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There was also a bad VAR call at the end. The hands rule need to be rewritten, it's so vague that not even VAR helps.
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Well done AJAX, always liked that club that has produced so much young talent, they had been under the radar for far too long, perhaps a renaissance is overdue?

PSG will need to invest some more :lol: Poor Buffon though - as the commented said, - what club does he have to join to win the Champs League?
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I am a United fan, it’s all about scoring goals and winning, they are on an amazing run. Yes PSG made mistakes, that is what pressure does.
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bal3x wrote: March 7th, 2019, 12:14 am Well done AJAX, always liked that club that has produced so much young talent, they had been under the radar for far too long, perhaps a renaissance is overdue?

PSG will need to invest some more :lol: Poor Buffon though - as the commented said, - what club does he have to join to win the Champs League?
An English one or Barcelona I would think this year. Probably won’t happen.
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Most exciting two days in CL in a long time.
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Apparently nearly all referees think it was a penalty just because the hand goes up a bit. But most footballers or ex players think not.
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Anyone watch the City-Spurs game? Totally insane!

Semi-finals, yeeeah baby :party:
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What a game, probably the best of the season.

Was more so supporting City though. :( But I like all semi-finalist teams this year for sure.
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What an absolute insane game indeed. Madness! :sweat:
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Uuuh, crazy stuff indeed! VAR in action again, but seems this time right decisions were made.

Could we have a Barca vs Ajax final?! That would be a sensational Cruyff final :)
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Whoever does the BBC online reporting has gone ahead and called it "The best game of football I have ever seen."

I'm sure it was intense even for a neutral, but as a Spurs fan, absolute madness. It played out like it was scripted for a film or something.
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How about a Spurs Liverpool final? I mean Ajax are no match for Barcelona surely that would not be a good one? I am sorry Cruyff is not around any more. I don’t care who wins as long as it is not Liverpool.
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^That would be a boring final. Surely you have to take Ajax seriously at this point?

Besides, both Liverpool and Spurs are bonafide bottlers, though Liverpool would be my preferred option if the cup had to go to an English team other than my own.
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I met with non-football interested friends for dinner yesterday and missed that match. :(
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I take Ajax seriously especially if they reach the final obvs.
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bal3x wrote: April 17th, 2019, 9:53 pm Uuuh, crazy stuff indeed! VAR in action again, but seems this time right decisions were made.

Could we have a Barca vs Ajax final?! That would be a sensational Cruyff final :)
That would be a great final
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metaller wrote: April 18th, 2019, 7:00 am I met with non-football interested friends for dinner yesterday and missed that match. :(
What is wrong with some people? There are human beings with pulses, hearts and brains, who do not like football. I have no idea how they even exist, but take care of them because they clearly cannot take care of themselves.
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Cippenham wrote: April 18th, 2019, 4:58 am How about a Spurs Liverpool final? I mean Ajax are no match for Barcelona surely that would not be a good one? I am sorry Cruyff is not around any more. I don’t care who wins as long as it is not Liverpool.
Don't underestimate Ajax, they have removed Real and Juventus... these are the teams who have either won it or played in the final for the past few years... Ajax actually have won this 4 times in their history, 3 times in the 70s and in 1995.

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bal3x wrote: April 18th, 2019, 11:33 am
Cippenham wrote: April 18th, 2019, 4:58 am How about a Spurs Liverpool final? I mean Ajax are no match for Barcelona surely that would not be a good one? I am sorry Cruyff is not around any more. I don’t care who wins as long as it is not Liverpool.
Don't underestimate Ajax, they have removed Real and Juventus...
Ajax also deservedly tied with Bayern in both group matches, also not the least of opponents. ;)
these are the teams who have either won it or played in the final for the past few years... Ajax actually have won this 4 times in their history, 3 times in the 70s and in 1995.

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Those historical statics say very little in the CL of the last decade in which a handful of teams dominate the league.
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Sure, but the picture hasn't really changed that much, i.e. the same teams still dominate, i.e. Real, Bayern, Barca - except Milan perhaps. Didn't realize Nottingham Forrest were so strong in 1979 :lol: They're currently 11th in the Championship..
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Forest well that was the great Brian Clough who was not shown as his best in the Damned United film
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This top 4 race is absolutely hilarious, all four teams in the running lost their last match.

I didn't watch the Arsenal-Palace match but it looks like a complete shit show judging from the stats. 73/27 possession and 12/16 shots? How does that even work? Every time Palace touched the ball it resulted in a shot?

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United have reverted back to their negative outlook before Ole took over. That might mean they miss out.
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Did they change the qualification rules so that #6 gets a CL spot instead of #3 and #4 now? I find it hard to believe these teams aren't throwing points on purpose.
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No I think the European cup winners have priority even if outside the top four

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Ajax - Barcelona final is looking more likely now, hope Vertonghen is ok though, that looked bad.
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I think we still have a chance with Son back for the next leg. It won't be easy but we have a chance.

The Vertonghen stuff was scary, yeah. It's horrible seeing anyone like that.
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Didn't understand how the medical team could give the okay to put him back on the pitch. :shrug:
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WHAT WAS THAT!!!!
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WTF... I'm rather shocked... then again I'm sort of happy for Klopp, that guy truly deserves it.
That 4th goal from the corner was one of the most ridiculous things I've ever seen, at this level you expect such blunders not to happen............
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That was insane.
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Looked it up :lol: You must be talking bout
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Unbelievable!
bal3x wrote: May 7th, 2019, 9:02 pm That 4th goal from the corner was one of the most ridiculous things I've ever seen, at this level you expect such blunders not to happen............
TAA was super quick and sneaky though, not much Barca could do about it. It was rather genius, although I admit I'm surprised it's legal.
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flaiky wrote: May 7th, 2019, 9:23 pm Unbelievable!
bal3x wrote: May 7th, 2019, 9:02 pm That 4th goal from the corner was one of the most ridiculous things I've ever seen, at this level you expect such blunders not to happen............
TAA was super quick and sneaky though, not much Barca could do about it. It was rather genius, although I admit I'm surprised it's legal.
Yeah, apparently legal, that was indeed rather brilliant, no questions there, just shows you cannot drop the ball in such situations...
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:woot:

Brilliantly sneaky goal indeed.

That other English team better not pull off a comeback tomorrow also :angry: (of course coming back from 1-0 against Ajax wouldn’t be as big a stunt as this)
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Incredible effort by Liverpool, but man, Barca bottled it big time. This season has been quite entertaining.
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Come on you Spurs!
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Well, Pool vs Spurs final would be boring... I was so hoping to see Barca vs Ajax... alas, not happening.
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