There was at least some fight in the last 30 minutes, Messi hitting the bar, Suarez hitting the post, a couple of other point blank misses.
Outclassed over the two legs though.
Originally Posted by BigDaveBatista
havent seen barca look that average for a long time, the first half wasnt even competitive never mind what a classico should be
phil isnt the player you should be taking from us, should be after mane that injection of pace looked like it was needed
the midfield was static and void of any real creativity as well i dont even know who to suggest in there, id even suggest getting a cb to while your at it
what do you think?
you may have been right on who needs their star player the most, fair play
Mane is fantastic, but Dembele is the perfect player for the left side.
As i've been saying the whole window, Neymar leaving isn't the issue, it's the midfield.
Weigl, Pjanic, Saul, Verratti, Thiago were the players I wanted.
Instead the board refuses to sell Gomes for 40 million, and signs Paulinho for the same amount. Unable to sell Rafinha as well.
Midfield options of Iniesta, Busquets, Suarez, Rakitic, Alena and one of the above would've been fine, could've even taken a punt on Seri as well.
This was stating the obvious, Ronaldo could leave tomorrow and Real would still be heavy favorites to win the CL and La Liga. Their squad is insanely strong, they have world class players or young players who have the potential to world class and future Ballon d'or winners (Asensio) on the bench..
Kroos and Modric (and strong depth) are the reason Madrid are winning so much. Ronaldo was nowhere in the 15/16 CL run apart from the hat-trick against Wolfsburg and was dreadful in the final, and last season was looking like his 'worst' for Madrid until about March when he started smashing goals in the latter stages of the CL.