Barca clobbered again, end of an era?


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Barca clobbered again, end of an era?

Postby Per Andersen » Wed May 01, 2013 10:29 pm

I'm starting to think so. Messi or no Messi. It's truly amazing how emphatically Bayern beat them and no goals for Barca in 2 games. Today they had no chance. Was not possible for them to play their usual patient game being 4 goals down. Guys like Inesta looking oridinary. Sometimes when Barca loses I think they look too small. I thought so when they lost the first game to AC Milan earlier. Messi was probably more injured then they let on. Had they got a quick goal or two, maybe they would have brought him on.
How about Robben's goal? Perfection.
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Re: Barca clobbered again, end of an era?

Postby Vielleicht » Fri May 03, 2013 5:31 am

Robben's goal in the 2nd leg was perfection. Before his 1st leg goal there was a big offensive foul strangely uncalled.

I think time has finally got Barça - they'll still be a scary force for another 2 or 3 years but now it seems no way they're going to maintain their dominance in the past 4 years.
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Re: Barca clobbered again, end of an era?

Postby Marlow » Fri May 03, 2013 5:55 am

Per Andersen wrote:Messi was probably more injured then they let on.

And yet he played in a meaningless league game this past week-end with the 'same injury'. Barca gots some splainin to do!
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Re: Barca clobbered again, end of an era?

Postby Vielleicht » Fri May 03, 2013 6:02 am

Marlow wrote:And yet he played in a meaningless league game this past week-end with the 'same injury'. Barca gots some splainin to do!


I think their game plan was to use him as a substitute to come on and run at Bayern if the run of play went Barça's way, unfortunately it never did.
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Re: Barca clobbered again, end of an era?

Postby marknhj » Fri May 03, 2013 6:49 am

It's still almost impossible to conceive that Barca could lose 0-7 over two legs to anyone, but it shows Pep is a very smart guy! Strange how cyclical the Champions League has become; first the English clubs dominate for a couple of seasons, then the Spanish, and now, apparently, the Germans.
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Re: Barca clobbered again, end of an era?

Postby KDFINE » Fri May 03, 2013 6:54 am

So who do you "like" in the final, Bayern or Borussa?
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Re: Barca clobbered again, end of an era?

Postby Conor Dary » Fri May 03, 2013 7:17 am

The Bayern Juggernaut will undoubtedly win. It is amazing how they have stormed back after the rather shock lost to a 10 man Chelsea last year at home.

As Mark says, the power in Europe has shifted around lately, but Barca losing 0-7? I suppose the pressure of 3 major titles, 2 Euros and the WC, have been a bit much on the Spaniards.
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Re: Barca clobbered again, end of an era?

Postby Per Andersen » Fri May 03, 2013 4:22 pm

marknhj wrote:It's still almost impossible to conceive that Barca could lose 0-7 over two legs to anyone, but it shows Pep is a very smart guy! Strange how cyclical the Champions League has become; first the English clubs dominate for a couple of seasons, then the Spanish, and now, apparently, the Germans.

And now Pep is replacing Heynckes at Bayern. As James Lawton asks in The Independent : How can Pep improve on this team?
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