Wow...Barca is the only non-english club left in the semi-finals again? Yo is it too much to ask for some help to make these EUROPEAN finals?
I had never really felt that the english leagues dominated the champions league until this season. The current Liga champs, Madrid along with the top three Serie A clubs were all knocked out by the mighty four of the epl in the FIRST knockout round.
Once again its up to Barcelona to stop this. What an interesting twist to add to a story book treble season so far....amazing!
But yeah there is nothing to be scared about Barcelona though. Hell Pep is still using the same framework Rijkaard left....except its more ruthless in the attack and greedier in possession. Almost all players have exceptional control of the ball........except Eto'o, once he can get the same control as Messi, iniesta or xavi, then you should be scared.
But apart from that nothing to worry. Barcelona is known for its attack not defence. hahaha maybe thats why the team doesnt defend by adding midfielders/defenders and parking the bus.......instead the players play keep-away and slow down their tempo.......who defends their lead like that? Better ask Bayern that question....Just cut down their possession controling midfield of Xavi Iniesta Toure and Alves collectively and we wont know what to do.....its simple, Lyon did it in the first leg
Chelsea is going to take the smart approach and hide in a turtle shell when it goes to the Lion's den aka Camp Nou. Because attacking Barcelona in its own territory will leave you mauled to pieces. Trust me, we have scored a lot of goals when teams try to play football against us.
Our motto is simple: We wont let you play, but if you try you will definitely pay.
Barcelona is the kid in the playground who wants the ball all to himself and wont share it with others.
We will control possession, attack from everywhere and try to score as many goals as possible and as quick as possible. Then to defend the lead, we will just pretend its practice and play keep-away. Its simple like that.
Also considering there is no recognized left back to deal with Messi and Alves. Hiddink better come up with a good plan.