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Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Champions League Quarter Final Wednesday!

Afternoon, chaps! I'm on hand this afternoon to have a sneaky peek at this afternoon's CL action from the office. We've got a couple of smashing match-ups - Wolfsburg v. Real and PSG v. Citeh. Join me if you've got a moment or two for a cuppa and a chat.

102 Comments:

Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Here's the team news out of the French capital tonight:

PSG: Trapp; Aurier, Silva, David Luiz, Maxwell; Rabiot, Motta, Matuidi; Cavani, Ibrahimovic, Di Maria

Subs: Sirigu, Marquinhos, Kurzawa, Stambouli, Lucas, Van der Wiel, Augustin

City: Hart; Sagna, Otamendi, Mangala, Clichy; Fernando, Fernandinho; Navas, Silva, De Bruyne; Aguero

Subs: Cabellero, Zabaleta, Kolarov, Bony, Delph, Demichelis, Iheanacho

Referee: M Maziz (Serbia)

2:16 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good afternoon, mate. I'm at my brother's house watching the pre-match show.

2:25 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's a matchup of two clubs spending tons of Qatari oil money.

2:33 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Manchester City’s manager is talking a bold game. Asked whether his team will play cautiously tonight, Pellegrini says to BT: “It’s true that it’s a game of 180 minutes not 90 minutes but I don’t think we know how to play that way. We are not coming here to try to have a draw or a small defeat.”

2:39 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Afternoon, mate. Glad that you're able to join me this afternoon for a bit of the footer.

2:40 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Teams gathering in the tunnel.

2:40 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

PSG have already secured the L1 title. What a snoozefest that league is.

2:41 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers mate. It's great to enjoy the pleasure of your company. Were you pleased with the result on JFH'S return to ER?

2:42 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed. They clinched the title before I went on Spring Break. Talk about lack of competition.

2:43 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A great atmosphere from The Park of Princes.

2:44 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Blimey - I missed that result entirely due to a busy day at work. I'll take the point, sure. It gets us to 48 points - 2 from safety.

2:44 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

City are wearing that luminous lime kit just in case the floodlights go out, while PSG are in ocean blue.

2:45 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They're off from Princes Park.

2:45 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I believe that this one is Qatar v. Abu Dhaba, but yes - plenty of Emirati money on display this evening.

2:46 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The sideshow is booked seconds after kickoff for a grab back on Aguero

2:46 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The free kick from De Bruyne is headed out by the first man

2:47 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

De Bruyne lets fly from distance to get his boots warm. Well over. Sideshow Bob nowhere in evidence, as usual.

2:48 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Macadamia wins a corner

2:48 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm hearing rumors that Cavani might be in to Chelski in a straight swap for Diego Costa this summer.

2:49 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sideshow is suspended for the return leg.

2:49 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good for Chelski and bad for PSG,but he will score lots of goals in a poor French League along with the cards.

2:50 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

PSG want a pen but nothing doing.

2:52 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

City continue to alarm their hosts. Their intensity is far higher than what PSG are accustomed to facing in Ligue 1 and Blanc’s men have been taken aback.

2:53 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Citeh defense was caught out as Cavani put through Matuidi.He wanted a penalty for a challenge by Sagna. It started with a flick on by Zlatan.

2:54 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Flight booked for a clumsy challenge on Aurier

2:57 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Now, that is a penalty for PSG. Sagna chopping down Sideshow in the box. Dead cert.

2:58 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Hart punches away after Cavani back heeled a free kick then penalty PSG as Sagna tripped the Sideshow.

2:58 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Joe Hart with a bit of gamesmanship before the pen. Might get booked for that.

Zlatan to take....

Saved by Hart! Great stuff!

2:59 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

WOW!Hart superbly pushes away the penalty from Zlatan

3:00 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Zlatan heads straight to Hart.

3:00 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Of Citeh don't progress, the open question is whether they'll qualify for next year's competition.

3:04 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

James gives Real the lead vs the Herbies.

3:04 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

"The Herbies," I like that nickname for Wolfsburg.

3:05 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That last spot seems to be between the two Manc clubs.

3:06 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Citeh had four bombing forward there - they have been rather adventurous tonight. Navas found Silva with a great cross but the tiny man couldn't steer his header on target.

3:06 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That's how I see it - and I think United have the easier run in.

3:07 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Citeh should have taken the lead as De Bruyne tackled Zlatan and put Navas through down the right. His cross was headed wide by Silva,who had a free header.

3:07 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

So Pep could be in your beloved EL next season.

3:08 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Zlatan was straight through on goal there but he blew his shot over the top. How did he not score?!

3:10 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Oh! Zlatan was through with just Hart to beat and blasted over

3:10 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Zlatan is known for his finishing?

3:10 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Could be - I'm not sure that he understood that when he signed his contract.

3:10 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

This is brilliant stuff - end to end!

3:12 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Two PSG players, Thiago Silva and Aurier,collide.

3:13 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Thanks for the clarification about Zlatan.

3:13 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Navas is the worse for wear after a clash of heads with Sideshow Bob.

3:16 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Silva fouls Cavani about thirty yards from goal

3:18 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - big mistake by Thiago who was casual with the flick. It's a shame that Fernandinho's ball to De Bruyne wasn't better there.

Now PSG have a free kick from range.

3:18 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Into the wall by Zlatan

3:18 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

He does think a lot of himself.

3:20 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Di Maria has his pocket picked by Fernandinho.It's a feeling of deja vu

3:20 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Fernando into the book there for sliding in on Sideshow.

3:21 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Fernando booked for as foul on fellow Brazi,Sideshow

3:21 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Zlatan again from the free kick....

No - it's DiMaria this time, into the wall. You'll have flashbacks of his days at OT with that one.

3:22 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Into the wall by Di Maria as I read in the script last season

3:22 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! The Ginger Winger slots home Citeh's opener and a critical away goal.

3:24 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Great break from Citeh ending with a consummate finish from the Belgian. Sideshow was left on his bum as usual.

3:25 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL!WE Bruyne gives Citeh the lead. Fernando picked up a poor pass from Rabiot and played through De Bruyne, who shot past the Trapp Door

3:25 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL! Zlatan ties it up for PSG

3:26 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

What's this? Fox missed the goal entirely. What happened there.

PSG have equalized!

3:26 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

What a nonsense between Fernando and Hart. Zlatan took full advantage. A terrible goal to give up in this kind of match.

1-1!

3:27 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

School Boy defending as Hat passed a goal kick to Fernandinho and Zlatan slid in as the ball strolled past Hart

3:28 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A minute of stoppage time

3:31 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I think that Fernando must have thought he was on the beach. What a shocker!

3:31 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's 1-1 at the end of an entertaining half

3:32 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed, mate. Was he off a bad trip from Woodstock?

3:32 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Half-time - Citeh did really well there for forty minutes and should have gone in 0-1 up. Shame that they conceded when they did.

3:42 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Herbies are two up vs Real as the second half is underway from Princes Park

3:47 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

We're back on in PSG.

3:48 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

You will be greatly surprised to discover that the booking for Sideshow was the quickest in CL history

3:49 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That could be the shock result of the round. Right now, you'd have to put your money on Barca and Bayern progressing from yesterday's matches.

3:49 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Matuidi picks up a yellow and will be suspended along with Sideshow for the second leg.

3:50 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Matuidiis booked for an innocuous chllenge on Otamendi and is suspended for the return leg along with the Sideshow.

3:51 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Barca and Bayern have really slender leads Those tiesbare still wide open

3:52 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Maxwell rifles a cross over and Cavani isn't able to control the header - well over.

3:52 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cavani heads over a cross from Maxwell House

3:52 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Horrible shot from Fernandinho.

3:55 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Fernando heads out for a PSG corner.

3:57 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Silva on his unfancied right foot makes the keeper work.

3:58 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Silva has a soft shot that doesn't go past the Trapp Door

3:58 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Unfortunately, I've got to run upstairs and set up my class now. I should be able to stop back for a moment or two.

3:58 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Zlatan is down off a tackle from Silva

3:59 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers mate. Have fun

3:59 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Oh!Nearly an OG by Fernando off a cross by Maxwell House then

GOAL! Di Maria took a corner and Hart saved the header, but Rabiot scored with the rebound

4:02 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The replay showed that the goal should have been disallowed for offside as Zlatan missed the ball from the corner while in an offside position

4:04 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH! Zlatan heads a cross from Maxwell House on to the corner of post and crossbar then Cavani struck The rebound into the ground and it bounced just over

4:06 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Navas wins a corner off of Maxwell House

4:13 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL! DESMOND AS AURIER AND THIAGO SILVA COMBINE YO FAIL TO CLEAR AWAY A PASS IN THEIR BOX AND GIFT FERNANDINHO AN EASY TAP IN

4:15 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm back after setting up and see that I missed two goals. This would be an excellent result for Citeh if they can hold on now.

4:18 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Lucas is on for Rabiot and Delphi for We Bruyne

4:20 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

A little of the LUFC Academy magic should do the trick.

4:21 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Welcome back, mate. Sorry to say you did.At least you are here to see LUFC Academy representation

4:21 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Desmond was proxying for you,mate.

4:22 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Mangala booked for a foul on Matuidi

4:25 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Navas booked for a fpul on the counter

4:27 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Boni is on for Silva

4:30 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Delph called for a fpul on Van Fee Weil. There minutes of stoppage time

4:33 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Kolorov on for Aguero to waste time

4:34 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It finishes Desmond At the Princely Park.

4:36 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Herbies defeated Real 2-0

4:52 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That's it for me.I will be around this weekend.

CHEERS!

4:53 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That's it for me.I will be around this weekend.

CHEERS!

6:59 PM  

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