Re: UEFA Champions/Europa League 2012-13 Thread
First half was typical CL City, terrible formation in the first 20-25 minutes, Mancini tried some type of 3-5-2 and almost paid for it in 3-4 situations, good thing he realized and changed it after 20 minutes. Second half they were superior to Real in every way(They could be), dominated the entire pitch and neutralized Ronaldo almost to perfection, which again, brings up the argument for the terrible Spain defences but that's another story. In general, besides one dribble on Kompany in the first half, Ronaldo wasn't a factor. Same thing Chelsea did to Messi. Dzeko wasn't the right player for this game, slow and sloppy performance. Silva was phenomenal, MOTM. Kompany was great as usual. And Maicon suddenly played like it's 2010 again, hopefully he can remain in this form. Balotelli was missing, you put Mario instead of Dzeko and it's a different game but it's irrelevant anyway. Real aren't losing points to Ajax in Madrid. Hard to believe that Chelsea and City are gone this early. Ref was horrendous BTW. Next season, hopefully veteran leadership direction in Chelsea and better group for City. Sunday should be interesting.
Last edited by Rock316AE : 11-21-2012 at 06:01 PM.