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UEFA Champions League 2018 Discussion

Kicking off a general discussion thread for the Champions League 2018. The final will be played on May 26th in Kiev, Ukraine.

First Leg:

13th February 20:45
Basel - Manchester City
Juventus - Tottenham

14th February 20:45
Porto - Liverpool
Real Madrid - Paris SG

20th February 20:45
Bayern - Beşiktaş
Chelsea - Barcelona

21st February 20:45
Sevilla - Manchester Utd
Shaktar Donetsk - Roma

Also a thread to suggest places to meet and watch the games together, should you be interested.

Paris Saint-Germain are currently favourites.

As a Liverpool fan, I'm delighted we don't have to trek to Basel - and delighted Citeh do.
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Old 12.12.2017, 15:16
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As a Liverpool Fan I'm disappointed they're not coming to turn Basel over... Porto won't be quite as easy.

Still some cracking games to look forward to
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Old 12.12.2017, 15:29
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I'm happy to pass on Basel; had enough sneering from their fans here each time I mention LFC. Looking forward to the PSG-LPL* game in May.


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Re: UEFA Champions League 2018 Discussion

My team plays Chelsea but I won't make the trip to London. However, I'd love to catch the Basel-v-City match at St. Jakob but suspect getting tickets will be virtually impossible for anything under 300 CHF
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I'm happy to pass on Basel; had enough sneering from their fans here each time I mention LFC. Looking forward to the PSG-LPL* game in May.


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Well.. me too.. so it'd be great to stuff them 7-0

If I was a betting man (thankfully I'm not) .. I'd predict a ManC v. Real final
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Re: UEFA Champions League 2018 Discussion

If I'm correct, Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Celtic all rubbed their hands and licked their lips in not too distant past CL campaigns at the prospect of playing and easily knocking Basel out (in one of these seasons, the great Mohamed Salah of Liverpool, was a Basel player).


Although all the above were stronger on paper, they were all unceremoniously and embarrassingly knocked out by Basel. I'm backing "our local team", the underdog, again, so much more fun when one wins against the odds, and it's not like they havnae done it lately neither.


Hopp Basel!
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Re: UEFA Champions League 2018 Discussion

Liverpool in magnificent form this evening against Porto. Glad for Mané. It'll be a hard decision which game to watch on the return legs: Liverpool - Porto or Real Madrid - Paris SG? An excellent problem, if you're not a Porto fan...

English teams looking good in Europe this year.
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As a Liverpool Fan I'm disappointed they're not coming to turn Basel over... Porto won't be quite as easy.

Still some cracking games to look forward to
I know absolutely nothing about football
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Liverpool in magnificent form this evening against Porto. Glad for Mané. It'll be a hard decision which game to watch on the return legs: Liverpool - Porto or Real Madrid - Paris SG? An excellent problem, if you're not a Porto fan...

English teams looking good in Europe this year.
so instead of the match that was predicted to be awesome and turned out to be awesome, you watched Porto vs Liverpool what a waste of an evening.
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so instead of the match that was predicted to be awesome and turned out to be awesome, you watched Porto vs Liverpool what a waste of an evening.
why can't I groan this?
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The ball is round, the game lasts ninety minutes.

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so instead of the match that was predicted to be awesome and turned out to be awesome, you watched Porto vs Liverpool what a waste of an evening.
Well, prawn sandwiches are delicious it‘s true, but my seratonin is linked to LFC hammering in the goals and winter can be cruel, so I take my kicks where I find them. The return leg will be an interesting game.
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Paris Saint-Germain are currently favourites.
Glad I‘m not a gambling man.

Commiserations to Porto and their spirited fans. Juve-Spuds tonight should be a cracker.
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Re: UEFA Champions League 2018 Discussion

Even at the hands of the evil empire, thrilled to see P$G crash out
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Re: UEFA Champions League 2018 Discussion

Funny how silent my local Kilburn pub went at the sight of the total annihilation of Man City by Basel the other day! Anyway, I'll be the Zurich fan club representative of Shrewsbury Town at the final of a much more important, not to mention interesting, competition: the Checkatrade EFL Final at Wembley on 8 April, Shrewsbury Town v Lincoln City.
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Re: UEFA Champions League 2018 Discussion

Gearing myself up for Liverpool v Man C. As a Liverpool-leaning fence-sitter, I should be able to enjoy a fast and open game without health-damaging side-effects. I'll go for a draw or City win for the first leg: Even with Salah, Liverpool have fewer options in attack than City. And Liverpool's defense is ever so slightly less dodgy than that of City. Whatever the result, it's only the preamble to Sunday's real humdinger, Shrewsbury Town v Lincoln City at Wembley.
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Re: UEFA Champions League 2018 Discussion

Ray Wilkins: Former England captain dies in London hospital


http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/43644529


I remember watching him at Ibrox in the 90s, shame, 61 is young.
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mighty Bayern taking 2 goals home. Sevilla wont take Allianz Arena and
I see Bayern play the semi final.
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Ray Wilkins: Former England captain dies in London hospital


http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/43644529


I remember watching him at Ibrox in the 90s, shame, 61 is young.
Not forgetting the superb goal he scored in the 1983 F.A. Cup against Brighton Hove Albion.
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A sad loss. Years before today's glut of more or less decent TV pundits, he was one of the few interesting voices of reason on telly.
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Re: UEFA Champions League 2018 Discussion

brilliant night of footie!
lets see what Juve und Bayern are up to tonight!
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