Europa League 2017/18

Bilo

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Arsenal are doing well here, they're looking quite dangerous. Can see this finishing 1-1 to take it to extra time.
 

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Bellerin has no end product and no defensive awareness. All Costa had to do was wait where he is supposed to be defending. They haven't marked him all game, he just fails to do any damage even when in space.
 

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This whole Arsenal side is, individually, almost remarkably rubbish. If it wasn't for the fact that Wenger signed them all, he should be getting some credit for keeping them in the top 6.
 

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Isn't the final in Lyon already sold out? So it will be difficult to get tickets for the whole team ;)

Nah, seriously: After Tuesdays CL semi and Real's enormous luck again (and again...and again) I really hope that we won't see a La Liga team in the other final too. And, as you said, I am wishing it for Arsene Wenger too, that he would reach the final
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unfortunately it went as forecast .. Wenger will leave a team out of the champions, who knows who will want to take it ..
 

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Loving that Klopp has reached more European finals in 3 seasons with Liverpool than Wenger has in 22 years. :lol:
 

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60k seater stadium for the final, atletico get 9k tickets. football is fucked.
Even worse than the CL-final, when it's a 50/50-split between fans and corporate. Absolutely ridiculous.
 

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The big talking point in France is the war of words presidents and officials of Lyon and Marseille have been having with each other for the last couple of weeks. It started when Lyon won at Marseille 3-2 back in late March with Lyon CB Marcelo holding his shirt à la Messi when the players were leaving the pitch. The Marseille players and fans went apeshit. The Marseille board pointed fingers at Marcelo who was of course defended by the Lyon board.
The problem is that there is going to be a lot of Marseille fans in Lyon next Wednesday and the ground will most likely be vandalized (tbh, we vandalized it when we won the Coupe de France there last season) but also the bars and restaurants in the city centre. If I was owning a touristy business in Lyon, I'd close from Monday to Friday.

However, I'm kinda glad that French football has its rivalry nowadays. Us and Marseille are just too far apart for true hatred to continue but the Olympiques are both gunning for the same things more or less and level of hate between the two sides has exploded over the last few years. Good.
 

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Congrats to Altetico Madrid

Spanish clubs have now won 9/15 last Europa Leagues, 7/12 of the most recent Champions Leagues and 10/15 Super Cups, inc eight of last nine. Man Utd are the only non-Spanish team to win any of the last 12 European trophies.

Astonishing dominance
 

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Poor Marseille. Started the game wonderfully but Mandanda's mistake resulted in a great chance for Griezmann. Payet then limped out injured (crying) and Atletico scored 2 goals in an inispid second half (Mitroglou hit the post for Marseille).
Wasn't to be. Oh well.
 

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We still have Liverpool. epic ;). The last bastion will stand hopefully.


Damn it, silly to think that a french team could win an european final. Happened only twice in over 60 years and the last time is now over 20 years ago (and 25 since Marseille's only CL title).

OK, Marseille played some really fine football in the knockout stages (especially in the 5-2 against Leipzig). But an european final against one of the most experienced european teams is another cup of tea and they bottled it.
Yes, the 1-0 for Madrid was a big mistake and the injury of Payet, their brain, another huge blow. But, and I hate to say it, this Atletico team fully deserved this title (something that can't be said about "the other" Madrid ;) )
 

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Fair play Athletico another tournament win, what happens with the Champions League spot now a team that's already qualified has won the competition?
 

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Fair play Athletico another tournament win, what happens with the Champions League spot now a team that's already qualified has won the competition?
Nothing. Getting CL football via the EL was enticing non-CL clubs to deliver and win the thing. Like United last season.

EDIT: AND FOR FUCK SAKE, IT'S ATLETICO NOT ATHLETICO! YOU GOT THAT???
 

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