Champions' League 2017


#1329

Arsensio is a game changer . Top , top player .


#1330

Salah is the on form forward in Europe atm . Forget about the past or future or what he might do . We are talking about right now . And in that case I’d have him above Messi or Ronaldo.


#1331

Probably because he is used as a sub more than any of the others. But even at that with only 6 goals in the league and 4 assists he cannot have changed that many games


#1332

Stats again , he is a quality player & when you compare what Liverpool have on the bench to real I’d be concerned for Liverpool in that regards .Arsensio would be a starter on any other team . It seems zz prefers isco to him .


#1333

Have to disagree with you there, Mr Johnny-Come-Lately… I’ve had that role since Blue_Devil and Falcon were frequently on here.


#1334

They may be stats, but its a poor return for a forward on a team that should be scoring rakes of goals, I mean bale with far less game time has scored 12. I am not saying he is no good, just dont see why Bohemian dubs rates him so far ahead of lads that are scoring twice as much.


#1335

Apologies. I meant won. You had me all bamboozled with your talk of goals scored :joy::joy:


#1336

Ah I was wondering, either way as I said I am basing it on current form, there is no doubt that madrid are way ahead of Liverpool in recent years, but in fairness to Liverpool they have been impressive in the champions league this year, unbeaten , scoring a lot and all 3 forwards getting on the score sheet frequently
.Madrid on the other hand, may have had a slightly tougher run, but they have huffed and puffed a bit, not managing to win their group and getting a fair share of breaks the other night against Bayern, after conceding 3 at home to Juve, but it would not be the first time Madrid have huffed and puffed their way to a champions league win.


#1337

He’s a special talent , I’d have him in before Bale any day .


#1338

Bales problem is the injuries, other than that he would have been massive for Madrid, he would probably have scored a good bit more if Madrid didn’t insist on letting CR/ take all the frees too., Asensio will probably get a hatrick against Barça tonight now:)


#1339

For me, it’s a case of form (advantage Liverpool) versus class (advantage Madrid) with luck also having its say.
Madrid, as a genuinely classically successful European club team, however, should not rest on their laurels, even if they are 3-0 up at half-time.


#1340

Arsensio comes on & provides Bale with the assist :joy:


#1341

Bale shouldnt have been on the pitch terrible tackle in the first half.


#1342

Didn’t see it , good game ?
Heard it was dirty .


#1343

Not a great game very pedestrian. But there were a few flash points at the end of the first half, sergi roberto got what seemed a harsh straight red and bale made a bad tackle on umtiti but didnt even get a card. Ron went off at half time after a slight knock.


#1344

Nobody wound up blue devil and lived to tell the tale, the maddest, funniest hoor you could ever meet.


#1345

Far better?


#1346

They would Hardy allow that to happen.

RMadrid are certainly due a defeat in a final.


#1347

For a match with nothing other than bragging rights I enjoyed it. 4 great goals .


#1348

Defensively yes - most certainly