2/20 - McKennie (start) - Schalke v. Man City, UCL R16

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  1. ArsenalMetro

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  3. ArsenalMetro

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    Was just about to say, this looks like a crazy defensive lineup by Schalke. They're going to get battered for the entire match and hope for McKennie to get on the end of a set piece.
     
  4. TheHoustonHoyaFan

    Oct 14, 2011
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    Another odd Tedesco lineup.

    3 CBs, check: Nastasic, Sane, Burma.
    2 WBS, check: Caligiuri and Oczipka.
    3 CMS, check: Bentaleb, Weston, Serdar.

    Where well he play Mendyl who is a wide left sided player? Up top with Uth?

    Uth will be the striker up top.
     
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  5. ArsenalMetro

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    Maybe Mendyl as a hybrid LCM - LM with McKennie in front of the rest of the midfield?
     
  6. Casper

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    I'd guess Mendyl as a left-sided "forward" who actually checks back on defense a lot like an attacking midfielder, leaving Uth alone on top during the 80% of the game when City have possession and hopefully occassionally crashing forward with Bentaleb, McKennie, Caligiuri and Oczipka if they can manage some counters.
     
  7. AutoPenalti

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    This screams like a Klinsmann line-up back in the day.
     
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  8. Casper

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    I'm just "looking forward" to the moment where after Schalke has struggled to keep it level for 60 minutes, a fresh Sane and Mahrez hop on the field. And that will have been a success for Schalke even to get to that point.
     
  9. ArsenalMetro

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    Schalke with a staggering 17% of the possession so far.
     
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  10. dougtee

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    schalke really are bereft of creativity with goretzka gone
     
  11. kruck

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    Can't watch/not worth giving my computer cancer.

    Bummer.
     
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    Reddit banned their soccer stream thread LoL. Anyone got any other avenues?
     
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  14. dougtee

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    that is awful
     
  15. Dr.Phil

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    Sent you a PM
     
  16. markandrew78

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    Jun 10, 2007
    Well that was shit.
     
  17. KenC

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    Shambolic
     
  18. Real Corona

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    It’s cool for McKennie to get this experience but schalke have zero business being on the field with City
     
  19. bballshawn

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    Fire tedesco
     
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  20. ArsenalMetro

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    City scores after some horrible play out of the back by Schalke (which Mo Edu absolutely called in the TNT pregame), goes to VAR for a foul review, goal stands

    This could end up with a worse aggregate scoreline than the Arsenal - Bayern tie in 2017.
     
  21. CA23

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    What a terrible play, I;m not sure what the refs are looking at.
     
  22. Deeneaus

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    That is absolutely pathetic from the keeper. Wtf is going through his head?
     
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  23. Dr.Phil

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    That is exactly what you don't do aginst Man CIty

    Punished
     
  24. frankburgers

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    May 31, 2016
    it costs 2.99 to purchase...
     
  25. dougtee

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    schalke back 4 and keeper playing like theyve never seen a manchester city match or even one that pep managed
     

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