Champions League Thread

Discussion in 'All Other Sports' started by An Tarbh, Sep 15, 2004.

  1. NZL Fan

    NZL Fan Guest

    Soccer-Larsson could be out for season after tearing knee

    In Barcelona story headlined "Larsson could be out for season after tearing knee", please read in third para ... during Saturday's ... instead of ... during Sunday's ... correcting day. Corrected repeat follows:
    BARCELONA, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Barcelona striker Henrik Larsson could miss the remainder of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, the Spanish club said on Monday.
    The extent of the injury was revealed by keyhole surgery performed by club doctors on the Swedish striker's knee on Monday to repair cartilage damage sustained during Saturday's Primera Liga victory over Real Madrid.
    Barcelona's official website said Larsson had asked for any surgery on the torn ligament to be postponed, making it difficult to estimate how long the 33-year-old player would be out of action.
    "By the player's express wishes definite surgery on the anterior cruciate ligament has been postponed," the club quoted a medical statement as saying.
    Barcelona, who are at home to Larsson's former club Celtic in the Champions League on Wednesday, said the injury was at least as serious as those suffered by Larsson's team mates Thiago Motta, Gabri and Edmilson.
    Brazil midfielder Edmilson suffered damage to the same ligament in his right knee early last month and was ruled out for at least six months.
     
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  3. Because he dives in the penalty box a lot. He gets players sent off.

    I could go on but those are the two main gripes.
     
  4. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    It just the way he comes across as being such a goody two shoes when he's such a cheatin' ******* that really ****** me off.
     
  5. He does also look like a horse, which can't be good.
     
  6. shiznit

    shiznit Guest

    C. Ronaldo is worse.
    why single out Ruud?
    every side has atleast one player that does it.
    i think it stems from his freakish ability as a goal scorer.
    if he wasnt one of the most prolific goal scorers in European history then you wouldnt hear a peep out of anyone.
    anyway...
    good game this morning between Man U and Lyon. Man U winning 2-1.
    Ruud was pretty quiet until he got a goal.
    Smith and Rooney were fantastic.
    Hanse, Silvestre and Ferdinan were pretty safe at the back.
    Roy Caroll gave away a shocker.

    also....
    Liverpool might be gooooooooorne!!
    Monaco beat them 1-0 but i think Liverpool were unlucky as Saviola's goal was a bloody handball i thought.
     
  7. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    It's looking bad for Liverpool, I was surprised at how bullish the lads on Sky were last night about Liverpool beating Panathanaikos, no room for objective opinions at all.
     
  8. If we win we will go through, it's as simple as that.

    I'm confident we'll be there.
     
  9. I don't know. Liverpool don't look great at the moment, and Panathanaikos are one of those teams who can always cause upsets in Europe.
     
  10. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    I'm confusing myself here, Olympiakos are in Liverpool's group with Panathanaikos in Arsenal's, either way I won't be surprised to see both teams knocked out. Arsenal don't seem to be able to buy a win at the moment and being without Lauren and Vierra as well as Gilberto won't make Rosenborg any easier.
     
  11. shiznit

    shiznit Guest

    both groups are pretty close at the moment
     
  12. What a shame we're playing Olympiakos.
     
  13. Lol, my lack of current football knowledge trips me up again. I used to be a bit of a guru, but I've lost touch now..........
     
  14. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    Some interesting results tonight, Chelsea losing to Porto, Valencia going out, PSV getting thumped by Panathanaikos. Must be frustrating for Panathanaikos to go out with 9 points in their group while Porto qualify with 8 points. Dissappointing for Celtic not to get a UEFA cup place but since Larsson has left we've lost any bit of class we had.

    Results from this evening

    Group E
    Arsenal 5-1 Rosenborg
    Panathanaikos 4-1 PSV
    Group F
    Celtic 0-0 Milan
    Shaktar 2-0 Barcelona
    Group G
    Inter 3-0 Anderlecht
    Valencia 0-2 Werder Bremen
    Group H
    Porto 2-1 Chelsea
    PSG 1-3 CSKA
     
  15. Seeing the Russians (Chelsea) lose is a suprise indeed.

    Not disasppointing for Celtic to bow out though - comedy genius imo. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  16. cavan

    cavan Guest

    celtic in fairness, just weren't good enough. Nice to see Duffer keeping himself on the scoresheets, even if it was a naff goal!
     
  17. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    Hah slap in the face for Fergie not getting top spot in the group after losing in Istanbul. Liverpool scarped through with a late goal from Gerrard giving them a 3-1 win over Olympiacos.

    Wednesday's Results
    Group A
    Deportivo 0-5 Monaco
    Liverpool 3-1 Olympiacos
    Group B
    Leverkusen 3-0 Kiev
    Roma 0-3 Real Madrid
    Group C
    Ajax 2-2 Munich
    Macabi 1-1 Juventus
    Group D
    Fenerbache 3-0 Man Utd [​IMG]
    Lyon 5-0 Sparta Prague

    Top Seed Qualifiers
    Monaco, Leverkusen, Juventus, Lyon, Arsenal, AC Milan, Inter, Chelsea
    Runners-up
    Liverpool, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Man Utd, PSV, Barcelona, Bremen, Porto
     
  18. NZL Fan

    NZL Fan Guest

    All four English sides are through.......that wouldn't have happened in a while would it???
     
  19. I don't think so. Chelsea are the only side who really look good enough to win it at the moment though.
     
  20. First time in history I read this morning.

    Thank God justice was done and Liverpool made it through and I'm delighted the cheating Greek tossers are out full stop no more than they deserve for diving, cheating, moaning their way through the game at Anfield.
     
  21. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    Thing that ****** me off last night was when Carragher fouled Rivaldo and the ref wouldn't let him back on the pitch to take the free kick.
     
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