Posted: 2/20/2019 10:58:50 AM
Madrid/Juve - Christian is coming home. the people of Madrid will be awaiting the prodigal son with extended arms.....
.....and extended middle fingers too.
soon after he arrived last summer, there was a interview with a local media and was asked which ones he disliked. he quickly answered: "Madrid" so here we are. friend was at their practices over the wknd, kind of an understatement but Christian is 'UP' for tonight.
but firstly, when Simeone & Max have a rendezvous you just know whats coming. both coaches tactics are 'old school', and you just know what ur going to get when their teams are on the field. our backline is healthy Giorgio & Bonucci are in there. so we at least got a chance at the cleansheet. over the summer our FIRST priority was to get a striker whom runs faster than a flagpole. well, i guess we found one ehh? and Dybala is starting.
all i know is hell will freeze over first before Max changes his ways on the road. Im hoping he allows Christian to "roam" and let him do his thing, but none of us are counting on that. old habits are hard to break.
On the other side, Simeone is a spit-mirror image same and has a bunch of pitbulls in that midfield of their with 2 studs in the backline as well; so they might control posession. For those whom understand tactics, take a peek at what Simeone decided to start with: 4 defensive minded CM's; so Simeone is gonna try to do what he knows best. Atletico has always been a brick wall down the middle of the field. theyll pressure the ball all over the place. and of course Griez & his stupid 'phone calls' celebrations.
I couldn't give two 'bleeps' if we win or not...... just get the d*mn away goal. if it comes with a 'w' attached? fine. but 1-1, 1-2, or even 1-3 is a decent result.
and fyi, Simeone has gone on record as being one of the very few coaches whom are actually happy as a duck in water with a 0-0 result at home in the first leg. the only logical plays are either the draw or under here. prices are cr*p for both. PASS.
and on a side note, as you saw yesterday..... "logic" gets tossed out the window in CL.
- since they didnt advance last year all they did was go on to win Europa. and in the 5 years Simeone has been there, the only teams to have knocked out Atletico were Real (3 times) and Barca. something like 13 rounds. and you wonder why that ulcer is brewing?
now watch it ends up 4-3.
just one small FUN play a few friends and i made. only a Juve 'knucklehead' would do:
Chiellini to score anytime @+1400, from a header @+3500 - as the mass of humanity focus' on Christian & Mand like a bee to honey on those corners/free kicks, Giorgios big noggin finds the ball and bangs one home. people would be suprised to find out how many of our set pieces are actually designed for him as others are decoys.