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Learn A Lesson: Real Madrid 2 - FC Barcelona 6

Sat May 02, 2009 8:15 pm

Only to express my happiness for the defeat of Real Madrid in the Liga football match this evening.

Two goals of Thierry Henry, other two of Leo Messi and one of Carles Puyol and Gerard Pique has finished the illusions of Real Madrid to win the Spanish Liga.

Congratulations to all the fans of FC Barcelona at A.Net!

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Sat May 02, 2009 9:56 pm

dammit - I wish I watched the game now!
 
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Quoting RAFVC10 (Thread starter):
Congratulations to all the fans of FC Barcelona at A.Net!

Thanks mate!. Tonight's match has been impressive. Barça is now really close to winning the Liga title.

Hope they will do fine against Chelsea on Wednesday. Playing without Puyol and Marquez will make things very difficult. I also hope Henry will be ready for the match, because he was injured tonight by Cannavaro, who deserved a yellow card for that.
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Sat May 02, 2009 10:41 pm

Kung-Fu Kitty says:



Now I just hope they'll do the same to Chelski on Wednesday! Big grin
 
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Sun May 03, 2009 9:40 am

I really hope they beat Chelsea on Wednesday as another final involving Chelsea will be somewhat boring. Man U/Arsenal v Barca would be a far better game.

Oh and Barcelona getting into the final might reduce Platini's continued complaints about English teams being good at football.
 
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Quoting Davehammer (Reply 4):
Barcelona getting into the final might reduce Platini's continued complaints about English teams being good at football.

And having a Spanish team in the final match would be like a punch in Platini's face too. He hates us Spaniards.
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Quoting RAFVC10 (Thread starter):
Only to express my happiness for the defeat of Real Madrid in the Liga football match this evening.



Quoting IBERIA747 (Reply 5):

And having a Spanish team in the final match would be like a punch in Platini's face too. He hates us Spaniards.

Is Barcelona part of Spain? Seems like those Catalanes seem to have trouble deciding. I notice that their opinion on the issue is almost directly correlated to whether FC-B won the most recent game.  Wink

Barcelona won this time, but this Madridista still keeps the faith. Big grin
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Quoting DocLightning (Reply 6):
Is Barcelona part of Spain?

Yes, along with the rest of Catalan provinces.  duck 

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Quoting DocLightning (Reply 6):
Barcelona won this time, but this Madridista still keeps the faith. 

Shame, you seemed like a nice person. Oh well, I guess not all of us are perfect after all. duck   duck 
 
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Sun May 03, 2009 10:27 pm



Quoting IBERIA747 (Reply 7):

Yes, along with the rest of Catalan provinces. duck

To hear the Catalanes tell it, Spain is part of Catalunya.  Wink  duck 
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Quoting DocLightning (Reply 9):
To hear the Catalanes tell it, Spain is part of Catalunya.

I Don't know about Spain. But London IS going to be Catalan tonight  devil   Wink
 
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Quoting AirCatalonia (Reply 10):

I Don't know about Spain. But London IS going to be Catalan tonight devil Wink

Talk about an ethical dilemma. Root for FC-B because I want Spain to show England a thing or two? Or root for Chelsea because I'm a Madridista?

Decisions, decisions...

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Wed May 06, 2009 9:09 pm

Last minute winner to beat Chelsea on away goals too!


A serious case of Zing for Chelsea fans, and players given the post match conduct of a few of them.
 
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Wed May 06, 2009 9:21 pm

I can't believe it, but I'm going to have to root for Manchester United.

Chelsea got screwed out of two penalty kicks. I can't root for Barcelona when they shouldn't be in the final.
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Wed May 06, 2009 9:29 pm



Quoting RJ111 (Reply 12):
A serious case of Zing for Chelsea fans, and players given the post match conduct of a few of them.

Some chelsea fans wonder why people hate them, after the final whistle they must know now. Fair enough they should have got a penalty or 3 but the ref is hardly going to change his mind after the game now is he! Utter discrase.
Oh & please beat Manchester Utd FC Barcelona. Would make my sporting year if they do.
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Wed May 06, 2009 9:38 pm

Here we go...



 
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Wed May 06, 2009 10:08 pm

As usual the Chelsea players start hurling their toys around like spoilt kids. I hope there's repercussions for all involved. Particularly Drogba and Ballack. Drogba may have just realised that if you roll around on the floor at all times then referees will start to ignore you when you have legitimate claims. That bit him on the arse royally tonight.

Football will be the winner now. The two best teams in Europe are in the final and they can both play. I'd make Man Utd marginal favourites mainly on the basis of them having a defence and Ronaldo hitting form at just the right time. Gonna be an awesome game though.
 
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Wed May 06, 2009 10:33 pm



Quoting Davehammer (Reply 16):
Drogba may have just realised that if you roll around on the floor at all times then referees will start to ignore you when you have legitimate claims. That bit him on the arse royally tonight.

Couldn't have said it any better  thumbsup 

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Quoting Davehammer (Reply 16):
I hope there's repercussions for all involved. Particularly Drogba and Ballack

Ballack is one of the worst losers we can see in modern football. I can't stand him after watching his behaviour last year during and after the match in which Spain defeated Germany to become European champion.

Drogba?...I will better refrain from making any comments about that "player".

Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 17):
Quoting Davehammer (Reply 16):
Drogba may have just realised that if you roll around on the floor at all times then referees will start to ignore you when you have legitimate claims. That bit him on the arse royally tonight.

Couldn't have said it any better

Serves them right, go Barca!

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I don't know what will happen in the final match, but I would love to see that clown Ronaldo crying in front of the cameras. After all, that jerk loves to act and pose for the cameras during the entire match.
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Quoting IBERIA747 (Reply 18):
After all, that jerk loves to act and pose for the cameras during the entire match.

He's another one that needs a slap but for all round disgraceful conduct, Drogba takes the biscuit.

Also the no appeals system for the Champs League is crap. Neither Fletcher or Abidal deserved a red and yet because of an odd rule they cant appeal a wrong decision like they could in domestic leagues. Still, it's gonna be a good final.
 
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Wed May 06, 2009 11:00 pm

Although the behaviour of Drogba and Ballack were quite insane, you can understand their
feelings, Chelsea had FOUR legit penalty claims denied. Barcelona came up against a
brick wall until one of their slick passing moves came off. Chelsea will be gutted and i can't help but feel they will regret not scoring an away goal, when you play away first, an away is
VITAL. We didn't get one at Old Trafford and paid the penalty. Barca will need to be clinical
in the final simply because they'll come up against another stubborn defence, as we found
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Quoting IBERIA747 (Reply 18):
I don't know what will happen in the final match, but I would love to see that clown Ronaldo crying in front of the cameras. After all, that jerk loves to act and pose for the cameras during the entire match.

Couldnt agree with you more.
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Quoting IBERIA747 (Reply 18):
Ballack is one of the worst losers we can see in modern football. I can't stand him after watching his behaviour last year during and after the match in which Spain defeated Germany to become European champion.

And then there's the entire German press whining about how Ballack lost his chance to win an international title for the first time in his life. This is one of the reasons why I don't like Ballack as captain. The other is when he was stirring shit about the "established" players in our national team (particularly his buddy Torsten Frings) not having a guaranteed spot in our national team. What does he think, should Löw do? Löw is the manager, he can't go to a World Cup with a team full of old men over 35, we need a balance between young and old, hunger and experience, but Ballack doesn't seem to grasp that. Perhaps he should resign as captain and give someone like Klose the rank of captain. /END OF RANT

Quoting IBERIA747 (Reply 18):
I would love to see that clown Ronaldo crying in front of the cameras. After all, that jerk loves to act and pose for the cameras during the entire match.

So do I. I'd love to see how Messi, Eto'o and company literally embarass him on the pitch in Rome and gets a taste of what he'll experience when he goes to Real Madrid (I'm saying when because, let's face it, he will go to Real Madrid, despite his claims of loyalty to ManU). And if the match goes to penalties, I hope Ronaldo misses yet again. Ronaldo's tears of failure will be even more priceless than the time, when Maradona cried after German won the 1990 World Cup.  mischievous 
 
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Quoting Davehammer (Reply 16):
Football will be the winner now. The two best teams in Europe are in the final and they can both play.

I saw nothing in today's match that puts Barcelona as one of the two best teams in Europe. I think it would be difficult for any impartial observer to watch today's match and claim that Barcelona were the better side.

I think football is the big loser today. If Barcelona wins the final, then it makes me wonder if Chelsea wouldn't be hoisting the trophy if not for the referee swallowing his whistle on obvious handballs. If Manchester United wins in a tight match, it makes me wonder if Chelsea would have beaten them this year. Unless Man U blows out Barcelona, those questions are in the back of my mind.
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Thu May 07, 2009 2:26 am

I am a Real Madrid fan, and I really suffered the 2-6, but let's admit it, it's one of the best football games I've ever seen. I suffered it, but wow!! Congrats to them, and it's about time they win the league ... it was getting boring for us  Wink

About tonight's game, honestly, the played like crap. I was 100% sure they would go through to the final, but I thought the were goint o be much stronger, and not depend on ref's dodgy decisions and on one shot in 90 minutes.
Having said that, Chelsea screwed up many chances, so they should only blame themselves, despite the ref being way below the level one would expect for such a game.
Now I want ManU to win the final  Wink
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Thu May 07, 2009 3:52 am

Chelsea was robbed today and it ruined my year.... why you may ask? Because that referee was biased against pure football and didn't call at least one definite penalty. Chelsea are a better side and its a shame that they wont be in the final.. La liga is crap compared to epl, how can you win 6 2 against 2nd place team real madrid and not show up on the european stage where they were about to get knocked out... 4-1 man u wins champions league...
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Quoting Arsenal@LHR (Reply 20):
Chelsea had FOUR legit penalty claims denied

Lemme see.

I guess you're refering to both handballs plus Malouda and Drogba going down.

Pique's handball is blatant, unintentional but very clear. Not so sure for the 2nd one.

Malouda's call was for pulling the shirt outside the box, the running over Alves afterwards was already not in gameplay, and then, if that weeny tug on Drogba was a PK, what on earth was Bosingwa's tackling of Henry at Barcelona?

Not to talk about red cards (Abidal's was totally uncalled for, while Ballack should have clearly been sent off at the Camp Nou).

The ref screwed it big time, for both.

The game was crap mostly because Chelsea scored an otherwise fantastic goal early on, and then sat back. Thing would have looked very differently if they had had to overcome a 1-0 on the first leg.

Serves them well, though, they did not score very clear chances (Valdes was great last night, though) against a depleted defence, and were content to park the bus against a 10-squad. Subbing Belleti for Drogba was very telling.
 
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Quoting JJJ (Reply 27):

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Agree on everything you said.
 
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You know, sometimes the "best team" doesn't win against a team that isn't the "best team."

If that were 100% the rule, there wouldn't be much point in having a game, would there be?

As for sportsmanship, I think that all professional athletes in all sports should have to sign a sportsmanship clause as part of their contract. If they tantrum, harrass a ref, throw stuff, or in any other way behave in an unsportsman/womanly fashion, they're out. Maybe a three strikes rule, but that's it.

These folks are role-models for children all over the world and behavior like this on TV makes it look acceptable.

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Thu May 07, 2009 2:18 pm

The handball on Pique was definitely a pen but i didn't think the rest were.

As we can see though, that is a clear dive by Anelka. So you could argue it all evens out.



Did feel a bit sorry for Chelsea though, people will call their approach boring but it so nearly worked.
 
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Quoting RJ111 (Reply 30):
So you could argue it all evens out.

How does it all even out, not even 3 red cards in my opinion arent equal to a pk because that was the difference. There was a picture from reuters with Ovrebo( referee) looking directly at pique when he hit down the ball with his hand and there was no way that was ball to hand(you have to be biased or just an idiot). DIRECTLY. This hurt more than last years moscow final.

Drogba is a legend and the ref was a "f***ing disgrace". I back him up every sense of the word. Long live Chelsea...

Im not even gonna watch this final... I hope the trophy stays in England.
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Quoting LXA333 (Reply 31):
How does it all even out, not even 3 red cards in my opinion arent equal to a pk because that was the difference.

Well, a semi final is two legs and Barça were raped by the ref on the 1st (Ballack deserved to be sent off and Bosingwa's tackle on Henry was a clear PK).

Chelsea having to creep up a 1-0 or 2-0 would have made for an altogether very different match, one in which they would have to actually open up and play the ball and where Barça would have had many more chances of scoring.
 
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Quoting RJ111 (Reply 30):
The handball on Pique was definitely a pen but i didn't think the rest were.

Well but the one in the first half that was ruled outside the box was clearly in. One can argue if it was a foul alltogether, but if the ref called foul it was in.

Quoting JJJ (Reply 27):
The ref screwed it big time, for both.

But in this case it did help Barcelona more. A red card is not as important as a pk, especialy when there is more than one pk not given.

But as I said earlier, Chelsea has mainly themselves to blame. They had many chances and they screwed up.
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Quoting EZEIZA (Reply 33):
But in this case it did help Barcelona more. A red card is not as important as a pk, especialy when there is more than one pk not given.

On this particular game, yes. But a CL semi is two games.

A halfway decent ref on the 1st leg would have meant a very different game at Old Trafford.
 
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Quoting JJJ (Reply 34):
A halfway decent ref on the 1st leg would have meant a very different game at Old Trafford.

Are you talking about last year or are you already thinking of the final?  Wink

Quoting JJJ (Reply 34):
On this particular game, yes. But a CL semi is two games.

And overall, IMHO Chelsea was superior. They managed to stop Barça from scoring except for that last minute shot. Yes, they did not play the most attractive football, but virtually neutralizing Messi and the rest of the gang has to mean something. Having said that, all great champions, in any sport, have and need that extra luck (together with the talent) to make it all the way. Even ManU had it on their first goal.

It's going to be one hell of a final!  Smile
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Quoting EZEIZA (Reply 35):
Are you talking about last year or are you already thinking of the final?

Dang, all English stadiums look the same :b

Quoting EZEIZA (Reply 35):
And overall, IMHO Chelsea was superior. They managed to stop Barça from scoring except for that last minute shot. Yes, they did not play the most attractive football, but virtually neutralizing Messi and the rest of the gang has to mean something

Not to take back any credit from Chelsea disciplined defence, but it can be argued that the ref is as much of a reason for Barça's lack of scoring on Barcelona as Chelsea's tight defense.

Credit to Messi, too. He had one man hanging off him for the whole match, plus one or two marauders around him ready to help.... and he assisted the one and only clear chance they saw.
 
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Quoting JJJ (Reply 36):
Dang, all English stadiums look the same :b

:D good one!

Quoting JJJ (Reply 36):
Not to take back any credit from Chelsea disciplined defence, but it can be argued that the ref is as much of a reason for Barça's lack of scoring on Barcelona as Chelsea's tight defense.

True but if you look at how barça has performed in most of the games this season, the fact that in both games they had very few chances of scoring, considering the might of their attack, it is still impressive.

And if we're going to talk about the ref again, overall, it has to be admitted that between both games it benefitted barça more than chelsea.
But does it matter now? nope! I just hope a fair ref for the final
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Quoting EZEIZA (Reply 35):
but virtually neutralizing Messi

Each time he had the ball, there were 4 or 5 Chelsea players around him. Everybody said he did not do a proper match, but that's because he's been constantly neutralized.

Chelsea knew how to block Barcelona's play. It's probably the only team this year who could bother them so well.
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Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 38):
Chelsea knew how to block Barcelona's play. It's probably the only team this year who could bother them so well

Could not agree more! And that's why I think they "deserved" to make it to the final. Having said that, there is a saying in Spanish that says "los goles no se merecen, se hacen", which translates to "you don't deserve goals, you score them". So as much as Chelsea did will for 183 minutes (both games), they only scored 1 goal. Their loss unfortunately. If they would have scored any one of the many chances they had in the 2nd half the ref would have been a non issue.
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Quoting EZEIZA (Reply 39):
And that's why I think they "deserved" to make it to the final

I don't really agree, but that's because I'm a Barça fan Big grin

A Champions League knock-out stage is on two matches. Overall, I think Barça played better and deserve to go through. They created, they played, they attacked, they tried. Chelsea did not try that much. They played 11 in defense, trying to stop Messi, Xavi and Iniesta, which they did well, no doubt.

But my conception of football is not that. I don't like defensive teams (so I should like the 1998 French team, then Big grin ), those who prefer to not concede a goal rather than scoring one. This is the philosophy of Domenech and it gets on my nerves.

I prefer to see a match ending 5-5 than a poor 0-0. Because what I enjoy in football is seeing goals. It's not seeing a superb defense that prevents the opponent to play.

This sucks and this is not how I conceive football.
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Quoting EZEIZA (Reply 39):
If they would have scored any one of the many chances they had in the 2nd half the ref would have been a non issue.

There were many ooportunities to finish it off, but drogba kept screwing up 1 on 1 chances against Valdes. Thats very un-Drogba. He also had 1 on 1 opportunity first leg which he didn't convert. I am proud of the boys though, Chelsea was about to hold barca to 2 games in a row with 0 goals and before these 2 games, the last game that barca didn't score any goals was in august.

Over the summer Chelsea has to rebuild. Sell Ballack, Deco and Malouda( if they get Zhirkov from CSKA Moskva). Replacing Drogba is hard, I haven't seen a striker with his strength yet.
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Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 40):
I prefer to see a match ending 5-5 than a poor 0-0. Because what I enjoy in football is seeing goals. It's not seeing a superb defense that prevents the opponent to play

I think everyone prefers a high scoring game. However, defending is part of the game .. a big part actually, and its legit and sometimes effective (if done well), although not attractive to the spectator. But defendig well is not easy, especially against a super attack like Barça is at present. If Chelsea would have attacked Barça, it probably wouldn't have finished 5-5 but possiby a 5-0. There are certain times when you have to act according to the rival you have, and I think that's good coaching; realizing the "enemy" and what their strength is.

Just to clarify, although I said Chesea deserved to pass, in the overall competition, it's fari and deserved that the two best teams are playing the final.

Quoting LXA333 (Reply 41):
There were many ooportunities to finish it off, but drogba kept screwing up 1 on 1 chances against Valdes

And Anelka had a few ones too, but sometimes he looks like hes walking instead of running. I can't stand that giy ever since he played in Madrid
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Quoting LXA333 (Reply 31):
How does it all even out, not even 3 red cards in my opinion arent equal to a pk because that was the difference.

Depends what time those red cards were received, but 3 players down is a huge deficit. Marking would be an absolute nightmare and goals would be flowing in.

We don't know for sure that the red card made no difference either. Barce may have scored another in that time with the extra man.

Quoting EZEIZA (Reply 33):
Well but the one in the first half that was ruled outside the box was clearly in. One can argue if it was a foul alltogether, but if the ref called foul it was in.

We all know in the box you often have to be fouled slightly harder for the opponent to be penalised. I don't think it would have been given as a pen if it was (more) in the box.



At the end of the day, this is football, it's far from perfect but to be honest i think if all the laws were inforced 100% accurately it would take something away from the sport.
 
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Quoting RJ111 (Reply 43):
We all know in the box you often have to be fouled slightly harder for the opponent to be penalised. I don't think it would have been given as a pen if it was (more) in the box.

But if the ref calls the foul, then the mistake is to not see where the foul was given. According to the ref it was a foul, but outside and he called it. It was a huge mistake as both players were clearly inside the box. Again, arguably it might have not been a foul, but if it was it was clearly in, and if it wasn't then the ref made two mistakes; 1. calling the foul 2. marking it as outside the box.

All in all we all agree that it was terrible refereeing and that a CL semi final should have a much higher standard of refs.
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