Wednesday, October 22, 2008

CL Open Thread: Spartak London in action



After the goalstravaganza of yesterday, I'm sure we're in for a slew of cagey 0-0 draws. It's not like anyone's watching anyway.

Lineups and stuff after the jump. Maybe we'll see more sliding celebrations from the Dutch Sloth.


Today's schedule:
Bordeaux v. CFR Cluj, Group A
Spartak London v. AS Roma, Group A
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Inter Milan v. Anorthosis Famagusta, Group B
Panathanaikos v. Werder Bremen, Group B
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Basle v. Barcelona, Group C
Shakhtar Donetsk v. Sporting, Group C
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Atletico Madrid v. Liverpool, Group D
PSV v. Marseille
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Lineups:
Atletico: Franco, Seitaridis, Perea, Joshua, Antonio Lopez, Camacho, Maniche, Luis Garcia, Simao, Forlan, Sinama Pongolle.
Subs: Bernabe, Pernia, Heitinga, Raul Garcia, Aguero, Paulo Assuncao, Miguel.

Liverpool: Reina, Arbeloa, Carragher, Agger, Dossena, Mascherano, Alonso, Benayoun, Gerrard, Riera, Keane.
Subs: Cavalieri, Aurelio, Pennant, Kuyt, Babel, Leiva Lucas, Darby.

Former LFC lads Luis Garcia and Florent Sinama-Pongolle starting for Atletico tonight, while super-goal hero Dirk Kuyt takes a seat on the subs bench for a bit.


Chelsea: Cech, Bosingwa, Terry, Carvalho, Bridge, Deco, Mikel, Lampard, Kalou, Anelka, Malouda.
Subs: Cudicini, Ivanovic, Di Santo, Ferreira, Alex, Belletti, Stoch.

AS Roma: Doni, Cicinho, Panucci, Mexes, Riise; Taddei, De Rossi, Aquilani, Brighi, Totti, Vucinic.
Subs: Artur, Loria, Perrotta, Tonetto, Montella, Menez, Okaka Chuka.



42 comments:

Mike Georger said...

did the bbc updater have a coronary?

Lingering Bursitis said...

He's crap anyway. Move to the Guardian for pith by the boatload

Mike Georger said...

apparently their liveblogging technology broke. jesus.

guardian it is

Keith said...

Caption: Heeeeey yooooouuu guuuuuuuuyyyyyyyyssss!!!!

Keith said...

forgot to close my tag

/obligatory

Mike Georger said...

wow that was perfectly timed. nice one robbie, nice one.

Mike Georger said...

keane shouldve buried that, nice cross

The Fan's Attic said...

barca with three already.

BerbaBent said...

Hmm why would Keane and Berba want to leave us??!! 3 goals btwn them thus far. Nice finish by Keano.

The Fan's Attic said...

i think berbabent should change his name to RomanBent.

Mike Georger said...

wow nice dive luis

Mike Georger said...

even better dive by riera.
doesnt he look like he should be tying a broad to traintracks in some stock footage from the thirties?

Mike Georger said...

second dive yellow of the game. maniche. ref is doing a great job keeping them all honest. unless their was a sniper, that was a bad dive.

phil said...

I don't like to make a habit of agreeing with Tommy Smyth, but both of the yellows for diving have been utter bullshit.

phil said...

Riera got tripped, an the fellow from ATL got kicked. Niether should have been granted a penalty, nor should they have been given yellows for diving.

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Mike Georger said...

i disagree but maybe because im watching on a stream and dont have the clearest picture

cant you get a card for embellishing though?

phil said...

Berba left us because he knew he could only get away with offside goals if he were wearing a ManU shirt.

Keane left because he knew Ramos was a bleeding fool, which is the same reason Bale, Bentley, and Hutton will be gone.

phil said...

Not sure about the card for embellishing, Georger, though is that's the case, then the last one was justified. He got kicked, but reacted as if he'd been shot.

Mike Georger said...

i was about to ask why you erased that post but now i see, gotta catch em all!

im sure there will be bitching that keane was offsides but that was too close to call i think. unlike yesterdays 'goals'

phil said...

Yeah, Keane's was way too close, but then again, I'm fairly biased when it comes to Keano.

After yesterday's debacle, I propose that SAF be banned from bitching about officials for the remainder oft he season.

phil said...

Aguero on for ATL. Smyth's been pining for him the entire first half. I think Tommy's got a bit of a crush.

Mike Georger said...

gotta say that was the right call on that one. damnit.

Mike Georger said...

on second thought, i think it was wrong

oh well, makeup call i suppose

phil said...

Smyth is fucking stooge. He says Keane, who was pretty much even, was off, but Benayoun, who was 3 yards off, was "too close to call."

And that's a curious substitution by Rafa. Thinking ahead to Saturday maybe?

Mike Georger said...

PULL THE FUCKING TRIGGER YOSSI

The Fan's Attic said...

gamecast says keane out with groin injury.

Mike Georger said...

ahahahaha what a terrible call

Mike Georger said...

arbeloa is getting worked like a two dollar whore out there.
but as the only defensive subs are darby and aurelio ....

phil said...

That's a pretty suspect offside call there.

And Tommy is really laying the Aguero love on pretty thick right now.

Mike Georger said...

madrid is going to score (and it will count) soon. damn

phil said...

My God. I don't know if Kyut could have been more clumsy and inept with that. Ye gods, that was ugly.

JT said...

The more I watch Kuyt, the more convinced I am that he deliberately plays bad football to lull his markers to sleep. Then, when they finally stop caring about him near the box, up he pops with the winning goal and subsequent knee-slide celebration.

phil said...

Holy crap, Kyut can't even keep i his feet. Oaf.

Mike Georger said...

and there it is. terrible defense. way to give it up, jesus.

phil said...

Slick finish from Simao there.

JT said...

Like it really matters. That said, this is the result PSV and Marseille would have wanted, as it gives them a faint hope of catching up.

Mike Georger said...

nothing wrong with a point from this game, if they can manage that, but giving it up that late is awful

where the hell was agger?

phil said...

Wow. What a save.

Mike Georger said...

that wasnt offside either. this has been a terribly called game.

Mike Georger said...

and im pretty sure babel was offside there even though he got a rectal exam from a boot

phil said...

Agreed, Georger. Officials tonight have been pants.