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2 hours ago, anythinglogos said:

Aaaaaahhhhh what just happened

 

 

 Best stadium experience of my life.

 

 

Were you there????

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Anyone else trying and failing miserably to watch TFC on go90?

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I know hindsight is 20/20 but I'm not surprised Barcelona went out to Roma... Roma played very well in the first leg, they just got unlucky with the two own goals and a good penalty appeal was denied. They've also played well and held their own against bigger foes earlier in the competition (they beat Chelsea 3-0 and drew away 3-3 in the group stage) I didn't think they could come back down from 3-0 but Barcelona has had this coming all season, their luck was bound to run out at some point.

 

Now, fingers crossed for a Liverpool-Roma semifinal. What a fun matchup that would be. 

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10 minutes ago, DG_Now said:

Anyone else trying and failing miserably to watch TFC on go90?

I went on Facebook to see if CONCACAF was showing it live. Got audio but no good video. Hopefully it's on one of the Spanish channels here. 

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The week of crazy comebacks in European football continues. FC Salzburg was down 4-2 to Lazio in their EL quarterfinal, but won today's 2nd leg 4-1 to win the tie 6-5 on aggregate. And then Marseille, down 1-0 to RB Leipzig after the 1st leg, fell further behind in the 2nd minute of the 2nd leg, but roared back to win the game 5-2 and the tie 5-3 on aggregate.

 

Looked like Arsenal might suffer the same fate -- leading 4-1 after the first leg but losing 2-0 in the second leg -- but Welbz and Ramsey tallied in the final 15 minutes to salvage a 2-2 tie and win 6-3 on aggregate vs. CSKA Moscow.

 

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE LAST FOUR:

- AS Roma

- Bayern Munich

- Liverpool

- Real Madrid

 

EUROPA LEAGUE LAST FOUR:

- Arsenal

- Atletico Madrid

- FC Salzburg

- Olympique Marseille

 

Semifinal draws for both leagues goes on Friday.

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5 minutes ago, officeglenn said:

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE LAST FOUR:

- AS Roma

- Bayern Munich

- Liverpool

- Real Madrid

 

EUROPA LEAGUE LAST FOUR:

- Arsenal

- Atletico Madrid

- FC Salzburg

- Olympique Marseille

 

Semifinal draws for both leagues goes on Friday.

Part of me wants Liverpool to play Real Madrid because I want to see how the BBC does vs Van Dijk and Co. Bayern might be a tougher test for Liverpool though. They've been coasting in the Bundesliga for so long who knows where their heads will be. Roma will probably go out at the semi-finals if they get Bayern but could win vs either of the other two. 

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If Liverpool don’t win it all, I’ll take not-Uefadrid any day. 

 

Heres my prediction for the semifinal draws:

 

UCL:

Liverpool v. Real Madrid

Roma v. Bayern

 

UEL:

Arsenal v. Atlético Madrid 

Marseille v. Salzburg 

 

If Liverpool get Real I sincerely hope Ramos is suspended because their defense looked really poor without him against Juve. Knowing UEFA though he’ll be hit with a €5 fine. 

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If l'OM draws Arsenal, it better be a BLOWOUT.

 

 

Work would be insufferable if arsenal wins

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14 hours ago, Crabcake47 said:

UCL:

Liverpool v. Roma

Real Madrid v. Bayern

 

UEL:

Arsenal v. Atlético Madrid 

Marseille v. Salzburg 

I’ll take batting .500. Semifinal draws are as above. 

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I love it that either Liverpool or Roma will make it to the final. I'll definitely root for them.

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http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/43750266

Infantino wants to make Qatar 2022 a 48 team World Cup. I think he knows they'll make more money in North America and spreading the World Cup across the Middle East will help make that happen if he can put matches in Morocco. 

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Looks like the real final is going to be played a few weeks early. Go Bayern and Roma!!! Anybody but Real and Liverpool. 

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ICC Teams, Games and locations announced:


AC Milan
July 25: AC Milan vs. Manchester United, 11 p.m. - Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California (ESPN)
July 31: AC Milan vs. Tottenham, 8:30 p.m. - U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis (ESPNEWS)
Aug. 4: AC Milan vs. Barcelona, 8 p.m. - Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California (ESPN2)

 

Arsenal
July 26: Arsenal vs. Atletico Madrid, 7:30 a.m. - National Stadium, Singapore (ESPNU)
July 28: Arsenal vs. Paris Saint-Germain, 7:30 a.m. - National Stadium, Singapore (ESPN2)
Aug. 4: Arsenal vs. Chelsea, 2 p.m. - Friends Arena, Stockholm (ESPN)

 

Atletico Madrid
July 26: Atletico Madrid vs. Arsenal, 7:30 a.m. - National Stadium, Singapore (ESPNU)
July 30: Atletico Madrid vs. Paris Saint-Germain, 7:30 a.m. - National Stadium, Singapore (ESPNU)
Aug. 12: Atletico Madrid vs. Inter Milan, 2 p.m. - Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid (ESPN)

Barcelona
July 28: Barcelona vs. Tottenham Hotspur, 11 p.m. - Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California (ESPN)
July 31: Barcelona vs. Roma, 10 p.m. - AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas (ESPN)
Aug 4: Barcelona vs. AC Milan, 8 p.m. - Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California (ESPN2)

 

Bayern Munich
July 21: Bayern Munich vs. Paris Saint-Germain, Noon - Worthersee Stadium, Klagenfurt, Austria (ESPN)
July 25: Bayern Munich vs. Juventus, 7 p.m. - Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia (ESPNU)
July 28: Bayern Munich vs. Manchester City, 7 p.m. - Hard Rock Stadium, Miami (ESPN)

 

Benfica
July 20: Benfica vs. Sevilla, 2 p.m. - Letzigrund, Zurich (ESPN2)
July 25: Benfica vs. Borussia Dortmund, 8 p.m. - Heinz Field, Pittsburgh (ESPNEWS)
July 28: Benfica vs. Juventus, 1 p.m. - Red Bull Arena, Harrison, New Jersey (ESPN2)

 

Borussia Dortmund
July 20: Borussia Dortmund vs. Manchester City, 9 p.m. - Soldier Field, Chicago (ESPN2)
July 22: Borussia Dortmund vs. Liverpool, 4 p.m. - Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina (ESPN)
July 25: Borussia Dortmund vs. Benfica, 8 p.m. - Heinz Field, Pittsburgh (ESPNEWS)

 

Chelsea
July 28: Chelsea vs. Sevilla, 11 a.m. - PGE Narodowy, Warsaw, Poland (ESPN2)
Aug. 1: Chelsea vs. Inter Milan, 1 p.m. - Ullevi Stadium, Gothenburg, Sweden (ESPN2)
Aug. 4: Chelsea vs. Arsenal, 2 p.m. - Friends Arena, Stockholm (ESPN)

 

Inter Milan
Aug. 1: Inter Milan vs. Chelsea, 1 p.m. - Ullevi Stadium, Gothenburg, Sweden (ESPN2)
Aug. 7: Inter Milan vs. Sevilla, 1 p.m - Stadio Via del Mare, Lecce, Italy (ESPN2)
Aug. 12: Inter Milan vs. Atletico Madrid, 2 p.m. - Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid (ESPN)

 

Juventus
July 25: Juventus vs. Bayern Munich, 7 p.m. - Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia (ESPNU)
July 28: Juventus vs. Benfica, 1 p.m - Red Bull Arena, Harrison, New Jersey (ESPN2)
Aug. 4: Juventus vs. Real Madrid, 6 p.m. - FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland (ESPNEWS)

 

Liverpool
July 22: Liverpool vs. Borussia Dortmund, 4 p.m. - Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina (ESPN)
July 25: Liverpool vs. Manchester City, 8 p.m. - MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey (ESPN2)
July 28: Liverpool vs. Manchester United, 5 p.m. - Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Michigan (ESPN)

 

Manchester City
July 20: Manchester City vs. Borussia Dortmund, 9 p.m. - Soldier Field, Chicago (ESPN2)
July 25: Manchester City vs. Liverpool, 8 p.m. - MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey (ESPN2)
July 28: Manchester City vs. Bayern Munich, 7 p.m. - Hard Rock Stadium, Miami (ESPN)

 

Manchester United
July 25: Manchester United vs. AC Milan, 11 p.m. - Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California (ESPN)
July 28: Manchester United vs. Liverpool, 5 p.m. - Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Michigan (ESPN)
July 31: Manchester United vs. Real Madrid, 8 p.m. - Hard Rock Stadium, Miami (ESPN2)

 

Paris Saint-Germain
July 21: Paris Saint-Germain vs. Bayern Munich, Noon - Worthersee Stadium, Klagenfurt, Austria (ESPN)
July 28: Paris Saint-Germain vs. Arsenal, 7:30 a.m. - National Stadium, Singapore (ESPN2)
July 30: Paris Saint-Germain vs. Atletico Madrid, 7:30 a.m. - National Stadium, Singapore (ESPNU)

 

Real Madrid
July 31: Real Madrid vs. Manchester United, 8 p.m. - Hard Rock Stadium, Miami (ESPN2)
Aug. 4: Real Madrid vs. Juventus, 6 p.m. - FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland (ESPNEWS)
Aug. 7: Real Madrid vs. Roma, 8 p.m. - MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey (ESPN)

 

Roma
July 25: Roma vs. Tottenham, 10 p.m. - SDCCU Stadium, San Diego (ESPN2)
July 31: Roma vs. Barcelona, 10 p.m., AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas (ESPN)
Aug. 7: Roma vs. Real Madrid, 8 p.m. - MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey (ESPN)

 

Sevilla
July 20: Sevilla vs. Benfica, 2 p.m. - Letzigrund, Zurich (ESPN2)
July 28: Sevilla vs. Chelsea, 11 a.m. - PGE Narodowy, Warsaw, Poland (ESPN2)
Aug. 7: Sevilla vs. Inter Milan, 1 p.m. - Stadio Via del Mare, Lecce, Italy (ESPN2)

 

Tottenham Hotspur
July 25: Tottenham vs. Roma, 10 p.m. - SDCCU Stadium, San Diego (ESPN2)
July 28: Tottenham vs. Barcelona, 11 p.m. - Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California (ESPN)
July 31: Tottenham vs. AC Milan, 8:30 p.m. - U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis (ESPNEWS)

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7 hours ago, Crabcake47 said:


Isn't this most rivalries though?

Zidane was annoyed when Barca decided against the gesture at the Bernabeu in December following Madrid's Club World Cup win, saying they had "broken the tradition."

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Arsene Wenger will leave Arsenal at the end of the season. Over to you @officeglenn!

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Wow. Wow wow wow. I'm just kind of stunned. I mean, I knew this day was coming, but it still feels like it came out of left field.

 

I always believed Wenger deserved to leave on his own terms, and at least on the surface, that appears to be what he is doing. Obviously the club has known about this for some time and probably has some succession plan in place, has leading candidates in mind for the job. But for now, I feel like we just need to celebrate what Wenger has done for and means to this club.

 

There's a whole generation of Arsenal supporters -- Arsenal players, even -- who don't know anything else but Arsene Wenger as manager, myself included. He revolutionized the game in England, and it seemed he had a direct pipeline to the best French players, and even the rest of the continent. Around the time of the Invincibles, he was so far ahead of every other manager in the Premiership that didn't know whether to cry or wind their watches.

 

But eventually everyone else caught up, and I believe that left Wenger flummoxed. The influx of super-wealthy owners coincided with lean years at Arsenal thanks to the construction of Emirates Stadium. But he still somehow managed to make it work, at least up until the past couple of years.

 

I wonder about the timing of the announcement. Hopefully it motivates fans to come out and get behind him and the team down the homestretch here, and gives the players the motivation to push on in the league and in the Europa League.

 

But I also worry what this means for some of the players. Many have expressed that playing under Wenger was a huge motivation for joining Arsenal, Ozil and Aubameyang specifically. Will they stick around? Will other players want to join? I suppose that all depends on who they have lined up as a replacement.

 

I don't believe for one second that Wenger will ride off into the sunset. I fully expect him to take up another job in football after he leaves. He has lived and breathed and bled this game for so long, and sacrificed so much for it. Whatever he does next, I only wish him the very best.

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6 minutes ago, officeglenn said:

Wow. Wow wow wow. I'm just kind of stunned. I mean, I knew this day was coming, but it still feels like it came out of left field.

 

I always believed Wenger deserved to leave on his own terms, and at least on the surface, that appears to be what he is doing. Obviously the club has known about this for some time and probably has some succession plan in place, has leading candidates in mind for the job. But for now, I feel like we just need to celebrate what Wenger has done for and means to this club.

 

There's a whole generation of Arsenal supporters -- Arsenal players, even -- who don't know anything else but Arsene Wenger as manager, myself included. He revolutionized the game in England, and it seemed he had a direct pipeline to the best French players, and even the rest of the continent. Around the time of the Invincibles, he was so far ahead of every other manager in the Premiership that didn't know whether to cry or wind their watches.

 

But eventually everyone else caught up, and I believe that left Wenger flummoxed. The influx of super-wealthy owners coincided with lean years at Arsenal thanks to the construction of Emirates Stadium. But he still somehow managed to make it work, at least up until the past couple of years.

 

I wonder about the timing of the announcement. Hopefully it motivates fans to come out and get behind him and the team down the homestretch here, and gives the players the motivation to push on in the league and in the Europa League.

 

But I also worry what this means for some of the players. Many have expressed that playing under Wenger was a huge motivation for joining Arsenal, Ozil and Aubameyang specifically. Will they stick around? Will other players want to join? I suppose that all depends on who they have lined up as a replacement.

 

I don't believe for one second that Wenger will ride off into the sunset. I fully expect him to take up another job in football after he leaves. He has lived and breathed and bled this game for so long, and sacrificed so much for it. Whatever he does next, I only wish him the very best.

Well said sir.  For all the stick he gets, Wenger deserves a tremendous amount of credit and respect for what he did at Arsenal and for what he did for English football in general.  As an American who didn't start to get into the Premier League until 2014 (and there was a learning curve as well), Wenger has been a bit of a meme for most of my time as a football fan.  But I pick up on football history enough to understand that he was one of the greats.

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