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Round of 16 UCL

   
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Barca has an easy draw


Please explain yourself...

The most important key to success is self-confidence.
The most important key to self-confidence is preparation.

   
After destroying Arsenal, you can't really say that Shaktar are a step up.

Granted, anything can happen, but if Shaktar went through, anyone in football will tell you it would be the shock result of the year.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

   
True but saying that barcelona has a easy draw is more than just underrating them..

The most important key to success is self-confidence.
The most important key to self-confidence is preparation.

   
In comparison to who they could have drawn they got it easy.
   
nick117 wrote:
In comparison to who they could have drawn they got it easy.


I'd say this but I still wouldn't expect it to be a walk-through. SD, much like Barcelona, have proven to be a tough place to go in search of a win. I could see Barca taking the 1st leg for sure but don't see them winning the 2nd leg. It'll come down to which team hits harder at home in my opinion. I think this tie and the Real/Spurs tie will be the most exciting. I can see Eto'o running S04's back line ragged and the United/Chelsea game COULD be a rather boring affair(just on the fact it's a typical match-up in my eyes so I'm not too excited about it.) The only difference is you'll have UEFA officials, so take that for what you will.
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Shaktar is by no means an easy draw and should be respected. They won their group over Arsenal and beat the gunners at home. They have a terrific home record, winning all their games at their stadium. It will be a very difficult return leg fixture with a far distance to travel and terrible cold to deal with. Lets not forget that Shaktar is a quality team leading their league at the moment.

Barcelona's performance at the Camp Nou will decide whether this draw will be an easy win. Alas, I feel Shaktar will just park the bus but I am certain that Barca has more than enough quality create chances.....as long as a lot of them are finished, the return leg will be a pick up game in the park.

I am just hoping it turns out like the quarterfinal against Bayern during the 08-09 CL. A heavy lead from the home game and then casually passing the ball around to defend the lead in the away game.
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klc123 wrote:
Wohoo 2 more classico's.

Pepe makes me laugh, every game I see him play, without fail he will come close to putting someone in the emergency room :lol:


I didn't realise Barcelona v Shaktar Donetsk was now referred to as a "Classico".
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Mandy felt Brian's wrath when she wandered in front of him after they'd announced free beer at the bar.....

   
I didn't realise Tottenham Hotspurs v Real Madrid was referred to as a *champions* league draw.

Jus' kidding before someone eats me.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

   
klc123 wrote:
I didn't realise Tottenham Hotspurs v Real Madrid was referred to as a *champions* league draw.

Jus' kidding before someone eats me.


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TommyGun wrote:
klc123 wrote:
I didn't realise Tottenham Hotspurs v Real Madrid was referred to as a *champions* league draw.

Jus' kidding before someone eats me.


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Three letters - LOL.
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