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Real already 2-0 ahead in Clasico
 

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This Lunin guy should go and be a starter somewhere.
 

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Real hasn't finished building their squad the way they want, but I feel like the best thing I can say about them is that I don't think there's any deadweight on the roster at all. They've got pace, they've got fluidity, and they've got depth in net, defense, and midfield (they would still prefer a better #1 striker than Joselu). Obviously Jude has been even better than the highest expectations suggested he would be, but Brahim Diaz has also reached a level that I sure as fuck never thought he would reach...I was disappointed they plucked him off Milan, that's how little I thought of him.

Fantastic team. I wouldn't be shocked at all if they win 2-3 more trophies this season. I definitely underestimated them at the outset when I thought their summer failed to replace Benzema and that Barcelona had the better transfer window after already having the better 2022-'23 season. I'm glad to have been wrong (at least, to this point).

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Barcelona problem is that they have no coach at all.
 

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Painful, but been clear for awhile now that Xavi is incapable of transmitting his ideas onto the pitch

The tactics were naive but a function of his inability to generate a midfield that can be fluid, control and influence, rather than ponderous and predictable
 

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Man Kounde looks like an amateur, he was so solid with Sevilla...
 

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Man Kounde looks like an amateur, he was so solid with Sevilla...
Stupid errors by Jules but you play a high line with a back 3 & you invite danger - you have to be vigilant and he was not. Probably would’ve been smarter to have switched Jules to RB and Araujo central but the problems are deeper as the offense cannot generate many advantages
 

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This Barca is so underwhelming to watch.
 

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I watched the game. Barca defence is so bad I couldnt believe what I am watching.
 

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Atletico demolished Real Madrid. Why of all the fucking teams we had to get them in CL?
 

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Atletico demolished Real Madrid. Why of all the fucking teams we had to get them in CL?

I'm more worried about our opponents in the league rather than in CL. Absolutely no underestimation to Atletico but their tactical discpline is not even close to what they have been before a few years, that includes their vulnerability in defence and also in midfield. Besides of that, Real Madrid hasn't beeen any convincing to me recently. They can win win by a huge margin against Barca but their lack of consistency is obvious.

Not saying that Inter has been much better lately, but at least we've got that Italian tactical discpline which gives us an edge over the rest of teams.

I was wrong regarding our bench options though. If we only had proper backup options in attack, we'd be a scary team. It's not like our bench in midfield is THAT good, but at least they have shown to be somewhat competitive compared to Arnautovic and Alexis.
 

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True, Juventus is a big problem. But at least if there was one club to make Inter players really commit to winning games, it's Juventus. This Inter has 'it'
 

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Atletico demolished Real Madrid. Why of all the fucking teams we had to get them in CL?
You are really basing this whole CL tie on one fucking Copa del Rey game?! They are 5th in the league and their results and performance are inconsistent. Atleti could be a tough opponent but we have the upper hand against them.
 

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I would also take some exception to calling that game a "demolition". It ended 2-2 in regulation time. Atleti also had eight days from their last game to last night while Madrid were coming back from Saudi Arabia with half the rest time to play.
 

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We are lucky to get Atletico and not RMadrid
 

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Let me be a drama queen!
 
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