[Soccer] Lets talk soccer

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Yeah that was a cracking match. Some defensive howlers from both sides, but overall it was very entertaining.

And wow, that was a ballsy call from the ref to disallow that last goal, even if it was the right decision.
 
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KV Mechelen (my local club) just won the Belgian Cup. Not bad for a team in second class that's about to get demoted for an idiot broker who tried to bribe another team to protect his investment.
 
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Oh man, you don't ever want to go 3-0 up against Liverpool. Not in a European match. It just pisses them off.

Still can't get over that corner. The sheer impudence fucking genius of it.
 
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On the one hand, that corner definitely was a bit underhanded.

On the other hand, it's Barcelona's own fault for getting caught napping. Not to mention blowing a three goal lead before then.
 
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On the one hand, that corner definitely was a bit underhanded.
It's a bit like taking a quick free kick, either the ref lets it go, or he pulls it back & demands you take it again. Absolute worst that could have happened for Liverpool there is Alexander-Arnold getting booked, which wouldn't have mattered in the grand scheme of things, best case scenario is the winning goal which is what happened.

Definitely a smart decision by Liverpool, though if I was a Barcelona supporter I'd be screaming blue murder about how the corner should have been retaken.
 
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Arsenal & Chelsea have been awarded just 6,000 tickets each to sell to their supporters for the Europa League final. This means only 12,000 people - less that 20% of the 68,700 capacity of the ground - will actually be there to support their team. The rest of the 56,700 tickets will presumably go to commercial sponsorships, media & UEFA officials.

I'm not the only one thinking those numbers should be swapped am I?
 
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Arsenal & Chelsea have been awarded just 6,000 tickets each to sell to their supporters for the Europa League final. This means only 12,000 people - less that 20% of the 68,700 capacity of the ground - will actually be there to support their team. The rest of the 56,700 tickets will presumably go to commercial sponsorships, media & UEFA officials.

I'm not the only one thinking those numbers should be swapped am I?
Baku. That should explain everything.
 
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UEFA. That should explain everything.
FTFY

And just because I'm not all that surprised that they did it & can guess at the reasons behind it (officials want their jolly, UEFA thinks commercial sponsors are more important than the fans) doesn't mean I'm not going to call them out & say those reasons are wrong.
 
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FTFY

And just because I'm not all that surprised that they did it & can guess at the reasons behind it (officials want their jolly, UEFA thinks commercial sponsors are more important than the fans) doesn't mean I'm not going to call them out & say those reasons are wrong.
Having the final in Azerbaijan puts a turbocharger to the corruption.
 
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