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    Why would Barca make a priority out of CL? Does someone seriously think Barca would win it this year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FC B View Post
    Why would Barca make a priority out of CL? Does someone seriously think Barca would win it this year?
    No, but La Liga is done. Copa is priority 1, then CL.

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    Plus CL is ridiculously random. Why not give it a shot :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by FC B View Post
    Why would Barca make a priority out of CL? Does someone seriously think Barca would win it this year?
    Barca will clearly make the CL a priority. There is a lot of money involved in going further even if PSG favourites.

    The tie vs PSG will be the one planned for and taken priority ahead of any Copa or League game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamDav1982 View Post
    Barca will clearly make the CL a priority. There is a lot of money involved in going further even if PSG favourites.

    The tie vs PSG will be the one planned for and taken priority ahead of any Copa or League game.
    True. We need the money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mc_lovin View Post
    Plus CL is ridiculously random. Why not give it a shot :P
    Yea, plus that, generally, if you can run and play with intensity, you can give a tough time to any team. In CL having a younger team that can press, run, and play with intensity is essential.

    This Koeman team is more suited for Cups. A shame for that Juve crap game on Camp Nou. We could've gotten Porto .

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    If Tottenham can make the final, we can too with good luck.

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    What does making CL a priority even means in Barca's case? Every team, no matter the chances, will go full force there. Rest before matches depends on other circumstances.

    What should we do? Rest the starters against PSG because we don't stand a chance to win it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joan View Post
    What does making CL a priority even means in Barca's case? Every team, no matter the chances, will go full force there. Rest before matches depends on other circumstances.

    What should we do? Rest the starters against PSG because we don't stand a chance to win it?
    It means resting players for CL, which we should not do, especially in the Copa at this advanced stage. For example, we need to go with the best of what we got away vs Sevilla in 4 days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by serghei View Post
    No, but La Liga is done. Copa is priority 1, then CL.
    Not sure if La Liga is done. Atletico is dealing with Covid right now. It sounds bad, I know, but they could be dropping points coming week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horatio View Post
    Not sure if La Liga is done. Atletico is dealing with Covid right now. It sounds bad, I know, but they could be dropping points coming week.
    I highly doubt it. They are in a "decade" type of an opportunity. Real and Barca are struggling with internal problems.
    This is a deal that can't be passed by.
    Andres DON Iniesta is the only player in football's history to be Man of the Match in a Champions League final, EURO final and World Cup final.

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    Jeepers. Big rotation in line up.

    Did not think that would happen.

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    I would have given rest to Alba and Griezmann as well, but I like how Koeman is thinking like the majority of this forum.

    The league is really hard to win, so put all our eggs in CL and Copa.

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    Sensible from Koeman in my opinion. We've played more 120 minute matches than anything else recently and getting to the business end of the cup competitions.

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    Koeman

    Great decisions. Grounded and realistic. We'll get burned out and get trashed by PSG with no rest at all.

    I'm sure had we drawn Levante, we'd have fielded a stronger 11 here.