One interesting thing to track is that Man U are scheduled to play Chelsea two days later on the 22nd. Or, maybe more complicated for them, if they beat Fulham in the quarterfinals, the FA Cup semin final would be on the 22nd, so just 48 hours after playing us. Would’ve been better if it were before the first match, but will, to some degree, be spreading their squad thin.
The coaching staff are clearly not amused with the draw… which is understandable.
However, I at least hope that Sampi and the staff are not ‘scared to death’ of Man Utd and will not deploy cowardly tactics to try and go through, it surely won’t work. We all saw how that fared vs. Barca and Atletico…
Lopetegui didn’t fear Man Utd in 2019-20 and neither did Montella in 2017-18 - we even won in front of 75k fans in Old Trafford. We’ve had more ball possession than Man Utd in the first home CL leg in 2017-18 and in the single tie in the EL semis in 2019-20.
We can do this… the staff and the players just need to believe in it, and leave their hearts on the pitch.
RSP officially sold out and the team is asking for all fans to wear white. I assume a big Tifo display will be happening.
I was not quick enough to buy tickets :(. Guess I will be watching at my Peña.
Peña is still good don’t worry, you’ll get tickets for the semis!
It’s the Biris who are asking. Why they want to look like the plastic fans at the Bernabéu I have no idea?
Ahh - I thought I saw something from the team too. I’m sure it has to do with the Tifo.
I was more confident without Rashford. He could be problematic and decide the game on his own. How we started last game if they were a bit more clinical in the early stages they cut through like butter. Can’t happen again.
I don’t really think he plays, if he does he doesn’t start.
I see Harry Maguire is not in our selection today?
This is one of the best line ups this season! Good to see all the players are healthy. Vamos a ganar la copa!
This defence AWB - Maguire - Lindelof - Dalot is inspiring me with optimism.