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SanchezAlexis (Barcelona) 11 hours ago
Wow so United have 7 offside goals in 5 games at OT. Now imagine if that was us. We got 1 offside goal this season (even though got 2 or 3 legit goals ruled offside) and trolls were getting wet everywhere. Imagine if we had 7 offside goals lol

#uefalona #laligalona #unicef #stamfordbridgegame
Americanbang201 (Manchester United) 5 hours ago
We are the king of offside goals. Haha
SoccerIsFootbal (Manchester United) 4 hours ago
We've been on the end of several bad decisions ourselves, including goals incorrectly ruled offside (mata at palace), goals incorrectly ruled out (ibra vs middlesborough), penalties not called (city game, bravo on rooney). In fact I find it funny ibra's goal was ruled offside, but rooney takes a boot to the face in the west ham game after going for a header and no foul is called for a high boot.


Not our fault, the refs have made mistakes both in our favor an against.

Where do you count 7 offsides goals though, what were the others?
SanchezAlexis (Barcelona) 4 hours ago
SIF I'm not saying it's United's fault. If anything I'm on your guys' side. It's the ref's fault for shitty calls. All I'm saying is if that was us, people would lose their minds.

This season we have had so many calls go against us and no one notices and yet some people still think the refs favour us. We scored one offside goal and trolls rose from the dead
Vaaz (Nîmes Olympique) 1 hour ago
Of course if it was Barca people would lose their minds, I know I would too.
If it was Real Ill be happy but you Barca fans would lose your minds.
When its man Utd all the clubs who wished they were anywhere near the top during man Utd SAF era such as Arsenal, Spores, pool etc are losing their minds. Infact, I'm not totally convinced they have a mind to lose but they always seem to lose their marbles
Jeroen (Barcelona) 15 hours ago
Ramos scores another big goal!    Tee-hee. This Sevilla win tops of a great footballing weekend
Malik (Barcelona) 14 hours ago
Lol read this off twitter

"Luck was not able to differentiate between a bald of Zidane & Sampaoli"

On unrelated note - I am also getting Bald FFS
Maaza (Barcelona) 14 hours ago
Have you already applied for the coaching licence, Malik?
Malik (Barcelona) 14 hours ago
Yep, will be part of next generation of great bald managers
Franky4fingers (Barcelona) 15 hours ago
Everybody keeps talking about Zidane or Lucho or Pep or Mou. Sampaoli has done a phenomenal job at Sevilla. He hasn't bought big and is managing with relatively decent team. He got Nasri on loan. Jovetic on loan. Sarabia who turned the game around came from getafe.

By the way, Sampaoli is being lined up as lucho replacement if lucho leaves. He might give barca and madrid a run for their money for the title
Titi1348 (Barcelona) 15 hours ago
SanchezAlexis (Barcelona) 15 hours ago
Hari6988 (Barcelona) 15 hours ago
Sampaoli has done a terrific job, but don't forget Monchi. Man has made so many shrewd purchases during his time at Sevilla.

Sampaoli also made a come and get me plea to Barca during the winter break. If Lucho leaves, we must snatch Sampaoli without thinking twice. Brilliant manager
Malik (Barcelona) 14 hours ago
He is great coach, but his style doesn't matches our, though we have drifted quite a bit from our style I think we should still look for someone that prefers possession football
Maaza (Barcelona) 15 hours ago
Finally a late Ramos goal that didn't make me wanna punch my TV! And nice goal by Jovetic. I hope he can revitalize his career, he was a joy to watch at Fiorentina
SanchezAlexis (Barcelona) 15 hours ago
That was a nice goal! But MOTM easily was N'zonzi. So calm and collective on the ball. Wouldn't mind seeing him at Barca
SoccerIsFootbal (Manchester United) 14 hours ago
You want him even though he used to play for stoke?
4ever (Barcelona) 9 hours ago
^we would OK to bring a man Utd player if he is good, then why wouldn't we OK on a ex stoke player, lol
SoccerIsFootbal (Manchester United) 4 hours ago
Lol you're not funny
Franky4fingers (Barcelona) 15 hours ago
Holy s**t! Sevilla up.    Streak ends. Liga opens up again.
SanchezAlexis (Barcelona) 15 hours ago
That's the only problem with having an amazing unbeaten run. Instead of killing off the game, Madrid were sitting up and defending their 1-0 lead. What a game!
Hari6988 (Barcelona) 15 hours ago
Sampaoli ftw !
Franky4fingers (Barcelona) 15 hours ago
I swear.... Zidane has Isco and James sitting on the bench and he goes for f*****g nacho. He creates working line ups which deliver the game somehow. I read an article on Bleacher report about how good is this madrid team? I was like are you kidding me? You're comparing them to Barça? We were playing with flair and style. We got 2 more wins and scored 10 more even though msn missed plenty of goals. This madrid team doesn't even compare to previous madrid teams under Carlo or mourinho.

Today was the perfect example. A madrid team playing with 5 defenders. When has that ever happened? Even when madrid was losing to barca, they have never fielded 5 defenders
DaGaza (Real Madrid) 11 hours ago
"Zidane has Isco and James sitting on the bench and he goes for f*****g nacho"

Both Isco and James weren't even called up for the match because they're both injured.... Ffs gentlemen, get your info right before talking
Hikmat (Real Madrid) 9 hours ago
To say this Madrid team doesn't compare to previous Madrid teams of Mourinho (wtf) and Carlo is pretty stupid. Of course it compares, it's probably better than both of them if not equal to Carlo's Madrid.

Carvajal and Marcelo were practically wingers, watch the game and see how often Carvajal was chasing defenders as a winger almost because he was attacking more.

And like DaGaza said, were James and Isco invisible? Last I checked they were in the hospital and not on the bench...
Franky4fingers (Barcelona) 4 hours ago
Dagaza: My bad. I was watching the game in Arabic so I didn't know why the team was selected. In any case, my larger point was that Zidane's instinct in times of difficulty is to go on defence. James and Isco have been used sparingly all season. Going in with 5 defenders isn't too shocking for Zidane's madrid.

Hikmat: Marcelo and Carvajal were "wingers" only on paper in the starting line up. Sevilla had 57% possession. That actually makes Marcelo and Carvajal "practically" wingbacks not wingers even though Zidane might have fantasized that they will add width.

As for other Madrid teams of this decade, I think your memory is failing you. Mourinho in his 2nd year smashed the record for points, goals scored, goal difference etc. That Madrid team played like a well oiled machine at least in La liga and Barca lost by some 8 or 9 points. They also posted the best defensive numbers for a Madrid team in la liga for over 15 years. Mou's team was the counterattacking team which set up the stage for Carlo Ancelotti's team which again smashed through the UCL. Atleti won la liga on the last day while Barca and Madrid ended up with equal points. Barca won the next year on the last day with madrid 2 points behind.

Madrid team in 11-12 scored 121 and allowed 32. In fact, Mou's teams have scored over 100 each of the 3 years. Even Ancelotti's Madrid scored 104 and allowed 38 in the first year and scored 118 and allowed 38 in the second year.

This Madrid team is at halfway point and have scored 46 goals and allowed 16. At this rate they will finish with around 92-95 goals and allow 32. This team is not even close to posting those numbers. They will have to score 72-75 goals in the next 20 games to match Ancelotti or Mou. These aren't numbers for a historical streaking team. Still think its stupid to compare this team to Mou? Actually you're right, the way this team is playing you can't compare at all with Madrid from the last 6 years because they're posting below average numbers. LOL I can give Zidane benefit of doubt since Bale is missing but Mou's Madrid didn't even have the gamed BBC.

Barca's streaking team scored 122 and allowed 23. Most of our close games were because of us scoring early in a hurry, then missing a bunch of sitters and suddenly conceding a goal or two. Zidane's 39 game streak included 112 goals and 36 allowed which included 13 goals vs Cultural Leonesa. How many games have you had with late winners or draws? Zidane is getting the job done with practical solutions which is good for your team. My point was that talking about "how good" this team is just ignoring game play. Its like saying Chelsea was the best team in Europe because they won the UCL.
Leo (Barcelona) 3 hours ago
Hikmat is still a young kid. Jumps on to conclusion too soon. But, good job Franky, you certainly are amazing in your analysis and helping young kids like Hikmat in their development by teaching thing or two
Franky4fingers (Barcelona) 16 hours ago
Ramos scored an own goal. He continues his goal scoring streak in the last few mins. #clutch #legend
Franky4fingers (Barcelona) 16 hours ago
Here's something I remember from Capello's time at madrid. He won the league but was sacked 1 week later because madrid weren't happy with his "tactics". He was supposedly too defensive for a club like madrid. I still don't remember him playing a 5 man defence. I won't be surprised if perez thinks madrid needs a new direction after Zidane wins the league
Malik (Barcelona) 14 hours ago
Franky, Zidane have borrowed a lot from what Rafa was trying to do, only difference is that under zidane Real players, fans & Board are on board with his defensive plan.

I am quite sure Rafa would have never gotten this much praise for going on a similar or even better undefeated run
Hikmat (Real Madrid) 9 hours ago
If Rafa Benitez ever went on a 40 game unbeaten streak I'd write his name in my hair. Calm yourself.

Zidane is a better man manager who gets players to work hard. Ronaldo defends on this Madrid side, and that's saying a lot! Barca fans have been waiting for Zidane to slip up for ages and now that he does, y'all are too quick. Give credit where it's due. He's no treble winning Guardiola yet or anything, but it doesn't mean he's an average clueless defensive manager
Franky4fingers (Barcelona) 3 hours ago
Hikmat: I will partially agree he's a better man manager than Rafa because there were other conditions working for him w/r/t his relationship with his team. When Carlo was fired, the team was in revolt. Rafa got caught in the crossfire between Perez' decision and the team's disagreement. Zidane worked for Carlo so the team accepted him as a remnant of Carlo who brought Madrid La Decima. Plus Zidane is a Madrid legend at par with superstars like CR7 and Bale. He probably will not get the same reception if he was coaching at Chelsea or United because the awe factor wouldn't be there.

I have no doubt in my mind Zidane will be out sooner or later unless Perez has changed his personality. Perez buys stars to win and show how fabulous Madrid is, not to create a working system
SanchezAlexis (Barcelona) 17 hours ago
I guess Zidane really doesn't wanna lose that record lol starting with 5 defenders
Franky4fingers (Barcelona) 17 hours ago
I saw a 3-5-2 formation in the beginning and I thought Zidane was being adventurous. Now I realized it's more like 5-3-2 lol
SanchezAlexis (Barcelona) 18 hours ago
LOL who wants to bet a certain Arsenal fan will come out of the hiding and hate on Pep today? Even though the same Pep beat their ass couple weeks ago 😂
Jeroen (Barcelona) 18 hours ago
He already did; check the City page.    A sad case, that guy.
SanchezAlexis (Barcelona) 18 hours ago
Oh man I feel stupid now lol I should have known
Hikmat (Real Madrid) 17 hours ago
It was a fair comment regarding Bravo's poor performance, sentiments the vast majority of football fans can easily see.

I agree he makes problematic comments but in this case, there's nothing wrong with it. If he is trying to engage others with a genuine comment like that, it's only fair you don't ridicule him
SanchezAlexis (Barcelona) 17 hours ago
Read his other comments. And the fact that he disappears and reappears to talk s**t about Barca or Pep lol
Jeroen (Barcelona) 17 hours ago
Just go to his profile Hikmat. Then you'll see nearly every single one of his comments revolve around Barça somehow
Franky4fingers (Barcelona) 16 hours ago
Its getting old.... The trolling!
Malik (Barcelona) 14 hours ago
It obvious that he is a troll, but hardly any action is taken against him
Franky4fingers (Barcelona) 18 hours ago
Mourinho said "it's good to know Liverpool can defend" trying to highlight their defensive stance to guard their 1 goal lead. It's so funny seeing him talk about defence as a negative thing after he parked he bus vs pool in suarez' last year at pool
SanchezAlexis (Barcelona) 17 hours ago
And I thought the fans went crazy after the El Clasico. Just look at the EPL forums
SoccerIsFootbal (Manchester United) 14 hours ago
No no I think he was saying that because we got criticized for being defensive at anfield
Franky4fingers (Barcelona) 19 hours ago
Should we get coutinho to replace Iniesta? What do you guys think? He seems to be the right guy with a similar skill set and more goal scoring skills although I'm never in favor of spending €80m on any player
GloryRoad2016 (Barcelona) 19 hours ago
Unless they're Suarez!

The biggest reason I think we should bring Coutinho is the fact that he could link up with Neymar so well. However, he will cost Barca a lot of money and I'm not sure how well he would adapt to the Barca playing style as an attacking midfielder. Perhaps as a winger, he could thrive because of his goalscoring abilities. I think there are other options like Thiago Alcantara. I would spend big to reunite the Alcantara bros!
Bazinga (Chelsea) 18 hours ago
Please take him in the summer.... Perfect for Barca
Franky4fingers (Barcelona) 18 hours ago
Thiago is great but he isn't Iniesta type player. In fact Rafinha seems to have better dribbling skills in attack. Thiago is better playing a bit deeper distributing the ball. Coutinho has more versatility playing behind the cf or on the wings. He also has pace and accurate shot. It's like if Iniesta was a goal scorer, it would make our opponents worry about another long distance shooter. Coutinho is 25 and will give us a good 5-6 years. The only issue is he's injury prone
Tikitakafcb (Barcelona) 18 hours ago
I disagree. With MSN we don't need Coutinho in midfield. This is going to expose our defence which is a worry how Lucho's team is setup to play. I think Denis Suarez can fit in but he needs to get playing time. + It will be an expensive
Leonardito (Deportivo La Coruña) 18 hours ago
For me, verratti, replacement for xavi. (very balanced in defence and attack, great driblling skills, great passer and playmaker)

And Juan mata, replacement for iniesta. Because of too much similarities with iniesta. But mata's age isn't very ideal.
I would love to have coutinho, but I think we need more of a defenseive midfielder than coutinho
Hari6988 (Barcelona) 15 hours ago
We need a controlling midfielder with Iniesta getting old. Veratti is the perfect Xavi replacement and I hope we break the bank for him
Jeroen (Barcelona) 21 hours ago
Everton's Tom Davies (the blonde midfielder who just scored that amazing goal):

"I'd love to control the game one day like Andrés Iniesta and Sergio Busquets"


I like him already! Not saying I want him at Barça, but this kid picked the right idols
Leonardito (Deportivo La Coruña) 17 hours ago
The moment I saw busi and andres on his idols list, I started liking him too I know what that kid wants to be
Franky4fingers (Barcelona) 22 hours ago
Bravo has become s**t. He made some errors last year with us after being stellar the previous year. He can't seem to be able to stop any shots with city. To be fair, city's defence is far more open and bravo is having to deal with a lot of unchallenged shots but his quality has gone down a lot in the last 2 years. City is 2 goals down at everton now. Their defence is just 2 cbs while their wing backs are all the way up and zabaleta at dm
Maaza (Barcelona) 22 hours ago
I can't remember the last time I saw Bravo making a save for City. How can a player turn so horrible over one summer?

I'm not sure if you can even call Stones a centreback. At the moment he thinks he still plays for Everton lol
Franky4fingers (Barcelona) 22 hours ago
His quality didn't go down over summer. He made several errors in our last year. Stones has been disappointing. The thing with players who play for smaller teams is their effort seems a lot more with the smaller club. When you play at a bigger club, you are expected to do so much more which is where a lot of players fail
Franky4fingers (Barcelona) 22 hours ago
Now a teenager ran through city's defence lol
Jeroen (Barcelona) 22 hours ago
Yeah, it's remarkable how perhaps he best GK we have ever had hasn't had a single month of games at City where he was nearly as good as he was on average here.

I feel bad for Claudio.

That run, trickery and chip from Davies though
SoccerIsFootbal (Manchester United) 22 hours ago
They were good finishes, I also tried to see if bravo was to blame but really, the pace of the first shot and low trajectory made that a really good finish for lukaku. He also put the shot in the direction bravo was coming from, made it harder to save.

Same for second shot, the pace of the ball and low trajectory made that one hard to save. Don't think he is at fault there either. The ball went past him before he could have gotten down to it.

The dink was a good one for the third. Don't think bravo made an error on any of the goals
Franky4fingers (Barcelona) 22 hours ago
Another goal from another teenager. Scores through Bravo's legs
Jeroen (Barcelona) 22 hours ago
Aaaand another teenager makes City look ridiculous.

@sif: Well today he wasn't really to blame. But at Barça he made several very difficult saves every month and almost never made an error.
At City, I haven't seen him make world class saves and he makes errors every game or two
Maaza (Barcelona) 22 hours ago
A complete nobody shoots from a zero angle. I thought "c'mon Claudio, this is your moment". Turns out I was wrong
SoccerIsFootbal (Manchester United) 21 hours ago
Ok the fourth goal was bad though
Franky4fingers (Barcelona) 21 hours ago
I don't necessarily blame bravo for City's problems. Guardiolas high line system exposes the gk just like barca's. The DM is extremely important for coverage. Fernandinho has been playing like a moron for the last 2 months with all the red cards. And Stones is struggling to manage the space in front of him as well as behind him. Bravo is having to face unchallenged shots which are difficult for any keeper to stop but city's shot stopping stat is awful - 26 goals conceded on 54 shots. Bravo has to take some of the blame for this
4ever (Barcelona) Yesterday
It seems aleix Vidal is very popular with his team mates. Every one of barca players enjoyed his goal and I hope lucho give him more chance to prove his worth and shift Sergi into mid
Tikitakafcb (Barcelona) 22 hours ago
I noticed that too. Vidal was good yesterday and was willing to run at defenders something SR has stopped doing
Jeroen (Barcelona) 1 day ago
Towards the end of the game, the commentator mentioned Nili, our young right-back who we got from Las Palmas.

Apparently he got his nickname 'Nili' from playing with a shirt from Luc Nilis half of his life, a shirt his grandfather got him while on holiday in Belgium. Pretty funny story, considering Las Palmas is usually the destination of choice for holidays for Belgians (not vice versa) and because I had no idea Luc Nilis had big fans in Las Palmas. Now his name lives on in Barça!
Jeroen (Barcelona) 1 day ago
For the young'uns here who have no idea who Luc Nilis was: he was a striker/AM for PSV in the '90s. He played alongside Ronaldo and Van Nistelrooij, both of them called him the best striker they had played with when their careers ended.

In those days PSV was still one of Europe's subtop teams, comparable to teams like Spurs or Dortmund these days, and Nilis never left them for bigger clubs.

MesQuUnClub (Barcelona) Yesterday
Thanks for sharing
Jeroen (Barcelona) 22 hours ago
For those who want to see more of his stunning goals:

It's always been a bit of a mystery to me why he's hardly known outside Belgium & the Netherlands. Legends like Ronaldo and RVN called him the best striking partner they ever had, Bergkamp and Cruijff were full of praise of him. His technique of hitting the ball, left or right foot, with the inside/outside or instep of his feet.... He mastered it all.
This day and age, he'd be rated on par with guys like KDB or Hazard

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