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    Quote Originally Posted by Vilarrubi View Post
    I’ve never heard the group stages called play offs? If you google CL Playoffs it’s what’s happening now for teams trying to qualify.
    True. But then there are group stages and then the playoffs again (quarters, semis etc.).

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    Quote Originally Posted by FCBfan22 View Post
    True. But then there are group stages and then the playoffs again (quarters, semis etc.).
    Last 16, Quarters and Semis are “knockout stages” or “knockout phase”

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    Playoffs are played for entering a separate competition like the 2nd place Playoff in Europe WC Qualification or the current CL qualifiers.

    Like the NBA and NFL playoffs are played to enter the NBA Finals or the Super Bowl. I guess you could use playoffs for the KO stages too, but it's uncommon. So it was a legit question by Donatello and definitely not meant to be offensive.
    Last edited by DonAK; 2nd August 2018 at 10:04 AM.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DonAK View Post
    Playoffs are played for entering a separate competition like the 2nd place Playoff in Europe WC Qualification or the current CL qualifiers.

    Like the NBA and NFL playoffs are played to enter the NBA Finals or the Super Bowl. I guess you could use playoffs for the KO stages too, but it's uncommon. So it was a legit question by Donatello and definitely not meant to be offensive.
    Oh knockouts. Yeah, I'm dumb. I don't know why I thought that knockouts are playoffs. Probably because of the NBA. I'm sorry everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FCBfan22 View Post
    Are you dumb?


    Group stages, playoffs?
    I don't wanna sound disrespectful, but its clearly evident who's dumb here.

    Its basically,

    Playoffs ¬ Group Stage ¬ Knockout stage ¬ Finals.

    Since, we've already qualified for CL, we start from group stages.

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    Has Messi really inherited Iniesta's armband for good this season? Or will he share it with Pique?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donatello View Post
    I don't wanna sound disrespectful, but its clearly evident who's dumb here.

    Its basically,

    Playoffs ¬ Group Stage ¬ Knockout stage ¬ Finals.

    Since, we've already qualified for CL, we start from group stages.
    Can you read my last post and I'm sorry again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FCBfan22 View Post
    Can you read my last post and I'm sorry again.
    Its ok, You don't need to apologize.

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    Few days ago, a 44 minutes long highlight reel of Messi's 2017-18 season was uploaded.

    Incredible masterpiece.


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    Quote Originally Posted by EdmondDantes View Post
    Has Messi really inherited Iniesta's armband for good this season? Or will he share it with Pique?
    why should he share? Pique is a fraud. Mats or Busquets should come after Messi in the order

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Flaco View Post
    Few days ago, a 44 minutes long highlight reel of Messi's 2017-18 season was uploaded.

    Incredible masterpiece.

    Incredible, and people call me mad when i say that this was messi's best season yet. This guy is cursed actually, playing the best mature football i have ever seen, and just a few people recognise that.

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    I think that this 17/18 has been his best La Liga season in terms of him being in top of every attacking table (goals, assists, key passes and etc.) and being key in almost all big games.

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    Mexican international player & Real Betis defender Andres Guadardo got his ankles broken and nutmegged by Messi in the Barca-Betis match at Villamarín last season, Messi got applause even from the Betis fans. Later Guardado brought his little son (and, apparently, Messi fan), Maximo, to meet Leo.

    <div style="width: 100%; height: 0px; position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.250%;"><iframe src="https://streamable.com/s/nt1u3/hwvywi" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="100%" allowfullscreen style="width: 100%; height: 100%; position: absolute;"></iframe></div>

    https://streamja.com/OGLo

     
    Guardado: "How does Messi celebrate?"

    [Maximo points to the the sky]

    Guardado: "Like that? Like that?"

    Maximo: "When he makes a goal, he celebrates like that."

    Guardado: "Yes? That's the celebration? Are you going to show him now?"

    [Aside comments: "Cuties!"]

    Guardado [To security] : "We're here to take a photo with Messi."

    - - - -

    [Messi comes out of the dressing room]

    Maximo: "Messi!" [High five]

    Messi: "What's up?"

    Guardado [To Maximo]: "I'll take a picture with him? Tell him, how does Messi celebrate?"

    [Maximo points to the the sky]

    Messi: "How old are you?"

    Guardado: "Tell him 'two.'"

    Maximo: "Two."

    Messi: "Two? Really? You seem bigger."

    Guardado: "Two and half, almost three." [Messi and Maximo grin for the pic like pros.] "Say, 'thank you, Messi.'"

    Maximo: "Thank you, Messi."

    Messi: "What's your name?"

    Maximo [suddenly very bashful, Messi gives him a little cuddle]: "Maximo."

    Guadado: "Thanks, Leo."

    Messi: "No problem, good luck."

    Guardado: "Thanks."

    Messi: "Ciao, fenómeno [crack/great one/champ]."

    Guardado: "See you."

    Messi: "Ciao."

    Maximo: "I got a picture with Messi!"

    Guardado: "Yeah? That's cool, eh, kiddo?"

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    Incredible how many of those passes were missed by his teammates.

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    Messi definitely has a couple of better elements to his game compared to the guardiola or 14/15 days. But he was a whole tier better in other factors which matter more in high level KO games such as explosiveness, dribbling, finishing. If you watch his gameplay from last season, it is the level you'd expect from the best player in the world. His performances in his prime were worthy of best of all time level (clasicos, bayern CL semi, madrid CL semi, united CL finals, arsenal beatdowns etc.)