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    The passmap vs Benfica is the first decent looking one in ages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FinBarcelonafan View Post
    BBZ believes. Wow!
    No.

    But everything is possible.

    Not quite.
    For now I have a feeling that Xavi will build good midfield and possession but that his defense and attack tactics will be below average.

    Not only because of bad attackers as players.
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    Xavi: “Does anyone here think we can't go to Munich and win?We depend on ourselves, football always gives you a new chance. Look around you, people are proud of you. This is to show you that while playing with this strength, we can compete with any team.” or "Look at the players, look at our squad. We don't have players who can win one-on-one. Do we have players for tiki-taki?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBZ8800 View Post
    No.

    But everything is possible.

    Not quite.
    For now I have a feeling that Xavi will build good midfield and possession but that his defense and attack tactics will be below average.

    Not only because of bad attackers as players.
    Attackers are awful but defending takes the cake. I genuinely think we are one of the worst teams defending in the top five leagues, from so called top teams. Absolutely terrible. Xavi needs to tesch them about positioning.

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    Benfica roasting us

    " it's really easy to play against Barcelona, we just had to sit back and get the draw or win the game from a counter, they could play for 3 hours and never score. "

    " Concerned about qualifying? We just have to beat Dynamo at home, Barca have to beat Bayern away, you do the maths (laughs)

    Man he's a dick but he's 100% right can't deny it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Messigician View Post
    Benfica roasting us

    " it's really easy to play against Barcelona, we just had to sit back and get the draw or win the game from a counter, they could play for 3 hours are never score. "

    " Concerned about qualifying? We just have to beat Dynamo at home, Barca have to beat Bayern away, you do the maths (laughs)

    Man he's a sick but he's 100% right can't deny it
    He's right. When you look at the ideal model of Xavi vision ie City they also have problems scoring against the better teams. That's why we need to introduce more vertical it and physicality. Football is about goals, not possession.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barcilliant View Post
    He's right. When you look at the ideal model of Xavi vision ie City they also have problems scoring against the better teams. That's why we need to introduce more vertical it and physicality. Football is about goals, not possession.
    Considering they almost conceded few times I would say he's full of shit

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    Xavi not really involved in these stats so far, but it clearly shows what we need to improve.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Andresito View Post
    Xavi not really involved in these stats so far, but it clearly shows what we need to improve.
    That plot should've been absolute xG on the y axis right? Barcelona being far to the right influences their y value too, making the thing skewed and harder to read.
    I also dislike these stupid explanations in comic sans-like text, as well as the colour choice on these arbitrary quadrants, lol. The creator of this graph lacks style!

    Besides, I don't think it show anything very clearly. Yes to create more xG is good, and to create more goals or win more games...
    To get this ratio up can be done in a million ways, but I don't think staring at this plot does anything. For example, they'd be higher up in this graph if they just played the ball for a throw in instead of getting into the final third a lot of the time when they didn't think they'd reach a shot. Or if they just started to shoot more instead of showing patience and having longer spells of possession, which in turn tires the opposition etc etc...
    Barcelona being low could also be due to a poor front three, and I think they do have a poor front three after having watched the games. But the graph does little, I think. Impressive by Bayern, Liverpool and City of course...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Messigician View Post
    Benfica roasting us

    " it's really easy to play against Barcelona, we just had to sit back and get the draw or win the game from a counter, they could play for 3 hours and never score. "

    " Concerned about qualifying? We just have to beat Dynamo at home, Barca have to beat Bayern away, you do the maths (laughs)

    Man he's a dick but he's 100% right can't deny it
    Benfica fry itself, they put the bus against 17 year olds, and at the end their legs bent from fatigue and they shot past the empty goal. 5 chances that should have ended with a goal: Demir, De Jong, Memphis, Araujo and Pique

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barcilliant View Post
    He's right. When you look at the ideal model of Xavi vision ie City they also have problems scoring against the better teams. That's why we need to introduce more vertical it and physicality. Football is about goals, not possession.
    Every club has more issue scoring v the better teams... or they wouldnt be the better teams but City have not had much issue with that in recent years in comparison to other top sides.

    They have scored 6 in their last two trips to Anfield which would be their toughest domestic game.

    There is only so much Xavi can do just now. He is working with hands tied behind his back but if there is any team he can replicate then none better than City.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Messigician View Post
    Benfica roasting us

    " it's really easy to play against Barcelona, we just had to sit back and get the draw or win the game from a counter, they could play for 3 hours and never score. "

    " Concerned about qualifying? We just have to beat Dynamo at home, Barca have to beat Bayern away, you do the maths (laughs)

    Man he's a dick but he's 100% right can't deny it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gari View Post
    Benfica fry itself, they put the bus against 17 year olds, and at the end their legs bent from fatigue and they shot past the empty goal. 5 chances that should have ended with a goal: Demir, De Jong, Memphis, Araujo and Pique
    Benfica were literally scrambling and shook with 30 mins of dembele. This old man must be smoking some good shit if he thinks Barca woldnt score against that crap team with dembele and ansu in 3 hours.

    Bruh you just got lucky koeman was there for the 3-0 game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Messigician View Post
    Benfica roasting us

    " it's really easy to play against Barcelona, we just had to sit back and get the draw or win the game from a counter, they could play for 3 hours and never score. "

    " Concerned about qualifying? We just have to beat Dynamo at home, Barca have to beat Bayern away, you do the maths (laughs)

    Man he's a dick but he's 100% right can't deny it
    Who is this Benfica guy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andresito View Post
    Who is this Benfica guy?
    Given how he acted towards Ansu in the away game and his behavior overall against us I'd guess it must be Otamendi.

    He is an asshole, but he did well in both games tbf.

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