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post #41 of 352 (permalink) Old 08-31-2018, 07:45 AM
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Re: Champions League / Europa League 2018/19

Chelsea got a piss easy Europa league group.

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post #42 of 352 (permalink) Old 08-31-2018, 08:03 AM
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Re: Champions League / Europa League 2018/19

it wouldn't surprise me with united's dodgy league form that they see the ucl as a welcome distraction and end up actually performing well in it.
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Tough draw but bring it on
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I liked how we came out at the last group. Trying any means to not be in this stupid competition. Our group couldn't be anymore boring. It's funny how things change. I'd love that as a Champions League group, but when you're in the trash Europa League, you kinda want the best ties in every available game. I'd have liked Milan or Marseille, a german club and Rangers. Instead we are playing farmers. How fun...
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Group A
1. Atletico Madrid
2. Dortmund
3. Monaco
4. Club Brugge

I really like this group. Atletico should advance as winners but second could be close between BVB and Monaco.

Group B
1. Barcelona
2. Tottenham
3. Inter
4. PSV

Tough group for Spurs but one i think they will get through. I doubt they will overcome Barcelona, but Inter have struggled early so i think Tottenham will pull through

Group C
1. Liverpool
2. PSG
3. Napoli
4. Salzburg

The best group on paper and there should be some fantastic matches here. I actually think Liverpool might come through as winners with PSG second. There is something about Europe and Anfield that makes them perform well and i expect PSG to come through. Tough luck Napoli.

Group D
1. Porto
2. Schalke
3. Galatasaray
4. lokomotiv

This is the worst group by a long way but it is hard to predict as a result. Porto seem to do well in Europe so i think they will come through and Schalke i think have more quality than the other two.

Group E
1. Bayern Munich
2. Benfica
3. Ajax
4. AEK Athens

Bayern should walk this group. It will be clsoe between Benfica and Ajax for second but i am going for the Portuguese side.

Group F
1. Man City
2. Shakhtar
3. Lyon
4. Hoffenheim

City will win this group but i think it will be more difficult than people think. Lyon are a growing team but i think they could be a bit of a flop. Shakhtar may get through on their home form.

Group G
1. Real Madrid
2. Roma
3. CSKA Moscow
4. Viktoria Plzen

This is the easiest group to predict. Real have too much quality to not top the group and Roma are a level above CSKA.

Group H
1. Juventus
2. Valencia
3. Man United
4. Young Boys

I think Juve top this group and fairly comfortably. If Man United have not sorted themselves out then they will lose out to Valencia, probably due to a loss in Spain and a disappointing home draw to them or away draw to Young Boys
Monaco ahead of Dortmund and Hoffenheim at least 3rd in their group but other than that I would go pretty much the same.

Spurs can win their group, Barca have looked dreadful away from home in Europe under Valverde. Bailed out at times by ter Stegen and Messi last season. He's far too pragmatic.
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post #46 of 352 (permalink) Old 08-31-2018, 02:29 PM
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I like how everyone has written Inter off already, it might give us a bit of an advantage. Though 3rd place and Europa League wouldn't be the worst thing, I honestly think there will be a real battle between Tottenham and Inter for the second place.

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post #47 of 352 (permalink) Old 09-17-2018, 02:24 PM
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Re: Champions League / Europa League 2018/19

Champions League kicks off tomorrow. Time for predictions:

Barcelona – PSV Eindhoven
- Comfortable win for Barca here. 4-1.

Inter – Tottenham
- Both teams are struggling in the league but it's Inter Milan's big return to the biggest tournament in the world. They have the home advantage and I think they'll scrape a 2-1 victory.

Liverpool – Paris SG
- Going for an entertaining 2-2 draw. Both teams are on a winning streak, but even though Liverpool have the home advantage, I don't think their defense can hold back PSG's attack from at least scoring a couple goals.

Crvena zvezda – Napoli
- Napoli struggled last season in the group stage and came 3rd. They have to win this one if they hope to make it through this year. They are competing against Liverpool and PSG for the top two places, so this is a must-win for them.

Galatasaray – Lokomotiv Moscow
- Going for a surprise in this one. Gala will come blasting and will probably take the lead. But then they'll get frustrated when they don't get a 2nd. A defensive mistake will allow Moscow back in the game and then they'll get a late winner. 1-2.

Schalke 04 – FC Porto
- Another draw. I would have predicted Porto 2-3 years ago but the last couple seasons in Europe, they have not been impressive. 1-1.

Monaco – Atletico Madrid
- Both teams have struggled in the early games in their respective leagues but on the day, Atletico have way more quality than Monaco. I see this one going one or two ways. Either a close game with Atletico winning 1-2, or a humiliating defeat to Monaco. I can see this one finish 0-4 as well.

Club Brugge – Dortmund
- Dortmund to win comfortably. Club Brugge are always poor in Europe and if I remember correctly, they were even beaten by Celtic 3-0 last season. I could see the same result tomorrow in favor of Dortmund.

Ajax – AEK Athen
- Another 'surprise' in this one I think. Ajax are not a great side, but neither is AEK. I do think they will keep Ajax from scoring more than once. 1-1 in this one.

Shakhtar Donetsk – Hoffenheim
- Shakhtar are a scary side when they're at home. Beating both City and Napoli last season. I do not think Hoffenheim have what it takes to step up against one of the most frightening home teams in the tournament. 3-1 to Shakhtar.

Young Boys – Manchester United
- A lot of people seem to underestimate United this year. They were off to a shaky start, true. But I do believe they will get through their group. A comfortable win for United here, 0-2.

Viktoria Plzen – CSKA Moscow
- I have no idea which way to go here so I'll be boring and call this one a boring 0-0 draw.

Valencia – Juventus
- Valencia are a very good side but they do not have what it takes to play at this level. Juventus will score at least 3 goals in this one and I can only see Valencia scoring when Juve are comfortably ahead and lets Valencia join the game.

Real Madrid – Roma
- Gotta go with my team Real Madrid in this one. I don't think I sound biased when I say Madrid should win this comfortably and probably will. Roma are off to a bad start in the league and while Madrid did draw in the weekend, they have been very impressive so far (aside from against Atletico). 4-1 (Benzema x2, Bale & Asensio)

Benfica – Bayern Mόnich
- I like Benfica but Bayern will be too much for them to handle. I don't think it will be comfortable for Bayern at all, but I do think they will get the job done. I predict this one to be 1-2 till around the 85th minute. Benfica will try all 2nd half to get back in the game but will leave too much space for the Bayern attack to finish the game with a third goal.

Manchester City – Lyon
- Lyon are not to be underestimated at all and I am pretty sure that they will score in the match. City however will score at least 3 or 4 goals themselves. I'll go out on a limb here and call this one a 4-2 game.

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post #48 of 352 (permalink) Old 09-18-2018, 02:57 PM
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Hilarious arrogance on display there by Spurs. Should have put them to the sword while they were ripping Inter apart after the first goal but instead decided to take a break and then the baffling Kane/Rose sub at the end. Served them right.

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post #49 of 352 (permalink) Old 09-18-2018, 03:07 PM
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Inter were on top from the start but failed to really create. Spurs took over a bit during the second half but minus the goal did not take their chances. Lucas looked like a real threat when he came on but apart from that they decided to try see out a 1-0 lead which backfired. Once Icardi scored that excellent goal the momentum was with Inter and they managed to get a second after piling the pressure on.
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Icardi's might be the goal of the season, what a fucking beauty

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