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Thread: CL | Round 3: FC Barcelona - Manchester City 4-0

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    thought 4-0 was misleading as it was fairly even till bravo messed up but as mentioned the game is about avoiding errors

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    Good game. There was no point Man City were outplaying Barcelona - and like with 100s of other teams who come to the Camp Nou and complain they lost because of 'errors' - there is a reason they make these out-of-character errors at the Camp Nou - it is because they can't live with pressure Barcelona put on them through quick passes, closing down space and the close control the Barcelona players have. Sterling rarely looks out of place - but tonight, besides one run - he was outshone.

    The hard work by Rakitic and Busquets went unnoticed tonight - but as usual - they were the base the Barcelona technical team engineered to launch Messi. Ibrahimovic hated that the team was set up to enable Messi - but it is like that for a reason.

    Super game and this side needs to start every game of importance to gain the consistency the club had before Lucho started experimenting. The front 6 are the best available. The drop in class when you go to Arda/Alcacer/Gomes etc is severe.
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    Messi's hat-trick definitely made this 'expected' win better! He is back!

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    Until Bravo got sent off City had more shots and more on target including by far the best chances.

    I think it's the first time in ages a team has gone toe to toe with Barca and at worst been equal at the Nou Camp.

    That said Barca have Messi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reaper View Post
    Good game. There was no point Man City were outplaying Barcelona - and like with 100s of other teams who come to the Camp Nou and complain they lost because of 'errors' - there is a reason they make these out-of-character errors at the Camp Nou - it is because they can't live with pressure Barcelona put on them through quick passes, closing down space and the close control the Barcelona players have. Sterling rarely looks out of place - but tonight, besides one run - he was outshone.

    The hard work by Rakitic and Busquets went unnoticed tonight - but as usual - they were the base the Barcelona technical team engineered to launch Messi. Ibrahimovic hated that the team was set up to enable Messi - but it is like that for a reason.

    Super game and this side needs to start every game of importance to gain the consistency the club had before Lucho started experimenting. The front 6 are the best available. The drop in class when you go to Arda/Alcacer/Gomes etc is severe.
    I thought Sterling was the best player on the pitch besides Messi. Pep has done wonders with him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adversus View Post
    I thought Sterling was the best player on the pitch besides Messi. Pep has done wonders with him.
    I was too late for the MotM thread but my picks were: Messi, Ter, Umtiti
    Ter had some great saves and was in awesome form. On the Man. City side, thought best player by far was Otamendi. He was quick on his feet and made key interceptions in defense. Score could've been far worse for his team had he not been there. Wished Pep had played Sane. Dude's super talented!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bojan View Post
    GL finding Iniesta quality that hustles like Rakitic.
    That would be like winning the Powerball! Catch of a lifetime

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowy View Post
    That would be like winning the Powerball! Catch of a lifetime
    Verratti is only one that comes to mind but we all know there's no chance of that happening.