The Eurocup QF Thread: Au Revoir, Auf Wiedersehen, Vaarwel, Adeus, and...Goodbye to Croatia

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The game has not disappointed. I think Italy is playing with fire being so open in the back against a counter attack with Belgium's fire power.
 

67YAZ

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Italy were set to kill the game in the second half, but now it’s going to be intense.
 

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This second half is going to be crazy. Belgium will push, push, push. Italy can't fall into a shell because they'll get burned that way. So they need to keep pressing the attack. But as Kliq pointed out, that opens the door for a swift and lethal Belgian counter attack.
 

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I feel like against a lesser team, Italy would have like 4-5 goals right now. They're carving Belgium up but the Belgians are good enough to keep Italy at bay.
 

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And....Italy has also been a little (a lot) lucky that Belgium has missed on several great chances.
 

coremiller

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Doku has been really impressive. I wouldn't be surprised to see him on a bigger club stage in the future.
 

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This is a wildly entertaining game, IMO. Tons of pace, lots of chances, some great goals and saves.
 

67YAZ

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If Belgium don’t dig this out, Lukaku will really rue his misses. He could have a couple this half. At least.
 

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Trapping that deflected Lukaku shot made my skin crawl. I guess he had a good look at the spin and knew he could control it, but that seemed like an awful risk.
 

Ale Xander

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because he missed it. What’s that got to do with DeBruyne?
I dunno, to me it looked like there are two teams on the pitch (someone very smart mentioned that to me not too long ago) and one of them defended away the chance
 

67YAZ

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Hats off to Spinazzola. He’s been immense all tournament. A sad way for him to go off.
 

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Doku has been really impressive. I wouldn't be surprised to see him on a bigger club stage in the future.
Speaking of French teams, why is it that Paris given its domination of French society only has 1 team in the French top flight, whereas London has Spurs, Arsenal, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, West Ham in the EPL, plus Brentford joining?
 

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I know the guy got hit in the face, but laying there not getting the call leaves your team a man short in the critical moments of the game. GET UP AND PLAY!