2020/21 UEFA Europa League: Galloping to Gdansk

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And none of the games are loading for me on CBS All-Access. Is this a problem for anybody else? Just keep getting the buffering icon when I click on a game.
 

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1-0 Tottenham, or so I'm told as I have still yet to see any of the actual broadcast. Vinicius sets up Lucas.
 

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Son nets one on a nice little header pass from Vinicius.
 

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Shit defense from Tottenham leads to an easy goal for Antwerp. 1-0. I do like Vinicius though, really good at winning the ball in the air, especially off of goal kicks and Route 1 balls.
 

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With Tottenham rolling with basically their B side (only one starting outfield player from Monday's win over Burnley) this has been a game where Spurs clearly have the more talented side, but these guys have basically never played with each other while Antwerp are showing a lot of poise and chemistry.
 

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Jose is big mad, Lucas, Lamela, Son and Hojbjerg all on to start the second half.
 

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Spurs' passing in the final third has been dog shit. Lots of guys running into space while someone else holds onto the ball forever, and then releases the pass when the runner has stopped his run to scowl at his teammate.
 

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Aurier couldn't find Harry Kane's forehead on a cross if it was the size of a billboard.
 

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Spurs were terrible today, but fair play to Antwerp, they really played a great team game and defended with their lives at the end.
 

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90 seconds in Kane misses from point-blank range after a well-timed run into the box and a great ball from GLC. Very unlike Kane to miss that badly.
 

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This team is undefeated in the Bulgarian Premier League in 26 games. 18 wins, 8 draws.

FAKE EDIT: Kane off post.
 

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This team is undefeated in the Bulgarian Premier League in 26 games. 18 wins, 8 draws.

FAKE EDIT: Kane off post.
Yeah, I was reading up on them earlier this week. Basically they were a lower-division side but were purchased ten years ago by a Bulgarian pharmaceutical executive and they immediately entered the first division and have won every league title since 2012.
 

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Not sure what this announcer's name is, but I didn't really like him when he was doing EPL games for NBC Sports as I thought he talked too much and was too descriptive; but in a solo setting like this, his random anecdotes are welcomed.
 

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Definitely more free-flowing today than in Antwerp--7 shots in 20 minutes.
 

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2-0 now. Bale through to Kane, across to Moura for tap in.
 

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Kane has a goal and assist and it still kind of feels like he had a lousy half.

GLC dominated the midfield. He's killing it.
 

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Son pulled an Uche and set up a goal by coming in off the bench and immediately running into a goal scoring opportunity. He unselfishly lays it off for GLC to make it 3-1.
 

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Easy 3-1 win, Spurs could have won by double that margin if they were a bit sharper, but a fine result after the set back at Antwerp.
 

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Easy 3-1 win, Spurs could have won by double that margin if they were a bit sharper, but a fine result after the set back at Antwerp.
What can you do on a cold, rainy night in Razgrad?
 

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Weird lineup for Spurs; Kane doesn't make the bench. Son, Lucas and Bale up top, with I'm assuming Son as the CF. Doherty is back, which is good. He's joined by Sanchez, Tanganga and Captain Ben Davies. Toby was back training with the team but does not make the bench, which is fine as long as he can play Sunday.

View: https://twitter.com/SpursOfficial/status/1334540020204658689?s=20
More importantly, I think this is the first time this season (and maybe ever?) that Mou has played Ndombele and Lo Celso together, which a lot of the supporters <raises hand!> have been clamoring for.

I'm surprised more players weren't rested with the derby on Sunday.
 

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I'm surprised more players weren't rested with the derby on Sunday.
They need to pick it up bit, or Jose will be making changes at halftime. LASK has more possession and has had one off the woodwork.

Also, it's apparently FREEZING.
 

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Low importance match for Leicester, but Iranian prospect Allahyar Sayyadmanesh (on loan to Zorya from Fenerbahce) scores in the 84th minute to seal the win for Zorya.

Leicester must now get an equivalent or better result compared to Braga to finish top of the group when they play AEK Athens next week
 

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Watched a bit of Milan-Celtic. Was 3-2 Milan late and Celtic were (sort of) pushing for an equalizer but Milan chipped one. Seemed desultory.
 

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Zorya's Allahyar Sayyadmanesh was not granted a Portuguese visa to travel for Zorya's match at Braga tomorrow. Braga need a better result than Leicester (facing off against AEK Athens) to get top of Group G.
 

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Alireza Beiranvand gets his first important start for Royal Antwerp today against Spurs. Must-see TV for yours truly, Antwerp need a draw or win to retain top spot over Spurs in the group.
 

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I legit love the commentator who has done all of these Spurs' Europa League games on his own. Makes a lot of sly jokes and tells a bunch of random anecdotes. Feels like I'm watching it with my funny British uncle.
 

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Every single key Tottenham pass in the attacking third has somehow been a bounding ball that Brooks Robinson wouldn't be able to get to.
 

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Alireza Beiranvand gets his first important start for Royal Antwerp today against Spurs. Must-see TV for yours truly, Antwerp need a draw or win to retain top spot over Spurs in the group.
He looked bad on a corner, coming off his line and punching at air. He did however, deny Carlos Vinicius by making a save with his dick so that is a positive.
 

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Gonad save and a nice save off Lo Celso's outside-of-the-boot shot with enough force to keep it from the oncoming Bale.

With Jean Butez being in poor form for Antwerp, hoping he can make this role his own - and stay at home on his corners... he had a seemingly Pavlovian response to any teammate shouting "Ali" as a command for him to go for the ball even when he had no chance at it
 

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Damn. Outstanding initial save by Beiranvand on Bale's worldie of a free-kick, Vinicius puts in the rebound

Missed being able to actually watch Beira play, his long throws are otherworldly
 

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Bale did everything but score on that play; but won't have anything to show for it on the stat sheet. Jose putting his foot on the gas here, now bringing on Kane, Son and Ndombele.
 

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Great Kane assist off a counter to Lo Celso, 2-0 - not sure there's much Beiranvand could've done there. He had a great save in tight on Son earlier
 

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Great Kane assist off a counter to Lo Celso, 2-0 - not sure there's much Beiranvand could've done there. He had a great save in tight on Son earlier
Not much he can do right now; Antwerp seem disinterested in possessing the ball and Spurs have brought on their A team to see this one off.
 

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Oh, Kane almost scored while lying down. That would have been something.
 

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Congats to Rangers for winning their group. Scotland is currently 12th on the coefficient table so i think they get two berths to the Champions League Qualifiers, but 11th - currently held by Ukraine gets you directly into the CL Group stages. Alas Ukraine have 2 sides still in Europe.

All that said Rangers have ben playing some good stuff under Gerrard in Europe so I hope they get a decent draw.

Celtic have been mince.

And well done to Dundalk for even getting to the group stages of the Europa. I reckon the TV and Prize money will be most welcome even if they got the bagel.
 

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Bump for the start of knockouts! Home side first:

Kiev vs. Brugge (currently at HT (?))

12:55pm EST
Braga vs. Roma
Krasnodar vs. Zagreb
Olympiakos vs. PSV
Sociedad vs. MAN U (what a matchup for this stage!)
Red Star vs. AC Milan
Prague vs. LCFC
Wolfsberger vs. Spurs
Young Boys vs. Neverlosin'

3pm
Antwerp vs. Rangers
Benfica vs. Arsenal
RB Salzburg vs. Villareal
Granada vs. Napoli
Lille vs. Ajax
Maccabi Tel Aviv vs. Shakhtar
Molde vs. Hoffenheim

Some really good matchups, like Sociedad-MAN U, Benfica-Arsenal, Salzburg-Villareal, and Granda-Napoli. Great goal zone action today.
 

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I only realized just now that Spurs are playing the Austrian Wolfsberger and not the German Wolsfburg. Phew, that's a much easier matchup.
 

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Yup, just came here to post that. All the other games say Live and this one says 11:30 AM. Nicely done, CBS.
 

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I know people make fun of it but I'm enjoying Golazo Zone since I don't have a real rooting interest in this window. Young Boys up 2-0 has to be the early surprise.