OT: UCL Semi-final First Legs

Submitted by The Maize Halo on April 24th, 2018 at 2:05 PM

2:45 today on FS1 - Liverpool v. Roma 

2:45 tomorrow on FS1 - Bayern Munich v. Real Madrid.

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I cannot wait for these matches, boys.  Admittedly, I'm a big Real Madrid guy and am anxiously awaiting tomorrow, but I'll be sure to have today's match playing on one of these screens at the office.

What do you see happening today?  Does the Liverpool attack prevail at Anfield, or is it successfully countered by Roma's solid midfield?

Comments

BlueKnight

April 24th, 2018 at 2:19 PM ^

That Liverpool and Roma are in the semi-final.  I think Liverpool and their attack wins today at Anfield.  Roma has been pretty bad on the road.  The key will be can they keep Roma from getting the all important away goal.

Blumanji

April 24th, 2018 at 2:21 PM ^

Come on Reds!

In humble brag news, I'll be in Tokyo for the UCL Final. Waking up that early in the morning will be way better if LFC wins this tie! 

 

mGrowOld

April 24th, 2018 at 2:28 PM ^

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uncle leo

April 24th, 2018 at 2:32 PM ^

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mGrowOld

April 24th, 2018 at 2:40 PM ^

Although I do like your version better.

我完全不知道你們在談論什麼。我不打算這項運動(因為我沒有真正遵循它),但除非美國參與並且這是一場世界杯比賽,我不明白這個吸引力。

I have no idea what you are talking about. I don't plan on this sport (because I didn't really follow it), but unless the United States participates and this is a World Cup match, I don't understand this attraction.

I have no idea what you are talking about. I don't plan on this sport (because I didn't really follow it), but unless the United States participates and this is a World Cup match, I don't understand this attraction.

The Maize Halo

April 24th, 2018 at 2:58 PM ^

Roughly Translated on Google : 

 
I have no idea what you are talking about. I don't plan on this sport (because I didn't really follow it), but unless the United States participates and this is a World Cup match, I don't understand this attraction.
 
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If true, well -- the UEFA Champions League is an annual event played contemporaneous with each European country's domestic-league campaign.  Simplified, the top clubs from a prior season's domestic campaign will qualify for the next season's Champions League campaign (of course with different numbers of qualifiers depending on the league and with automatic qualifiers if you've won the past years UCL or Europa).
 
After initial qualifyng is settled, The event begins with a round-robin group stage with the top two group finishers advancing, then knockout rounds with a home and away game for each club (the winner on aggregate advancing after factoring the away-goals tiebreaker) Draws are held for each successive round of the tournament until the one-match final in May / June. 
(This year's is May 26 in Kiev). 
 
Basically, you're seeing the best of the best soccer clubs / players in the world go against each other -- even moreso than the World Cup where players normally do not have the same familiarity and chemistry with one another as they do on their club teams.
 
When discussing the remaining clubs, Real Madrid has one 12 titles, Bayern and Liverpool 5, and Roma 0.
 
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Hope that helps as a basic primer -- if you really even care, that is!