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Celtic flattered Salzburg and AEK

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When you are knocked out of Europe there is a hope that the victors go on to do well in the tournament.  Valencia overcame Russian fourth placed club, Krasnodar, in the Europa round of 16, but it took a 93rd minute goal to rescue what was an away goals elimination.  Less impressive that Villarreal, who walloped Russian leaders, Zenit, 5-2 on aggregate.

The consensus was that Salzburg were the best team we faced in Europe this season, but they were unable to overturn a 3-0 first leg deficit to Napoli.  Napoli are at a multi-decade peak, adrift of Juventus but comfortably ahead of all others in Italy, but still, when we faced Salzburg they looked strong enough to withstand an evening in Naples.

Valencia may yet make a late push for the trophy, but at this stage, it looks like we were beaten in Europe by teams with limited potential (and let’s remember, AEK lost all six Champions League group games).

Leipzig continue to occupy a Champions League qualification spot in Germany and will still be wondering what went wrong in the Europa League group stage.  That was a worthy scalp, but we flattered Salzburg and AEK.

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  1. Bada

     

    No…..that was me cycling home from the pub.

     

    TLT

     

    jack who? Laffatme is from NI is he not?

     

     

    JJ

  2. And Jim Bett…JJ yer right, he’s NI..guess there’s nobody in thems squad deserving of a place…;-))

     

     

    H.H.

  3. As we’re all bored…the answers to that primary school question memory were:

     

     

    Jim Bett

     

     

    Campbell Money

     

     

    Mixu Putalineon

     

     

    Tommy Coyne & Odds On Eddie both work…so…in the spirit of primary school…there’s no winners…or all winners ;-))

     

     

    H.H.

  4. Muff Winwood………..

     

    ……I know he’s no’ a fitba player or ( to my knowledge) a porn star….just wanted to say it.

  5. Bankie…Muff Winwood…definition….CQN’ers trying to fill in the time during an international break ;-))

     

     

    eg…all yer anticipatory postings on here are nuthin but muff winwood ;-))

     

     

    H.H.

  6. Ok bhoys n ghals…there was once a thing about yer own porn name based on yer first pets name followed by yer mothers maiden name…mine would be Tina Scholes…;-))

     

     

    H.H.

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