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16-12-2011, 12:08:18
continues from
http://www.counterglow.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1035347#post1035347

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16-12-2011, 12:23:57
Wow

City v Porto
ManU v Ajax

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16-12-2011, 13:14:26
http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/news/newsid=1734623.html

(AUT) FC Salzburg v (UKR) FC Metalist Kharkiv
(RUS) FC Rubin Kazan v (GRE) Olympiacos FC*

(POL) Legia Warszawa v (POR) Sporting Clube de Portugal
(POR) FC Porto* v (ENG) Manchester City FC*

(ROU) FC Steaua Bucureşti v (NED) FC Twente
(CZE) FC Viktoria Plzeň* v (GER) FC Schalke 04

(POL) Wisła Kraków v (BEL) R. Standard de Liège
(GER) Hannover 96 v (BEL) Club Brugge KV

(ENG) Stoke City FC v (ESP) Valencia CF*
(TUR) Trabzonspor AŞ* v (NED) PSV Eindhoven

(NED) AZ Alkmaar v (BEL) RSC Anderlecht
(ITA) Udinese Calcio v (GRE) PAOK FC

(ITA) S.S. Lazio v (ESP) Club Atlético de Madrid
(POR) SC Braga v (TUR) Beşiktaş JK

(NED) AFC Ajax* v (ENG) Manchester United FC*
(RUS) FC Lokomotiv Moskva v (ESP) Athletic Club

check also
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011%E2%80%9312_UEFA_Europa_League_knockout_phase# Round_of_32
they'll probably publish the classic KO bracket in graphical format

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24-02-2012, 08:18:28
out of 16 ties, only 3 unseeded teams got thru to Round of 16
Hannover, AZ and Udinese

qualified teams bolded in previous post table

Fistandantilus
24-02-2012, 08:49:33
ManU - Ajax was an amazin game for a neutral. I was watching casually and got hooked in.

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16-03-2012, 10:29:17
2 of the 3 unseeded teams which advanced to Ro16, got to QF too (2 clashed so they couldn't progress all 3)
All 3 spanish teams advanced, only one out of 3 Dutch, all 2 Germans and NO English!
The two Manchester sides who jointly lead EPL with margin, failed to get to UCL KO phase and then failed to get EL QF!
BTW, only Valencia survived of the 8 teams demoted from CL.

QF/Semis draw at 13.00 CET

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16-03-2012, 11:51:24
The two Manchester sides who jointly lead EPL with margin, failed to get to UCL KO phase and then failed to get EL QF!


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17391039

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16-03-2012, 12:25:21
Atletico Madrid v Hannover
AZ Alkmaar v Valencia

Sporting CP v Metalist
Schalke 04 v Athletic Bilbao

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20-03-2012, 07:54:22
ad seen on a football site EL page

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10-04-2012, 09:06:19
seeing as this thread is getting so few attention and interest, Platini is planning to suppress it!

http://www.goal.com/en-gb/news/2915/europa-league/2012/04/07/3020248/platini-considering-scrapping-europa-league-in-favour-of

Uefa president Michel Platini has contemplated the idea of scrapping the Europa League in favour of extending the Champions League to 64 teams in four years time, according to Bild.

In what would be the biggest shake-up in Europe's club competitions since the rebranding of the European Cup to its current form in 1992, the former France midfielder is reportedly planning on creating a single continental tournament.

Currently, the secondary competition generates far lower revenue for clubs than is produced by the Champions League, a problem Platini is increasingly concerned about, while it has been a target for much criticism since its evolution from the Uefa Cup in 2009.

To address this, Platini wants to increase the number of teams in the Champions League group stage to 64 teams in 2016, effectively absorbing most of the clubs from the Europa League.

Renowned European nations such as Spain, England and Germany would then be given six league berths each in their respective top-flight divisions.

In addition, the reform would ensure more scope would be given to lesser countries, including those from the likes of Latvia, Belarus and Slovakia.

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26-04-2012, 10:43:19
all what's left of Spain pride now rests in EL only
:beer:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011%E2%80%9312_UEFA_Europa_League_knockout_phase# Round_of_32

and don't rule Sporting Lisbon out of it yet

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27-04-2012, 08:25:56
poor Sporting
Athletic honestly did a bit more, a huge hand came from the hot home crowd
First goal was marred by a booking elbow ignored by the ref, that started the scoring attack.
And the English ref allowed for physical (when not rough) play, which in the end furtherly favored the more athletic Atheltic over the slightly better at juggling and passing Sporting. (boy, I want that Diego Capel in my team!)
Both doing all that a frantic speed, at least double than what we saw in CL.

Yes, for all the diss it gets (whe it's not ignored altogether) I found EL semifinals sometimes more exciting and intertaining than CL ones

Fistandantilus
27-04-2012, 14:25:31
I admit I did ignore the EL semis :lol:

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11-05-2012, 13:55:35
Apart searing flashes of class by Falcao, the final was acceptable but not as exciting as the semis.

The "italian" team (solid defense and fastbreak, relying on one or two stars' class) have beaten the "english" team (pace and phisicality).
I'd have liked to see Sporting Lisbon in it.

Incredible how ALL Bilbao players were desperately weeping like babies after the defeat, not just the supporters.
Never seen it at that extent at that level.
Otoh it was only their 2nd Europa final in 35 years (both lost), so it was a lifetime chance gone indeed...