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    Champions League: APOEL Nicosia - FC Barcelona 0-4

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    APOEL Nicosia vs FC Barcelona
    GSP Stadium - Nicosia
    Tuesday, 25th Nov 2014 20:45
    Group stage - Group F

    Last Encounter: FCB 1 - 0 APOEL

    Must win match for barcelona to obtain first place in Group F. APOEL still searching for their first win.

    Squad (vs APOEL): Ter Stegen, Bravo, Masip, Douglas, Alves, Montoya, Pique, Bartra, Mascherano, Mathieu, Adriano, Alba, Busquets, Rakitic, Xavi, Sergi Roberto, Rafinha, Pedro, Munir, Messi, Suarez, Neymar

    Iniesta and Vermaelen missing because of injuries.

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    First time starting a match thread. I hope it brings some good fortune and we score a ton of goals. Iniesta still injured sadly. I am expecting this lineup,

    Ter Stegen
    Alves Bartra Masch Alba
    Xavi Busi Rafinha
    Suarez Messi Pedro

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamrohith View Post
    First time starting a match thread. I hope it brings some good fortune and we score a ton of goals. Iniesta still injured sadly. I am expecting this lineup,

    Ter Stegen
    Alves Bartra Masch Alba
    Xavi Busi Rafinha
    Suarez Messi Pedro
    I think Pique, Rakitic and Neymar will start.

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    We have a very important match against Valencia. Some players need to be rested. Alba, Suarez and Xavi got substituted out so mostly all three will start. Neymar played in international break and sevilla full match, it is only logical he should be rested. Rakitic might also need some rest. Masch will definitely start i think. In theory Montoya should start but knowing lucho he will stick with Alves.

    Bartra not sure i have a feeling lucho trusts him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamrohith View Post
    We have a very important match against Valencia. Some players need to be rested. Alba, Suarez and Xavi got substituted out so mostly all three will start. Neymar played in international break and sevilla full match, it is only logical he should be rested. Rakitic might also need some rest. Masch will definitely start i think. In theory Montoya should start but knowing lucho he will stick with Alves.

    Bartra not sure i have a feeling lucho trusts him.
    I know, but this game is also important. if we want to top the group, it's a must win.

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    Contrary to popular belief, Cypriot team is tough. I don't remember someone trashing them recently.
    I'd sign a point here if it meant we're taking 3 from Mestalla.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bojan View Post
    Contrary to popular belief, Cypriot team is tough. I don't remember someone trashing them recently.
    I'd sign a point here if it meant we're taking 3 from Mestalla.
    Apoel have never lost by more than a single goal in 16 GS matches in the CL. Except against Shaktar Donetsk in the 6th round of CL GS in 11/12 when they lost 0-2, but were already guaranteed of first place in their group.

    It's an absolute must win game. Failure to beat a minnow like Apoel (tough as they may be) will be a humiliation for Barca.

    How come Iniesta is still injured? He was supposed to miss only 2-3 games, then he did not play with Spanish NT but got the medical all clear last week, and now he can still not play?
    Last edited by Schumi; 23rd November 2014 at 04:42 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flavia View Post
    I know, but this game is also important. if we want to top the group, it's a must win.
    That is why Suarez and Messi have to play. Both are must win matches. I think Suarez can get his goal if neymar sits one match out. He will get more service instead of creating chances. Plus suarez will have more central space. He must start scoring goals, he needs some confidence.

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    I'm sure there will be rotation.

    Remember the team that faced APOEL in the Nou Camp.

    Samper,Munir,Sergi Roberto,Adriano,Xavi. With sandro and Rafinha coming on as subs. Obviously away from home it would be too much of a gamble for such changes.

    Expecting APOEL to crumble. They have done very well so far but we are a class above them.

    Messi to break the record. Hopefully but it beyond Ronaldo's reach for the time being.

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    I hope lucho rest 2 of pique-mathieu-busi for the game against valencia
    this would be good line up:

    TS
    montoya/alves-bartra-masch-alba
    busi
    xavi-rafinha
    messi
    suarez-neymar

    suarez needs more playing time and neymar need a rest.

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    We need to win to try and assail PSG

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bojan View Post
    Contrary to popular belief, Cypriot team is tough. I don't remember someone trashing them recently.
    I'd sign a point here if it meant we're taking 3 from Mestalla.
    We are one point behind PSG, a draw means a second place in the group stage (PSG will probably trash Ajax), it's a must win game.
    That said i agree about the Cypriots, they are very compact and disciplined, a match to be taken very seriously.

    The best team must play, we can do rotation after securing the game, so please Lucho don't fuck up by underestimating Apoel (Almeria was a good lesson).
    Last edited by gatsu; 23rd November 2014 at 05:53 PM.

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    just play the strongest possible team

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    I don't see us thrashing them at all, I just hope they have the honor not to park the bus at home.

    A draw is not good enough for us. We have to win this one.
    Sóc Culer.

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    Well we all know that parking the bus is their only option, not mentioning that they are pretty good at this.