Madrid are winning the CL this season and Barca's best hope is to avoid Madrid, or they'd get schooled again. I still feel Bayern are going to choke somewhere.
Don't discredit Juventus or Dortmund. It's a delicious potential of quarters/semis that can be offered up this season.
Just imagine semi finals of Juve vs Bayern, Bayern vs Madrid, or (slim chance) PSG vs Schalke
I don't know much of Steaua, but like the Prague tie, I am just hopeful to grab that away goal and keep a cleansheet. Steaua can't be too much of a pushover though, having knocked Ajax out, so we can't take it too lightly.
And i'm not saying Nani should have been sent off, im just saying he's an idiot for getting into that position where the ref had the chance to send him.
What should he have done? Uh, not jumped up in the air to make contact with his studs on Arbeloa.
I know you're not btw. If the ball is in the air then it's just a natural reaction to raise your foot to control the ball. Not like Arbeloa was there static, he was running onto the ball too and Nani was following the ball not Arbeloa. It's pretty sad if it's got to the point where players have to pull out of trying to take the ball down at waist height for fear of a red card. If Nani didn't challenge for the ball and Arbeloa took the ball and Real scored from that he'd be getting the pasting of a lifetime from Fergie, the players and the fans for pulling out of the challenge.
I dont think it was a red. I was shocked to see it was
By some people, you could see why it is interpreted as such
I dislike SEABS attitude of "youd have to be stupid to think it was a red"
That my friend, is some serious bias. Five bucks says if any other player in any other team did it, you'd be considerably more lenient on whether it was a red or not
Well yeah I feel more strongly about a bad decision given against my team than somebody else's team. That's true for just about every supporter. If you watch the replay and think it's a red then there's something wrong. The ref doesn't have that luxury though and as bad as it is it's just human error. He's wrong but it's an honest mistake I guess. The idiot's who are saying it's a red after seeing the replay are just either stupid or have a massive overriding bias against Utd. If that was Chelsea then I wouldn't care but I'm mature enough to admit it was the wrong call and cost them.
Anyway, Spurs/Inter on ITV is gonna be unbearable tonight with the Bale wankfest all night. Kinda hoping he gets sent off 5 minutes in to shut them up but I do want to see Bale tear them apart because he's so good right now.