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Originally posted by Roberto Baggio Roberto Baggio wrote:

Player of the Year?

I have a bet on Diaz at 8/1 a few months back. 

Can’t believe Fernandez is still the fav when Kane has better stats that him. 

If Man City win the champions league he has to win it. 

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Originally posted by Roberto Baggio Roberto Baggio wrote:

Originally posted by MC Hammered MC Hammered wrote:


That match really lived up to the old cliche of a game of two halves. City were much improved after the break but they really did get lucky. That's something that hasnt been with them in recent CL campaigns. I think the 2nd leg will be a cracker. PSG will likely come out all guns blazing and it's unlikely that City will sit in and just look to counter them. 

Their second half performance was such that I got the feeling they were always going to score no matter how it came. PSG imploded a bit in the second half with their front 2 starved of possession and not running as much. Their full backs were turned inside out in the second half after looking strong first half





The psg left back is a weak link...I suppose looking back on the game now there was no way psg could maintain that level of performance for 90mins.they could be still shell shocked by city and somewhat roll over or come out all guns blazing....makes for a great game.
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Player of the Year?


Could be a bit soon for him...gundogan for me.
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Cancelo scores a great goal the same day Kyle Walker shows what a pathetic footballer he is.

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It seems a lot of media channels are running with the "well its no fairytale story" agenda, about City winning through to the CL final last night. 

1 - Who said it was?
2 - Who cares if it isn't?
3 - Were many winners of the CL in the last 20 years fairytale stories? Did their fans not celebrate or get excited about getting to the final because of this?

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Originally posted by Roberto Baggio Roberto Baggio wrote:

It seems a lot of media channels are running with the "well its no fairytale story" agenda, about City winning through to the CL final last night. 

1 - Who said it was?
2 - Who cares if it isn't?
3 - Were many winners of the CL in the last 20 years fairytale stories? Did their fans not celebrate or get excited about getting to the final because of this?


The way it was being portrayed last night very much had the fairytale story vibe to it - Both online and mainstream reporting. 
The reason people object to that is that the richest club in the world being back by a nation who is using the club as a sportswashing vehicle is definitely not a fairytale story. 
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Originally posted by Roberto Baggio Roberto Baggio wrote:

It seems a lot of media channels are running with the "well its no fairytale story" agenda, about City winning through to the CL final last night. 

1 - Who said it was?
2 - Who cares if it isn't?
3 - Were many winners of the CL in the last 20 years fairytale stories? Did their fans not celebrate or get excited about getting to the final because of this?


The way it was being portrayed last night very much had the fairytale story vibe to it - Both online and mainstream reporting. 
The reason people object to that is that the richest club in the world being back by a nation who is using the club as a sportswashing vehicle is definitely not a fairytale story. 
  
Did it?
City have been either favourites or in the top 3 of the betting to win the CL every season for the last 3 or 4. Whoever is saying they're underdogs is clearly deluded. I haven't heard anyone describe it as such. 


I suppose they have just easily beaten a team who's attack cost more than City's whole starting XI come to think of it LOL

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A Man City - Chelsea final would be interesting.
 
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Last year's final saw two paupers play each other......
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Originally posted by Roberto Baggio Roberto Baggio wrote:

Originally posted by Borussia Borussia wrote:

Originally posted by Roberto Baggio Roberto Baggio wrote:

It seems a lot of media channels are running with the "well its no fairytale story" agenda, about City winning through to the CL final last night. 

1 - Who said it was?
2 - Who cares if it isn't?
3 - Were many winners of the CL in the last 20 years fairytale stories? Did their fans not celebrate or get excited about getting to the final because of this?


The way it was being portrayed last night very much had the fairytale story vibe to it - Both online and mainstream reporting. 
The reason people object to that is that the richest club in the world being back by a nation who is using the club as a sportswashing vehicle is definitely not a fairytale story. 
  
Did it?
City have been either favourites or in the top 3 of the betting to win the CL every season for the last 3 or 4. Whoever is saying they're underdogs is clearly deluded. I haven't heard anyone describe it as such. 


I suppose they have just easily beaten a team who's attack cost more than City's whole starting XI come to think of it LOL

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Its hard to believe it but PSG had 56% possession in that game last night had 14 shots and NONE on target its fcuking hard to believe that, amazing, never had a shot on target in 90mins plus of footballDisapprove
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Originally posted by Neil Armstrong Neil Armstrong wrote:

Its hard to believe it but PSG had 56% possession in that game last night had 14 shots and NONE on target its fcuking hard to believe that, amazing, never had a shot on target in 90mins plus of footballDisapprove

The defenders must have blocked 3/4 shots. 
They did hit the post but don’t remember the keeper making any saves. 

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Originally posted by Zinedine Kilbane 110 Zinedine Kilbane 110 wrote:

Originally posted by Neil Armstrong Neil Armstrong wrote:

Its hard to believe it but PSG had 56% possession in that game last night had 14 shots and NONE on target its fcuking hard to believe that, amazing, never had a shot on target in 90mins plus of footballDisapprove

The defenders must have blocked 3/4 shots. 
They did hit the post but don’t remember the keeper making any saves. 

PSG also hit the woodwork with the gk beaten (as did Foden for City).

But neither counts as "on target" (obv), even though they often mean much more than eg a tame "shot on target" which the gk could have saved with his eyes shut.

EDIT: Just noticed ZK's reference to PSG hitting the post.


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Originally posted by Neil Armstrong Neil Armstrong wrote:

Its hard to believe it but PSG had 56% possession in that game last night had 14 shots and NONE on target its fcuking hard to believe that, amazing, never had a shot on target in 90mins plus of footballDisapprove

They didn't have a shot on target since the 28th minute of the first leg

There were quite a few blocks from defenders last night, Dias in particular. 

The possession stats don't surprise me, i thought first half in particular City weren't great and didn't keep the ball well enough, whether that was due to the conditions or the fact that Rodri wasn't on i'm not sure but Gundogan wasn't his usual self and Fernandinho was ok just first half, he improved second half
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thought ferindino was outstanding all night....rodri left out and ferindino playing shows who pep trusts the most in the big games,I fully expect ferindino to start the final.hard to pick a poor performance from last night.the back four were unbelievable,Dias the pick of the bunch and city totally controlled the game.

Some of the football city played last night was sensational...probably city’s best all season.the players have been brilliant but pep has played a masterclass in squad rotation and motivation.

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