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The unstoppable force that is reigning European champion Bayern Munich looks like the odds-on favorite to lift the biggest trophy in club soccer yet again, but Manchester United will try to play the role of spoiler when the sides meet in their quarterfinal first leg in Manchester.

Bayern is heavily favored against the struggling English side, but Manchester United has enough weapons to make things interesting.

In the day’s other UEFA Champions League quarterfinal, Barcelona takes on La Liga rival Atletico Madrid in a match-up that is tougher for Barca than some realize. The loss of Victor Valdes to injury could hurt Barcelona’s chances of making another deep tournament run as they face an in-form Atleti side.

If you will be watching today’s action please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.

Enjoy the action.

Comments

  1. Corona and Castillo starting. Both look good so far. Corona especially. He has created a number of chances and probably should have an assist. 0-0 39th

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    • I like Corona,
      still has a a lot of upside.
      in another observation.
      MX teams appear to keep their form and movement in sync,
      at times much more attractive team soccer.
      I can see how they dispatched the MLS, more clearly now.

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  2. I left fox sports 1 in the background after the munich game and just heard some ex-NFL rocket scientist say the MLS is a step UP from Liga MX.

    At least ESPN knows better than to have their SportsCenter talking heads comment on soccer outside the realm of TOP 10 plays.

    #bruttisimo

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      • Bunch of teams I don’t remember, America, Chiba’s, tj, ect. You should just Google it, stop being the typical lazy American

  3. Pretty much what I expected from both Bayern and Manchester. I thought Bayern would start shooting from just outside the box and look for a rebound since Manchester was putting everyone inside of it. You miss every shot you do not take.

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    • It’s kinda that old Barcelona problem. People pack the box and you can’t score. Mandzukic is a pretty good fix for that and Levendoski will help even more next year.

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      • Sure would love to see those kinds of issues with the USMNT. When that happens I know the USMNT has ARRIVED!

  4. Soooo, Valencia makes a horrible studs up challenge on Boateng and he avoids a second yellow, but Rooney dives after Bastian completely misses him and that’s a second yellow. Horrible call/s.

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  5. I’m no longer convinced that Moyes is doing a bad job at Manu. The players aren’t quite giving enough effort or aren’t young enough to play every game full out. You could see it this game what Ferdinand and Vidic can do. Its combination of age and effort but I can’t put it all on Moyes.

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  6. 1-1 FT; Typical Barcelona call at the end; Atletico wins a free kick with a chance to put it in the box and the referee blows the whistle before they can put it in play.

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    • Hideous dive by Rooney there, typical United. Can’t believe they got a draw, Bayern completely dominated the game.

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      • It was late from Schweini but It wasn’t particularly bad. But I will say this it doesn’t feel inconsistent from this ref. He has been giving some “soft” yellows.

        Either way… Schweinsteiger just got the least dangous red card I have even seen. It was two soft yellows.(What I mean by soft is I don’t think they were really dangerous.)

  7. Watched 10 minutes of the Man U – Bayern game. Struck by the sheer laziness of Fellaini. Don’t remember him being this lethargic. Maybe it’s just me.

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  8. that didn’t take long, Mandzukic makes the play in midfield shortly after coming on, simple play, and Bayern score on the subsequent attack

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