Inter - Atlético Madrid (20 Feb 24) [1-0]

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Also Barca fans were watching Inter - Atletico and said that we are clearly a top3 team in CL
I agree with them. This roster has grown together into something special. They may fall short but that is always a risk even for the most dominant sides. But I think this year they may have the confidence they lacked last time around at the end. Just need to stay focused and get into that match.
 

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We won the game but we lost Thuram. With Assman upfront we gonna lose easy those 10+ pts advantage in scudetto race.
Come on, this is simply ridiculous. This Team has clearly shown, that Demone has managed to establish a winning mentality. On paper we have a mediocre roster (across Europe), still we seem to have become top 3-5 favourites for the CL this year and have completely dominated the league so far.

Ofc an injured Thuram is tough and we lack a strong 3rd striker. But that has no impact on our strong Defense and hard working Midfield which both have been excellent for most parts of this season.
 

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We will see after return leg were we are, stop claiming we are top 3 before we prove that on pitch.
I'm not claiming we are top 3, that's why i said we seem to have become top 3-5 favourites since that is the momentary opinion of big sports-outlets across Europe. I'm more than happy with Semi-Finals anything else is still a wet dream come true for me.

But proof of being a strong squad on the pitch doesn't seem to sufficient anyway. Otherwise people wouldn't claim we'd easily lose our +10pt advantage in the League just because Thuram is injured
 

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Being dominant in Seria A doesnt make you top 3 in Europe, not in times like these. We need to prove that last season final wasnt a fluke, by knocking out Atletico for a start.
 

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Being dominant in Seria A doesnt make you top 3 in Europe, not in times like these. We need to prove that last season final wasnt a fluke, by knocking out Atletico for a start.
you're 100% right but that is not my point :ROFLMAO:

I'm saying it's ridiculous to think that we'd lose our 10pt advantage because Thuram is injured and that the whole team has worked together to put us where we are right now which is top of the Serie-A und being a strong and respected contender in the CL. Which imo again proves, that the impact of Thurams absence won't be as strong as you've claimed in your first post.
 

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you're 100% right but that is not my point :ROFLMAO:

I'm saying it's ridiculous to think that we'd lose our 10pt advantage because Thuram is injured and that the whole team has worked together to put us where we are right now which is top of the Serie-A und being a strong and respected contender in the CL. Which imo again proves, that the impact of Thurams absence won't be as strong as you've claimed in your first post.
Well we'll have to wait and see. Hope you are right
 

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based on their form they are absolutely horrible. If not for a lucky win vs Fiorentina they would have the worst form in Serie A... This should be a win.
At home they aren't easy. If the league was based only on home form they would be 12th, away form they would be 18th.
We only beat them last time away with a Denzel injury time winner.
 

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At home they aren't easy. If the league was based only on home form they would be 12th, away form they would be 18th.
We only beat them last time away with a Denzel injury time winner.
Though that is 1.5 years ago. We are much better team now.
 

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Just watched the highlights again
I'm shocked there was not mention of the balant handball by AM defender.

Clear handball you see the ripple of his forearm when watched in slow motion
VAR falling asleep ? ?
 

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this video also shows that Atletico mostly only defended :p
 

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Nah, would have been an awful penalty call. They should get rid of those calls if some ref call those.

I could understand if the ball was going towards the goal.
 

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Nah, would have been an awful penalty call. They should get rid of those calls if some ref call those.

I could understand if the ball was going towards the goal.
All penalty calls nowadays are awful anyway. I personally think it should be called Molina moved his arm towards the ball, causing it change of direction to the keeper, otherwise it would have been a throw in.
 

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All penalty calls nowadays are awful anyway. I personally think it should be called Molina moved his arm towards the ball, causing it change of direction to the keeper, otherwise it would have been a throw in.
exactly, i think there are penaltys that are even more "ridicolous" but still are penaltys and get called. The Inter- verona penalty for example, where the verona player fall down 3 seconds after he got hit from Darmian. Thanks god henry missed the penalty.
 

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Just watched the highlights again
I'm shocked there was not mention of the balant handball by AM defender.

Clear handball you see the ripple of his forearm when watched in slow motion
VAR falling asleep ? ?
It was a clear 100% penalty for me.

But seeing how some people here passionately agreed with refs call, I'm not gonna enter into a debate for something both parties saw from different angles and have different opinions. 😅
 

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Though that is 1.5 years ago. We are much better team now.
If thuram was there I would agree. But is arnautovic & sanchez better then dzeko & lukaku? Guess we will see. Hopefully a midfielder can chip in with a goal.
 

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Just watched the highlights again
I'm shocked there was not mention of the balant handball by AM defender.

Clear handball you see the ripple of his forearm when watched in slow motion
VAR falling asleep ? ?
Was a clear pen for me.
 
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