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CL Group Stage - Match Day 1 Game Thread

Discussion in 'Breakfast with Gazza (with Sachmoneious Bullcrap)' started by CPT Neuron, Sep 18, 2018.

  1. CPT Neuron

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    First and foremost, I hope the TNT app works as well as FoxSports did for streaming purposes, otherwise I'll be "sick" a few afternoons...

    Barcelona/PSV and Inter Milan/Tottenham are the early games, followed by Monaco/Athleti, Brugge/Dortmund, Schalke/Porto, Galatasary/Lokomotiv, Red Star Belgrade/Napoli, and Liverpool/PSG.

    There are some nice match ups in the mix today, with the "prime viewing" clearly Liverpool/PSG this afternoon (though I may be biased).

    It will be interesting to see if Klopp gives the nod to Sturridge or Shaqiri if Firmino can't go with his eye injury. I expect no other changes in the team from the weekend's XI. Henderson and Fabhino have done nothing wrong per se, but I can't see either of them forcing their way in at the expense of Milner/Keita/Gini for this match.
     
  2. bosox4283

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    Wait...FoxSports/Soccer is no longer carrying the Champions League matches? Can I pay for the TNT app or do I need to have cable?
     
  3. Kliq

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    Not a great time for Spurs to begin their CL games.
     
  4. Domer

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    Turner has all of its matches available online: $2.99 per match, $9.99 per month, or $79.99 per year. I don’t know where they get off charging double what ESPN+ (which has more content) costs, so I’ll be watching a lot of games in Spanish, which has a new rights holder: Univision. Three of the fivr matches will be on free over-the-air stations, the other two will be on Galavision.

    Edit: The Univision Deportes app is letting me watch the Inter match despite not being a Galavision subscriber. Tottenham looks dumb in white shorts with those tops.
     
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  5. Dernells Casket n Flagon

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    Messi with a fantastic goal on a free kick to give Barca a 1-0 lead.
     
  6. pedro1918

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    Liverpool lineup:

    Alisson, TAA, Gomez, VVD, Robertson, Milner, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Salah, Sturridge, Mane.
     
  7. CPT Neuron

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    Surprised, but only a little, on the Henderson over Keita nod - but as the Captain, these are the games Hendo is supposed to lead in...
     
  8. Kliq

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    An odd goal from Eriksen but we'll take it!
     
  9. pedro1918

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    Dembele with a beauty, Barca 2-0.
     
  10. SocrManiac

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    I'd rather Liverpool played with 10 than starting Sturridge. He's a net negative, doesn't fit the system, and is a horrific decision maker.

    It doesn't fit Klopp's system, but it would have been interesting to see Firmino dropped for Henderson, then look at a 4-4-2 diamond. Henderson and Keita together would be interesting at least.
     
  11. pedro1918

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    Messi again. Barca pulling away....
     
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    Umtiti picks up his second yellow. Barca down to 10 men.
     
  13. CPT Neuron

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    Messi with a hattrick....
     
  14. Dernells Casket n Flagon

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    Incredible goal by Icardi to tie it late vs Spurs.
     
  15. CPT Neuron

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    Does Klopp go with a 4-2-3-1, letting Sturridge play as a target? Milner and Henderson covering the back 4 and Mane-Gini-Salah across the middle. Not a ton of creativity in that 3, but with the defensive strides made, a tactical approach to maximize defensive stability against a very potent attacking PSG front 3?
     
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    Late header for Inter's win today - great finish at the end!
     
  17. Tangled Up In Red

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    Gut punch loss for Spurs. Awful week.
    Inter found late life with an amazing volley by Icardi.
     
  18. Kliq

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    Come on Reds!
     
  20. PedroSpecialK

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    50 seconds in, Cavani pirouettes down and motions for a card for Henderson.

    I better start chewing on some rawhide
     
  21. CPT Neuron

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    VanDjik…...has come to play!
     
  22. CPT Neuron

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    Good 5 or 6 minutes of pressure from Liverpool - they need to get some final product to show for their work...
     
  23. PedroSpecialK

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    Well shit, Mané pulled up lame
     
  24. PedroSpecialK

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    Goal-saving challenge from van Dijk
     
  25. PedroSpecialK

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    I really don't like going with both Wijnaldum and Henderson in midfield... not a lot of creativity from the middle of the park right now
     
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    Same from Silva on Mane there
     
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    Monaco up on Athleti early
     
  28. CPT Neuron

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    Milner needs a drum....he is the Energizer Bunny out there
     
  29. CPT Neuron

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    STURRIDGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  30. SoxFanInCali

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    I'll take "Posts that didn't age well" for $400, Alex.
     
  31. CPT Neuron

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    2 great crosses, 1 from each outside back - 1-0 LFC!
     
  32. PedroSpecialK

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    STURRIDGE!!!!!!!
     
  33. Domer

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    Diego Costa equilizes
     
  34. PedroSpecialK

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    Outstanding hustle by Milner to even start that counter
     
  35. CPT Neuron

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    Gini tripped....Milner to the spot
     
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    Will Milner ever relinquish his spot in this XI?
     
  38. pedro1918

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  39. CPT Neuron

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    I know he has to, but he is playing at a phenomenal level right now
     
  40. teddykgb

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    May be moot now but he was gonna get carded the way he was playing Neymar.

    Liverpool were all over PSG who couldn’t really play it out. More favorable decisions your way as well I think (Univision for me) with Neymar looking onside and a pass in build up offside?
     
  41. PedroSpecialK

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    What a finish for a right back there, back to goal, off-footed by Meunier
     
  42. Pesky Pole

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    Each team had a marginal offsides not called on eventual goals so we're even. Much preferred actually....
     
  43. CPT Neuron

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    great finish there
     
  44. CPT Neuron

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    Really entertaining first 45 there. Granted, I have a rooting interest, but that was good soccer being played by both sides. I would imagine it is an excellent watch for the neutral.
     
  45. teddykgb

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    I wouldn’t say it’s been great. I don’t like Teuchels approach at all for PSG. Liverpool thrive on inviting you into the midfield and pouncing on you. PSG have turned the ball over so much in those spaces and are lucky Firmino isn’t fit or they’d be dealing with a lot more trouble. Their midfield is consistently outnumbered and they’re unable to build anything but counter attacks, which may be what you have to do with Liverpool committing so many men to the ball but it doesn’t feel like a well rehearsed plan. I don’t understand what DiMarias role is but with Neymar staying forward and Cavani dropping deep they are having a hard time breaking the lines
     
  46. SoxFanInCali

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    TNT look like they just dragged a conference room table into the middle of the room and called it a set.
     
  47. PedroSpecialK

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    Agreed, Di Maria puzzled me as well - I thought he'd be playing as kind of a central attacking mid / #10 but he's been dropping off and hugging the sidelines a lot more.

    It's been a bit sloppy on both sides, Liverpool gave up a few more counters than they should be comfortable with. Van Dijk being on a yellow is concerning going into the second half, I wonder if we see Fabinho in for Wijnaldum at some point to add backline support
     
  48. CPT Neuron

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    It seems that PSG much more direct when pressured, really looking to get Mbappe in behind quickly (or Neymar for that matter)
     
  49. CPT Neuron

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    SALAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  50. PedroSpecialK

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    WHEW SALAH

    What... how late was that FK given? Looks to be reckless by Sturridge but I didn't see the official on the end line give it
     

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