Rennes against Boys: the UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2020/2021 thread

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Number None, Tuesday, 20 October 2020 19:58 (four months ago) link

United have seemed comfortable.

The second half of Zenit vs Bruges was absolutely wild.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Tuesday, 20 October 2020 20:00 (four months ago) link

this is the PSG we know and love, but Utd have been really solid

Telles has an unbelievable cross on him. Hopefully our lads will learn how to attack them eventually

Number None, Tuesday, 20 October 2020 20:05 (four months ago) link

Lovely header from Martial.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Tuesday, 20 October 2020 20:15 (four months ago) link

Ah fuck off

Number None, Tuesday, 20 October 2020 20:15 (four months ago) link

Bizarre

crisp, Tuesday, 20 October 2020 20:16 (four months ago) link

I actually cannot fault that performance

Number None, Tuesday, 20 October 2020 20:55 (four months ago) link

Not even the kit?

groovypanda, Wednesday, 21 October 2020 05:53 (four months ago) link

The kit's grown on me

Number None, Wednesday, 21 October 2020 07:13 (four months ago) link

Bless Eder and his ability to score once in thirty matches, but only in big games.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 17:15 (four months ago) link

Real are two nil down

Number None, Wednesday, 21 October 2020 17:29 (four months ago) link

Lol, three.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 17:37 (four months ago) link

Against the Shakhtar b-team as well!

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 17:38 (four months ago) link

Great goal from Modric. If Shakhtar sit back, there’s no way they’re holding this lead.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 18:06 (four months ago) link

Vinicius scores three seconds after coming on.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 18:11 (four months ago) link

this is the sort of predictable fascist parade that they specialise in

imago, Wednesday, 21 October 2020 18:13 (four months ago) link

it'll finish 6-3

imago, Wednesday, 21 October 2020 18:13 (four months ago) link

VAR comes good at last.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 18:45 (four months ago) link

Good draw for Lokomitiv.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 18:46 (four months ago) link

oh excellent, my jinxes never work usually

imago, Wednesday, 21 October 2020 19:06 (four months ago) link

Szoboszlai is so good. Traore at Ajax looks excellent too - only one goal so far today, he scored five at the weekend.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Tuesday, 27 October 2020 20:45 (three months ago) link

The five at the weekend was amateur hour tbf

Madrid 2-0 down, you love to see it.. again!

Ilxor in the streets, Scampo in the sheets (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 27 October 2020 21:41 (three months ago) link

Madrid level!

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Tuesday, 27 October 2020 21:50 (three months ago) link

I was thinking the fake crowd noise at the Chelsea game was unusually good

then I realised there are actual fans in the stands

Number None, Wednesday, 28 October 2020 18:03 (three months ago) link

Morata has had three goals disallowed through VAR.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Wednesday, 28 October 2020 21:17 (three months ago) link

Rashford for PM

Number None, Wednesday, 28 October 2020 21:36 (three months ago) link

Hat trick!

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Wednesday, 28 October 2020 21:51 (three months ago) link

Joao Felix looks excellent this season. Consistently the biggest threat Atleti have.

Looking forward to seeing how Gomez and Williams handle Zapata, Muriel and the other Gomez later.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Tuesday, 3 November 2020 19:21 (three months ago) link

Jota with two brilliant finishes.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Tuesday, 3 November 2020 20:36 (three months ago) link

Five nil, Jota hat trick. This is hugely impressive counter attacking.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Tuesday, 3 November 2020 21:10 (three months ago) link

The bittersweetness of enjoying Jota's rise won't stop, but I am pleased for the cunt

big man on scampus (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 3 November 2020 21:21 (three months ago) link

Surely a bit more sweet than bitter in that it's clearly a transfer that everybody benefits from

or something, Tuesday, 3 November 2020 21:39 (three months ago) link

Every time he scores I assume it ups the fee and he clearly wasn't in Nuno's plans so yeah it is more sweet than bitter but he's killing it, which is great, but obvi sigh

big man on scampus (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 3 November 2020 21:45 (three months ago) link

I mean basically he's a good lad so god speed

big man on scampus (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 3 November 2020 21:46 (three months ago) link

He looks like he's been playing for us for years

or something, Tuesday, 3 November 2020 21:47 (three months ago) link

“Jamie, you couldn’t even name top five women’s players so don’t tell me you watched me play.”@AlexScott did not hold back on @Carra23 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/VJgvi7xyiY

— Champions League on CBS Sports (@UCLonCBSSports) November 4, 2020

I want to change my display name (dan m), Wednesday, 4 November 2020 19:22 (three months ago) link

United turned over by Erdogan’s boys.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Wednesday, 4 November 2020 19:48 (three months ago) link

Atrocious performance again

A loss to Everton and I think/hope Ole is gone

Number None, Wednesday, 4 November 2020 19:52 (three months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Madrid currently losing to Donetsk again. As it stands, they’re third, level on points with Shakhtar. Depending on how the other game tonight goes, Shakhtar could potentially be playing an already eliminated Inter last.

RBS vs Lokomotiv has been great fun.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Tuesday, 1 December 2020 19:24 (two months ago) link

Lokomotiv penalty, brawl, Salzburg goal in two minutes.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Tuesday, 1 December 2020 19:36 (two months ago) link

lol, 2-0 Shakhtar.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Tuesday, 1 December 2020 19:38 (two months ago) link

i don’t understand how they took the tying goal off the board in the inter match... like i literally don’t get it

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 1 December 2020 22:00 (two months ago) link

Embolo was fractionally offside, which usually wouldn’t matter as he didn’t touch the ball, but he was blocking the vision of the goalkeeper so was considered ’active’.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Tuesday, 1 December 2020 22:03 (two months ago) link

ah ok. seems like a crazy subjective rule. somehow the VAR toothpaste needs to be put back in the tube

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 1 December 2020 22:06 (two months ago) link

sadly it's here to ruin football forever now

Carry On Scamping (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 1 December 2020 22:24 (two months ago) link

That Inter shirt is fucked up

crisp, Tuesday, 1 December 2020 23:51 (two months ago) link

Some game this in leipzig

spruce springclean (darraghmac), Wednesday, 2 December 2020 19:43 (two months ago) link

Jesus keeper

spruce springclean (darraghmac), Wednesday, 2 December 2020 19:48 (two months ago) link

Yep, straight down the middle.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Wednesday, 2 December 2020 19:48 (two months ago) link

tbh, you could have been talking about either keeper though.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Wednesday, 2 December 2020 19:49 (two months ago) link

Unsighted and a clean strike but like

spruce springclean (darraghmac), Wednesday, 2 December 2020 19:49 (two months ago) link

xp keeper made a good recovery of the second incident tho

Great fun of a game that

spruce springclean (darraghmac), Wednesday, 2 December 2020 19:50 (two months ago) link

No idea how Fred's gotten away with that

Number None, Wednesday, 2 December 2020 20:27 (two months ago) link

Well that was inevitable

Number None, Wednesday, 2 December 2020 21:30 (two months ago) link

Bizarre not to have subbed him at half time.

Giroud has scored four vs Sevilla.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Wednesday, 2 December 2020 21:42 (two months ago) link

Ole genuinely has the worst in-game management I've ever seen

It's killing us

Number None, Wednesday, 2 December 2020 21:46 (two months ago) link

Lazio bottling it against a 10-man Bruges.

2-2, Bruges need to win and have been absolutely dominant.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Tuesday, 8 December 2020 19:29 (two months ago) link

They hit the crossbar!

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Tuesday, 8 December 2020 19:44 (two months ago) link

Leipzig didn't

lol

Uptown Top Scamping (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 8 December 2020 20:04 (two months ago) link

Ole has sussed that this team plays best overturning an opposition lead

Uptown Top Scamping (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 8 December 2020 20:05 (two months ago) link

AWB is getting absolutely murdered out there

Doesn't know where he is

Number None, Tuesday, 8 December 2020 20:16 (two months ago) link

playing 7 defenders and Angelino has the freedom of the pitch

Number None, Tuesday, 8 December 2020 20:18 (two months ago) link

Bahçeşehir have walked off saying Pierre Webo was racially abused by the fourth referee.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Tuesday, 8 December 2020 20:26 (two months ago) link

Başakşehir even.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Tuesday, 8 December 2020 20:27 (two months ago) link

Surely Solskjaer gets his cards now

Uptown Top Scamping (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 8 December 2020 21:29 (two months ago) link

Embarrassing from United.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Tuesday, 8 December 2020 21:29 (two months ago) link

he still won't

what even is Harry Maguire

Number None, Tuesday, 8 December 2020 21:30 (two months ago) link

Great stuff by Başakşehir and PSG.

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 8 December 2020 21:31 (two months ago) link

Ever get the feeling you're being trolled?

Uptown Top Scamping (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 8 December 2020 21:43 (two months ago) link

Hmmmm.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Tuesday, 8 December 2020 21:43 (two months ago) link

I hate that I was made to care about that

Number None, Tuesday, 8 December 2020 21:55 (two months ago) link

So fucking thrilled to see that after Sunday's parliamentary elections, where a previously unknown, batshit far-right party made up of Iron Guard worshipping, ethnonationalist, christopath covidiots whose leader is a literal ultra somehow managed to garner 9% of the popular vote – in no small part thanks to expat voters, a quarter of which apparently want nothing more than to trade Ludovic Orban for Viktor Orbán – some racist shit-for-brains referee puts Romania back in the spotlight.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 8 December 2020 22:06 (two months ago) link

You know it’s bad news when pom shows up in a footy thread #sadlol

Disgraceful.

A Scampo Darkly (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 8 December 2020 22:11 (two months ago) link

it was willi orbáns night

nxd, Tuesday, 8 December 2020 22:12 (two months ago) link

Tbf he reportedly said 'negrul', which means 'the black guy'. While referring to black players by the colour of their skin is, uh, insensitive, to say least, it's also important to note that 'negru' in Romanian is not a racial slur in and of itself – it just means black (masculine).

pomenitul, Tuesday, 8 December 2020 23:36 (two months ago) link

As has been repeatedly pointed out though, why would he be referring to him like that at all, rather than as 'the assistant coach, him' *gestures*

imago, Tuesday, 8 December 2020 23:43 (two months ago) link

That's the crux of it, yes. No one in Romania thinks that's racist because, well, Romania is a racist af country like all of its Eastern European neighbours, so the aforementioned far-right anti-Western party (AUR) will score some extra points in the collective unconscious tonight.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 8 December 2020 23:49 (two months ago) link

Anyway, I just wanted to point out that he didn't use the n-word per se, since that's how it was seemingly reported at first.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 8 December 2020 23:50 (two months ago) link

LJ otm, referring to a person by calling out his colour is nagl. He'd not have said 'hey whitey' if the assistant had been white, surely, to call on him. It annoys me immensely yet it's completely unsurprising to read a lot of footy fans going 'but negru isn't racist! it's pc gone mad!'. Finally a team had the balls to just say 'enough of this shit', to walk the walk after every match starts with 'no to racism', with the opposite side showing solidarity no less. That's class imo.

A Scampo Darkly (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 9 December 2020 07:51 (two months ago) link

For sure, but it's also worth noting that the majority of Romanians have never seen a black person in real life, have little to no knowledge of Western colonialism's history, and are thus simply too ignorant to approach such matters with the required sensitivity. To my mind, there is a difference between a Western European saying this is an instance of PC culture gone mad and an Eastern European arguing the same thing, doubly so if they're not expats, because my anecdotal sense is that 95%+ of Romanians just don't get it at all, including the least overtly fash ones.

Beyond that, however, and to the extent that we are collectively incapable of acknowledging the murderous racism that we've inflicted upon the Roma and Jewish communities within our own country over the centuries, it seems clear to me that these 'attenuating circumstances' conceal a stubborn unwillingness to engage with issues of race in general, greatly decreasing whatever leftover sympathy I might have as a Westernized expat. Not to mention – and this, too, is key – that Colțescu himself should have known better insofar as he belongs to that minority of Romanians who have indeed interacted with black folks before, and because an international match calls for international mores, including in one's own mother tongue. The fact that he, unlike most of his compatriots, was directly privy to the aforementioned context yet drew no lessons from it is damning, and he fully deserves the flak, even though he will no doubt continue to paint himself as a hapless victim now that he has the entire nation's backing.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 9 December 2020 15:45 (two months ago) link

i mean in short part of that is the old "honest mistakes are fine, but if you don't listen when you're corrected then you're a dick" thing, which is hardly unique to eastern europe but is super poisonous as a political tool

Uptown Top Scamping (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 9 December 2020 17:34 (two months ago) link

Of course this is being used as an opportunity to argue that WE'RE the real victims of racism here, so there's definitely a pattern, yeah. *sigh*

pomenitul, Wednesday, 9 December 2020 17:37 (two months ago) link

Well, Romanians are not the real victims of racism but there's a scale, an on one end there is a referee who may or may not intended something despicable and on the other there's Erdogan, the Qatari owners, the French political class, all with well worked racistographies that are crying foul. When they are painting the Romanian as some backwards non-cosmopolitan redneck who can't possibly save himself from being decent, it rings as hollow and it rings as racism. I support the players decisions to walk off the pitch, but anything above that is hypocrisy, and I'm sad the players won't protest that.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 9 December 2020 20:22 (two months ago) link

Erdogan in particular can go get stuffed, but our community dgaf about racism unless it targets us specifically, so while I have no doubt that some Westerners are using this as an excuse to continue dumping on Romanians in general, there is also no question to my mind that the majority of Romanians are utterly unable and/or unwilling to question their own prejudices. France, for all its flaws, is still a less racist nation than Romania in 2020.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 9 December 2020 20:32 (two months ago) link

yeah well the most racist comments I've heard in Montreal have all come from Romanians.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 9 December 2020 21:08 (two months ago) link

Colour me surprised… Navigating this shit among other Romanians (and Eastern Europeans in general tbh) is a fucking nightmare at the best of times. It makes me empathize with Americans whose relatives have succumbed to the Great Trumpist Plague of 2016 and for which no surefire vaccine has been found so far. It's also an involuntary masterclass in rhetorical persuasion for me to the extent that simply going 'you're racist!' makes them even more entrenched in their position, whereas a modicum of dialogue and proper contextualization does go a long way with some people, which is about as much as we can ask for, I'm afraid.

The 'funny' thing, too, is that on the scale of Romanian racism, Colțescu's actions rank quite low. He even self-policed his tone by saying 'ăla negru' (the one who is black) instead of the sadly more common 'negru ăla' (that black one, which sounds more contemptuous in Romanian without quite entering n-word territory tbf) so unconsciously he must have known that language matters.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 9 December 2020 21:23 (two months ago) link

The plot thickens. Romanian media is reporting that one of the Turkish officials (presumably) yelled something to the effect of 'in my country, Romanians are gypsies. I can't say "gypsies"'. Yet you just fucking did?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAqIEVX8G9Y

pomenitul, Wednesday, 9 December 2020 22:38 (two months ago) link

Anyway, fuck everything about this incident.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 9 December 2020 22:40 (two months ago) link

two months pass...

Poch effect in full swing.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Tuesday, 16 February 2021 21:27 (one week ago) link

Mbappe hattrick, 1-4 PSG.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Tuesday, 16 February 2021 21:43 (one week ago) link

probs not the best idea rushing pique back

nxd, Tuesday, 16 February 2021 21:45 (one week ago) link

Sevilla hadn’t conceded in seven games prior to tonight and are 3-1 down at home to Dortmund in the first half. Terrible defending and Haaland is lethal.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Wednesday, 17 February 2021 20:47 (one week ago) link

the thought of haaland at man city is terrifying, the thought of him at man utd agonising. he looks too big and too awkward and almost lumbering and then he suddenly darts off behind the last defender like you've x6'd the DVR and KABOOM!!!

oscar bravo, Wednesday, 17 February 2021 20:57 (one week ago) link

Moves like special effects, its crazy

scampsite (darraghmac), Wednesday, 17 February 2021 21:00 (one week ago) link

Porto bossing their match against Juve.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Wednesday, 17 February 2021 21:18 (one week ago) link

Thanks var

Absolute corker from Giroud

Saxophone Of Futility (Michael B), Tuesday, 23 February 2021 21:54 (three days ago) link


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