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2018-19 Club Soccer (UCL, EL, Libertadores, CCL & Domestic Leagues)

DeadMan

aka spiker or DeadMong
Fun first half. Bayern were dominant, except for about 10 minutes. But I like Liverpool to get another goal. They look dangerous on the counter and when Salah runs at Bayern.
 

Snorky's Shame

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Barcelona is the only team left in the UCL that has won this decade. Don’t be fooled by 5-1, Lyon had a very good chance to advance until Barcelona scored in the 78th to make it 3-1.

It’s wide open, Porto probably the team you want on Friday.
 

Snorky's Shame

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Just a heads up on the draw on Friday. It’s a quarterfinal AND semifinal draw this time around. There’s a possibility Barcelona, Juventus and Manchester City could end up on the same side of the bracket.
 

NML

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If I was to rank desired opponents for Liverpool

Porto, Ajax, Spurs, United, City, Juventus, Barca

Anfield has been so good over the past two seasons, I have a hard time saying they wouldn’t be, at worst, a 50/50 chance, and definitely higher for the first four.

I’d be worried about no Robertson for the first leg, but they survived without VVD so
 

Snorky's Shame

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If I was to rank desired opponents for Liverpool

Porto, Ajax, Spurs, United, City, Juventus, Barca

Anfield has been so good over the past two seasons, I have a hard time saying they wouldn’t be, at worst, a 50/50 chance, and definitely higher for the first four.

I’d be worried about no Robertson for the first leg, but they survived without VVD so
I’d think you would want Barcelona before Manchester City, Juventus or even Manchester United (you don’t really want to play a major rivalry in Europe if you don’t have to).

Barcelona doesn’t handle the press a well as they used to and you can counter on this team. Also Barcelona’s recent away record in the UCL is atrocious.

0-0 at Lyon
3-0 at Roma
1-1 at Chelsea with a gift goal
3-0 at Juventus
4-0 at Paris
2-0 at Atletico
0-2 at Arsenal (last away knockout stage win in 2016)

Not to mention Liverpool has knocked Barcelona out all three times they’ve met in Europe, granted the last time they met was 2007.
 

kella

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I was kind of hoping Rennes would embarrass the shit out of arsenal but it appears the real Rennes has stood up
 

DeadMan

aka spiker or DeadMong
Italian teams in the EL today ... woof. Inter go out to Eintracht Frankfurt at home. Napoli lose 3-1 at RB Salzburg but still go through.
 

Snorky's Shame

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UCL Draw: Ajax, Barcelona, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Porto, Tottenham
EL Draw: Arsenal, Benfica, Chelsea, Frankfurt, Napoli, Slavia Praha, Valencia, Villarreal

Teams still left by country:

England: 6 (!)
Spain: 3
Italy: 2
Portugal: 2
Czech Republic: 1
Germany: 1
Netherlands: 1

That Slavia Praha-Sevilla game must have been nuts. 6-5 on aggregate AET.
 
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Snorky's Shame

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UCL Draw:

1. Ajax-Juventus
2. Liverpool-Porto
3. Tottenham-Manchester City
4. Manchester United-Barcelona

Semifinals:

1. Winner 3-Winner 1
2. Winner 4-Winner 2

Final

Winner 1-Winner 2

Kind of a meh draw considering the possibilities.
 

Snorky's Shame

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EL Draw:

1. Arsenal-Napoli
2. Villarreal-Valencia
3. Benfica-Frankfurt
4. Slavia Praha-Chelsea

Semifinals:

1. Winner 1-Winner 2
2. Winner 3-Winner 4

Final

Winner 2-Winner 1

Arsenal and Napoli and a Valencian derby.