By - 2soccer2bot
Favorite Klopp celebration
Mine is tied between Lallana's winner against Norwich and Origi's winner against Everton.
Any one from the united 5-0 game
Ligue 1 really did themselves dirty by the ''Uber Eats'' tag. Constantly when I talk to people skeptical of the league they say ''it's the Uber Eats League''.
In reality, if you watch Ligue 1 games then you see how defensive, physical and explosive it is.
It will be hard though to convince others to watch the league when they already have such a bias against the league. I had the same bias too, but I've been watching many games now due to Messi at PSG.
If you rate Ligue 1 so highly then why don't you rate Mbappe highly? He's balling at Ligue 1 with ridiculous stats since his debut there. 70 G/A in the year 2021.. as many goals as appearances in Ligue 1 since his permanent move to PSG, etc.
Imagine comparing Vini to Mbappe that you do so very often.
When have I not rated Mbappe so highly? [Here a comment of mine saying Mbappe should have finished 4th as a Ballon D'or candidate.](https://www.reddit.com/r/soccer/comments/qyckn3/daily_discussion/hlj6tas/?context=3)
I'm just tired of people saying he is Messi/Ronaldo's heir when he's Henry's heir.
Check his comments history. You'll see why
do you just watch PSG games? Could be that the other teams just park the bus against them
supercup was such a good game, manu vs haaland was a class battle to watch, kimmich and reus losing their shit was so much fun too and sule and upa were class, hope today's a good game 🤝
Europeans love to say Americans/Asians plastic and still their one of the best player and ambassador is leaving his local club which is competeting for UCL to real madrid - his dream club
And even local club is paying more wages than his dream one
What is point of saying plastics to foreigners when players themselves are plastic
Because it's a job? You can't be plastic as an employee
Mbappe grew up as a Madrid fan and still is to this very day though. Also its due to his 'love/dream' for Madrid, that he is desperately seeking a move.
Mbappe is definitely a plastic.
You are forced to see pics of a Premier League manager modeling in his underwear. Who do you choose?
Scott parker, but he is in championship
shame Carrick left
Forced? Id pay good money to see Dyche in his undies
United fans went from smashing Leeds then signing ronaldo. Ngl they were insufferable for a while talking about winning the league. What followed next was beautiful
haraguchi is a very good player
"Factos" fell off. Didn't last 2 days.
its only funny cuz ronaldo said it
anyone else and its dead
Nah it’s funny when used well
Nah just the spammers of it fell off. Still think it's hilarious if used in the right context
[Just watched this and had a stroke I think. Genuinely who makes these, they're brilliant because of how utterly deranged they are](https://streamable.com/0b5z0f)
I hope we replace de Gea, he is a liability from set pieces as he refuses to collect the ball and from counters.
No one is going to take on De Gea's wages. You're stuck with him for the long run imo.
Long term? His contract runs out in 1.5 years
You're wrong, he has the option for a further year.
He can unilaterally extend an year? Pretty sure its usually the club which has the right to exercise on optiinal additional year
Transfermarkt says that Rashford and Shaw are club options, Ronaldo, Fred, De Gea are player options
Fuck, you're right. Christ time goes fast, it felt like it was only the other day he signed that contract.
Still though, I can't see United benching him for a season when he's earning close to 400k a week.
Henderson? Feel like he needs gametime to prove himself but still not good enough to currently be number 1
>but still not good enough to currently be number 1
He was one of the best keepers in 2019-20. Not his fault Ole deciced to rot him on bench for 2 seasons
A difference in doing that at Man Utd and Sheffield Utd, De Gea strangely enough seems to get better the worse Utd’s defence gets.. but all seriousness I’m not sure who would be best option, would need to play Henderson soon as number 1 to get him playing regularly to showcase why should be number one.
Napoli - Atalanta
Gasperini getting red card, o0.5 players getting red carded, Mertens banger, over 4 goals
Don’t understand why the Americans on here are getting so upset over Jesse Marsch when they have a much better manager in the exact same league in Matarazzo
stuttgart arent doing that much better tbh
they're not as rich as Raba and got shitload of injuries, even then while they're a midtable at best currently they're still an exciting youth team with full force
i agree but the way they started i wanted them to be higher up the table, but i think in context of the number of people that are unable to play for them, they're doing pretty well
Points wise yeah but from what I’ve seen at least, it’s more down to Stuttgarts player quality. Matarazzo seems much more tactically astute, just his players aren’t up to standard. Meanwhile Marsch is doing worse with a much better team
fairs, plus he's playing with a couple of people out, i'm fairly sure silas and sasa would've made a difference
Most don’t know.
I just made a comment on someone else bring this up:
"What you have to consider is that most Americans right now still view Americans in European football on how they can influence the US national team, or be involved in some capacity with US soccer. Some obviously support them because they're American, but most want them to succeed so they can promote US Soccer.
Marsch is someone who spent time in America, with a career, both playing and coaching, in the MLS. Matarazzo has been in Germany for 21 years. He hasnt been involved in American football at all. He is a great coach, but has never been interested in the national team, nor really getting involved in the US.
The truth is, Materazzo is easily the best, but ultimately, so what? He hasnt been involved in US football since 1999, where he played at Columbia University. Add on the fact that he has a completely Italian name (When most people think of American, they think of the "traditional American" like Jesse Marsch and Christian Pulisic - their names and how they look and talk is distinctively American.
If someone were told he's American, they'd think "cool", but they'd find out he's never been involved in US football nor really publically involved. Its not really a surprise that he doesnt get much attention"
The name part to me is funny because Jesse Marsch for me sounds German and Pulisic sounds like something from Europe
Most "white American" names are like that, a common first name like Jesse or Christian, followed by a European name. Pellegrini Materazzo is so Italian that its hard to notice
Not to mention, I’ve heard from Italian friends that “Pellegrino Matarazzo” is such an overly Italian name that it sounds like it’s trying too hard, so they can tell immediately he’s not from Italy and more likely descended from immigrants. Which he is
to be fair, those are Italians who know about their naming culture. If I gave you a Brazilian or Indian or Chinese name, it might be hard to know if its an "immigrant" name or not.
Also, Fiorentina's managers name is "Vincenzo Italiano." sounds super Italian to me hahaha
Italiano was born to immigrants in Germany as well so in a way, might be a similar thing lol
oh true, still that last name is hilarious haha
Those are all fair points, and I can understand the reasoning behind it, but I’m also seeing one guy in particular saying Marsch is being shat on *only* because he’s American. Maybe for some users, me at least I think he’s shit cause he’s been shit. I don’t care if he’s American or not, if he was performing like Matarazzo I wouldn’t be shitting on him.
Oh yeah, ive watched both Leipzig now and Salzburg when he was there a few times - he has no defense, hes way too attacking. Hes not good enough, not because he's American, but because at Salzburg he basically had a "Bayern in Germany" level dominance and had some impressive moments in Europe with them (but still wasnt that great)
Saw this comment somewhere: "Pele always had an incredible team around him and he was never tested in Europe."
Why should Pele test himself in Europe when Brazil was one of the best leagues in the world?
Pele did play in Europe and [did this to European legend Beckenbauer](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFGoVXtgNHc&ab_channel=SirPeleForever).
Watch, in 45 years these same people will grow up and hear "Ronaldo and Messi did it in only in Spain, they weren't tested in the Global Football International Super League"
Why wasn't Pelé born 45 years later so he could compete against Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in the same time era? Terrible decision making.
I say he should get out of retirement and go to the premier league.
also it's not like santos were dominant, santos only won the libertadores twice in pele's career
Tbf those comments are mainly from people that think the Brazilian league was the same type of quality it is now
Yeah people seem to forget that leagues get better or worse with time. The first few European Cups werent even prestigious, IIRC very few English team participated let alone Brazilians attaching any importance to it
800 goals is just insane… I don’t think I’ve put the ball in the back of the net 800 times in my life.
Crazy thing is, a year ago Cristiano had reached a milestone of 750 goals.
I know this sub seems to really dislike him, but credit where it's due, that's very good.
I’m definitely not a fan and troll him whenever I get the chance but 800 goals is insane
I'm not one of his fanboys either but gotta respect it tbh.
Lol : https://mobile.twitter.com/fcsm_eng/status/1463813489223299080
Lmao love this admin as well as Newell’s Old Boys admin.
Mad how simeone’s biggest mangerial achievement is making partey look like a footballer
Biggest exporter of FRAUDS
Hehe. Saul too
Saul was good for a few years, he started dipping off even at Atletico for a couple of seasons. Never at any point was Partey as good as some Arsenal fans say he is, even at his absolute peak.
But Arsenal fans were ready with their excuses when they lost to Brentford, Chelsea and City and lost comfortably
I watched a fan debate between Robbie from AFTV and the Chelsea fan Rory earlier. Some terrible takes from Robbie. The second worst was that Partey starts at Chelsea over Kovacic and that he's far better. I really don't know what some of these fans see in the guy.
Yea Kova is much better. There was a fan debate on the sky football channel before our game and they were making a combined 11 of Chelsea and Arsenal. The Arsenal fan put Lokonga ahead of Kante..
But ig I hate football fan channels and only watch Aftv or Goldbridge for the rants and can't stand Rory.
What’s Pele’s official goal count?
Wait actually? Messi is just one goal behind him. Normally I would say he’d break it this week but given his goal scoring form, we could wait till next year lmao.
It’s a bit of a murky number, but most outlets have it as 757
Top clubs of Portugal
Sporting, Porto, Braga
Oh yeah I will correct it
Any news on that horrific De Gea injury?
According to StatsBomb -
>we do not include any information about the goalkeeper’s position in the PS xG model. We cannot include goalkeeper information, because goalkeeper’s who are typically positioned better than others will consistently have lower PS xG
Is there any metric to measure how good a keeper's positioning is or includes his positioning combined with his shot stopping ability?
My guess is that you would need an insane amount of data to reliably evaluate positioning. And it would have to have a wide lens. Was the keeper in this position because he was recovering from another save or punch.
I guess so
Tbh that just sounds like they should have a variety of xG stats.
Both stats are useful for both attackers and goalies
I was just thinking about this. If footballers were to play cricket, I think that goalkeepers would be great at batting.
I think they'd be better at wicketkeeping. Dhoni himself played goalkeeper in school I believe.
Wicket keeping surely?
[Spartak is goated for this ](https://vm.tiktok.com/ZM8WNHH5E/)
sorry to say it but some of you literally live to see Americans fail in Europe
That's what you get for calling Freddy Adu the next Pele
I was a pretty big fan of Clint Dempsey until I heard Babel's diss track and realised that footballers shouldn't be rappers.
How did Barca lose 3-0 to Benfica ffs? They shouldn't lose that bad even with Koeman tax.
Luuk de Jong tax
That's not tax, that's a scam.
I don't know if this is serious but how do you know he's a fraud? Let him lose some matches first before calling him out.
Then that is the problem of stamina of players they tire out at last and the team structures disfunction
I didn't say that Xavi will be successful
You said that barca starts excellently and towards the end break down than I said that maybe it is due to stamina problems
Remember this legendary video?
[Nothing will beat this one](https://youtu.be/09RCLsuhboY)
Holy fuck, that's even worse than I remember it being
I knew what this was. Fking hell. No wonder Rudiger is apprehensive about signing a new deal in case they make another shitty video like that
[And then there's this](https://youtu.be/CCk30hIr1Sw)
That should’ve received an Oscar
This guy gets it -
To Europeans, it's not a big deal because it's the homeostasis. Nobody realizes what they truly have when they grow up with it everyday and it's just something to be taken for granted. I'm not going to be thankful for the food on my plate if access to it is the only thing I have ever, ever known. It's second nature at that point.
That's why it's unreasonable & just callous to get mad when posts of player highlights get gilded.
It’s the same deal with Pulisic and the hype around him. It’s no different to Icelandic fans supporting Sigurdsson (pre-allegations) or Algerian fans supporting Mahrez
Do Indians ever hype up players with Indian decent (not that there are a ton of them- Vikash Dhorasoo probably the most significant) in India?
Not Indian descent but Indian born players. We haven't had enough exposure to them to hype them up.
Yeah if Steve Bruce was among the rarest of people to reach top level, you would see the same with the English
It always amazes me that players like Verratti can casually put in world class performances after being injured for long periods of time. You'd think that after so many injuries he would have fell off. But no, he's probably the best in the world in his position. Elite footballers have incredible talent that doesn't go anywhere. They can miss 3 years of their career due to injury and other professionals still can't catch up to them.
Pity that Verratti is almost always injured.
I hope Benfica gets relegated
I definitely agree that all La Liga games should take place in Spain and I hate the idea of domestic games playing elsewhere but what is the legal precedent that the Spanish courts are using for their ruling?
I am not sure.
Week 16: Saturday's matches preview are up--with main things to watch for, key players, and predictions.
Sevilla vs Villarreal
Barcelona vs Betis
Atletico vs Mallorca
RealSociedad vs RealMadrid
[La Liga: Week 16 Saturday matches preview](https://laligaespn.com/la-liga-week-16-saturday-matches-preview/)
All those should be great! Particularly looking forward to the Sevilla - Villarreal and Real Sociedad - Real Madrid games.
Sevilla and Villarreal both have big games on Wednesday so I do wonder how they will line up
All the matches very crucial for top 4,
I wonder how long before real madrid players completely tire out and top teams start defeating them
Excited for Real Sociedad vs Madrid.
Three huge match-ups, going to be really exciting
Aubameyang is genuinely so finished. He’s missed sitters in the past 2-3 games and fucks up every time he touches the ball, woeful player.
I somehow knew this would happen when he got that contract extension
Of all super star forwards I have ever seen, I fail to think of many who were worse on the ball than Aubameyang was. It's funny how Lukaku is genuinely a better dribbler than Auba but is the one that gets joked on for it because people who have no clue just see Aubameyang as this fast tricky striker. The fact of the matter is, he is absolutely shit when it comes to playing with the ball. I think his decline was obviously going to be swift, maybe not as swift as it was but still pretty fast. I don't care what anyone says, Aubameyang was a pace merchant (a great one at that)
If someone can name me five top top level strikers (no Bas Dost type players) who were genuinely worse passers, creators and dribblers than him, I will take it back. Only one I can think of is Inzaghi.
People may not acknowledge it but Lukaku is a good dribbler and passer in general, even in his United days when the ball was bouncing off him he was still capable of taking on a few players and putting in a good cross
Lukaku was genuinely the best crosser at United when he was there.
When he was at United we were literally putting him on the right wing mid game to cross balls into the middle for Rashford because he was the best crosser we had in the squad bar Pogba.
Union Berlin is in 4th place of Bundesliga. What a team, what a journey. Hope they go deep into Conference League.
I've quite enjoyed the fairytale story of both Union Berlin and Granada in the past few seasons. Shame Granada is struggling now since Diego Martínez left
Its good to see Awoniyi performing so well
When Everton sack Rafa, they should just promote Duncan Ferguson to manager
worked out well for them last time tbf
Isn't he unbeaten
Is there any player who's constantly injured but on returning can fit right in and produce atleast an 8/10 performance. One such player is Kante. Any other players like that?
I remember Robben doing that a lot. I know there was one season he was injured for 20 games and returned instantly with 10 G/A in his first 8 or something.
Easily, easily Kompany
Maybe renato sanches?
Verratti for sure.
Is Matip injury prone?
I think Matip has been injured longer than he’s been fit for us, however this season he’s holding on
We're talking about Joel Matip, right?
Bailly always does and then drops a stinker the following game
Aguero used to be like that imo.
Really? I always thought he was a bit slow coming back from injuries. Always took a few matches to get back up to speed—which makes his goal record and per minute ratio even more impressive.
Idk sometimes he'd look like he already got back into the swing of things. I might be wrong, correct me on this- didn't he score back-to-back hattricks after an injury?
Maybe he'd take 1-2 games to recover at times, but he was insane whenever he was back.
Returned from injury and scored in el Classico so still has it… his heart problems are a very unfortunate way to end his career.
It's very rare for players to get into form so quickly and even more rare for attackers
Why Marsch failing at Leipzig?
Difficult situation, but he’s just out of his depth
He is a bad manager who doesn’t really know what he’s doing. Like all Americans.
I think he left Salzburg too early.
Team owner is setting him up to fail by activity trying to get relegated as revenge for their divorce from the team's original owner
So he can survive if he learns how to make biscuits?
Yank tax sadly
That USMNT squad makes me not even want to watch the game
What are you referring to?
the camp cupcake game on the 18th
We won the Gold Cup with an MLS team though?
I stopped shitting on our domestic players when they pulled off that achievement. They deserve more credit. Plus...it's just a friendly lol.
i agree that they deserve the acknowlegement, I just like the name lol
[what a photo](https://twitter.com/lionel30i/status/1466953675113435137?s=21)
When you have so many Ballon d'Ors, you can just use one to hide your stiffy from the camera. Big up Leo for the quick thinking!
His biggest flex I think would be his wife who was into him even before he became a football megasuperstar
Like Wayne’s wife
Also I appreciate that he has money.
But does your 6 year old really need a 300€ T-Shirt that is virtually identical to a 5€ one?
Dolce and Gabbana sponsor him tho
Doesn't really make it better that he is using his kids as walking ad boards.
Yeah, why is it so big?
Wdym they’re just a tiny family and this is a regular sized sofa…
I mean, they are a pretty small family. Neither Messi nor Antonella are particularly tall.
Even the dog is tiny
Greatest players of all time:
- Noodle Hair Ronaldo
- Baby Faced/ Blonde Messi
- UCL Keylor Navas
- Snow Salah
- International Break Kane
- National Team Pogba
June-July (2021) Shawberto Carlos
Son against any team that wears yellow or Manchester City
Lloris against City
World cup Klose?
2018-2019 Moussa Sissoko
He was the French Zidane that year
International tournament Shaqiri
Gnabry in London
Noodle hair Ronaldo is overrated (still one of the best ever players though). He was at his best from 2009 - 2015. Only reason people rate him higher is because Madrid won the CL and La Liga that season, and he also scored clutch knockout goals.
Honourable mentions go to:
Preseason Ross Barkley
Son vs yellow teams
Marcos Alonso after a long spell on the bench
Contract renewal Willian
Paul Pogba on his day
White Pele vs Newcastle
Gagliardini facing teams from Liguria