Originally Posted by Anark
I think you'll find Nani is the Dolph Ziggler of footy.
I got a feeling for 2-2 in my bones as well. Very confident we'll give them a good game, not so confident we'll go through. A higher score draw than 1-1 is very likely imo.
Madrid's defeats (8, I think) this season have come away from home so there's a definite difference in their form there, so hopefully that will show itself true and we take advantage of it.
I love these fucking games that get me all jittery in my belly.
Tough to really gauge Madrid from their form, particularly in the league where they’ve pretty much phoned it in since October.
They’re very well set up to play on the break, so ideally for them we’d come onto them. They’ve played Barcelona as well as anyone in the Nou Camp over the last few years because they’re so good at hitting them on the break. They’re probably better against them there than they are at home.
I think we should approach this similarly to the first game. Obviously we’d expect to have a little more of the ball, but I fear that if we press and push high up, they’ll open us up. Jones would be a definite starter if he’s fit. If not, I fear the worst.