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Old 04-09-2014, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Scotland
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Great website to watch full match replays straight after. So if you watch one game on a champions league night at about ten minutes after final whistle you can watch the other game/games here.

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Old 04-10-2014, 01:53 AM
 
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Xavi (3 goals & 2 assists in La Liga) is finished as a starter for a UCL contender. Messi could not have looked more disinterested today (Ran 6.8 KM, everyone else for Barca ran +10 KM, while Koke ran 12.2). Cesc should replace Xavi or be dealt for defensive help. Barca needs a retooling which will take a couple seasons, by then you are looking at a 32 year old Iniesta, 29 year old Messi and 30 year old Pique. The football landscape is far improved since Barcelona's dominance of the mid 2000's which clubs like Bayern & PSG. By then Manchester United will be rebuilt, Manchester City will likely hit their UCL stride and even Dortmund might rebound with new talent. I think Barca should focus on domestic football for the next 2 seasons because UCL is out of the question.
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Old 04-10-2014, 08:27 AM
 
Location: IL
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Xavi (3 goals & 2 assists in La Liga) is finished as a starter for a UCL contender. Messi could not have looked more disinterested today (Ran 6.8 KM, everyone else for Barca ran +10 KM, while Koke ran 12.2). Cesc should replace Xavi or be dealt for defensive help. Barca needs a retooling which will take a couple seasons, by then you are looking at a 32 year old Iniesta, 29 year old Messi and 30 year old Pique. The football landscape is far improved since Barcelona's dominance of the mid 2000's which clubs like Bayern & PSG. By then Manchester United will be rebuilt, Manchester City will likely hit their UCL stride and even Dortmund might rebound with new talent. I think Barca should focus on domestic football for the next 2 seasons because UCL is out of the question.
Atletico Madrid looked way better than Barca last night, but they could not finish. If Villa was aiming for the crossbar/posts, he was amazing. Atletico easily should have had 3 goals, but it was a fun game to watch.

Atletico completely took Messi out of the game. They had a guy on him immediately everytime he receved the ball anywhere in their 1/3 of the field. Part of Messi's game is to stand around and wait for defenders to forget he is there and then exploit them, Atletico did a good job not letting that happen.
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Old 04-10-2014, 09:44 AM
 
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If Villa was aiming for the crossbar/posts, he was amazing.
Come on now hitting the post isn't like shooting 10 feet wide! You gotta aim out of the goalkeepers reach, they were unlucky an inch out and they would have scored.
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Old 04-10-2014, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Miami,FL
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Atletico are brilliant, who said La Liga is poor? 3 quality sides and Valencia etc are just as good as the EPLs ''Europa League spot'' teams. La Liga looks to have overtook Bundesliga after just 1 season of Bundesliga being 2nd best.
Um La liga is the Number 1 league in europe this season. EPL just made it back to the #2 spot. EPL hasn't been the best since 2010-2011. Using a 5 year average LA liga is still the best league in europe. Don't belive me then just look at the UEFA coefficient.
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Old 04-10-2014, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Um La liga is the Number 1 league in europe this season. EPL just made it back to the #2 spot. EPL hasn't been the best since 2010-2011. Using a 5 year average LA liga is still the best league in europe. Don't belive me then just look at the UEFA coefficient.
Apples and oranges. The UEFA coefficient is used to allocate places in tournaments. It does not necessarily indicate a league is superior to others. That is purely subjective. I'd say Bundesliga is the best league. The matches are fun, there's more parody and the supporters are top notch. All around it is, in my opinion, the best football league on the globe.
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Old 04-11-2014, 04:28 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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Um La liga is the Number 1 league in europe this season. EPL just made it back to the #2 spot. EPL hasn't been the best since 2010-2011. Using a 5 year average LA liga is still the best league in europe. Don't belive me then just look at the UEFA coefficient.
Everyone knows epl is top dog for gods sake, you'll disagree with anything
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Old 04-11-2014, 07:16 AM
 
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Chelsea have been drawn against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League semi-final, while Real Madrid face holders Bayern Munich. The Blues, chasing a third final in seven seasons, visit the Vicente Calderon in the first leg on 22 April, with the return eight days later. Nine-time winners Real are at home to holders Bayern in the first leg.

In the Europa League semi-final draw, Juventus will face Benfica and Sevilla have been pitched against fellow La Liga side Valencia.
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Old 04-11-2014, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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Hoping for an Athletico vs Bayern final here. I love to see Chelski fail and drop $100 million on new players over the summer and not really get anything for their money.
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Old 04-11-2014, 07:41 AM
 
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Would be great to see an all Madrid final with Atletico coming out on top!

Simione has done absolute wonders at Atletico - Simione for Man United anyone?
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