Yeah I've never been impressed by Pedro. I think if he played for Osasuna or the like he would be a nobody.
Sanchez has been a big disappointment. He was awesome at Udinese. Maybe he just doesn't fit the Barca style. His pace is a bit irrelevant because Barca rarely have to counter while Udinese were a great team on the counter.
Fabregas has also been useless. I didn't even realize he was playing until you mentioned he got subbed. He was so invisible I didn't know he was the one subbed out, I figured it was Pedro, which shows how invisible he was.
If Milan can get an away goal which they did last year then the tie should be theirs. If not I think it goes to extra time unless someone like Muntari gets sent off, which would not be surprising at all. Muntari was excellent today though, for sure his best game in years.
Agreed. The only thing why Pedro excelled, is because he plays in a great team. His main qualities are positioning, his lines of running and ball control. He is not really quick, can't pass a man, doesn't have a brilliant through ball.
Alexís doesn't fit in the system. It's all about Messi, and Sanchez is a flashy player himself. In Udinese/Chilean squad he was a revelation. Now he is a shadow of that player. I think a team like Manchester United or Arsenal would be perfect for him.
Cesc was horrific today but he is playing a great season in my opinion. For sure, he doesn't have his Arsenal form yet, but I'm convinced he can be a key player in the coming years. Iniesta and Xavi weren't as good when they were 25 either.
Hopefully we can score an early goal and start pressing. If Milan scores 0-1 or 1-1 than I'm afraid it's over.
From a Barca standpoint it is a shame Eto'o and Guardiola didn't get along. Inter really fleeced Barca in the Eto'o and cash for Ibra deal.
Barca need another natural CB as well unless one of the youngsters is ready to make the step up. Puyol still works really hard but sometimes that isn't enough for him anymore. He was beaten quite easily by Niang for the second. And Mascherano and Song in CB is not the best way to go.
Yeah, although Milito was the goal scorer and Sneijder the architect Eto'o was irreplaceble in their squad. Too bad they couldn't get along. But Messi got better and better after Samuel left so goalwise we didn't lose much.
Well I don't know how well you are informed but I can prepare a little post about Barça squad in a next post.
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