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Manchester United vs Braga and Shakhtar Donetsk vs Chelsea, Champions League Open Thread

champions league Manchester United vs Braga and Shakhtar Donetsk vs Chelsea, Champions League Open Thread

Chelsea and Manchester United both are hoping to continue their good form in the UEFA Champions League with victories today against Shakhtar Donetsk and Braga respectively. But both teams will face difficult matches — especially Chelsea in front of a raucous crowd in Eastern Europe.

Before, during and after today’s Champions League matches, post your rants, raves, observations and questions in the comments section below.

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10 Responses to Manchester United vs Braga and Shakhtar Donetsk vs Chelsea, Champions League Open Thread

  1. dust says:

    not sure why but it looks like all champoins league games are on foxsoccer2go, even the ones on cable..thats teh first time I have seen that, normaly they are blacked out until midnight online.

    good job fox, well done!

    • The Gaffer says:

      They started that this season for Champions League and Europa League matches. They probably did that to make up for losing Serie A rights.

      Cheers,
      The Gaffer

  2. dust says:

    whatever the motivation thats is a great thing to do, that is a far better user experience, credit where credit is due.

  3. dust says:

    err man utd loosing , chelsea loosing, celtic beating barca …errr hello?

  4. Mufc77 says:

    As usual we do things the hard way.

  5. mark says:

    Heartbreak for celtic to lose right at the death. Thought they had got a draw.

    Bad loss for Chelsea who were outplayed by a very skillful Shaktar side.

    United won but were not very convincing. Still they’ll like the fact they won and Chelsea lost for the big showdown on Sunday and also a midweek matchup in the league cup.

  6. MNUfan1991 says:

    We’re going to be creamed by the Rentboys if we start our game like that.

  7. Sacto Blues says:

    No arguments with Chelsea match a well deserved loss. We return the favor to Shakhtar on the 7th and Chelsea is back in first place in the group.

  8. Charles Boyer says:

    It’s surprising to me that United’s defence is as thin as it is. They need Vidic back, and soon, but then again as soon as he gets back seems like he will be hurt again.

    SAF may not like the January transfer window, but he may have no choice but to shop for some players to bolster his back line ranks.

    • The Gaffer says:

      I agree Charles. Manchester United’s defence has looked terrible for the past 12 months. Vidic hasn’t been the same (probably due to injuries). Ferdinand is useless. Jonny Evans is not Manchester United quality. Patrice Evra is nowhere near as good as he once was for United.

      Hopefully Phil Jones and Chris Smalling can make a difference when they get back from injury.

      Cheers,
      The Gaffer

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