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Re: 2012/2013 Champions League
« Reply #60 on: March 05, 2013, 03:50:48 PM »

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Ohh, what a mistake by Sergio Ramos! Own goal.

Mistake by Varane I think it was not get the ball out of play. Allowed Nani to get the ball back and put that cross in for the goal.

Terrific attack by Man Utd. Great penetrating run and pass by Rafael.

Re: 2012/2013 Champions League
« Reply #61 on: March 05, 2013, 03:57:23 PM »

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I don't like Madrid's frontline. No confidence in it.

Little confidence in Higuain or Benzema. Don't like Benzema. More open minded about Higuain. Kaka doesn't fit the formation. Kaka needs to play in the hole but Ozil and Ronaldo both want that real estate too. Too much overlap.

Ronaldo plays too centrally and spends too much time ineffective areas. I'd love to see him move more into wide positions and attack those full-backs. Get in some crosses.

Ozil is restricted by the frontline. He should have more freedom to get into those positions behind the striker to thread through balls in. I'd love to see him get into better central positions. So lethal with those through balls.

Re: 2012/2013 Champions League
« Reply #62 on: March 05, 2013, 03:57:57 PM »

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Nooo ... what happened? Why did Nani get sent off?

Show a replay!

Edit: Oh my. Terrible challenge by Nani. High, reckless and dangerous. Not deliberate though. Clearly wasn't trying to hit the opponent. Going for the ball. Not sure whether that is red card or not. Maybe a yellow would've been better. Clearly wasn't deliberate.

Re: 2012/2013 Champions League
« Reply #63 on: March 05, 2013, 03:59:07 PM »

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It was a hard play by nani but he didn`t know Arbeloa was there.... Wrong call by the ref

Re: 2012/2013 Champions League
« Reply #64 on: March 05, 2013, 04:01:35 PM »

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I like that quick substitution by Mourinho to bring in Modric for Arbeloa with Nani sent off.

United are going to have to pack men behind the ball. I don't think Madrid are that great at breaking down a set defense. Lethal on the counter but Man Utd can cause their attack problems if they shut up shop.

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« Reply #65 on: March 05, 2013, 04:03:15 PM »

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Rafael saved United a goal there. Great defending.

That was a sure-fire goal from Higuain on the corner if not for Rafael.

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« Reply #66 on: March 05, 2013, 04:04:50 PM »

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Ohh, how did he miss that?

Great play by Modric with the dummy and excellent low cross right in front of the six yard box. Just needed a touch. Who was that? Khedira? How didn't he get that?

Re: 2012/2013 Champions League
« Reply #67 on: March 05, 2013, 04:07:42 PM »

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Ohhhhh, what a strike by Modric! Goal

Re: 2012/2013 Champions League
« Reply #68 on: March 05, 2013, 04:10:14 PM »

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CR the second goal !!!

Re: 2012/2013 Champions League
« Reply #69 on: March 05, 2013, 04:10:35 PM »

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Man United are in real trouble now. Madrid have 25 minutes plus injury time of regular time and then another 30 minutes after that to try and take advantage of the extra man.

Well, forget that, they just scored. Now United have to chase it. They need two goals. Madrid have the away goal advantage now too. United are not getting two goals with a man down. This is pretty much over.

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« Reply #70 on: March 05, 2013, 04:12:10 PM »

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Fergie has got to bring on Rooney for Welbeck and Kagawa for Giggs.

Man United needs more attacking strength on the pitch. They don't have enough firepower.

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« Reply #71 on: March 05, 2013, 04:15:13 PM »

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Excellent substitution by Mourinho again. Quick sub again.

Pepe on to reinforce the defense. I would have liked to have seen Kaka get taken off rather than Ozil but it still a really good move for Madrid.

Mourinho doing a great job with his subs. Reacting wonderfully to the game.

Re: 2012/2013 Champions League
« Reply #72 on: March 05, 2013, 04:16:06 PM »

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The moment nani was sent off AF should have subed out Wellbeck

Re: 2012/2013 Champions League
« Reply #73 on: March 05, 2013, 04:23:15 PM »

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The moment nani was sent off AF should have subed out Wellbeck
Yeah, I think so too. Someone to sit in front of the defense and provide some protection.

Actually, I am not sure they have anyone on their bench who can do that for them with Phil Jones out injured and Fletcher out long term.

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06 Evans
07 Valencia
18 Young
26 Kagawa
10 Rooney
14 Hernandez

Those are the subs. Five attackers. One keeper. Only one defensive option. Badly balanced bench. Too many wingers. Too many players who do their work in the final third.

A center half in Jonny Evans. Not sure how well that would have worked for them. I suppose it was still the best available option. 5-3-1 with Van Persie the sole attacking option. Keep 8 men behind the ball and look for Van Persie to break.

Re: 2012/2013 Champions League
« Reply #74 on: March 05, 2013, 04:29:18 PM »

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I wouldn`t have added another defender but someone with skills to keep the ball the let the defense get a breath.

 

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