Lakenheath Old Boys

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Matchday 5 Wednesday in the Champions League


 It's a Manchester Wednesday in the Champions League with United hosting PSV at OT while Citeh are at Juve , who made it to the final last May. It's simple for United . Win and they are through to the knockout stages. Otherwise, they will need to get a result in Germany on the final matchday. Citeh and Juve are already through, but Citeh will be looking for response after being thrashed by Liverpool at the Etihad on Saturday.  Join me for the pre- Thanksgiving action. United are on FS1 and Citeh are on FS2.

61 Comments:

Blogger manunitedrules said...

The teams are out on the pitch at both OT and a very chilly Turin

2:42 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Wolfsburg won 0-2 earlier today at CSKA Moscow to go top of Group B and advance to the round of 16. United will join them with a win vs PSV and regain top spot in Group B

2:44 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Benfica made a marathon trip to Kazakhstan and it finished Desmond at Astana. Astana cannot advance to the round of sixteen . Benfica remain top pending the result of Athletico vs Gala

2:45 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They're off from Turion then 20 seconds later from OT

2:46 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nice long diagonal pass from Darmian to Matial, who had a pass cut out for a corner. That was taken short passed back to De Gea. Rather annoying.,

2:49 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

PSV will not be popular with United fans since their away kit is like Citeh's home kit.

2:49 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!! MANDZUKIC GIVES JUVE THE LEAD VS CITEH

3:03 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A comedy of errors for Citeh, who were on the attack. Yaya whiffed and Pogba, the former United player ran the length of the pitch , riding some pathetic challenges. He found Aleksandro down the left and his cross was volleyed at the far post by Mandzukic , who lost his marker, Otamendi

3:06 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

United should have taken the lead. A nice pass from Roon and a nice dummy from Martial ran to Lingard, who miss controlled with just the keeper to beat

3:10 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

HArt superbly turns a volley from Mandzukic around the post.

3:13 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH! Schneiderlin was un marked ion the six yard box and scuffed a volley off a corner from Blind that was easily saved by the keeper. The corner resulted from a cross from Rojo that was cut out by Brenet

3:17 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Some updates :

PSG two up in Malmo
Athletico one up vs Gala
Monchengladbach one up vs Sevilla in the loser's bowl.

3:18 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

PSV starting to attack. De Gea made a comfortable save from Hendrix, presumably not Jimmy then Hector Moreno headed wide from a corner from Fellow Mexican , Andres Guardado.

3:22 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Kung Fu Panda should have given United the lead. The ball broke to him off some ping pong after a one between Roon and Memphis. He shot at the keeper with just the keeper to beat. A minute later , the PSV keeper got away with a slip from a back pass.

3:27 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Pig Stick was called for a foul on the PSV keeper as a United corner was headed on.

3:28 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Halftime and Juve are one up, but rode their luck with a horrible back pass that Buffon did well to block from Aguero. A minute of stoppage time from OT

3:31 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's 0-0 at the half from OT

3:32 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The keepr saved a near post effort from Kung Fu Panda and PSV countered from the resulting corner. Roon got away without a booking for a shocking challenge as the ref played the advantage and must have forgotten about the foul

3:33 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The second half is underway from Turin

3:46 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Real are one up in Shakhtar thanks to a headed goal by Skippy from a yard out as Monkey crossed past the on rushing keeper.

3:46 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The second half is underway from OT

3:47 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

ATTACK ATTACK UNITED!

3:47 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They do and Rojo wins a corner off a pass from Memphis. Schneiderlin heads high and wide from the corner from Blind

3:48 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Lingard had a free header in the six yard box and headed wide off a nice cross from Kung Fu Panda.

3:50 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great pass from Smalling to Memphis , who swept past Brouma , but his effort from the D was easily saved by the keeper.

3:51 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Brouma heads out for another United corner.

3:52 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Buffon does well to save a close range header from Fernando off a corner from De Bruyne and despite being kicked at by Yaya. Both players get on with it.

3:54 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Real go two up at Shakhtar while PSG go three up in Malmo.

3:55 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Carvajal now puts Real three up.

3:56 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Juve nearly went two up.. Alvaro Morata , who had just come on as a sub collected a nice slide rule pass and lobbed the on rushing Hart. De Baya diverted the shot on to the post from a yard out and Citeh cleared away

3:57 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A double substitution from LVG as Hair Bear is on for Pig Stick and Yashley is on for Memphis, who was rubbish against his old mates.

4:00 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nicholas Isimat-Mirin, the young French player , is on for Hendrix as Phillip Cocu counters LVG's changes.

4:02 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sterling is on for Aguero, who has had a really quiet match

4:09 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Rojo wins a United corner.

4:09 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Citeh win a free kick and a double booking as Navas and Sagan are both carded. I'm not sure why

4:10 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Athletico go two up vs Gala as do Gladbach vs Sevilla.

4:11 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

PSG go four up in Malmo.

4:11 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Skippy puts Real four up at Shakhtar

4:14 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BLOODY HELL!
Jesse Lingard misses a sitter. Blind played a superb long diagonal to Yashley and his first time pass was deflected to Lingard , who shot over from six yards out.

4:16 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Evra, who played in a fair number of Manc Derbies, is on for Alex Sandro , who assisted on the goal vs Citeh

4:18 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sterling misses a sitter for Citeh as he shoots wide with just Buffon to beat. Fernando played De Bruyne down the right and his superb pass was diverted wide by Sterling.

4:21 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

United fans head for the stands , frustrated as their team are being held 0-0

4:23 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Joe Hart is replaced by Wily Caballero seconds after making a superb kick save from Alvaro Moratta . He may have picked up a knock.

4:24 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Gladbach go three up vs Sevilla while Texeira pulls one back for Shakhatar vs Real, but trail 1-4

4:24 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sevilla score a consolation as they now trail 3-1. Gladbach immediately score to make it 4-1.

4:25 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The final roll of the dice from LVG as Mata is on for Darmian

4:26 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A comeback for Shkhtar mounted by Brazis? Dentinho narrows the gap vs Real to 2-4.

4:28 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

PSG go five up in Malmo.

4:28 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Four minutes of stoppage time in Turin

4:31 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Real win 2-4 in Shakhtar

4:31 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Three minutes of stoppage time at OT

4:32 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

NO! It's not over. The comeback is on as Shakhtar pull it back to 3-4 vs Real after being four down!

4:33 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It finishes 1-0 to Juve.

4:34 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jesse Lingard is a lucky boy as he's only booked for throwing a left hook at Arias, after being held back. It's over at OT as United are frustratingly held 0-0 by PSV and the hopes of advancing hang by a thread.

4:35 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

PSG win 0-5 in Malmo

4:36 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Real hold on to win 3-4 in Shakhtar after being four up with twenty minutes remaining.

4:36 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Gladbach have defeated Sevilla 4-2

4:37 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Athletico have defeated Gala 2-0

4:39 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That's it for me on a frustrating afternoon. Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.

4:40 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Hiya, MUR - thanks for keeping the home fires burning on the LOB this afternoon. I'm sorry that you had to ride solo. I enjoyed reading your comments. Although you are clearly frustrated after another subpar United performance, United are still very much in the driver's seat in the group. Eyes on the prize, mate.

11:05 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

ABSOLUTELY BLOODY USELESS!!!!!!

I chose to take my walk with 15 minutes to go because I knew United wouldn't do anything in that time!!

All United had to do was win at home and they would have been in the knock out stages.
NOW... they have to WIN in Germany or they are out.... that would be completely deserved!
I don't want LVG to get any credit for anything!
He keeps saying that he doesn't know why they aren't attacking... I KNOW WHY.... IT'S YOU!! Are you telling me that LVG would let anyone do anything without is permission? LVG says don't concede... then who cares!

I don't care that United are second in the league and could go top with a boring win on Saturday, they are the most boring team I can remember playing at Old Trafford.
I have slight memory of Sir Matt and Frank O but my main memories were of Doc. His team got relegated but came back with a bang with Pearson, Coppell and co
After he was kicked out the door for being a naughty boy, Sexton came in and they weren't as swashbuckling. He made a cup final and ended his career with 7 straight wins but they weren't done the United way so he was out the door.
In came Big Ron and then Sir Alex... teams went out to WIN every game. Even under Moyes, United went out to win
NOW... go out boys and don't let the other team score and pass the ball around for no apparent reason.... DISGUSTED!!!


9:01 AM  

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