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Europa League 2018/19

Discussion in 'Uefa Champions League & Europa League' started by Dirk, Jun 24, 2018.

  1. Super_horns

    Super_horns WATFORD Till I Die
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    Valencia look like they are though and Chelsea will do the job at home.

    Benfica and Arsenal taking 2 goal leads into the away tie - albeit Frankfurt got 2 away goals which might make things interesting.
     
  2. Dirk

    Dirk HA-ES-VAU

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    Unfortunately Frankfurt had to play 70 minutes with one man less after the red card for Ndicka (plus penalty for Benfica) but they fought brave nonetheless and scored 2 goals.

    First time that I saw this Joao Felix and he had a great day for Benfica. It's not impossible to win 2-0 in Frankfurt but it wouldn't be a shame if they go out against this Benfica team.
     
  3. joshlong91

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    Good result. Annoying not to score more but happy with a clean sheet. Some sitters missed from both sides!
     
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    Hutter made 2 brilliant subs at the second half saving the tie. Paciencia took away the defenders focus, more Ruben Dias, taking him off position, bringing Kostic, Guzman or Rode in the box. Seferovic had the 5-1 on his feet, it would've been the end of it.

    I expect another game with goals in Germany. Benfica may only need one solitary goal to bring down Frankfurt.
     
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    Benfica could've done better on the 2nd half.

    Chelsea choked against Slavia Praha and probably won't pass against Benfica/Eintracht
     
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    It's a Chelsea Arsenal final. Get used to it.
     
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    Expected it before the tournament started unless they drew each other earlier.

    Changing CL so the top 4 in the top leagues are automatic into CL group has further weakened EL. Premier League has the advantage as 6 doesn't go into 4. The other leagues don't have a big 6.

    Would have been wide open for Arsenal last season but for Atleti dropping down. Only Napoli were strong out the CL dropouts this season.
     
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    That was Napoli's 3rd game in 9 days - lost the first away to third from bottom, drew
    the next at home to 7th from bottom (and their next league games aren't too difficult).

    As they are certain to qualify via the league, why would they knock themselves out?
    Especially as Inter's remaining games are far worse - they're probably just avoiding
    injuries now before their summer hols.
     
  9. A Gooner

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    Great result. Not arsed about the apparent quality of the opposition. Liverpool beat the same Napoli team just 1-0 earlier this season and it was hailed as a great result. We beat them and they are a poor side :shrug

    However, another thing this Napoli side has done is beat Liverpool at home. And Liverpool are much better travellers than we are so this is far from over. Hopefully Emery is bold and doesn't revert to type next week.
     
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    So you are bothered about the apparent quality of the opposition.
     
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    Cicero Born is the King

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    Cicero Born is the King

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    2-0 so far. 3-0 on aggregate.

    Think we qualify
     
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    We've had a good attitude so far. Not sat in and invite pressure, we've took the game to Napoli and played like it's 0-0.
     
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    10 goals in 11 games so far in the Europa league for Giroud
     
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    Disgraceful decision in Frankfurt, four of the f##kers offside.
     
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    Pleased for Lacazette, I think that away goal sees us through now, these 2 legs have been very professional from us approach wise. But christ Napoli are half-shit for a team with this competition only left to play for.
     
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    helluva way to put Arsenal through

     
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    No way that's 30 yards!
     
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    I tend to take the word of others around Koulibaly's ability, but how the **** is he rated as a 100+ mil defender?
     
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    That's a strange one from Ancelotti.
     

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