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  • Santiago Bernabeu (Real)

    1 2.86%
  • El Calderon (Atleti)

    3 8.57%
  • Stamford Bridge (Chelsea)

    2 5.71%
  • The Etihad (Man City)

    0 0%
  • Old Trafford (Man Utd)

    0 0%
  • Turin (Juventus)

    1 2.86%
  • Parc des Princes (PSG)

    1 2.86%
  • Allianz Arena (Bayern)

    27 77.14%
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Thread: Toughest CL Stadium for Barca to Visit?

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    Toughest CL Stadium for Barca to Visit?

    I've been wondering, which stadium should we be most afraid of visiting in the CL this year? I remember last season how loud and alive the Allianz Arena was in the second leg of the semi-final. Made me very nervous.
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    Obviously Allianz Arena, we're huge favourites against anyone else, even at their stadium.
    The Internet is full of tribute videos with some version of the title "Messi doesn't dive" a trait rare in a sport where players roll around on the ground like gunshot victims when an opponent so much as breathes on them.

    Theories abound about why Messi won't fall, about his character or his respect for the game, but I think it's much simpler. If he dives, he loses the ball.

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    allianz. bayern are notoriously dominant at home and relatively weak away from home (thanks in part to pep's managing).

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    When have away matches vs Bayern ever been great for Barca? Easy choice here really. Barca would be clear favourite in all other stadiums.

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    Even Stamford Bridge? Chelsea's poor season notwithstanding, we don't have a particularly (positive) record there. In fact, we should have destroyed them there when we faced Di Matteo, yet still didn't. I think the Calderon can be tough as well.
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    Didn't play there with MSN, buses were a problem when our only treat was Messi trying to dribble everyone and score; story is different now.
    Last edited by Vlom; 26th November 2015 at 01:49 AM.
    The Internet is full of tribute videos with some version of the title "Messi doesn't dive" a trait rare in a sport where players roll around on the ground like gunshot victims when an opponent so much as breathes on them.

    Theories abound about why Messi won't fall, about his character or his respect for the game, but I think it's much simpler. If he dives, he loses the ball.

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    Bayern have been winning matches at home with a bigger margin than us.Not that it means that they are better than us or anything but you get the idea how good they are at home.All last 8 matches I think at their home have been win for bayern with 4 or more goal difference.
    Last edited by Neymessi; 26th November 2015 at 06:00 AM.

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    Allianz and Stamford Bridge.
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    Allianz Arena

    only place where we wouldn't be expected to win.

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    Allianz for the reasons everyone has given. Personally I want us to travel to stadiums like Old Trafford and Stamford Bridge to hand out some long overdue thumpings...
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    Allianz Arena, of course
    then more Calderon than Stamford Bridge this year.

    a mention for Juventus Stadium

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    Allianz, but outside of that 4-0 loss, we went there two times after winning big at home, so we didn't need to do much to go through in 2009 and 2015.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neymessi View Post
    Bayern have been winning matches at home with a bigger margin than us.Not that it means that they are better than us or anything but you get the idea how good they are at home.All last 8 matches I think at their home have been win for bayern with 4 or more goal difference.
    2.0 yesterday at least.

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    Alienz of course then Italian Club Grounds

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    We have no significant sample to reply to this question. Some will say Stamford Bridge, most will say Allianz Arena. But really, how often have we played in those stadia? We play in there once every 3-4 years. It's moronic to make any kind of conclusions out of that negligible sample. In any case, teams change every 3-4 years to a significant degree.

    But, having said that, I would have to say that Bayern away is almost surely the toughest possible game for us. First of all Bayern have more quality than any other of our rivals, and two, they are very good at home.

    Stamford Bridge I think is also tough for us, due to its small size and shitty pitch. But in any case, if we had Neyboi and El Pistolero (instead of Alexis/Cesc/Pedro) back in 2012, that game would have finished at least 1-6.