Wednesday, October 1, 2008

CL Open Thread: Matchday 2, Part 2

Groups A, B, C, and D are in action today.

Let's see if Chelsea can avoid upstart CFR Cluj fresh off its upset of Roma.

Can Roma come back from it's Romanian beat down? You know the Italians hate the gypsies, right?

After the jump, the matchups and some starting lineups....follow along in the comments and keep us updated on the scores.

Group A

CFR Cluj - Chelsea

Chelsea - Cech, Alex, Bridge, Terry, Bosingwa, Lampard, Mikel Obi, Ballack, Malouda, Drogba, Kalou
CFR Cluj - Stancioiu, Galiassi, Muresan, Pereira, Tony, Cadu, Trica, Dani, Culio, Yssouf Kone, Dubarbier

Bordeaux - Roma

Group B

Anorthosis - Panathinaikos

Inter - Bremen

Group C

Sporting Lisbon - Basel

Shakhtar - Barcelona

Shakhtar - Pyatov, Ilsinho, Hubschman, Ischenko, Chigrynskiy, Duljaj, Shevchuk, Fernandinho, Srna, Adriano, Brandoa
Barcelona - Vadles, Pique, Puyol, Alves, Marquez, Iniesta, Yaya Toure, Keita, Xavi, Eto'o, Henry

Group D

Liverpool - PSV Eindhoven

LFC - Reina, Carragher, Skrtel, Arbeloa, Aurelio, Alonso, Gerrard, Riera, Kuyt, Torres, Keane
PSV - Isaksson, Kromkamp, Salcido, Simons, Mendez, Amrabat, Brechet, Culina, Marcellis, Bakkal, Wuytens

Atletico Madrid - Marseille

Atletico - Franco, Pernia, Heitinga, Raul Garcia, Aguero, Maxi Rodriguez, Assuncao, Pongolle, Ujfalusi, Perea
Marseille - Mandanda, Taiwo, Hilton, Ziani, Cheyrou, Niang, Cana, Ben Arfa, Erbate, Bonnart, Valbuena


Precious Roy said...

Really? Nobody? Isn't this place half full of Scousers? They are even winning.

Precious Roy said...

And Robbie Keane FINALLY fucking scores for Liverpool.

The Fan's Attic said...

Quack, quack, qua----.

Keano got in.

Mike Georger said...

id say that partnership is working okay now

Mike Georger said...

also, thrilled he pulled out the trademark celebration. you can tell that one meant alot to him.

Precious Roy said...

Liege put up a better showing. PSV looks like the Liverpudlian thieves stole their will.

My darkhorse Atletico Madrid is up. Woot!

The Fan's Attic said...

scouser thieves only steal tangible goods, not paper documents.

ü75 said...

Ooh. Shakhtar up on Barcelona.

ü75 said...

Halftime round up
Bordeaux 1-0 Roma
Cluj 0-0 Chelsea
Anorthosis 2-1 Panthinaikos
Inter Milan 1-0 Werder Bremen
Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0 Barcelona
Sporting 0-0 Basle
Atletico 2-1 Marseille
And, of course
Liverpool 2-0 PSV

The Fan's Attic said...

I'm pretty sure Kun Aguero's transfer fee is going up 1 million dollars for every goal he scores this season.

Mike Georger said...

if the maradona/inter crap is true then i would imagine thats where he will end up, as maradona controls the ass kun gets.

i think it would be awesome for the game if cluj or the cypriot team got into the knockouts. a boy can dream.

Precious Roy said...

I think I'd be okay with Maradonna controlling the ass I got, as long as it was only the quality and not the volume.

Precious Roy said...

Phils up 2-0. If anyone cares...

Precious Roy said...

Ugh... feel bad for Cameron on that. Guy has been a gold glover. Made a bad jump and still almost snow-coned it,

JT said...

Serves 'em right for going with Gallardo in Game 1 in that HR paradise

ü75 said...

Sporting 1-0 Basle

ü75 said...

Inter 1-1 Bremen

ü75 said...

Bordeaux 1-1 Roma

The Fan's Attic said...

Gerrard with a free kick goal. can't wait to see the highlights.

ü75 said...

Bordeaux 1-2 Roma
Liverpool 3-1 PSV

Eladio said...

Does Soccernet read the future? I just went to their CL tables ( and they have all of todays games as finals, as everyone in groups A-D have 2 games played. Am I experiencing lost time or something?

ü75 said...

Anorthisis 3-1 Panathinaikos

The Fan's Attic said...

Greg Lalas (who will from now on be known as US soccer's biggest cheerleader) will not be happy with that Panathinaikos score.

ü75 said...

Roma piling on

Bordeaux 1-3 Roma

Andrew said...

@ TFA: According to FIFA 07, Kun Aguero will have a player rating of 97/100 by 2010, and be worth upwards of 38 mil pounds.

EA never lies.

ü75 said...

Sporting 2-0 Basle

The Fan's Attic said...

LFC shoulda bought him two years ago.

Julio Baptista hauls Roma from the brink.

Chelsea may get a Romanian surprise after all.

ü75 said...


Shakhtar 1-1 Barcelona

I had a new tag worked up and everything.

Mike Georger said...

what the fuck is tommy smoking when he says he thinks babel will be sold next year?

great performance, gerrards goal was a brilliant right footed freekick as always. 100 for the man.

The Fan's Attic said...

and messi scores again.

wonder if flares were involved this time?

ü75 said...

Full time scores, with instant analysis

Liverpool 3-1 PSV
Bordeaux 1-3 Roma
Sporting 2-0 Basel
Atletico Madrid 2-1 Marseille
Shakhtar Donetesk 1-2 Barcelona

Epic Fail
Cluj 0-0 Chelsea

Inter 1-1 Werder
Anorthosis 3-1 Panathinaikos

Messi with a brace at the death. Boooooo.

Mike Georger said...

its incredible that pool have never gone 2-0 to start the group stages before

Mike Georger said...

howard webb in another controversy. who would have thought. i mean its no coincidence that its the same refs over and over that get things wrong is it? i guess i just dont respect them as much as i should. youd think SAF was coaching barca with the extra time they got. fuck that.

Mike Georger said...

.... did drogba blow his knee out? oh noes. i for one welcome our new anelka overlord.