Barca and Arsenal both choking late.
Barca and Arsenal both choking late.
Code:Originally Posted by Timvp Hanging yourself by your junk puts you into a separate category.
idk if Arsenal/Barca deserved to win I was watching the Chelsea game, Torres was surprisingly pretty good.
just saw the goal against arsenal...total bullshit deflected goal...
if it was to happen against somebody, it had to be Arsenal tbh
Hulk's goal for Porto is a must see. Goal of CL so far
Arsenal being up 1-0 and the score finishing tied 1-1 is a total illusion. Arsenal were being manhandled, were holding on to dear life the whole match and were actually lucky to have held the lead for so long. Them actually getting a point in this match was a positive. Dortmound looked to be the better team the whole match while Arsenal lucked their way into a point.
I know a bunch of good streaming sites but didn't know there was a place to actually download the match to watch it later
Links don't last all that long there, so make sure to nab the games you want to watch same day or a couple days later at the latest.
There's still a lot of work to do in London ...
"... for we're only passing through, we're already ghosts."
Honestly, Milan fans have to thank Ibrahimovic for not making the trip.
Brazil > Bartha
It just seems like the logical thing to do once winning, since it's so hard anymore to win against Barca for any team. To me it seems douchey to complain when teams do this...what do you expect? Barcelona just had the most dominant team of all the clubs in the world this past season and they got significantly stronger/deeper over the off season. I obviously understand you're complaining because it makes for an uglier match, but it makes sense to play ultra-defensively after going up 1-0 vs. Barca. Perhaps that isn't the most attractive way to play, and you could say it's disrespecting the game...but Barca aren't entirely looking out for what's best for football either, when they have Messi, Villa, Pedro, Sanchez, Xavi, Iniesta, Fabregas, Thiago, Sergio Busquets, Javier Mascherano, Dani Alves, Pique, Puyol, etc. Every single game they can have the best attacking midfielders in the world playing, the best forward along with some other elite forwards, and world quality defenders....and still have world-class players of the three positions on the bench. Other top clubs would love to have the players Barca has on the bench.
Just seems funny to complain about something like this, it's like telling the opponents: OK, we're going to play the best players in the world against you and ensure 70-85% ball possession, we're going to get roughly 20 shots off guaranteed, and you must not play defensively.
If Milan did the same thing against an equal or inferior opponent, I get your point, but IMO expecting the best of both worlds (fair, aesthetic game vs. player disparity) is weak.
Last edited by ALVAREZ6; 09-14-2011 at 12:03 AM.
NOT lol italy
Agree 100%. We're talking about the best team in the world, a team that overwhelmed every team on earth LAST season and still went out and spent 70 million Euros over the summer, including a captain of another major club to be a freakin' sub. As you said, they control the majority of possession on any given night, and whenever teams try to play aggressively, Barca ALWAYS punishes you.
Why the hell should any team be expect to play to Barca's strengths? If they don't like it, they shouldn't give up a goal in 23 seconds, or whenever. It's like playing the original USA dream team and bitching when Greece uses Hack-a-Shaq.
Also, because you blame Mourinho for these "defensive" tactics, it's obvious you haven't watched any football before Messi became "God." But it's ok, let's talk about 09-present... Do you not remember that awful fucking Barcelona v Chelsea tie? 1st leg at Nou Camp, Bartha plays 11 in the box the whole fucking game, then in the return leg Iniesta (lol injured) scores a fluky fucking goal to go to Rome.
Managed to watch the second half before work this morning.. Milan were immense in D especially Nesta really proud of the way they stuck to it for 90 minutes considering it was just their second game of the season .. but playing that deep for that long against Barca is asking for trouble. One tiny mistake here or there and Barca can rip you apart.
And LMAO at Allegri... Milan is going no where playing Clarence fucking Seedorf in their big games.. if your going sit your ass back for 90 minutes why not put some speed in the midfield to counter attack as soon as Milan won possession the ball would go to Seedorf and he would lose it immediately because hes so slow.
Anyway great result for Milan .. heaps of room for improvement though.
Also, i know it's only been two games, but I'm loving how Aquilani is fitting with this group. Milan could have used the likes of Pirlo today, but Aquilani def showed a lot of promise with this squad
After everything, it's always nice to see how one's favorite team matches up against the best in the world.
That's an old team Milan put out there today. Game could've easily ended 4-1 for Barça, so the tie at the end is a great result.
Barça looks sleep at the wheel sometimes. Noticed it too in La Liga game over the weekend. Just wondering if it's just the start of the season or if they think they can just coast.
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