Chelsea are out of the Champions League. We have no chance. Shakhtar and Juve will be comfortable with their current positions and play out the draw. Juve have far too much to lose going for the win in Donetsk.
They've got a much better chance than you credit them with. If I was Donetsk then I'd want to cement that top place and not risk getting a team like Barca in the next round. If Donetsk go for the win then they'll most likely get it and then all Chelsea need to do is not fuck up at home. Juve will most likely settle for 2nd with the position they are in and Juve are maybe as good of a team that you'd want to get at least a draw from a game. Donetsk are bloody good though and there's no way they'll want to lose that match. I don't expect Chelsea to qualify and quite frankly never have but you've still got a fair chance.
Really worried City are going to finish last and miss out on midweek Football all together. Fuck that would suck for our League hopes. So they basically need something tonight because getting something away at Dortmund is a massive ask. Then again they should be through and they might not be at full strength. They should be fighting hard for that Europa League spot regardless. Like Kiz said winning that tournament does their co-efficient the world of good and that's how they'll avoid these tough groups. If nothing else then for pride.
Arsenal really need to qualify tonight. Don't fancy them going to Greece needing a result. Win tonight is hardly easy for them either but they're capable of winning relatively comfortably if they play like they have the ability to. Scotland getting as many teams through to the KO stage as England would put me in stitches though.
Thank fuck for that. I was going to include Zenit in my accy with Arsenal, Schalke and maybe a Real/City draw but forgot about the early kick off like I did last night when I was going to go for Bate Borisov. Good times.
Shakhtar Donetsk striker Luiz Adriano charged with unsporting conduct by UEFA following goal in last night's game against Nordsjaelland.
Anyone see it? Willian passed it back to Nordsjaellands goalkeeper for fair play and Luiz Adriano ran on to the pass, rounded the keeper and scored
Saw it on the simulcast I was watching, laughed my head off. I had Shakhtar in my accy so I enjoyed it even more. That and helped fuck Chelsea over too, so added bonus!
I didn't see the defender tackle a Nordsjaellend player after though. Fucking fantastic! Although if any of my kids tried that this morning I'd have had them off the pitch straight away and back to get changed.