Round of 16, Here We ComeBy: Cesar | February 22nd, 2012
After the debacle that was Barcelona 5 – Valencia 1 this Sunday, it’s on to greener pastures and the Mestalla, where Stoke City comes to town.
It’s Thursday night and the UEFA Europa League.
I did another preview of the big match over at Forza Futbol, so won’t you be so kind as to check it out and tell me what you think?
Key points heading into this match:
1 – Is Unai Emery on the hot seat? The Barca loss was tough to take. Can we advance against a weakened Stoke side? If we don’t, not only would it be a major shock but a bitter disappointment. Emery’s job could be on the line.
2 – Weakened is the key word. Stoke are sitting many of their key players, including Peter Crouch and Matthew Etherington. The Potters will be playing their fourth match in 10 days and their squad simply isn’t deep enough to contend with us. So how about we do what we need to do, eh?
3 – Ever Banega. I don’t even know what to say. Muppet.
So take a peek at my preview, let’s take Stoke out and advance. How about it?
By the way, I DO think we can win this tournament. So let’s show Europe that the 5-1 isn’t indicative of our talent.
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