• FT

    Spart Moscow

    2

    Celtic

    3

  • FT

    BATE

    3

    Bayern

    1

  • FT

    Benfica

    0

    Barcelona

    2

  • FT

    CFR Cluj

    1

    Man Utd

    2

  • FT

    FC Nords

    0

    Chelsea

    4

  • FT

    Galatasaray

    0

    Braga

    2

  • FT

    Juventus

    1

    Shakhtar D

    1

  • FT

    Valencia

    2

    Lille

    0

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Dr. Constantin Radulescu Stadium

Attendance: 24000

* Local time based on your geographic location.

CFR Cluj-Napoca

  • Pantelis Kapetanos 14'

1 - 2

FT

Manchester United

  • Robin Van Persie 29'
  • Robin Van Persie 49'
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    [Comment from JamesHMartin via Twitter]
    Did anyone see if De Gea made that save in the end or was the post? Yet to see the replay.

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    James Tyler: Bye for now! See you in 21 and a half hours!

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    James Tyler: Follow us on Twitter:
    @JamesTylerESPN
    @rogbennett
    @ESPNFC

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    James Tyler: 2.15pm tomorrow for another jam-packed Champions League matchday. Things will happen. Undoubtedly.

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    James Tyler: Thank Rog too. He pulls a mean pint.

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    [Comment from United fan from Texas]
    Thanks for hosting the chat James. Same time tomorrow???

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    James Tyler: Losing to Barca twice -- assuming everyone else in the group does -- still gives the SPL side the edge over Benfica, Spartak.

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    James Tyler: Supremely confident.

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    [Comment from Dan W]
    should Celtic feel confident at 4 points or nervous ahead of a Barca double header?

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    James Tyler: Assured, really. Slow to get moving but wore the Danes down over time. Late goals were on counter with home side trying to equalize/get back in the game.

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    [Comment from Anand]
    What about the chelsea performance today ?

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    James Tyler: I promise you, it's not a Rick Roll OR a sneaky Puyol GIF.

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    [Comment from Jon]
    http://www.abload.de/img/untitled-18tdsou.gif -- There is the Busquets "red" -- hard to see a foul at all.

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    Roger Bennett: I am off to watch Being: Bate

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    Roger Bennett: Rock on. Get well soon Carles.

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    [Comment from Shahdil]
    As a United fans, I can see the positives from this game. However, I prefer United's second half display vs Spurs to their game today.

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    James Tyler: Alright, we must close this Boot Room so I can prepare it for tomorrow's. We'll be back TOMORROW at 2.15pm ET to handle City's clash with Borussia Dortmund. Tons more brilliant games as well. Ajax v. Real. YES PLEASE. Zenit v. Milan? CANNOT WAIT.

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    [Comment from Alex]
    @Rog if Lindergraad in (who is acouple of inches shorter) that would be in?

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    Roger Bennett: Going to be interesting to hear what SAF says post game. Many positives. But an inch to the right of De Gea and that could have been 2-2... a very different set of headlines would welcome United back to England.

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    James Tyler: Comment published due to serious persistence. Get well soon, Carles.

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    [Comment from Really, Im Puyol]
    Gracias everyone, I'm actually doing ok, my luscious curls absorbed most of the blow.

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    James Tyler: Rog, I think United fans are happy but bemused. What is it going to take to put together a rampant 90 minutes?

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    [Comment from Guest]
    i didn't get to see it!!

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    James Tyler: BATE playing out the string 3-1 up vs. some Euro minnows named Bayern Munich.

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    Roger Bennett: Think again JT. How do United fans feel after that? Three points is three points in a difficult place to go and play... positives: Rooney terrific. RvP finishing with all limbs. Midfield capable. De Gea sharp when called upon... negatives: This was Cluj, People.

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    James Tyler: Oh, you could see how an arm was not supposed to bend. But I apologize. Thought more people wanted it than didn't.

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    [Comment from Titi]
    The picture couldn't tell much, though

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    James Tyler: Cluj 1, United 2

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    James Tyler: Valencia 2, Lille 0.

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    James Tyler: FT scores:
    Nordsjaelland 0, Chelsea 4
    Juventus 1, Shakhtar 1 -- missed a superb game, I see.

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    James Tyler: It's gone. We're all safe.

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    James Tyler: Alright. Picture is gone. I thought people wanted to see it...

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    [Comment from Wren]
    BATE SCORES TO WIN IT! 3-1!

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    James Tyler: Too much to keep up with...

  •  

    [Comment from Andrew D.]
    Willian hits the bar! Great chance there.

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    James Tyler: LOOK OUT.... PICTURE OF PUYOL

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    Roger Bennett: Follow us on twitter
    @rogbennett (Creedence)

    @jamestylerespn (the band)

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    James Tyler: FULL TIME: Cluj 1, United 2. Nerves shot but three points preserved.

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    Roger Bennett: United win. Without getting out of third gear. Without convincing. Anderson will have all the top teams in Romania slobbering over him after that display

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    James Tyler: Thirty seconds left.

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    James Tyler: All Cluj in the final three minutes! Blocked shot, attacking throw-in... madness...

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    Roger Bennett: This is like Spurs United with Cluj in the United role...

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    [Comment from Tanto]
    beautiful ball into Franck. He finds the net

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    James Tyler: .... it's cleared.

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    James Tyler: Rafael Bastos' near-post header is superbly palmed behind the post by De Gea. Corner for Cluj...

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    James Tyler: DRAMA FOR DE GEA!

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    Roger Bennett: De Gea. Take that Cluj. Take that Lindergaaaaaard

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    James Tyler: A BAVARIAN LIFELINE! Bayern has one back!

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    [Comment from Keller]
    You can already google Puyol's injury, not for the faint of heart.

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    James Tyler: Just so many things happening right now. Goals, cards, grisly arm injuries... BUT NOTHING OCCURRING IN CLUJ.

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    Roger Bennett: 3 minutes more of this... top quality football

  •  

    [Comment from Shawn]
    RED card in Benfica! Straight red for Busquets. Can't really figure out why... he kicked the ball, then acted the peacemaker in the argument after.

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    James Tyler: We've played 90 minutes in Romania.

  •  

    [Comment from ESPNFC via Twitter]
    Nord 0-4 Chelsea: Ramieres with a tap-in from an Oscar pass.

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    James Tyler: GOAL FOR CHELSEA: Ramires scores the Blues' fourth.

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    [Comment from Chris H]
    Red card for Busquets

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    Roger Bennett: Cluj not been breaking down much United game tape. The inswinging corner works everytime...

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    James Tyler: Let's face it, Jon. They were never going to make it. Selling Hazard was like Achilles getting his tendon snipped.

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    [Comment from Jon]
    Red card for Debuchy. Lille's very slim chances of going through just got even slimmer.

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    James Tyler: Camora swings it in but Rada can't shoot cleanly.

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    James Tyler: Lumber up, big center backs. LUMBER!

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    James Tyler: Darren Fletcher gives Cluj a corner.

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    Roger Bennett: CORNER TO CLUJ.

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    James Tyler: United should indeed sneak through its GROUP OF DEATH.

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    [Comment from FOP Aaron]
    @M: Went up for a header, got undercut, came down with his arm bent awkwardly under him and rolled over on it.

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    Roger Bennett: 78%

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    James Tyler: Much closer to Joe than zero, Hanbin.

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    [Comment from JT 2]
    Alright, completely away from the topic. What do you think are the chances of united reaching the knockout round

  •  

    [Comment from Hanbin]
    on a scale of one to Theismann?

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    James Tyler: Good aerial take by De Gea with Bjelanovic charging at him. Foul called.

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    [Comment from Steve]
    De Gea claiming confidently under pressure!

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    Roger Bennett: Well done De Gea. Brave under the ball.

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    James Tyler: Scroll up a bit, M. Awkward fall on his arm and his arm lost.

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    [Comment from M]
    What exactly happened with Puyol?

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    James Tyler: Cluj free kick is headed away. Three minutes for a miracle in Napoca.

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    Roger Bennett: Poor kick. United clear the danger. Game petering out...

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    James Tyler: Gnarly. Utterly gnarly.

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    [Comment from Carlos Puyol]
    What's my arm look like?

  •  

    James Tyler: Rio Ferdinand picks up a yellow card for running into Rafael Bastos.

  •  

    Roger Bennett: Here is Cluj's chance. Rio gives away the free kick...

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    James Tyler: To anyone sending me Puyol gifs, please don't. I just ate something.

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    James Tyler: Very well. Assured in midfield. Rarely made a bad pass in possession.

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    [Comment from JT 2]
    How did Cleverly play today?

  •  

    James Tyler: Five minutes left in Cluj. The brave Romanians undone by a majestic Dutchman.

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    James Tyler: SUB time for Nordsajelland. Not that it matters now.

  •  

    James Tyler: So Chelsea is cruising in Group E.

  •  

    James Tyler: Natch, Shawn. Natch.

  •  

    [Comment from Shawn]
    James is a well known BATE fanboy, Crybaby. It's so obvi.

  •  

    James Tyler: I swear I'm not pulling a War of the Worlds on you. BATE Borisov is indeed leading Bayern Munich, 2-0. THE MOST DANGEROUS LEAD IN FOOTBALL.

  •  

    James Tyler: THIS IS NOT A TEST, CRYBABY.

  •  

    [Comment from Crybaby]
    JT, are you manipulating the Bate and Bayern score or is it real?

  •  

    [Comment from nordy]
    If you want PT and you're Hernandez, you leave

  •  

    [Comment from TwistyMaze LittlePassages]
    I kind of like Barca with Mascherano and Song at the back. Makes the games more exciting.

  •  

    [Comment from f00f]
    @roger: get better at the game of football.

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    [Comment from Bryce]
    Bate Borisov, this year's Apoel?

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    James Tyler: GOAL, CHELSEA -- Juan Mata. Another classy finish.

  •  

    [Comment from ESPNFC via Twitter]
    Nord 0-3 Chelsea: Juan Mata has scored his second goal after digging out a shot with the ball stuck under his feet.

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    Roger Bennett: If you were Hernandez's agent, what would you advise?

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    James Tyler: SUB FOR UNITED: Chicharito off, Danny Welbeck on. A quiet game for Little Pea.

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    James Tyler: It is literally all happening at the moment. Carles Puyol is armless in Benfica, David Luiz strokes in a fine free-kick and Borisov is rampant over FC Hollywood.

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    [Comment from Who Am I?]
    Poor Puyol.....Barce really should have bought a defender...it's gonna haunt them one day

  •  

    [Comment from JamesTylerESPN via Twitter]
    (rushes out to buy BATE Borisov shirt)

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    James Tyler: Viktor Rodionov with the Bayern-killing second goal.

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    James Tyler: (faints)

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    [Comment from Alex]
    Speaking of BATE, THEY'VE SCORED AGAIN!!!

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    James Tyler: Seriously, find a replay of David Luiz' insouciant side-footed free kick. Glorious effort.

  •  

    [Comment from ESPNFC via Twitter]
    Nord 0-2 Chelsea: David Luiz has scored with an excellent freekick to give the Blues a two-goal lead

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    James Tyler: SUB FOR CLUJ: Aguirregaray off, Nicoara on.

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    James Tyler: GOAL FOR CHELSEA! David Luiz tonks one in from range. Lovely strike from a set piece. Glorious. Hard luck for the Danish side tonight.

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    James Tyler: I can tell you're all watching that game, then.

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    [Comment from Brandon]
    Puyol just dislocated his shoulder. Really badly. I just ate. Oh dear.

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    [Comment from The Jonny]
    NASTY ARM BREAK for PUYOL, dear oh dear, shame

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    [Comment from Shawn]
    OH it's worse on replay.... that's clearly dislocated and maybe fractured.

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    [Comment from FOP Aaron]
    Horrific injury to Carles Puyol

  •  

    Roger Bennett: Fergie must be getting a cut from some kind of bet Scott Wootons dad made years ago

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    James Tyler: Fergusonian hubris to bring in a teenager with a 1-goal lead far from home?

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    James Tyler: SUB FOR UNITED: Jonny Evans off after an impressive shift, Scott Wootton on.

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    James Tyler: Think that's the smart bet, Josh. Lichaj is losing game time to Matthew Lowton at the moment.

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    [Comment from Josh]
    Parkhurst > Lichaj for USMNT, right?

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    James Tyler: 13 minutes left in Romania for Cluj to contrive an equalizer. About the same left in all other games.

  •  

    Roger Bennett: Had you down as more of a Chandler Bing guy

  •  

    James Tyler: Rog, I definitely meant LE TISS.

  •  

    James Tyler: I'll say BATE, Wren? Beat Lille and on the verge of toppling FC Hollywood...

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    [Comment from Wren]
    Who is this year's APOEL (smaller club that can kill giants) going to be this season in the Champions League?

  •  

    Roger Bennett: Was that an auto correct. Did you mean to type Matt Le Blanc?

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    James Tyler: I'd cut my TV in half and watch both.

  •  

    [Comment from FOP Aaron]
    JT: if Merseyside derby and Clasico were on at the same time, which would you watch?

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    James Tyler: There, I feel better for sharing.

  •  

    James Tyler: Rog, I do take "power naps" that involve a few bottles of aftershave and a Matthew Le Tissier Goals DVD.

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    James Tyler: I'd heard that, Shawn. Thanks!

  •  

    Roger Bennett: JT. Be honest. Do you sleep in the Boot Room in between games? It smells of Drakkar in here.

  •  

    [Comment from Shawn]
    James, don't you know that as part of "the media" you are always a shill for whatever team a fan doesn't support?

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    James Tyler: Agree, Jeremy. Handled Torres superbly. That said, Parkhurst has been full of vim and vigor on the right flank also.

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    [Comment from Jeremy]
    Nordsjaelland center back okore has been absolutely cracking tonight, probably saved his team from a thrashing

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    James Tyler: To confirm now, we will have a Boot Room for El Clasico on Sunday afternoon. So ditch the NFL for 90 minutes and join us instead.

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    [Comment from Chris H]
    JT's first world problems - has to choose which Champion's League game to get paid to watch LIVE, while the rest of us have a chat while "working" to keep updates going...

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    James Tyler: Clasico. The whole General Franco vs. Catalonia element just raises it a notch above, Andrew.

  •  

    [Comment from Andrew]
    Bigger game HISTORICALLY: Milan derby or Clasico, Great Weekend

  •  

    Roger Bennett: Fast Times at Ridgemont High

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    [Comment from LFC iladelphia]
    If you had to compare Torres' performance to a summer film, which one would it be?

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    [Comment from YanksAreComing]
    Horrible play by Lille goalie gives valencia 2-0 lead on a cross/shot from an awful angle over the keeper and off the back post

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    James Tyler: Re: Valencia...

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    James Tyler: Couldn't be more wrong. Well done.

  •  

    [Comment from Samuel]
    James, you sound like a ManU fan..

  •  

    James Tyler: GOAL: Valencia 2, Lille 0 - Jonas 75"

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    [Comment from FOP Aaron]
    Iniesta on for Fabregas, 72nd minute. Cue Fabregas complaining for not being allowed to finish a game he scored in.

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    James Tyler: Waiting for a replay to accurately explain what happened there. But I do see that Fernando Torres got fouled in midfield. So there.

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    James Tyler: Nordsjaelland comes within a whisker of equalizing!

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    James Tyler: (regrets choice of game)

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    [Comment from TwistyMaze LittlePassages]
    Solid save from Buffon to keep a free kick from Srna out. Cracking game! Another near-miss from Shakhtar! Great play!

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    [Comment from Dan W]
    huge save from Buffon, this game is wild

  •  

    James Tyler: All happening in Turin...

  •  

    James Tyler: I'm wondering at what point Fredy Montero makes his big move to Europe. Has to happen eventually, right?

  •  

    Roger Bennett: They would do amazing. Attendance wise. Mid Championship?

  •  

    [Comment from Steevens]
    Rog: Where do you think Seattle Sounders would stack up in the English Leagues? Mid/Top of Championship? Relegation fight in EPL?

  •  

    James Tyler: Chance for United! Rooney plays RvP in between the defenders but great defending to sweep it off the Dutchman's boot by Sepsi.

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    Roger Bennett: With Cluj foraging for an equalizer, would be interesting to see Welbeck run into some of this space

  •  

    James Tyler: Wayne Rooney is tripped by Bastos. No card.

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    James Tyler: No "fresh" goals to report around the CL. Braga, BATE, Barca, Valencia, Chelsea all still winning. Juve and Shakhtar at 1-1. United on top in Romania.

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    [Comment from Shawn]
    Alexis spoils a wonderful movement for Barcelona by playing a ball just too far for a wide open (I didn't see who it was) teammate.

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    James Tyler: Think the Jay Demerit story but much grimier.

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    James Tyler: Would make for an amazing documentary, Wren. Or Landon Donovan toiling away for the Cluj reserves, working his way up through the Romanian football ladder.

  •  

    [Comment from Wren]
    If Clint Dempsey wanted to play in the Champions League, he should have gone to BATE.

  •  

    Roger Bennett: Depends which team. But even those who would be Championship play with such adrenalin when they host the big clubs on a Champions League evening... on the fields they play on, they always have a chance

  •  

    James Tyler: 22 mins left in Cluj. Rio and Jonny Evans playing plenty of simple passes to one another. Really riveting stuff. Cluj gamely chasing possession in vain.

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    James Tyler: To quote myself, it's all happening now.

  •  

    [Comment from HopeSolo]
    Juventus should have had a penalty just now

  •  

    [Comment from YanksAreComing]
    BATE forward just missed point blank from 8 yards. Pulled a Sergio Ramos and hit it into orbit.

  •  

    James Tyler: Though I'd say nPowership if forced to compare. But even that feels wrong. BATE could give West Brom a run for its money, but what does that even mean?

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    James Tyler: Unfair to compare, Nate.

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    [Comment from NATE]
    How do you feel these top teams from small leagues (Cluj, Nordsjaelland, etc) compare to say, the English leagues? Championship level? lower end premier?

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    James Tyler: Absolutely, Alex. He will be United's next Scholes, albeit with better timing in the tackle. Fergie believes he's in no rush to fast-track him.

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    [Comment from Alex]
    Cleverley the future of United's midfield?

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    [Comment from MrTuktoyaktuk]
    Bayern's defense is struggling, IF BATE would stop trying to put the ball into the upper stands they would be up by 3

  •  

    James Tyler: Re: Bayern losing 1-0 to BATE Borisov...

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    [Comment from austin]
    Nordsjaelland has had some really good chances, but can't put anything on taget

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    James Tyler: 24 minutes to go in Cluj. United content to sit on a one-goal lead, surely all too aware that a 2-goal cushion is "the most dangerous lead in football."

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    James Tyler: Bayern a real head-scratcher. 65% of the ball, just 3 shots on target.

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    [Comment from Michael]
    Chelsea has been so quiet this half. Time for a sub

  •  

    James Tyler: Not fully match fit, Tom.

  •  

    [Comment from Tom]
    Why isn't Daniel Sturridge playing in this game?

  •  

    James Tyler: Think Anderson's not reliable enough by any means for "big games." As for Cleverley, still young, still learning.

  •  

    [Comment from Jim]
    I don't care who scores for United. Just finish it!

  •  

    [Comment from United fan from Texas]
    Why won't Fergie use Clev/Anderson in big games?

  •  

    James Tyler: Juventus with 11 shots to Shakhtar's 7. Shakhtar with 56% of the ball.

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    Roger Bennett: How much would United fans love Rooney to be the one to score tonight and put this game to bed?

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    James Tyler: A real game for the purists, Andrew. Little heed for tactics, just hell-for-leather attacking play.

  •  

    [Comment from Andrew]
    What is going on with Juventus v. Shakhtar? Seems like the most competitive game by far

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    Roger Bennett: All three looking solid. Fletcher 85 passes. Ando 74. Clev 68. Not exactly under pressure though.

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    James Tyler: United looks just fine in midfield. Would like to see their passing stats. Been very straightforward.

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    [Comment from Joe]
    how is ando clev and fletch looking?

  •  

    James Tyler: Half-chance for Cluj as De Gea catches a Bjelanovic header. Nice ball in by Camora.

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    James Tyler: SUB FOR CLUJ: Kapetanos off, Bjelanovic on.

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    James Tyler: Evra whistled for a leg-tap foul on Aguirregaray.

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    James Tyler: Still trailing 1-0 and not doing as much as it should be to get an equalizer, Jerry.

  •  

    [Comment from Galleon]
    ManU will continue to dominate against the minnows in EPL and Europe.. but when they face an above average club, their defense is stretched and the strikers are invisible. Thats what worries me.

  •  

    [Comment from Jerry]
    What is going on with Bayern Munich?

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    [Comment from Shahdil]
    It's unfair to criticize De Gae at this point in his career. In Goalkeeping terms he's still a baby. He needs time and experience to be a great keeper.

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    Roger Bennett: I agree Steve. First United sub will be interesting. An indication of which players Fergie trusts to get the job done.

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    James Tyler: A Cluj attack is quickly ended as Kapetanos can't keep the long crossfield pass in play down the right flank.

  •  

    [Comment from Steve]
    Would be nice to see Kagawa working these tight spaces in the center

  •  

    [Comment from Shawn]
    Valdes hands stinging after a ferocious strike from Salvio.

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    [Comment from Shawn]
    Messi cuts the defense apart with a run and gives it to a wide open Fabregas. No chance for Benfica there.

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    James Tyler: On Barca's second goal...

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    James Tyler: Rafael's fouled by Rafael Bastos on the right flank. Obvious free kick.

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    Roger Bennett: He is yet to touch the ball in the second half. There is no space for him to operate within.

  •  

    [Comment from John Henry]
    Has Hernandez done well or has he just been overshadowed by Van Rooney?

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    James Tyler: See, Dan, I'd argue that you've nailed the essence of being a goalkeeper. The more you think the worse you play. Goalkeeping is all about reflex and instinct. Don't think about the save. Just be the save.

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    [Comment from Dan W]
    De Gea's reaction saves are brilliant, but when he has to use his brain, you never know what will happen

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    [Comment from Bob]
    I'm tired of "confidence builders" for De Gea. It's been a year and a half. And he came from a quality team. Grow up or move out.

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    James Tyler: I think Victor Moses will get the hook first, Keller.

  •  

    Roger Bennett: United pinging the ball around hoping to diffuse Cluj's threat with a period of sustained possession

  •  

    [Comment from Keller]
    Likely subs in the Chelsea game, JT and RB?

  •  

    [Comment from Brigman]
    It's been awfully quiet in recent weeks from RVP haters and injury well-wishers.

  •  

    James Tyler: GOAL - Benfica 0, Barcelona 2 -- Fabregas

  •  

    James Tyler: Nothing much to report in Denmark, unless news of Fernando Torres being largely ineffective is worthy of an update. Has a mild penalty shout rejected.

  •  

    Roger Bennett: Lindegaard. De Gea is a terrific reflex keeper but until he bulks up under crosses, he is a liability

  •  

    James Tyler: LFC Reserves, trevgunner.

  •  

    [Comment from Matt W]
    De Gea or Lindegaard?

  •  

    [Comment from trevgunner]
    What team does Stewart Downing play for?

  •  

    James Tyler: On the THIRD Cluj corner within the past 60 seconds, but Rada fouls in the box.

  •  

    [Comment from David]
    Those corners scare the heck out of me!

  •  

    Roger Bennett: Straight at him. But file that under confidence builder.

  •  

    James Tyler: Cadu with a bullet header from the second corner, superbly turned over the bar by De Gea!

  •  

    Roger Bennett: De Gea stands up to the test of a free header

  •  

    James Tyler: Chance for Cluj!

  •  

    James Tyler: Another corner for Cluj as Jonny Evans sweeps Muresan's header behind.

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    James Tyler: Now, then. Kapetanos tries to hold up possession in the United box but no teammates arrive in time. Moments later, Ivo Pinto has a gallop down the right and wins a corner off Evra's header behind.

  •  

    James Tyler: Rooney and RvP's sublime combination on the go-ahead goal is the kind of thing Cluj can't hope to duplicate or match.

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    James Tyler: 53 minutes gone in Cluj and the atmosphere feels a bit like someone deflated a large balloon. Crowd trying gamely to get the home side back into it but there's a creeping feeling of inevitability about this game now.

  •  

    Roger Bennett: Giroud

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    James Tyler: No, Stewart Downing. But that's an automatic response.

  •  

    [Comment from T]
    Is Theo Walcott the biggest disappointment of the season thus far?

  •  

    James Tyler: Who cares? USMNT doesn't need him. Jurgen has plenty of quality full backs now.

  •  

    [Comment from Guest]
    Will Timothy Chandler ever play for the USA again?

  •  

    [Comment from FOP Aaron]
    RvP is due for another broken ankle. - Every bitter Arsenal supporter (including myself)

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  •  

    James Tyler: RvP with a Scholesian lunge on Aguirregaray has the Cluj midfielder rather upset. Patrice Evra plays peacemaker.

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    James Tyler: Did look reminiscent to the Song-RvP combo last season, didn't it?

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    [Comment from Nick44]
    that was a alex song - like pass from rooney

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    James Tyler: Having a competent game indeed. Looks composed.

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    James Tyler: Playing better than any other Danish player, to be honest, YANKS.

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    Roger Bennett: United fans... worth every penny or do you wish you had used the money for a central defender and holding mid?

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    [Comment from YanksAreComing]
    Hows Parkhurst doing vs chelsea??

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    James Tyler: Oh, they're still in trouble. The midfield is... well... less than it needs to be. But RvP will keep United in many games this season.

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    [Comment from Eric]
    worth every penny....without him so far this season united would be in massive trouble

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    [Comment from JamesHMartin via Twitter]
    The one man team cracks are never going to stop are they? RvP - he scores when he wants to #mufc

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    Roger Bennett: That was an outstanding goal. Phenomenal pass. But what a creative finish. Maybe the shoulder was not an accident after all...

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    James Tyler: Rooney and RvP might be the next Dwight Yorke/Andy Cole. MIGHT BE.

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    James Tyler: Rooney's lovely chip over the defense gave RvP the room he needed to conjure a gorgeous goal.

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    [Comment from ESPNFC via Twitter]
    Cluj 1-2 Man United: Robin van Persie has scored his second goal of the game with a rather more intended touch over the keeper.

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    [Comment from Shahdil]
    Rooney-Rvp axis seems to be working very well for United

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    James Tyler: Rooney and van Persie connect, and the Dutchman gently guides it past the advancing Felgueiras with the outside of his boot. Stunning.

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    Roger Bennett: Outstanding finish.

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    James Tyler: Something from nothing.

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    Roger Bennett: RvP. RvP. RvP. Take that Cluj

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    James Tyler: GOAL FOR UNITED!

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    James Tyler: Love them like I love my own son, Paul. So much talent there. LFC will be wonderful in 3-5 years time, assuming they all stick around for the interim crying.

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    Roger Bennett: Joe even Ryan Tunncliffe's dad thinks that is a crazy bet

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    [Comment from Paul]
    JT what do you think of Liverpools Kids?

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    James Tyler: Don't all mock Joe at once, folks.

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    [Comment from Joe]
    United will lift the Champions League trophy this year

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    James Tyler: Chance for United! Rooney fizzes one past the post! It took a fine deflection on the way behind, mind. United corner is hoisted in by RvP, it's cleared to Rooney who then finds Anderson but the Brazilian fires over.

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    Roger Bennett: Michael Ballack and Jimmy Bullard

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    [Comment from FOP Aaron]
    Who controls the ESPNFC Twitter account? A random intern?

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    [Comment from KevNJ]
    BLOOD

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    [Comment from greg]
    hardtack

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    [Comment from dlopz]
    wodka!

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    James Tyler: Dubious lunch meat. Pumpernickel. Sadness.

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    Roger Bennett: Wonder what they serve in the press room at half time in Cluj?

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    [Comment from JamesTylerESPN via Twitter]
    Join! RT @ESPNFC: #UCL action in Boot Room with @JamesTylerESPN & @rogbennett. Can United rally? All updates/scores. --tinyurl.com/8r243g9

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    James Tyler: Ready again in Cluj... and we're off!

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    James Tyler: The Danes are back out and ready to supplant the Blues of Chelsea. In theory, anyway. Good effort in the first half for Nordsjaelland though ruined by Lampard's slick through-ball that Juan Mata artfully tucked away.

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    [Comment from ESPNFC via Twitter]
    Second half #UCL action in Boot Room with @JamesTylerESPN and @rogbennett. Can United rally? All updates and scores. --tinyurl.com/8r243g9

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    [Comment from Marc]
    Hey Troy- I'm from West Virginia- we dont have any Emilia Clarke's here, trust me.

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    James Tyler: Impossible question to answer quickly, but Matthew Le Tissier is in my Top 3. Was ordinary to look at but simply brilliant with the ball at his feet. Cult hero at Southampton. Gave average joes everywhere somebody to idolize.

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    Roger Bennett: ESPNFC is massive in Cluj Michael

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    [Comment from Michael]
    There's someone in this chat dating a girl from Cluj?? What are the odds?

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    [Comment from FOP Aaron]
    JT/RB: favorite player of all time?

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    Roger Bennett: Troy. That is brilliant. quite brilliant

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    James Tyler: It's hard to create chances when you're attacking a penalty area filled with Cluj players. The two banks of four has become one bank of eight, Rog.

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    [Comment from Troy]
    My girlfriend (from Cluj) says think West Virginia mixed with Westeros

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    Roger Bennett: Very few chances created though JT. Which is a massive cause for concern. But Cluj looked tired in the last 15. United should be able to suffocate their opponents here. Whether they actually do so is going to make for fascinating watching.

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    [Comment from Marc]
    I spent a week there one night.

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    James Tyler: Bailed Milan out big time last week.

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    James Tyler: Special player, Alex. Just wondering how he fits in with Milan's abundance of talented forwards at the moment.

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    [Comment from Alex]
    Thoughts on Stephen Al Sharraway?

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    James Tyler: Agree. Really, since the opening 14 minutes United has been on top. Comfortably.

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    [Comment from dlopz]
    Cluj is ok, they recently built a "mall" you have to soak vegetables in bleach before consumption

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    Roger Bennett: Matter of time. They know how to do this. He just needs to remind them.

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    James Tyler: Rog, how do you feel if you're Fergie right now? Matter of time or squeaky bum time?

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    Roger Bennett: Tyler. Always Tyler. Martin Tyler's son.

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    [Comment from me]
    James Tyler or Roger Bennett?

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    James Tyler: Alright, back to footy.

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    James Tyler: Yes, Roshan. Brendon McCullum's record-setting century was quite a thing to behold.

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    Roger Bennett: Has anyone been to Cluj. What is a night out in Cluj like?

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    [Comment from Rob (Chicago)]
    football manager or friends

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    [Comment from Roshan(AFC)]
    James, are you watching world T20 or no?

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    James Tyler: Fergie will complain no matter what. He is a man who enjoys a good complaint.

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    [Comment from HowardWebbWorksforMU]
    Do you think Fergie will complain about the extra time if they lose?

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    Roger Bennett: Brendan Rodgers or David Brent?

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    James Tyler: FIFA. I don't have enough time for FM.

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    [Comment from Guest]
    football manager or FIFA

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    James Tyler: Loved Brian, but have to go Sachin. No-one better.

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    [Comment from Guest]
    Being: Liverpool, less depressing

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    [Comment from Brian Lara]
    Lara or Tendulkar?

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    James Tyler: Cracking.

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    [Comment from Stephen]
    Smashing or Cracking?

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    James Tyler: Jawatoss: THE BAND. Don't mess with them.

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    Roger Bennett: Liverpool or Being: LIverpool?

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    James Tyler: Sara: Lapsang souchon.

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    [Comment from Sara]
    Darjeeling or oolong?

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    [Comment from Jawatoss]
    Creadence Clearwater Revival or The Band?

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    James Tyler: Sir Ian.

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    Roger Bennett: Ian Darke or Carly Rae Jepsen?

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    James Tyler: Signal Iduna Park.

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    [Comment from Christian]
    Goodison Park or Old Trafford?

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    James Tyler: Beard. Always beard. When in doubt, beard.

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    [Comment from nordy]
    Beard or no-beard?

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    James Tyler: Audi.

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    [Comment from maverick]
    Audi or BMW?

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    James Tyler: Drink tea instead.

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    [Comment from Zeus]
    Cream in the coffee or straight black?

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    James Tyler: Spring.

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    [Comment from maverick]
    Summer or winter?

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    James Tyler: Milan. They're coming back around while Zenit is a hastily assembled shambles.

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    [Comment from Ronnie]
    Zenit or Milan

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    James Tyler: Giorgio Chinaglia. Next!

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    [Comment from Jesse N]
    Wondolowski or Pele?

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    James Tyler: They're trying to hang on. Not really too much working for them at either end.

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    [Comment from United fan from Texas]
    Are Cluj trying to attack or are they trying to preserve the tie?

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    [Comment from Steve]
    Nani or Kagawa on for the predictably poor Hernandez (rarely does well against a tightly packed defense)

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    James Tyler: four-fifths of their back five regularly reps the Azzurri. Hard to disagree. Plus they all look rugged and mean. Especially Barzagli.

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    [Comment from Bryce]
    Do anyone have a better set of defenders than Juventus? All of them pure class.

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    James Tyler: Real Madrid. Next!

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    [Comment from Troy]
    Ajax or Real?

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    [Comment from ay baybay]
    bring on Kagawa

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    James Tyler: Really, United is bossing this. Truly. Good goal for Cluj but the Romanians have bunkered down/slowed down since Sougou's injury. Doing just enough to keep United held at 1-1.

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    [Comment from Guest]
    Sorry Phil but you picked up a case of the constantly hurt from Rio and Vidic

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    James Tyler: No. But you are endless fun to watch.

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    [Comment from Phil Jones]
    Do you think a Wunderkind like me can be the savior of ManUtd's defense?

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    [Comment from Danny]
    Retroactive bans a good idea but you Euroo's are reluctant to use technology and the perceived undermining of the referees authority.

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    James Tyler: Man City. Dortmund's vaunted defense has been shambolic lately. Conceded three at home to newly promoted Eintracht Frankfurt last week.

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    [Comment from ESPNFC via Twitter]
    HT - Nordsjælland 0-1 Chelsea: Juan Mata

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    Roger Bennett: If you were SAF. What flavor gum would you favor? Would you bring on Welbeck or Kagawa? Or Nani for some lack of discipline and width?

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    [Comment from mark]
    who wins bvb or city?

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    [Comment from ESPNFC via Twitter]
    HT - Cluj 1-1 Man United: Pantelis Kapetanos and Robin Van Persie

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    James Tyler: Franck Ribery. Next!

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    [Comment from Marmaduke]
    Better dancer: Shakira or Shaqiri ?

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    James Tyler: HALF TIME: Galatasaray 0, Braga 1. Wasn't supposed to be like this...

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    James Tyler: HALF TIME: Benfica 0, Barcelona 1. A combustible atmosphere is slowly being dampened by the Blaugrana's relentless passing game.

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    James Tyler: HALF TIME: Valencia 1, Lille 0. In the battle of beaten teams in Matchday 1, the La Liga lads are edging it.

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    Roger Bennett: United in control. 1-1 at the half. SAF will want his team to make a statement. United will not want to drop points here. Chicharito just 14 touches in the first half. Rafael has a 95.6% pass completion rate with 46 of 48 passes...

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    James Tyler: HALF TIME: BATE Borisov 1, Bayern Munich 0. Huh?

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    James Tyler: HALF TIME: Juventus 1, Shakhtar 1. Go find a replay of Leonardo Bonucci's equalizer for the lads from Turin. Simply stunning strike from a defender, no less.

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    James Tyler: HALF TIME: FC Nordsjaelland 0, Chelsea 1. Victor Moses missed an empty-netter but is spared humiliation by Juan Mata's fine right-footed strike.

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    James Tyler: HALF TIME: CFR Cluj 1, Man United 1. Plucky Romanians curtailed by freakish Dutch striker.

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    [Comment from wides]
    Retroactive active bans (or at the least, yellow cards) should be in order. Especially in cases like Barnett karate chopping Suarez at Norwich, then getting up and having the temerity to demand a card for simulation!

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    [Comment from Jon]
    They need to be better about awarding penalty kicks if a player is fouled in the box but doesn't go down automatically. Aguero was essentially punished against Arsenal because he didn't take a tumble and tried to stay on his feet.

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    James Tyler: Rooney blasts the free kick from long range. It bounces and lands comfortably for Felgueiras.

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    Roger Bennett: Rooney enjoying set piece chances tonight. Goalie did well to hold onto that.

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    James Tyler: Foul for United some 35 yards from the Cluj goal as van Persie is poleaxed. Meanwhile, Torres has scored for Chelsea but from a hilariously offside position. Disallowed.

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    Roger Bennett: That too.

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    [Comment from Rodrigo]
    Retroactively?

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    James Tyler: Bayern trailing 1-0, Jim.

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    Roger Bennett: Do what they do in MLS... bans handed out retrospectively on video evidence.

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    [Comment from Jim]
    What's going on with Bayern?

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    [Comment from Alex]
    Honestly it seems the majority of players dive in todays game right? And I have to say, although we as spectators hate watching it, you can't really be too surprised as it wins penalties, cards, etc pretty frequently (a la Fabregas this weekend). The real question is what if anything can be done? Ideas, JT and Rog?

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    James Tyler: Cazorla. Next!

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    [Comment from FOP Aaron]
    Better purchase: Santi Cazorla or Jordi Alba?

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    James Tyler: Cleverley and Fletcher have been great on the ball, Rog. Controlling it. Bossing it. That said, they're being allowed to boss it.

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    Roger Bennett: 70% possession for United. 4 shots on goal. 2 of them to RvP. And the Cluj counter is tiring...

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    James Tyler: Cluj's counter-attack starts with Aguirregaray and ends with Bastos thumping a mis-hit cross to a United defender.

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    James Tyler: GOAL -- Valencia 1, Lille 0 -- Jonas 38"

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    James Tyler: Not exactly repaying Roberto Di Matteo's faith thus far...

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    [Comment from Ryan]
    Moses has been absolutely poor on the left

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    James Tyler: We'll continue this diving discussion at half-time, if people really want to. Meanwhile, Jonny Evans gets a kick in the groin from Aguirregaray as the pair tussle for a loose ball. Ouch.

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    James Tyler: 42 minutes gone. Rooney to Anderson to Rafael wide right but the full-back's cross is overhit. Chicharito can't keep it in.

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    James Tyler: Bastos can't get his cross in from the left. Cluj gamely trying this "attack" business but United holds firm. Rio Ferdinand looking every bit the Ferdinand.

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    [Comment from Marmaduke]
    Young, like other Anglo saxon players, tends to dive quarterback style.

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    [Comment from Keller]
    Fabregas should be given an Oscar for his diving skills. Got a man sent off a week ago or so and the touch was as hard as a breath of wind.

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    James Tyler: Bryce: was it a classic "archer's bow?"

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    [Comment from Bryce]
    Speaking of diving, Benfica practicing for 2016 olympics. A player had a beauty when Mascherano failed to touch him.

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    Roger Bennett: Are you friends with Neal Lennon. Celtic are no Bate

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    [Comment from MrTuktoyaktuk]
    Pedro gets away with an ugly challenge, should have been 2nd yellow.

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    [Comment from lando]
    Weird question from someone not watching the games but following online--what team looks best so far? I've got a friend of mine who just screeched over the phone, "Celtic can play with anyone!!" before hanging up.

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    James Tyler: Steven Gerrard should be another. And I say this as a lifelong Liverpool fan. As miraculous as the night in Istanbul was, it was more miraculous that he won the penalty in the final vs. Milan. Was barely ruffled. Oh well. Can't take our trophy away now. Our amazing Champions League trophy...

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    Roger Bennett: A. Young is one of the few English players the British media have agreed to throw under the bus as a diver

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    [Comment from Alex]
    Keeping with the language game, "Ongelukkige" refers to Van Persie's shooting so far. It' been "regrettable".

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    [Comment from Pog]
    "He scores with his buuuuuutttt, he scores with his thiiiiiiiigh, that Robin van Persie makes...."

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    James Tyler: Ashley's fairly bad at it, Steevens.

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    [Comment from Steevens]
    J. Tyler: Do you honestly think A. Young dives more than, well, any player for Barca? Honestly?

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    James Tyler: 37 minutes gone in Cluj. Tom Cleverley's been rather good thus far. Plenty of movement in midfield and a real intelligence with his passing.

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    [Comment from MS]
    Both Roger and James are pathetic - only one team playing in Cluj and still they think that United not doing anything

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    James Tyler: No ankle, Andrew?

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    [Comment from Andrew]
    The perfect hattrick: Shoulder, buttock, thigh

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    [Comment from JamesTylerESPN via Twitter]
    Woof. RT @101greatgoals: Clever Pirlo corner. Great hit. 1-1 Juve. Leonardo Bonucci v Shakhtar Donetsk 101greatgoals.com/gvideos/clever…

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    James Tyler: Goals everywhere but Valencia-Lille now.

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    James Tyler: GOAL -- Galatasaray 0, Braga 1 -- Ruben Micael 27"

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    James Tyler: @OptaShawn

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    [Comment from Shawn]
    261 passes in 33 minutes for Barcelona.

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    James Tyler: Rog, you have to give the goalie credit for keeping it out, also.

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    James Tyler: Chance for United! RvP played in beautifully behind the defense with the little chip but Felgueiras stands up to it well.

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    Roger Bennett: RvP denied from close range. He should have hit it with his knee or buttock. Shooting or heading not working for him so far today

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    James Tyler: Think Atletico would be so foolish to accept damaged goods as makeweight?

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    [Comment from The Jonny]
    Atletico might be willing to drop the price if Torres was in the deal. He is an Atletico Boy afterall.

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    James Tyler: I love how many people know both obscure Romanian AND Danish vocabulary.

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    [Comment from ESPNFC via Twitter]
    Nord 0-1 Chelsea: Mata has scored after being set up by captain Frank Lampard.

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    [Comment from Sam]
    Boring in danish is kedelig

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    James Tyler: GOAL FOR CHELSEA -- Juan Mata scores from Frank Lampard's simple lay-off. Catharsis for the Blues.

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    James Tyler: A string of cute United passes nearly gets Rooney through the Cluj defense...

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    James Tyler: I don't think Chelsea could afford him. 60m minimum bid given his contract, I think.

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    [Comment from AllezLesDiables]
    Odds on Falcao ending up at Chelsea during the January transfer window ... 1:7

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    [Comment from Romaniac]
    floodgates=portile

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    James Tyler: Anyone speak Danish?

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    [Comment from Michael]
    How do you say "boring" in Danish? This Chelsea game is killing me

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    James Tyler: Sharp work by Cleverley to control in midfield and shoot a through-ball up for Chicharito, but Little Pea can't beat Felgueiras from 20 yards out.

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    [Comment from JamesTylerESPN via Twitter]
    It was a sublime shoulder. RT @KICKTV: And RVP with a magical header for his first #UEFA CL goal of the year

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    James Tyler: Yep, Nick. Unfortunate thing about the goal. His looping shoulder effort wrongfooted Felgueiras.

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    [Comment from Nick44]
    If he heads that the keeper saves it....

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    James Tyler: I've seen Ashley Young torpedo himself to the turf more than anyone else in the last year or so.

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    [Comment from Guest]
    Floodgates

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    James Tyler: To go back to the SAF/diving comment: he's hilariously wrong on all of it.

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    Roger Bennett: How do you say floodgates in Romanian?

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    [Comment from Michael]
    What an incredibly ugly goal

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    James Tyler: You mean, what a beautiful UTTERLY UNINTENTIONAL dink.

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    [Comment from ESPNFC via Twitter]
    Robin van Persie has scored with a looping header/shoulder to make it 1-1 for Manchester United against Cluj.

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    [Comment from Steevens]
    What a beautiful dink from RvP

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    [Comment from United fan from Texas]
    Finally...

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    James Tyler: Bizarre goal. Free kick lofted in, RvP unmarked in the box and he shoulders it over the helpless Mario Felgueiras.

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    Roger Bennett: Shoulders that one in. Balotelli would be proud

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    James Tyler: 27 minutes gone and United unable to crack Cluj at all.

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    James Tyler: It's Robin van Persie.

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    James Tyler: GOAL FOR UNITED!

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    Roger Bennett: RvP does the business

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    [Comment from Skyler]
    So JT what do you think of Ferguson saying that Nani doesn't dive (first point he is wrong on) and then says foreigners dive (everyone dives, brits and continental Europeans alike)

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    Roger Bennett: Chicharito wins a free kick. Rooney to take. Big blokes forward.

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    James Tyler: Um. No?

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    [Comment from Nick]
    So if United find themselves a goal down around the 80 minute park, will Sir Alex make three changes of Brits for "foreigners"?

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    James Tyler: Rooney, Cleverley, Fletcher, Evra and Anderson stringing plenty of sideways passes along the edge of the box but Cluj's 8-man rearguard holds firm.

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    James Tyler: 27 minutes gone and United unable to crack Cluj at all.

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    [Comment from Alex]
    And this...is why Champions League football is the most exciting sport in the world. Cluj, Shakatar, BATE... It's what dreams are made of. Well...until Juve scored.

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    James Tyler: Looked like he was hurt, Boca. Shame, really, as he was dynamite down the right.

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    Roger Bennett: Cluj reluctant to commit numbers forward now so their attacks easily run out of steam. United seeing ever more of the ball. Can they summon the creativity to unpick the Romanian banks of four

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    [Comment from Boca]
    Why is Modou Sougou off? Injury or tactics?

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    James Tyler: Leonardo Bonucci hammers in an equalizer for Juventus.

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    [Comment from JamesTylerESPN via Twitter]
    AND THEN JUVE EQUALIZES.

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    [Comment from JamesTylerESPN via Twitter]
    Three titans of Europe all currently 1-0 down to teams from Ukraine, Belarus and Romania. #ILoveFootball

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    James Tyler: Two European titans currently losing to a team from the Ukraine and another from Belarus.

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    James Tyler: BATE 1, Bayern 0 - Pavlov 23"

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    James Tyler: Juve 0, Shakhtar 1 -- Teixeira 23"

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    Roger Bennett: Barca's away jersey is like a dog whistle that humans cannot hear. kids love it. One of the biggest selling jerseys worldwide.

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    James Tyler: GOALS

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    [Comment from Chris H]
    Brilliant save to by Artua to deny Messi. Ball was destined for the lower far post.

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    James Tyler: SUB FOR CLUJ: Modou Sougou off, Luis Alberto on. Shame for Sougou, who set up Kapetanos for the game's only goal thus far.

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    [Comment from FOP Aaron]
    Rog, you seem like a man of taste. How do you feel about the stripe-less Barcelona shirts?

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    James Tyler: GROUP H:
    Cluj 1, Man United 0
    Galatasaray 0, Braga 0

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    James Tyler: GROUP G:
    Spartak Moscow 2, Celtic 3 - FT
    Benfica 0, Barcelona 1

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    James Tyler: GROUP F:
    BATE Borisov 0, Bayern 0
    Valencia 0, Lille 0

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    Roger Bennett: RvP distracted in the process of shooting a ball he would like back just wide

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    James Tyler: Chance for United! Rooney touches it over a defender and it bounces nicely for an RvP volley, only he slashes it wide.

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    James Tyler: 21 minutes gone around the CL:

    GROUP E
    FC Nordsjaelland 0, Chelsea 0
    Juventus 0, Shakhtar 0

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    James Tyler: Ivo Pinto gets forward down the right flank but lofts his cross into David De Gea's gloves.

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    James Tyler: Thanks for the update, Chris. Especially as I dare not turn away from CLUJ.

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    [Comment from Chris H]
    Great pace to the benfica-barca game, very open and back and forth. Benfica hitting with quick counters to try to take advantage of Barca's backline, but leaving themselves a little open for quick Barca moves. Entertaining stuff so far.

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    James Tyler: Indeed. And to think RDM benched Eden Hazard for *this.*

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    [Comment from Father Time]
    Moses hasn't looked good so far slow on the ball and has already missed a sitter

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    James Tyler: Like it.

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    Roger Bennett: Cluj. Fearless stuff. Rooney attempting to propel United forward. Great test for them here. Mental as much as physical. So much talent on the field. But this is now a real gut test.

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    [Comment from Megh]
    United are Clujeless in defence?

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    James Tyler: Better by United. Cleverley orchestrates some space at the top of the box, finds Chicharito who lays it off for Anderson to shoot, only the Brazilian slots it wide from 25 yards. Goal kick, CLUJ.

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    James Tyler: Good effort by Wayne Rooney from distance. Forcing a sharp save. Corner, United.

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    James Tyler: Get to know it, Patrice. It's where your career is slowly dying.

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    [Comment from Evra]
    I've never heard of Romania..

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    James Tyler: Garay for Kapetanos in the middle. He finds Sougou on the overlap but this time, the cross is met by Garay who side-foots it wide of goal. Should never have taken a shot from there.

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    James Tyler: He bought Alex Buttner, Chinmay.

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    [Comment from Chinmay]
    Cannot believe Ferige did not buy a versatile LB after seeing EVRA for last 6 months of last season..so bad..

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    James Tyler: Cluj with another attack. What fun from the Romanians.

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    James Tyler: To be fair, IT'S BARCELONA.

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    [Comment from The Bulgarian]
    Lol at Barca leading within 6 minutes. Joke of a game. No one can compete with them.

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    James Tyler: He was poorly positioned. Left Sougou enough room for the pass to reach him, then failed to react to Sougou's pace/control down the flank once the ball whizzed across.

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    [Comment from Rob (Chicago)]
    How culpable was Evra on the goal? Were cameras immediately cutting to Buttner?

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    [Comment from JamesTylerESPN via Twitter]
    Fairytale stuff for Cluj. Aesop's fable for Man United.

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    Roger Bennett: United have conceded first almost every game this season -- all but one i think. They have Cluj right where they want them...

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    James Tyler: Rooney plunks a corner into the near-post defender. The home crowd is rather enlivened.

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    [Comment from Father Time]
    Prediction Cluj wins 3-2 in stoppage time and Fergie complains that 3 minutes was way too much stoppage time

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    [Comment from rogbennett via Twitter]
    What odds do you think Ryan Tunnicliffe's Dad would have gotten if he had bet on his 9-year old son playing for a good team. Like Cluj?

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    [Comment from Roman]
    Bayern should have scored!! rounds the keeper and hits the post

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    [Comment from Mike R]
    Floyd Mayweather would have made that bet.

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    [Comment from Troy]
    Even when it's raining, soccer finds a way to cheer me up.

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    James Tyler: Kapetanos was the only Cluj-ian in the box. Sougou picks him out and job done.

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    [Comment from ESPNFC via Twitter]
    Pantelis Kapetanos has converted from a rare Cluj attack to give his team a 1-0 lead against Man Utd.

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    James Tyler: Long crossfield pass switched play to the right flank, Sougou gets behind Evra, who gave him far too much room, the cut-back cross finds Kapetanos who drifted away from Evans to sidefoot it past De Gea first-time. Lovely finish. Lovely move. Lovely goal.

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    James Tyler: Simple and brilliant!

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    James Tyler: Kapetanos! Rog, I hope you made that bet!

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    Roger Bennett: THERE IT IS!!!

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    James Tyler: GOAL FOR CLUJ!!!!

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    James Tyler: I think Rog could have finished it, even.

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    [Comment from Ryan]
    i'd bet a good amount of money that hazard puts away that moses chance..

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    James Tyler: Cluj man down injured in midfield. Rafael Bastos knocks it out so he can get a whiff of magic spray.

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    [Comment from Troy]
    The jerseys look terrible. Look more and more like England by the day.

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    [Comment from John Henry]
    I'm wearing the United away jersey as I watch this game and I feel like a caterer.

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    James Tyler: Lampard just blazed one over the bar from the edge of the box vs. Nordsjaelland.

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    James Tyler: Please describe. Was it worse than Victor Moses' wide-open header that he pinged onto the post from 6 yards out?

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    [Comment from Alan]
    Wow, Donetsk just had a miss that's going to show up on some Youtube videos soon.

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    James Tyler: Rooney finds Anderson at the top of the box but his sloppy sidefooter is well wide.

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    James Tyler: United settling very nicely in front of Cluj's bus. The home side leaving Bastos alone up front to pursue the long ball. As perhaps expected.

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    Roger Bennett: United starting to impose selves on the game and enjoy a period of calm possession. How do people feel about their jerseys. The collars? Very Benihana.

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    [Comment from Sam]
    Forget Barca, Peterborough have scored!

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    [Comment from Steve]
    MAGISTERIAL poll (as Ray Hudson would say)

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    James Tyler: GOAL -- Benfica 0, Barcelona 1 -- Alexis Sanchez 6"

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    James Tyler: Right, 9th minute and it's all United at the moment. Rafael with a cleared cross. Throw-in deep in the corner.

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    James Tyler: Yes. Buried in the depth chart, but he's there.

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    [Comment from Mr. Grundle]
    Where is Shaqiri playing now? Bayern?

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    James Tyler: Archduke was a poor tackler. Good diplomat when it came to dealing with the referee.

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    [Comment from Joe]
    You couldn't pair the Archduke with Vidic. Only drawback.

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    Roger Bennett: Cluj need to dump a ball near De Gea and test him. Can't be good for his nerves playing in this game with Lindo looking on from the bench

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    James Tyler: 7 minutes gone in Romania and United has yet to concede.

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    [Comment from Chris H]
    Goal Barca, Sanchez from Messi

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    [Comment from Xavier]
    Cluj is the team that beat Basel in the play-offs.....how would i had loved them 2 be playing Manu 2day......

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    James Tyler: He's the second-best Ferdinand, slightly ahead of Rio.

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    [Comment from Joe]
    What about Archduke Franz Ferdinand? Where's he rank?

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    Roger Bennett: Cluj. Born and bred. JT is from there.

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    James Tyler: We represent the two sides of Liverpool: I'm a lifelong Red Scouse, Roger is a lifelong Blue Scouse.

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    [Comment from ARi SEymour]
    James and Rodger - for those of us new to the chat, what clubs do you support?

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    James Tyler: A Danish defender is out cold, it seems, in that one. Jores Okore with a head wound from Moses' near miss.

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    James Tyler: Franz Ferdinand >>> Rio Ferdinand >>>>>>>>>>> Anton Ferdinand.

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    [Comment from Anderson]
    I'm good at eating...

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    James Tyler: Glancing over, I see Victor Moses almost scores on a header but hits the post with the net wide open.

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    Roger Bennett: Better than Anton. But still no.

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    [Comment from Sam]
    Is Rio any good?

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    Roger Bennett: Good for a plump lad

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    James Tyler: No. Next question.

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    [Comment from Crap Part of Pittsburgh]
    Is Anderson any good?

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    [Comment from Shawn]
    A shot from Benfica after about 10 seconds of possession. Not bad.

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    James Tyler: All of the things are now happening, Ronnie.

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    [Comment from Ronnie]
    Are we off in Portugal, Belarus, Italy, and Spain as well? Just making sure

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    James Tyler: And a glorious chance for CLUJ, too. First corner, a glancing unmarked header and a deflection wide of the post. Another corner for the plucky Romanians.

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    Roger Bennett: Test barely passed. RvP glancing header across face of own goal...

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    James Tyler: Almost an early goal for Chelsea! Torres played through on the right, it's slipped back as far as Oscar but his shot is wide.

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    Roger Bennett: First big test for United...

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    James Tyler: United with plenty of purpose in the early minutes.

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    James Tyler: More exposed than Paris Hilton exiting a limo, United fan. Not good. Amazing that he still feels he can represent England.

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    [Comment from United fan from Texas]
    James: How exposed was Rio last Satuday? Will teams starting attacking him?

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    [Comment from Karam Rai]
    Upset Pick: Shakhtar at Juve

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    James Tyler: To recap, those are our feature games, we'll be looking mainly at the pair though keeping an eye on the remainder of today's CL action.

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    James Tyler: We're off in Denmark, also.

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    James Tyler: We're off in Romania! CLUJJJJJJJJJJ

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    [Comment from Jim]
    RB or JT -- who knows the Champions League anthem better?

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    James Tyler: Receiving another update of stats via the plug in the back of his head. Same plug used to make Keane Reeves interesting in The Matrix.

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    [Comment from Joe]
    In Cluj....wasn't that a decent Colin Ferrell flick?

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    Roger Bennett: Just recorded it. Goes live tomorrow.

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    [Comment from Brian D (GFOP)]
    Toilet, will a new MiB be on today ?

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    James Tyler: Statsie is sadly in repose today, Aaron. Resting his Brilliant Mind.

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    [Comment from FOP Aaron]
    I need Statsie here to tell me which starting 11 today has the lowest average height...

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    Roger Bennett: True.

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    [Comment from Father Time]
    @Roger Yes the NBA on NBC back in the day used to be the best theme music out there but sadly it no longer exists. Oh the glory days

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    James Tyler: Teams again:
    CFR Cluj-Napoca: Mario Felgueiras, Sepsi, Cadu, Rada,
    Ivo Pinto, Sougou, Aguirregaray, Muresan, Camora, Bastos, Kapetanos.
    Subs: Stancioiu, Diogo Valente, Nicoara, Maftei, Piccolo, Bjelanovic, Luis Alberto.

    Manchester United: De Gea, Da Silva, Ferdinand, Evans, Evra, Cleverley, Anderson, Fletcher, Rooney, Hernandez, van Persie.
    Subs: Lindegaard, Nani, Welbeck, Powell, Kagawa, Buttner, Wootton.

    Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco (Spain)

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    Roger Bennett: I would love to be in Cluj. Pantelis Kapetanos to score the first... what odds would you get on that...

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    James Tyler: I'd love to be in Turin right about now.

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    [Comment from FOP Aaron]
    Question for JT or RB: if you could go to one of today's matches live, which would you choose?

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    [Comment from KnoxVegas]
    Oliver Giroud appears to have early onset Torres Syndrome.

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    [Comment from ESPNFC via Twitter]
    Man Utd, Chelsea, Barca and Bayern are all in UCL action tonight, follow it all in our MatchDay LIVE right now: es.pn/Wfc9hy

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    James Tyler: Remember this weekend, ChelseaFan, Lindegaard was bold enough to suggest that all the top teams have two goalies that they rotate. Of course he's wrong, but still nice to say.

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    Roger Bennett: Not so clear. This could be perceived as "giving him a rest"

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    James Tyler: My upset pick: Galatasaray to dump on Braga.

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    [Comment from ChelseaFan]
    Lindegaard getting the bench after a bad display against Tottenham??

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    James Tyler: Eastern European teams don't always travel well, morF. I'll pick Juve to dominate -- for once.

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    Roger Bennett: Bolton in the Palace game. And Cluj

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    [Comment from Shawn]
    Most likely upset, JT/RB?

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    [Comment from morF tnemmoC]
    Chances Shakhtar can get at least one point today at Juventus?

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    Roger Bennett: Lindegaard, Nani, Welbeck, Powell, Kagawa, Buttner, Wootton. United Subs

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    James Tyler: Not sure. Wasn't listed in matchday squad.

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    [Comment from Dr. Toboggan]
    Is Oscar Cardozo not available for Benfica?

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    [Comment from The Jonny]
    Like the Barca lineup. Don't use Iniesta unless you have to. That way he can rest and rip up Madrid this weekend and eliminate Real from La Liga contention.

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    James Tyler: It's disgusting. Unfair. Filthy, AM. Such is the world we live in.

  •  

    Roger Bennett: Is there a piece of music more beautiful than the Champions League theme?

  •  

    [Comment from am73685]
    JT, that Barca bench can be a starting team anywhere in world - isn't it crazy?

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    James Tyler: I'll say 36% chance of El Nino tallying.

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    [Comment from FOP Aaron]
    Odds Torres puts one in today?

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    [Comment from Pog]
    "Boooooot Roooooom". Working on a theme song, to the tune of the "Champions" jingle.

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    James Tyler: We're saving that for half-time. Choke job. Epic stuff. RIP Seve Ballesteros. That win was for you, pal.

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    [Comment from Tim]
    Are us Yanks not going to hear any flack about the Ryder Cup from you two?

  •  

    Roger Bennett: Lucky stuff. But a magic result for Celtic and Scottish football. Elated.

  •  

    James Tyler: Injured at the moment, Ryan. He'll be in the mix soon enough.

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    [Comment from Ryan]
    what has happened to marko marin? will he ever play??

  •  

    James Tyler: Amazing stuff. Doesn't get much better than a 90th minute winner from Georgios "Scruff" Samaras.

  •  

    [Comment from Sam]
    Thoughts on Celtic's dramatic win earlier today?

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    James Tyler: BATE vs. BAYERN:
    BATE (4-3-2-1): Gorbunov; Polyakov, Filipenko, Simic, Bordachov; Olekhnovich, Likhtarovich, Volodko; Pavlov, Hleb; Rodionov.

    Bayern (4-2-3-1): Neuer; Lahm, Boateng, Dante, Badstuber; Javi Martinez, Guztavo; Muller, Kroos, Ribery; Mandzukic.

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    [Comment from Alex]
    What's your prediction on Man U v. CF Cluj today?

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    James Tyler: BARCA (4-3-3): 1-Valdes; 2-Dani Alves, 5-Puyol, 14-Mascherano, 18-Alba; 6-Xavi, 16-Sergio Busquets, 4-Fabregas; 17-Pedro, 10-Messi, 9-Alexis.
    SUBS: 21-Adriano, 13-Pinto, 37-Tello, 28-Sergi Roberto, 25-Song, 7-David Villa, 8-Iniesta.

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    Roger Bennett: I think Gary wanted Crystal Palace vs Bolton JT: Speroni; Ward, Delaney, Blake, Parr; KG, Jedinak; Garvan, Bolasie, Zaha; Murray. Strong XI.

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    [Comment from ESPNFC via Twitter]
    Join @dalejohnsonESPN for live commentary of tonight's Champions League game between FC Cluj and Manchester United. espnfc.com/uk/en/gamecast…

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    James Tyler: BENFICA (4-3-3): 1-Artur; 14-Maxi Pereira, 33-Jardel, 24-Garay, 25-Melgarejo; 18-Salvio, 21-Matic, 20-Gaitan; 35-Perez, 11-Lima, 8-Bruno Cesar.
    SUBS: 27-Vitor, 34-Almeida, 10-Aimar, 9-Nolito, 17-Carlos Martins, 19-Moreno, 13-Lopes.

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    James Tyler: Relax, Gary. Getting to Benfica-Barca next.

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    [Comment from Gary]
    Soooo we aren't getting non-EPL lineups?

  •  

    James Tyler: Even though I loathe United, seeing Daz Fletch back in action is heartening.

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    James Tyler: I'll say Barca wins by 1. Not a romp by any means. And Benfica scores first, Kyle.

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    Roger Bennett: Poor defense. No reliable midfield. Try and win the game with firepower and get out of Transylvania job done. Going to be great to watch Stevie Fletcher return though. Magic to have him back in the game.

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    [Comment from Guest]
    Wow..that is some strong line up from Fergie ..

  •  

    [Comment from Kyle]
    What is the final between Benefica and Barca?

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    James Tyler: Lampard's merely getting some prestige, pre-MLS minutes.

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    James Tyler: You have to love seeing Hazard on the bench. Victor Moses with a chance to shine.

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    James Tyler: CHELSEA XIs:
    Nordsjaelland: Hansen; Parkhurst, Okore, Runje, Mtiliga; Adu, Nordstrand, Stokholm; Lorentzen, Beckerman, John
    Subs: Villadsen, Christiansen, Christensen, Gundelach, Laudrup, Ticinovic, Petry

    Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, David Luiz, Cahill, Cole; Ramires, Lampard; Moses, Oscar, Mata; Torres
    Subs: Turnbull, Romeu, Mikel, Hazard, Terry, Azpilicueta, Bertrand

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    Roger Bennett: Yes. Just taped.

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    [Comment from Sam]
    Hey Toilet, have you recorded Le Pod yet?

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    James Tyler: No, ChelseaFan. It's simply a rotation, I'd imagine.

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    [Comment from ChelseaFan]
    Lampard finally back in the line up? Must this be a sign that he cant handle two big games in a row?

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    James Tyler: They're also without coach Conte, Bert. And look far from convincing so far this season. But still, good comeback at Stamford Bridge.

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    Roger Bennett: Being Liverpool is on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

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    [Comment from Bert]
    Hey- all you Prem and Barca fan boys, Juventus has 45 in a row in Serie A unbeaten. They'll see you in the Champions League Semi's!!!

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    James Tyler: Rog, they stand A chance, though it's easy to see Fergie's idea: put his three best strikers up against that backline in a bid to unsettle. Will United have the necessary balance to make it happen? Cluj will likely park a bus.

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    James Tyler: Agree, TMLP. The big thing about the Eastern European teams is they're still adjusting to their seasons. Moreso than the bulk of the continent. Easy to sneak up on them in September but prepare for pain in February. Especially if you're traveling east.

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    Roger Bennett: JT. You know Cluj inside out. Do they stand a chance today? On the counter?

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    [Comment from TwistyMaze LittlePassages]
    Watch out for this Shakhtar Donetsk team. A little early in the Ukrainian season, but their squad is tough.

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    James Tyler: NO VOMIT HERE, NYCToon. It's comfy.

  •  

    [Comment from NYCToon]
    We had a Boot Room at my fraternity in college but it was mainly used when people got sick...

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    Roger Bennett: The Very Same. My Giant.

  •  

    [Comment from Diego]
    Gheorge Muresan?

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    [Comment from am73685]
    Nordsjælland: Hansen, Okore, Mtiliga, Parkhurst, Runje, Adu, Stokholm, Lorentzen, Beckmann, Nordstrand, John SUBS: Villadsen, Gundelach, Christensen, Ticinovic, Petry, Christiansen, Laudrup.

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    [Comment from am73685]
    Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Cole, Luiz, Cahill, Ramires, Lampard, Oscar, Torres, Mata, Moses SUBS: Turnbull, Terry, Azpilicueta, Bertrand, Romeu, Mikel, Hazard.

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    James Tyler: Will be narrow. I'll say 2-0.

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    [Comment from Joe from Denver]
    How much does Bayern defeat BATE by today?

  •  

    James Tyler: CFR Cluj vs. Manchester United:
    CLUJ (4-4-2): 1-Felgueiras; 8-Sepsi, 20-Cadu, 24-Rada, 3-Ivo Pinto; 99-Sougou, 31-Aguirregaray, 6-Muresan, 45-Camora; 16-Rafael Bastos, 9-Kapetanos.

    UNITED (4-3-3): 1-De Gea, 2-Rafael, 5-RIO, 6-Evans, 3-Evra; 8-Anderson, 24-Fletcher, 23-Cleverley; 14-Chicharito, 10-Rooney, 20-Van Persie.

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    Roger Bennett: I have been scouting Cluj and predict they will line up like this: Mario Felgueiras, Sepsi, Cadu, Rada,
    Ivo Pinto, Sougou, Aguirregaray, Muresan, Camora, Bastos, Kapetanos.

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    James Tyler: Let me get them now....

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    [Comment from United fan from Texas]
    Any lineups to report?

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    James Tyler: Indeed. Do you go with Prem teams, Chelsea or United? Do you fancy Barca against a strong Benfica? Valencia vs. Lille, two teams that lost in Matchday 1?

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    Roger Bennett: I wonder if Cluj have seen AVB's powerpoint on how to beat United. "Run fast at old men." Pantelis Kapetanos must be slobbering at the chance to run at Rio Ferdinand

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    [Comment from MrTuktoyaktuk]
    Lot of interesting matchups, hard to decide which to watch.

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    James Tyler: Agreed. Whether we have a Boot Room or not, I'll be watching.

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    [Comment from Admittedly Red]
    I know this is a CL chat, but cheers about the "good football" all week. Some of the Thursday Europa group matches are actually tasty

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    James Tyler: I think so, James, curiously enough. A hard-fought point vs. Benfica and a win over Spartak is four precious points. Assuming destruction by Barca over the two games, the onus is on Benfica and Spartak to attack.

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    [Comment from James Enfield]
    Does Celtic's win in Moscow put them in a good position to advance?

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    James Tyler: Indeed, this is Cluj's world, we're merely living in it.

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    James Tyler: Afternoon, Rog!

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    Roger Bennett: JT Good afternoon. And welcome to ESPN. For one afternoon, official home of the Railwaymen, Mighty CLUJ

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    James Tyler: Still to be determined, Danny.

  •  

    [Comment from Danny]
    Will the "Boot Room" be open on Thursday?

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    James Tyler: Plus Fergie must keep his squad rotating and fresh, something he can't really do in midfield.

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    James Tyler: I'll say 40%. I'm sure the Romanians will have absorbed every minute of Saturday's game vs. Tottenham, and the ease with which Sir Alex Ferguson's midfield was sliced and diced.

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    [Comment from Kevin]
    What are the chances that United suffer a set up tonight against Cluj?

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    [Comment from Tim]
    James - what web page should I have open in the other tab for when my boss walks in?

  •  

    James Tyler: Whether that can be compared to a Blues squad containing the likes of Oscar, Hazard and Torres is anyone's guess. But the Danes did run Shakhtar tough for quite a while in Matchday 1. No-one can be underestimated here.

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    James Tyler: Tough to tell, AM. They are the defending Danish champs, so take from that what you will. Settled XI, a Yank in Michael Parkhurst looking sterling in defense.

  •  

    [Comment from am73685]
    James, how good/bad Nordsjælland really is?

  •  

    [Comment from ESPNFC via Twitter]
    And we are LIVE with @JamesTylerESPN and @rogbennett for #UCL in the Boot Room. United, Chelsea, Barca, all updates -- tinyurl.com/8r243g9

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    James Tyler: You're so welcome! We'll have one tomorrow, too.

  •  

    [Comment from Tottenham fan from PA]
    This chat is the perfect distraction from my school work. Thank you Mr. Tyler!

  •  

    [Comment from Guest]
    I am watching Untied

  •  

    [Comment from Tim]
    Juve! Juve! Juve!

  •  

    James Tyler: Sends a chill down my goosebumps every time I hear it.

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    James Tyler: Best song ever, The Jonny? I think so.

  •  

    [Comment from The Jonny]
    This is the CHAAAAMPIONNNNNS, THESE ARE THE CHAMPIONS, LA LA LA LA! CHAMPIONS!

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    James Tyler: I would watch Barca-Benfica. As it turns out, I'll have an eye on that though we are focusing on the two Prem teams today: minnows Man United at mighty Cluj, plus plucky Chelsea hoping to get full points at Nordsjallend.

  •  

    [Comment from Guest]
    what game should i watch so many options!

  •  

    James Tyler: Aww, United Fan. You're one of the good ones. United fans, I mean.

  •  

    [Comment from United fan from Texas]
    Great to see you again James. I miss you like the desert missed rain.

  •  

    James Tyler: What's more, if you're stuck at work with nothing to do, join me and Rog for these wonderful festivities.

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    James Tyler: It's Champions League Tuesday, a feat only surpassed by Champions League Wednesday. Good footy every day this week. We are truly spoiled.

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    James Tyler: Happy football! Happy Boot Room!

 
COMPLETE TEAM CLOSE X
Goal Shot Video
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  • Shots (on goal)

  • tackles

  • Fouls

  • possession

  • CFR Cluj-Napoca

  • 11(3)

  • 15

  • 12

  • 28%

    72%

  • Manchester United

  • 13(6)

  • 14

  • 7

CFR Cluj-Napoca

Line-up
POS No Name

G

1 Mario Felgueiras

D

3 Ivo Pinto

D

8 Laszlo Sepsi

D

20 Cadu

D

24 Ionut Rada

M

6 Gabriel Muresan

M

31 Matías Aguirregaray
M
11 Viorel Nicoara

M

45 Camora

M

99 Modou Sougou
M
25 Luis Alberto

F

9 Pantelis Kapetanos
F
19 Sasa Bjelanovic

F

16 Rafael Bastos
 
Substitutes
POS No Name
G 44 Eduard Stancioiu
D 12 Vasile Maftei
D 13 Felice Piccolo
M 10 Diogo Valente
M 11 Viorel Nicoara
M 25 Luis Alberto
F 19 Sasa Bjelanovic

Manchester United

Line-up
POS No Name

G

1 David De Gea

D

2 Rafael

D

3 Patrice Evra

D

5 Rio Ferdinand

D

6 Jonathan Evans
D
31 Scott Wootton

M

8 Anderson

M

23 Tom Cleverley

M

24 Darren Fletcher

F

10 Wayne Rooney

F

14 Javier Hernández
F
19 Danny Welbeck

F

20 Robin Van Persie
 
Substitutes
POS No Name
G 13 Anders Lindegaard
D 28 Alexander Büttner
D 31 Scott Wootton
M 17 Nani
M 25 Nick Powell
M 26 Shinji Kagawa
F 19 Danny Welbeck

Match Stats

  • CFR Cluj-Napoca
  • Manchester United
11(3) Shots (on goal) 13(6)
12 Fouls 7
7 Corner kicks 5
0 Offsides 4
28% Time of Possession 72%
0 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
4 Saves 2