Sad news regarding Tito ... best of luck for him on this bad moment.
Though it isn't what is important on a moment like this, we can't stop to think how Barca is going to handle this. They have been unstoppable, and i doubt that will change, but .... there are some speculation about Guardiola coming back.
Indeed. I'd heard the news a little over an hour ago. Hopefully he recovers.
Right now, I'm not sure whether it would really matter who managed Barca as they can steamroll 99% of teams in the world anyway.
Champions League last 16 draw:
Galatasaray v FC Schalke
Celtic v Juventus
Arsenal v Bayern Munich
Shakhtar Donetsk v Borussia Dortmund
AC Milan v Barcelona
Real Madrid v Manchester United
Valencia v Paris Saint-Germain
Porto v Malaga
Europa League Last 32:
BATE Borisov v Fenerbahce
Inter Milan v CFR Cluj
Levante v Olympiakos Piraeus
Zenit St Petersburg v Liverpool
Dynamo Kiev v Girondins Bordeaux
Bayer Leverkusen v Benfica
Newcastle United v Metalist Kharkiv
VfB Stuttgart v Racing Genk
Atletico Madrid v Rubin Kazan
Ajax Amsterdam v Steaua Bucharest
Basel v Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
Anji Makhachkala v Hanover 96
Sparta Prague v Chelsea
Borussia Moenchengladbach v Lazio
Tottenham Hotspur v Olympique Lyon
Napoli v Viktoria Plzen
Teams listed first will play first legs at home.
* First legs to be played Feb 14, second legs Feb 21
Well...Arsenal are out, Man Utd are out,Celtic are out, Shakhtar are out. I'm gonna enjoy watching Madrid rape Utd
Porto is gonna win man write down this. I tell you man
lol Malaga should beat them in Spain
But i can't deny that theoretically it ended being a good draw for Porto. But last year we saw second tier Spanish team crushing first tier English teams, so Porto has to respect the opponent, but try to take control of the game, because i think it's undeniable we have a better team.
They have Isco, we have James Rodriguez
I think Porto can do really well this year, we have a really strong team ... i mean the only position on the field i am kinda worried is Varela's position. I mean we still have Atsu, but he is still to "green" ... it would be good if we find a solution on the market this winter market, specially because Atsu will be away because of CAN.
There's news about Quaresma coming back. He was together with Ronaldo the most talented on that generation, but Quaresma never focused 100% on football, and ruined his chance of having a brilliant career, but it would still be a great news if he came back, specially because i think there's still a lot he can offer, though his salary might be a problem.
Really, Hardy? Picking United to beat Madrid? That's an adventurous pick, but it could happen. Arsenal have no hope of upsetting Bayern though.
You'd be shocked, but people claim that James Rodriguez is godly now, probably in part because of his shockingly high FIFA 13 stats.
Apart from that, the only ties I'll differ in opinion about are that I'm picking Lazio to win their tie and Leverkusen to beat Benfica.
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I'm obviously voting for Arsenal
Last edited by Hardy; December 20, 2012 at 09:53 PM.
Yeah, but there are times where you just can't believe. You can support all you want, but to make that pick is rather silly. I hope that things work out for you, but I see a draw/loss at home and then Arsenal will get destroyed at the Allianz Arena. If Wenger can learn how to park the bus, there's a chance for Arsenal, but that's not in Wenger's bag of tricks (nor are his players set up for that), and thus the tie will be pretty heavily in Bayern's favor.
@hardy the James you remember isn't nowhere near what he is now. He is one of the best players on Porto, and i think my statement has some coherency. Porto has been having a lot of great players over the years: Deco, Ricardo Carvalho, Pepe, Moutinho, Lucho, Falcao, Hulk, Lisandro, and all of them manage to make a good name
about themselves even after leaving Porto.
James is one of the most talented young players, and if i am not mistaken in Colombia, together with Falcao he is already the star of the team, even though he has like 20/21 old.
Well, Chelsea put eight past Villa today, Piazon missed a penalty, and we missed a bunch of other chances. This could've been an all time beatdown, not just an 8-0 victory. It's certainly a way to pad one's GD and it brings back memories of Carlo Ancelotti's Chelsea side that won the title by absolutely steamrolling lesser sides.