last 500 times.
Doubt it. This team has given me very few reasons to trust them. The one time I started to, the Anfield fiasco happened. It's going to take a while before we are in state of calmness and comfort again. Hopefully I will still have as much energy and not become officially old by then.If not for coronavirus, I think Barcelona takes La Liga
I was thinking more like Real Madrid would drop a few points. They weren't as solid as they were after the break against lower quality teams. They were definitely better than Barcelona this year, especially when facing each other, but I noticed they would often just randomly drop points to give Barcelona the lead back in the table. It kept occurring until coronavirus.Doubt it. This team has given me very few reasons to trust them. The one time I started to, the Anfield fiasco happened. It's going to take a while before we are in state of calmness and comfort again. Hopefully I will still have as much energy and not become officially old by then.