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SCHALKE 04 V. MANCHESTER UNITED Schalke ruined their semi-finals debut with one of the worst tactics I have seen in some time. Playing all eleven players behind the ball at home after twenty minutes has to be by design and it sends a message to the viewer that Schalke did not believe they could win […]

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Champions League Knee Jerk Reactions, Part Two

CHELSEA V. MANCHESTER UNITED Chelsea never really looked like scoring in a game that featured two teams afraid to take a big risk in a first leg match. United were content to let Chelsea have the ball mostly because they knew Chelsea did not have the ability to create chances with it. The tactical move […]

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Knee Jerk Reactions to the Champions League Quarters Pt. 1

Apologies for not getting the Champions League Quarter-Final previews out in time, unforeseen circumstances (a lot of schoolwork) contributed to me being late. Therefore, for this round I’m going to give my immediate reactions to the matches. I’ll give a short recap of what happened in the game and pick a player, or players, of […]

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Champions League Preview: Round of 16, Part 2

BAYERN MUNICH V. INTERZIONALE 1ST LEG 1—0 Inter looked poor in their first leg as Arjen Robben, Thomas Muller, and company ran them ragged at the back and ultimately got the goal they deserved. For the Italians it was a disappointing result and now they face a tricky test in Munich against a Bayern side […]

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Champions League Round of 16 Preview: 2nd Leg

BARCELONA V. ARSENAL 1ST LEG 1-2 Arsenal takes a lead to the Nou Camp after their thrilling victory a fortnight ago. However, Barcelona does have an away goal and will be confident that at home they can get a victory and continue in the tournament. For Arsenal, a lot will rest on the shoulders of […]

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