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Why do people hate Barcelona again?


Because they have some raging bitches on their team and have gotten absurdly ridiculous officiating decisions in their favor for years.


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Now where's Randy to talk about that massive pro-Barca UEFA conspiracy?


That was a missed call. The favoritism for Barca extends wayyyyy beyond simple missed calls.

If karma exists Barca will get knocked out of the CL for the next decade due to poor officiating.


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re: Wednesday 2/20 Match Thread - UEFA CL Round of 16, First Leg
So does Milan try to bunker for 90 min and not give up 2 or go for a goal that would force Barca to score 4?


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Handball, for sure.


It varies by your interpretation of the rules. In La Liga, that's a handball, but the center referee was Scottish.


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So does Milan try to bunker for 90 min and not give up 2


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re: Wednesday 2/20 Match Thread - UEFA CL Round of 16, First Leg
Sweet goal by Jermaine Jones for Schalke on that shite pitch.
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re: Wednesday 2/20 Match Thread - UEFA CL Round of 16, First Leg
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So does Milan try to bunker for 90 min and not give up 2 or go for a goal that would force Barca to score 4?




I think they'll play almost precisely the same way they did today.

They'll start with the idea to not allow an early goal and be even happier to watch Barca to pass around the midfield.

They'll have El Sharawaay and Boateng often out of attacking positions covering Barca's wingbacks' runs into the box early but also timing moves into better attacking positions in unison with surprise outbursts of pressure up the pitch like today where they were effective enough in getting the ball off Xavi, Messi, Busquets and Iniesta to give Barca pause.


That Milan has Montolivo means the difference between what I would call bunkering and playing to counter. He was just brilliant today and the MOM in my opinion.

His ability to hold off multiple pressers and spread accurate long balls from deep in the midfield to the speedy El Sharawaay, Abate and Boateng will presumably give Allegri confidence that they have a decent chance to nab an away goal and really turn the screw at Camp Nou.

I'm sure no one's expecting the kind of one-sided domination Milan had today in chances created but much of Barca's reluctance to risk depends on the threat of Montolivo's distribution on the counter with so many pacy outlets.


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Seriously impressed by AC Milan but I cannot take El Sharawaay seriously with that haircut, no matter how good he is.


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Seriously impressed by AC Milan but I cannot take El Sharawaay seriously with that haircut, no matter how good he is.


I used to be appalled but am slowly warming up to it since he shaved the matching "racing stripes" into his eyebrows. That's the kind of all attention to the absurd detail that really ties it together for me.



AC Milan's done a really good job of assembling a lot of promising young talent but are still a bit away from being a consistent threat to elite teams.

They have the normal problems with youthful mistakes but some of their established "stars" like Montolivo, Boateng and Mexes also have too many pedestrian outings.


When they click though, they're a really dangerous team, especially with Balotelli. I've always thought Allegri was a pretty good manager too, really worked wonders at Cagliari.




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wm72
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re: Wednesday 2/20 Match Thread - UEFA CL Round of 16, First Leg
Did the ball even touch his hand?

At any rate, it's hard to see how the official could rightly call a handball mainly because he obviously raised his arms to get them out of the way of the shot on goal which was redirected by Alba's shoulder/elbow up from about a yard away.


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re: Wednesday 2/20 Match Thread - UEFA CL Round of 16, First Leg
Agreed


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joey barton
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re: Wednesday 2/20 Match Thread - UEFA CL Round of 16, First Leg
Looks like it hit his elbow


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it hit his interior elbow and forearm
unintentional handball. Blow whistle, award free kick to opposition.


Next match should be epic. Milan holed up in their area, Barcelona trying to thread the needle.
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re: Wednesday 2/20 Match Thread - UEFA CL Round of 16, First Leg
Man, it must suck to have nothing going for your club this year.


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Man, it must suck to have nothing going for your club this year.
No shite.


Anyway, what's with his photos? One's not a handball (at least in that still), two may be (and probably is, I'm not seeing contact in that still photo, but obviously can infer that it's either going to, or coming off, his forearm).
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