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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. TheLurkinTim on 21st March 2019 12:24 pm

     

     

     

    The point is that the majority of people living in the south east of England (including London) voted to remain.

  2. It’s pretty obvious that the Brexit vote depended on a certain amount of ‘inventiveness’ with the truth (not to mention dark money). So the question to me is, “does that invalidate the vote?”

     

     

    There is something of an analogy with Rangers winning their titles with their EBTs. The choice is to say either (1) yes they won the titles no-matter the methods, and this can’t be invalidated, or (2) no they were won under false pretenses and should be removed.

     

     

    I think that most people on Follow Follow would go for option (1), but most people on CQN would go for option (2). For the uncommitted, they just need to look at what they see as right or wrong. So what’s it to be with Brexit?

     

     

    No matter what we arrive at, it’s not going to be the end of the story. Whichever side loses this battle will feel aggrieved, and this will go on for a generation. We’re not at first base yet.

  3. constitutional crisis.

     

    government in turmoil

     

    ftse crashes.

     

    the pound refuses to budge.

     

    the timternet is limbo.

     

     

    all because a new article was posted in the cqnbookstore rather than on the cqnblog.

     

     

    there should be resignations over this.

     

     

    -))))))

  4. Bada

     

    I just came in ( from a gentler bike ride than the one you linked ) and got all excited at the thought of a podium. Alas, nay.

     

    JJ

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