Originally Posted by Segunda Caida
So does Rock316AE support both Chelsea AND City? I can never tell because whenever I see his posts he seems to make comments that indicates he supports (or at least cares) about both of their results.
Anyways Dortmund will be a handful for anyone in the next stage. I wouldn't say they're the sort of team you'd back at home like you generally would Celtic or Barcelona, but their real strength seems to be their away form and how many goals they get which obviously becomes extremely important in the knockout stages where away goals are crucial.
Its also really amazing to see the Premier League sides more vulnerable these days compared to as little as 4 seasons ago where they all seemed to sail through the group stages. Whether its a sign that the european sides have slowly begun to develop a style the premier league sides can't cope with or teams are just getting stronger collectively I'm not sure. But I wouldn't say United are comfortable whoever they draw next round. The defence is shaky enough at home which was primarily a fortress in Europe and the away form has certainly dipped compared to 08/09 where United seemed to emulate Chelsea and Liverpool by playing more cautiously away from home and primarily relying on their home form to win them a tie.
Chelsea, always. But City basically assembled together a team of players that I follow and like for years, like Toure, Mario, Kompany, Aguero etc, so I have a soft spot for this club. City IMO has *potentially* the best squad in the world if they can maximize their full worth. But based on the results of this campaign, they're still just in the process of playing together. Two years from now, if this entire squad is still there, I can see him peaking.