Udinese-Braga CL play off

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  1. Udinese

    Udinese First Year Pro

    Champions League play off

    first leg 22nd Aug - Braga v Udinese
    return 29th Aug - Udinese v Braga

    not a bad drow
    good to avoid Spartak Moskva and Dynamo Kyiv
     
  2. Prentice

    Prentice Administrator

    I don't think these will be shown on TV here, but it shouldn't be too difficult to find somewhere to watch! (cough)
     
  3. luke_golden

    luke_golden Space Cadet

    Would fully expect Udine to dispatch Brage with relative ease. Shall make an effort to watch these games.
     
  4. Watfordftw

    Watfordftw Reservist

    Should win
     
  5. hollywood

    hollywood 1881/singing section organiser

    English commentary ?
     
  6. Udinese

    Udinese First Year Pro

    I don't know.
    I won't be able to go to Braga, but I will definitely be at the stadium on return.
     
  7. sherlock

    sherlock Tippytappy footy expert

    Absolutely not to be underestimated IMHO.
    Sporting Club Braga is certainly within the possibilities of Udinese, but let's remember it is ranked 29th in Team Ranking UEFA and arrived 2nd in 2010/11 Europa League.
    Can be won, but certainly is not an "easy" opponent.
     
  8. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    Braga did well in the EL last season. Very good on the counter. As Mr.Holmes say's not to be underestimated.

    Their goalkeeper will always raise a chuckle. ****.
     
  9. Udinese

    Udinese First Year Pro

    -1
    and tension is growing fast

    calls for the first leg:

    goalkeepers: Brkic - on the bench: Pawlowski, Romo.

    Defence: Benatia, Danilo, Domizzi, - on the bench: Heurtaux, Pasquale, Coda

    Midfield: Basta, Pinzi, Willians, Armero, plus one between Allan, Pereyra, Badu (I guess Pereyra) - on the bench: Battocchio, Faraoni, Allan, Badu

    Forward: Fabbrini, Di Natale on the bench: Maicosuel, Marsura
     
  10. luke_golden

    luke_golden Space Cadet

    For the benefit of anybody based in the USA, this game will be on Fox Soccer Channel at 1.30 CT. I'll be watching for sure. Making the most of the final week of summer.
     
  11. Fitz

    Fitz Squad Player

    Cheers Lukey...sadly I will be working... I really wanted to watch it, too.
     
  12. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Also, this game is on the Sky Sports Red Button tonight from 7:45 for UK viewers.
     
  13. nisman94

    nisman94 International Man of Mystery

    How do you think you will cope this season without Handanovic, Isla and Asamoah?
     
  14. miserableoldgit

    miserableoldgit Reservist

    I think that over 2 legs Udinese should have enough (only just though) - Braga is a one of the toughest teams they could have drawn at this stage

    Fingers crossed
     
  15. nascot

    nascot First Team


    Same as. Might see if I can sneak back to the hotel for a bit....
     
  16. luke_golden

    luke_golden Space Cadet

    You're missing the punditry genius of Warren Barton and Eric Wynalda. It's really something else.

    EDIT: The commentators went on a nice little spiel about WFC and how we've taken a bunch of players on loan from Udinese and speculating about future possible loans for those who don't perform well tonight. Nice touch.
     
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2012
  17. THT81

    THT81 Squad Player

    HT: Udinese very solid defensively, Braga playing well without looking like penetrating. Willians looks like a good signing, a bit like Tiote, snaps at their ankles and turns the ball over frequently. Superb header by Basta for the goal.
     
  18. sherlock

    sherlock Tippytappy footy expert

    Personally, I think we can do well.
    Regarding the new players, just from this first 45' of CL: Brkic seems quite good and 'pitbull' Willians is IMHO simply impressing for the number of balls he recovers.
    And the absent Muriel, from what was seen before, seems very very talented, with the only doubt of how well he will play together with Di Natale.
    I'm quite hopeful.
     
  19. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Braga have mountains behind the goals instead of fans/stands.

    Good header for the goal.
     
  20. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    Unstoppable equaliser.
     
  21. luke_golden

    luke_golden Space Cadet

    Sensational goal to level the scores. Incredible hit. Probably deserved on the balance of play.
     
  22. sherlock

    sherlock Tippytappy footy expert

    Incredible shot from Braga for the draw. Maybe only something like that could pass through a very solid Udinese's defence.
    But 1-1 away from home is very good anyway.
    I'm very conforted by how the new players did: Brkic seemed quite good. Willians had said his "model" is Gattuso: very well, and he looks very good to follow his model. Maicosuel looked promising.

    A word about Benatia: he is an hymn to the capabilities of Udinese's scouts. Bought from France's Ligue 2 (Clermont) in 2010 for 500.000€; now worth at least 12M€ according to http://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/en/udinese-calcio/kader/verein_410.html. Well worth, seeing his performance.
     
  23. Udinese

    Udinese First Year Pro


    I agree
    the score is correct. Braga deserved the draw, the second half we suffer a bit too much. They were in a better shape but in the whole technically it is clear that we can do it. They were unable to penetrate our defence (Benatia, Danilo, Domizzi = the wall) and the only way to score was from distance. Willians is confirmed to be the best sign of this season, Brikic a good substitution of Handanovic, Fabbrini is growing constantly. Basta, I simply love him. The weak point is the left midfiled. I knew we would have suffered the departure of Asamoah.
    Anyway a result that puts as in a good position for return match.
     
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2012
  24. wfcthroughandthrough

    wfcthroughandthrough Squad Player

    A good first result for you away from home. Benaita seems a real talent, as you have suggested Udinese.

    Good luck in the next round!
     
  25. miserableoldgit

    miserableoldgit Reservist


    Left Midfield - Sean Murray?
     
  26. Udinese

    Udinese First Year Pro

    you think he can replace armero?
     
  27. luke_golden

    luke_golden Space Cadet

    Second leg kicks off in a few hours. Again on Fox Soccer channel for the fellow US based people. Looking forward to it. Expecting Udinese to seal the deal on their home turf, but Braga played well enough in the first leg to show that they'll be a threat. Should be a good game.
     
  28. Norwayhornet

    Norwayhornet Squad Player

    Udinese on one laptop and Jon Marks commentary of the Horns on the phone ,think I`ve got it covered ,Hope Granada arent playing tonight running out of hardware .
     
  29. miserableoldgit

    miserableoldgit Reservist

    Absolutely - Murray will be world class - whether he can step into the shoes now - anyones guess - I suspect he will wear black and white soon - maybe not this year - but I have no doubt he will be a better player than Asamoah eventually - be a shame if Arsenal steal him for £5m now when his long term value to the Group is 5 times that - but i suspect he needs to show his ability in a top league setting before someone will pay that
     
  30. PaddingtonsYellowArmy

    PaddingtonsYellowArmy First Team Captain

    how do you get live commentary on the phone?
     
  31. Lego

    Lego Academy Graduate

    buona fortuna!
     
  32. simms

    simms vBookie

    Can you get hornets player to work on an iphone?
     
  33. PaddingtonsYellowArmy

    PaddingtonsYellowArmy First Team Captain

    can u get hornets player to work full stop?! lol
     
  34. Optimistichornet

    Optimistichornet Penguin Assassin

    come on udinese, got a pozzo double going tonight!
     
  35. nisman94

    nisman94 International Man of Mystery

    If there are people not going to the Bradford game and are going to be in the near vicinity of a TV that you can control, Udinese vs Braga is on ITV 4. Come on you zebrette (COYZ maybe?) and COYH tonight
     

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