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Re: Champions League 2019-2020

Bericht door Amol » vr aug 21, 2020 3:34 am

#14 schreef:
vr aug 21, 2020 12:43 am
In the third round Benfica will play one of these teams:

PAOK Thessaloniki
Viktoria Plzen
AZ Alkmaar
Rapid Wien
Lokomotiva Zagreb
AA Gent

If they win, and depending on how the draws/results go, in the fourth round they will play another one of those teams or:

Besiktas
FK Krasnodar
Won't it be surreal if Benfica draw AZ and lose to them? AZ would then help Ajax get into Pot 2 and we will hear about that for at least the next 10 years.

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Re: Champions League 2019-2020

Bericht door Ayman » vr aug 21, 2020 6:44 am

Amol schreef:
vr aug 21, 2020 3:34 am
#14 schreef:
vr aug 21, 2020 12:43 am
In the third round Benfica will play one of these teams:

PAOK Thessaloniki
Viktoria Plzen
AZ Alkmaar
Rapid Wien
Lokomotiva Zagreb
AA Gent

If they win, and depending on how the draws/results go, in the fourth round they will play another one of those teams or:

Besiktas
FK Krasnodar
Won't it be surreal if Benfica draw AZ and lose to them? AZ would then help Ajax get into Pot 2 and we will hear about that for at least the next 10 years.
This would be poetic. But what would be even more surreal, is if Vertonghen either scores an own goal/concedes a last minute penalty. Then the tin foil hats are needed for conspiracy theorists = Vertonghen did this on purpose to help Ajax!

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Re: Champions League 2019-2020

Bericht door raymon » vr aug 21, 2020 8:55 am

Ayman schreef:
Amol schreef:
vr aug 21, 2020 3:34 am
#14 schreef:
vr aug 21, 2020 12:43 am
In the third round Benfica will play one of these teams:

PAOK Thessaloniki
Viktoria Plzen
AZ Alkmaar
Rapid Wien
Lokomotiva Zagreb
AA Gent

If they win, and depending on how the draws/results go, in the fourth round they will play another one of those teams or:

Besiktas
FK Krasnodar
Won't it be surreal if Benfica draw AZ and lose to them? AZ would then help Ajax get into Pot 2 and we will hear about that for at least the next 10 years.
This would be poetic. But what would be even more surreal, is if Vertonghen either scores an own goal/concedes a last minute penalty. Then the tin foil hats are needed for conspiracy theorists = Vertonghen did this on purpose to help Ajax!
He still owes us for the goal he scored against us when he was playing for RKC!
"De waarheid is een geheel van maatschappelijk geaccepteerde leugens"

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Re: Champions League 2019-2020

Bericht door Ayman » vr aug 21, 2020 11:46 am

raymon schreef:
vr aug 21, 2020 8:55 am
Ayman schreef:
Amol schreef:
vr aug 21, 2020 3:34 am

Won't it be surreal if Benfica draw AZ and lose to them? AZ would then help Ajax get into Pot 2 and we will hear about that for at least the next 10 years.
This would be poetic. But what would be even more surreal, is if Vertonghen either scores an own goal/concedes a last minute penalty. Then the tin foil hats are needed for conspiracy theorists = Vertonghen did this on purpose to help Ajax!
He still owes us for the goal he scored against us when he was playing for RKC!
Oh yes the 2-2 draw! Who could forget?!

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Re: Champions League 2019-2020

Bericht door Orange14 » vr aug 21, 2020 4:13 pm

If Benfica get knocked out of the CL in the qualifying round they will be in financial trouble. they just gave a three year contract to Edson Cavani who is 33 at €10m per year. Their wage bill must be pretty high now and they are hoping for CL money to cover it. Amazing that they pay such high money for players over 30.
Appie Nouri will forever be remembered for his grace and humanity on and off the pitch!

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Re: Champions League 2019-2020

Bericht door Amol » vr aug 21, 2020 4:50 pm

Orange14 schreef:
vr aug 21, 2020 4:13 pm
If Benfica get knocked out of the CL in the qualifying round they will be in financial trouble. they just gave a three year contract to Edson Cavani who is 33 at €10m per year. Their wage bill must be pretty high now and they are hoping for CL money to cover it. Amazing that they pay such high money for players over 30.
I just read about the Cavani move and thought it was a lot of money for a 33 year old - by a club which I didn't think have that much money.

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Re: Champions League 2019-2020

Bericht door Amol » vr aug 21, 2020 10:29 pm

Alright then, that worked out well for us. Sevilla won the EL and Ajax move up a spot - top spot in Pot 3 https://kassiesa.net/uefa/seedcl2020.html

Now hoping that Benfica doesn't get through the qualifiers.

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Re: Champions League 2019-2020

Bericht door Ayman » zo aug 23, 2020 10:38 pm

Barcelona just got poorer, they paid the KNVB £5 million due to Koeman's contract, now they have to pay Liverpool £5 million after Coutinho won the CL with Bayern Munich. :drecul.gif:

What we learned from Bayern's victory of 2020 in the CL. 1. You need strength in depth 2. You need a number of veterans, in the case of Ajax, Stek, Blind, Tadic, Promes, they mentor the young players like Gravenberch, Kudus, Ekkelenkamp, Taylor, de Waal, Brobbey, Traore, Rensch, Dest, Schuurs, Lang and Antony.

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Re: Champions League 2019-2020

Bericht door Amol » zo aug 23, 2020 11:08 pm

Ayman schreef:
zo aug 23, 2020 10:38 pm
Barcelona just got poorer, they paid the KNVB £5 million due to Koeman's contract, now they have to pay Liverpool £5 million after Coutinho won the CL with Bayern Munich. :drecul.gif:

What we learned from Bayern's victory of 2020 in the CL. 1. You need strength in depth 2. You need a number of veterans, in the case of Ajax, Stek, Blind, Tadic, Promes, they mentor the young players like Gravenberch, Kudus, Ekkelenkamp, Taylor, de Waal, Brobbey, Traore, Rensch, Dest, Schuurs, Lang and Antony.
I was hoping Qatar Investment Fund wouldn't win today and so glad that worked out.

Extremely funny that Barca has to pay Liverpool the 5 million. The less money they have, the less they get to spend on buying players from us.

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Re: Champions League 2019-2020

Bericht door #14 » di sep 15, 2020 10:44 pm

somehow it's all worked out.

welcome to Pot 2.

perhaps we need a new CL thread.

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Re: Champions League 2019-2020

Bericht door SPL » wo sep 16, 2020 1:21 pm

Good news for us.

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