Yea of course you take it and playing for a second goal makes sense to chase — wouldn’t park a bus but 1-1 or 2-1 are completely fine outcomes now. Chelsea have been sucking the life out of every match lately so they just need to focus on doing what they are doing and avoid a 3-1 or worse at all costsI don't know, Real has looked really vulnerable with this back three, I would like to go for 3-4 goals if I'm Tuchel.
I like Werner, but this season he really is compiling an amazing assortment of misses.Pulisic would have like 3 assists if Werner weren't poop.
I don’t think he did much wrong on the save by Courtois but the stats are fairly damning (and also the type of thing you look up while watching a match this boring)I like Werner, but this season he really is compiling an amazing assortment of misses.
Coming into today, he had 0 non-penalty goals and 2.0 non-penalty expected goals in Champions League this year (-2.0). (He is 3/3 on penalty kicks.)
He also has 6 non-penalty goals and 10.7 non-penalty expected in the Premier League (-4.7).
Among the Premier League players with at least 5 non-penalty goals, he is near the top of the list of having a negative difference between non-penalty goals and npxG.
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He is second on the list for Champions League as well:
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I was going to say, I feel like the game totally changed when it started pouring, and only really stopped for the first part of the second half. Before that, it was such a good watch, but it just got uglier and uglier.Yes, the first 30 minutes were great and nothing has happened since. I suppose the rain doesn't help.
I think that is another sign of how dangerous a player he can be.In the quarter-final, Pulisic was fouled 11 times in the second leg against Porto — the most suffered by any player in a Champions League fixture since Lionel Messi 10 years ago.
Real Madrid were the ones handing out the rough treatment to Messi that night and they did so again to Pulisic. They brought him down on six occasions, which is the joint-most made on one player during a Champions League semi-final contest over the past decade.
One of the individuals Pulisic shares that dubious honour with? Hazard, who was on the receiving end while playing for Chelsea against Atletico Madrid in 2014.
That was a nice corner play overall, Neymar dragging the defender out of that near post space, Marquinhos running into the space, and Di Maria delivering a perfectly whipped in ball with Rodri a step slow to react.Seems like every time I watch PSG, Marquinos scores a big goal.
I said the same to someone earlier. Nobody has taken it to City like this. Settled into a more normal City match now but really impressed with PSG they could easily have 3 or 4 hereI haven't seen any team really outplay City like this all year. Very impressive by PSG.
Hadn’t parked at all but played a lot on the counter. You just tuned in as City started to get more settled PSG were arguably throttling City early onI just tuned in. Is Pochettino parking the bus and playing for a counter, or did I just capture a moment when PSG reverted to a defensive format'?
I think your biases may be showing but to each their own.While their skill levels are through the roof I find them boring to watch. Too much collective, not enough individuality.
Edit: and I don’t hate City (just hard to root for teams owned by petro states - PSG not withstanding)
I'm rooting for Pochettino.I think I speak for most neutrals here when I say that my rooting interests are solely based around Christian Pulisic.
City have shifted style this year to focus more on defensive possession and less on all-out attack. It's been very effective, but it's less fun to watch.I think your biases may be showing but to each their own.
That City collective has provided a stage for the individual talents of guys like Aguero and Sterling and Sane and De Bruyne and Silva and Mahrez and (etc.) to shine on.
And I'm far from a supporter of the rich, but they've been very fun to watch the last 1/2 dozen years.