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Live in the Now 11-19-2012 12:40 PM

2012-13 UEFA Champions League Matchday 5 - 11/20-11/21
Tuesday, November 20, 2012

2:45 ET FC Nordsjślland v Shakhtar Donetsk
2:45 ET Juventus v Chelsea
12:00 ET BATE Borisov v Lille
2:45 ET Valencia v Bayern Munich
12:00 ET Spartak Moscow v Barcelona
2:45 ET Benfica v Celtic
2:45 ET CFR Cluj-Napoca v Braga
2:45 ET Galatasaray v Manchester United

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

2:45 ET Dynamo Kiev v Paris Saint-Germain
2:45 ET FC Porto v Dinamo Zagreb
2:45 ET Arsenal v Montpellier
2:45 ET Schalke 04 v Olympiakos
12:00 ET Zenit St Petersburg v MŠlaga
2:45 ET Anderlecht v AC Milan
2:45 ET Ajax Amsterdam v Borussia Dortmund
2:45 ET Manchester City v Real Madrid

ProPAIN 11-19-2012 06:20 PM

Huge game for Chelsea and Juve. If Chelsea win they are through, if they draw they are in a pretty solid position to go through and if they lose they have to depend on Shakhtar to help them out. Not ideal.

I'm just looking for a solid all-round performance. The offense is lethargic and the defense is non existent. Now would be the perfect time where everything started clicking consistently. Until Mikel and out of form strikers are there, that's never going to happen.

Fire AV 11-20-2012 08:20 AM

Apparently Chelsea's gonna play Hazard as Central Forward :yo:

Habs 4 Life 11-20-2012 08:23 AM

Can't wait to watch the Chelsea-Juve game

ProPAIN 11-20-2012 09:42 AM


Originally Posted by Michael Del Ziti (Post 55901361)
Apparently Chelsea's gonna play Hazard as Central Forward :yo:

I'm not confident that's going to work. No aeriel threat and if they close down the supply from midfield to Hazard, he's going to be invisible.

This is where a player like Fellaini would do wonders. He's versatile so in a default role he can play DM like he does for the NT and he can push forward in an attacking mid or even striker role and wreck havok. He's an aeriel threat or can play with skilled attacking mids like he does for club and sometimes country.

This is also a clear message to Torres that he's playing like utter **** and 80% of the time that's the case. I know he's a top class striker but he's lost his mojo and everyone is running out of patience with him.

A couple of changes here and there and this team could dominate, but there are some weak links in some positions and it's hindering any progression towards a better brand of football. For the style management and fans want to see, you need an airtight backline. That's not the case especially with Luiz. He's a walking, talking liability. Mikel can't play flowing attacking football. He'll always kill a play by looking to pass it back to the defense. He can't boss the midfield and be an architect. Ramires is full of energy, but lacks composure and is erratic. Then there is no one in the striker's position to finish off all the promising plays. Most plays end with either Torres or Sturridge because they **** balls in a lone strikers position.

Anyways, rant over. Hoping for a good game with a nice result, but with their form in Europe this season...I'm worried.

ScottishCanuck 11-20-2012 09:56 AM

'Mon the Hoops!

SenorDingDong 11-20-2012 09:59 AM


Karma 11-20-2012 10:02 AM

Hoping for a Chelsea win today. Maybe we'll see more of this.


Shrimper 11-20-2012 10:43 AM

Juventus and Shakhtar winning would be the best thing from my personal point of view.

ProPAIN 11-20-2012 10:49 AM


Originally Posted by Shrimper (Post 55903845)
Juventus and Shakhtar winning would be the best thing from my personal point of view.


TML g u n n e R s* 11-20-2012 11:15 AM


Originally Posted by Shrimper (Post 55903845)
Juventus and Shakhtar winning would be the best thing from my personal point of view.

w.e gets chelsea out :D

vsk92 11-20-2012 11:19 AM

Dani Alves 1:0


Duchene2MacKinnon 11-20-2012 11:31 AM


Originally Posted by TML g u n n e R s (Post 55904441)
w.e gets chelsea out :D


Spartka have been bad. Messi 6 away now.

I think that's Messi's first goal in Russian soil too.

Cin 11-20-2012 11:31 AM

Well this game is already over.

les Habs 11-20-2012 11:42 AM

Bad dive from Pedro for which he's rightly carded, then he puts in a perfectly weighted pass to Messi for the 3rd.

vsk92 11-20-2012 11:42 AM

Messi x2


Same amount of CL goals as Van Nistelrooy now :handclap:

Vasilevskiy 11-20-2012 11:49 AM

ridicolosu messi is ridicolous

Savi 11-20-2012 11:52 AM

Don Andres is havin a decent first half as well


les Habs 11-20-2012 11:59 AM

Yeah, a bit unlucky again not to score. Shot forced a tough save that rebounded to Messi though.

Apart from the dive Pedro's been quite good too. Nearly scored a really good goal when he pulled that ball down and volleyed it first time.

Luiginho 11-20-2012 12:17 PM

Messi 5 goals to go for the record. Plz one more today.

xavi4life 11-20-2012 12:26 PM

Hope Valdez' knee is ok.

Vasilevskiy 11-20-2012 12:26 PM


vsk92 11-20-2012 12:27 PM

What a weird way to get injured :laugh::laugh::laugh:

Duchene2MacKinnon 11-20-2012 12:56 PM

Solid performance from barca, Moscow had a couple of chances but barca dominated for the most part. I thought Iniesta and Messi were the best players. It looks like Messi is starting to heat up interns of taking control of the game not just scoring goals. I also thought Masch had his best game in awhile, that's encouraging as barca haven't been convincing defensively this year.

XO 11-20-2012 01:07 PM

Phil Jones in the stariting XI :nod: thank god he's back!

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