Originally posted by CabaI don't think it'll be anywhere near the previous incidents, although there may still be stabbings outside the ground.
violence in Rome
United should have no trouble over the two legs though. Same for Chelsea.
I watched Barca's game with Betis at the weekend and after watching that their tie with Schalke is by no means clear cut. Could go either way but I would still expect Barca to have enough going forward to score more than the many they may let in.
I think Arsenal will have the better of Liverpool.
Originally posted by RagnorakRoma 1 - 1 Man U
I'd be surprised if Giggs and Scholes start considering they played the whole game against Villa. However, Carrick looks like he mightn't make it and Fletcher is injured, so that could force Ferguson into playing Scholes from the start. I have no doubt that Fergie will play his usual 4-5-1 formation, with United starting slowly in the first half concentra ...[text shortened]... , pass, pass, pass, pass, pass, pass, pass, pass, pass, pass, pass, etc ad infinitum.
Originally posted by PalynkaOops, just realized that the first match is at the Emirates. Change that to 2 - 1 for Arsenal.
Liverpool 1 - 0 Arsenal
Have to agree here that this is very hard to predict. I'll go for a cagey match with Benitez managing to grind Arsenal down and Liverpool (Torres?) sneaking a goal.
Originally posted by Angry BoyNo Totti so Roma 0 - 2 Man Utd (and a repeat score in the 2nd leg)
Roma 1-1 Man U (2-0 to ManU in the return)
Schalke 1-2 Barca (2-0 Barca in the return)
Arsenal 2-1 LFC (1-0 LFC in the return, LFC through on away goals)
Fenerbache 0-1 Chelsea (2-0 Chelsea in the return)
Originally posted by RagnorakYeah it looks like they won't cause if they were Fergie probably would have rested them.
[b]I'd be surprised if Giggs and Scholes start considering they played the whole game against Villa.
Originally posted by RagnorakGreat performance for United apart from 20 minutes at the start of the second half. Fair play to Ferguson for changing the system and reverting to 4-4-2 to stop the problems at that stage, which directly led to relieving the pressure on Brown and allowing him to advance and ultimately get the cross in for the second goal.
I see us winning 2-0
Man Of the Match: Wayne Rooney
Originally posted by PalynkaWhen I look at Barce, I see 2 superb midfielders in Xavi and Iniest. I see Henry up front alongside Etoo. I see the unreal Messi. I see Yaya playing the holding midfield role perfectly. I see the ever reliant Puyol. I see the second best player in the last World Cup: Zambrotta.
Schalke 0 - 1 Barça
Schalke are pretty poor. They were extremely lucky against a weak Porto and still they only won on penalties and were dominated throughout the two ties. Barcelona may have their troubles but I don't see them tanking THAT spectacularly.
Originally posted by RagnorakI didn't see the games yesterday, so I can't analyze that single game. However, here's what I think of Barcelona.
When I look at Barce, I see 2 superb midfielders in Xavi and Iniest. I see Henry up front alongside Etoo. I see the unreal Messi. I see Yaya playing the holding midfield role perfectly. I see the ever reliant Puyol. I see the second best player in the last World Cup: Zambrotta.
And yet, Schalke should really have beaten them tonight.
The only thing I see wrong with Barce is their lack of balance. What's going on?