2020/21 UEFA Champions League: The Road to Istanbul (Not Constantinople)

PedroSpecialK

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Way too casual with this volume of chances going the other way to not convert one. Huge save on Huntelaar by Kelleher
 

SocrManiac

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Salah away clear, realizes he’s on the right side of the goal, and deibbles into three defenders to get it on his left.

Can we get him a right foot for Christmas?
 

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I hated Inter's shirts at first, but they grew on me as the match wore on. I think they would look better with dark shorts, but for any unconventional kit I treat that kinda reaction as a positive.
 

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I think Simeone is playing with fire by not making any substitutions. The team looks tired.
Ugh, I was right. Whether tactically or physically or both, Simeone retreated to Simeone-style during the last 15 minutes, basically putting all his players back, allowing Bayern to attack and praying that they wouldn't score. A foolish penalty and a brilliant penalty kick were enough for the win to slip away. Yuck.
 

Jimy Hendrix

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Nothing gives you that "Football Manager regen" feeling quite like looking at the back-half of a PSG bench.
 

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I mean to be clear, Paredes clearly acted and Fred didn’t actually hurt him. But I’ve seen them given for less. I would like it to be a yellow unless the contact is blatantly hurting someone, but currently that is a red all day.
 

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Some last 30 seconds for United.
Crazy. I thought Marquinhos was just offside but it seems they quickly reviewed it and then Fred gets the ball but they whistle him for a second yellow. I mean I guess it’s karma anyway but what is Ole doing not taking him off.
 

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Olivier Giroud, scoring goals. At what point does Lampard put him in more during league play?
It makes so much sense given what different qualities he brings to all their other attackers. I don't think he's gonna do it though.
 

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Matchday 6


Tuesday, Dec. 8

F - Zenit vs. Borussia Dortmund, 12:55 p.m.
F - Lazio vs. Club Brugge, 12:55 p.m.
E - Chelsea vs. Krasnodar, 3 p.m.
E - Rennes vs. Sevilla, 3 p.m.
G -Barcelona vs. Juventus, 3 p.m.
G - Dynamo Kiev vs. Ferencvaros, 3 p.m.
H - Paris Saint-Germain vs. Istanbul Basaksehir, 3 p.m.
H - RB Leipzig vs. Manchester United, 3 p.m
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Wednesday, Dec. 9

D - Ajax vs. Atalanta, 12:55 p.m.
D - Midtjylland vs. Liverpool, 12:55 p.m.
A - Bayern Munich vs. Lokomotiv Moscow, 3 p.m.
A - Red Bull Salzburg vs. Atletico Madrid, 3 p.m.
B - Real Madrid vs. Borussia Monchengladbach, 3 p.m.
B - Inter Milan vs. Shakhtar, 3 p.m
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C - Manchester City vs. Marseille, 3 p.m.
C- Olympiacos vs. Porto, 3 p.m.

Group A - Bayern is in, Atletico and Salzburg play for the second spot.
Atletico will go through if they don't lose. Salzburg will go through if they beat Atletico.

Group B - No one is in and everyone is still alive. Gladbach will go through if they avoid defeat or if Shakhtar draw with Inter. Gladbach will finish first if they win. Shakhtar will go through if they beat Inter, or if both games are drawn. Shakhtar will win the group if they win and Gladbach do not. Shakhtar will finish fourth if they lose and Madrid avoid defeat. Real will go through if they beat Gladbach, or if they draw and Shakhtar lose to Inter. Madrid will win the group if they win and Shakhtar do not. Madrid will finish fourth if both they and Shakhtar lose. Inter will go through if they beat Shakhtar and the other game is not drawn.

Group C - Porto and City are in. City won the group.

Group D - Liverpool won the group and Atalanta and Ajax play for the second spot. Atalanta goes through with a draw.

Group E - Chelsea and Sevilla are in. Chelsea won the group.

Group F - Dortmund are in and Lazio and Brugge play for the second spot. Dortmund win the group if they beat Zenit, if both games are drawn, or whatever their result if Lazio lose to Club Brugge.
Lazio will go through if they avoid defeat by Club Brugge. They will win the group if they win and Dortmund do not, or if Lazio draw and Dortmund lose. Club Brugge will go through if they beat Lazio.

Group G - Barca and Juve are in. Messi v. Ronaldo one more time. Juventus will only overtake Barcelona to finish first if they win by three goals or more, or any two-goal margin other than 2-0.

Group H - United, PSG and Leipzing playing for the two spots.
United will go through if they avoid defeat by Leipzig. United will finish first if they avoid defeat and PSG do not beat Başakşehir. PSG will go through if they avoid defeat by Başakşehir, or even if they lose should the other game not end in a draw. PSG will finish first if they win. Leipzig will go through if they beat United, or if they draw and PSG lose to Başakşehir. Leipzig will finish first if they win and PSG do not.

Enjoy the day!
 
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Joe D Reid

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2-0 Leipzig. I'm not sure what's going on to get Leipzig this kind of space down the flanks, but Nagelsmann is putting Ole in a trashcan right now. Both finishes were good, but there was absolutely no pressure on either the pass or shot for either.

EDIT: Leipzig just missed a chance from right beyond the penalty spot. Wan Bissaka looks unacquainted with the sport.
 

DJnVa

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Basaksehir walked off field, now both teams in locker rooms.
 

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Fourth official allegedly referred to IB assistant coach, former Cameroonian striker Achille Webo either as "negro" or "that black guy" after the IB bench was given a card following dissent from the bench over a call. Someone asked the referee who the card was on and the referee responded with a slur. Demba Ba, who plays for IB, apparently led the protest off the field and PSG players have followed suit.

View: https://twitter.com/mattspiro/status/1336407692345274370?s=20
 

bosox4283

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Fourth official allegedly referred to IB assistant coach, former Cameroonian striker Achille Webo either as "negro" or "that black guy" after the IB bench was given a card following dissent from the bench over a call. Someone asked the referee who the card was on and the referee responded with a slur. Demba Ba, who plays for IB, apparently led the protest off the field and PSG players have followed suit.
Are the officials Spanish?
 

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PSG-IB set to restart with the 4th official sent to the VAR booth, the VAR ref taking the 4th official's job. Not sure how this is a solution.

Edit: Nope. PSG lined up in the tunnel, but IB still in the lockerroom.
 
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67YAZ

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Update via the Guardian on PSG-IB:

It has just gone 10.30pm in Paris, where PSG’s game against Istanbul Basaksehir has been suspended for almost an hour and a half. Surely that game is not going to restart, no matter Uefa’s wishes. “On Beinsport Turkey, the reporter in place said that Demba Ba doesn’t want come back to game and sit on the bench,” emails Alp Ulagay, a Turkish sports writer based in London. “It was said that some of the players are with him. The players are still in a meeting between themselves to decide on whether to continue to the game or not.”
RE: ManU - I never quite understood the Euro-footballing logic of benching players who are angling for a transfer or who already have one arranged. In some instances, yes that makes sense. But as common wisdom? This was a must-win match and Pogba is their second-best player (behind Bruno these days). How does it make any sense to keep him from the pitch?