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Special One beats Special Team

by TheGenius (U14070025) 20 April 2010
Competitors:
Inter Millan v Barcelona
Date:
7 July 2010
Competition:
Champions League
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They can be beaten!!! A tactically perfect game from Inter, 'The Special One' beat 'The Special Team' and they deserved it. The game at the Nou Camp is going to be very intreasting because Barca need two goals and Inter will know an early goal for them can make it very, very hard for the champions to progress.

...Unlucky about the pen Barca but thats football!!!

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posted Apr 24, 2010

My cornflakes are fine,since your supporting my point! Villa have now been accused of running out of steam for 2 consecutive seasons, their squad seems to be too short in number to sustain their early season promise.
My view over Barcelona is that so many sit here and state 1-0 to Mourinho or Inter know how to play them, etc. Completely ignoring the fact that the clubs have met previously twice this season and Inter were not even close. A point admitted by the special one himself even! Tuesdays meeting came on the back of a unsual journey which did have an effect as Barcelona produced a lacklustre display, of which Inter took full advantage. I dont see Jose offering to make the same journey for the good of fair play, do you!

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posted Apr 25, 2010

lol with the overrating of barca- did anyone say it was a bad day at the office fir arsernal- offcourse not.

barca are good infact the best footballing team- but they can be beaten with the right tactics- prem and italian teams can beat them with a good set of strong players with an unstubborn manager prepaired to do what it takes to win..

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comment by Henry (U9575498)

posted Apr 26, 2010

omment by mrsouthamerica (U5838397)

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And anyone with half a brain will happily tell you Inter aren't really the same team. Yes, the players are (largely) the same, but formation has changed, 5 new first team players had to be integrated into the XI (of which, you'll note, all 5 had a big impact on the tie), and people are settling into their role.

Yes, Inter were played off the park last time round, but our performance in europe is pretty damn good at the moment, and it isn't such an anomaly - they did very well against a Chelsea side that nearly beat an almost identical Barcelona side last year.

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posted Apr 26, 2010

i still cant believe that people are trying to use the bus journey as an excuse. these are PROFESSIONAL athletes, they are not travelling on a national express coach but a luxury one that is probably more comfortable than any bus/train/flight you or I will ever take. last year I took a 16 hour non-stop bus journey the day before starting a 3500+ metre 5 day trek and was fine - and im not an athlete!

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posted Apr 26, 2010

Sneijder missing for second leg. Probably a deciding factor

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posted Apr 27, 2010

Has he definitely been ruled out? I'd be very surprised if he doesn't play.

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posted Apr 27, 2010

sneijder missing the second leg is not the deciding factor,it just evens the match out as we have missed iniesta aswell.

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posted Apr 27, 2010

You also missed Messi in the first leg

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posted Apr 27, 2010

Both Messi and Ibra were out for the gruop stage game, but so was Sneijder.

Iniesta is set to miss both.

In the end, you have to have a deep enough squad to cope. I don't think injuries should serve as an excuse for clubs of Barça's or Inter's size.

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posted Apr 29, 2010

Guardiola learns from the master.
Out fought, and out thought.

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