PBP: Arsenal vs. Bate Borisov - 21/2/19

Discussion in 'Arsenal' started by yossarian, Feb 21, 2019.

  1. yossarian

    yossarian Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 16, 1999
    Big City Blinking
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Who: Arsenal vs. BATE
    What: Europa League Round of 32, 2nd leg
    When: Game kicks off at 12:55pm ET / 9:55am PT; Thursday, February 21, 2019
    Where: Live on Galavision, B/R Live

    Will Emery go conservative or will he try to batter them?
    COYG1
     
  2. MilesW

    MilesW Member+

    Aug 26, 2010
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    According to Reddit, Ozil has posted on social media. So he's starting and going to score 3 and assist 3. Arsenal lose 6-6 on away goals.
     
  3. MilesW

    MilesW Member+

    Aug 26, 2010
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Cech,
    lich,Mustafi,Kos,Monreal,
    Guen,Xhaka, Mkhi,
    Ozil, auba iwobi
     
  4. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Well, if we don't win, it'll be one of the most embarrassing European exits that I can remember. Let's do this.
     
  5. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    For anyone who gets Galavision, it's on there now live.

    Thanks @yossarian for making this thread at the 11th hour!

    But something seems wonky with Bigsoccer.com today so this might not be the most active match day thread of all time. ;)

    COYG!!!
     
  6. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    We take a corner direct instead of this dumb short corner shit and we score. Mustafi, of all people.
     
  7. BIGHMW

    BIGHMW Member+

    Oct 10, 2010
    Port Townsend, WA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We're leading 1-nil but level on aggregate 1-1, still NO ROOM FOR ERROR, if we concede now we will be in BIG TROUBLE, but if we can maintain a clean sheet and get a second one you won't have to worry about me posting the next MD thread (at least for another match yet ;)), so COYF'n'G!!!
     
  8. BIGHMW

    BIGHMW Member+

    Oct 10, 2010
    Port Townsend, WA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    YES!!!

    2-NIL!!!

    STILL NO ROOM FOR ERROR, now it's just a matter of keeping a clean sheet, or, getting yet a THIRD ONE!!! KILL!!!
     
  9. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    BigSoccer.com was basically down for all of the first half. :(

    I watched somewhat, and Ozil seemed productive (maybe something to prove?) but every time I looked up Iwobi was thundering into or around their box. He seems an animal today!

    And that first 20 mins was really fun to watch. We were overloading & overpowering them. Why can't we play like that more often??!!!
     
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  10. BIGHMW

    BIGHMW Member+

    Oct 10, 2010
    Port Townsend, WA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    To paraphrase John Strong on FOX......

    "45 down, 45 TO GO!!! It's Arsenal 2, Borisov nil."

    (and 2-1 on aggregate too!!!)

    Still must play error-free football though, remember if they get one here we MUST SCORE, otherwise they will move on on the away goal, unless we ram it down their throats and make it 3-nil, which will give us more breathing room, COYF'n'G!!!
     
  11. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Because we don't often play lousy Belarusian teams. ;)
     
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  12. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Um, we played one just a week ago no?

    OK the pitch then was slightly dodgy but we surely didn't play with anywhere near the intensity and urgency of today. That's what I so long to see more of.
     
  13. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    56' Sok on for Kos. Looks like he picked up a knock to his left leg. Big bag of ice on it very quickly

    But GREAT to seek Sok back. I hope he's 100% fit and theiy're not rushing him back.

    AND THEN HE SCORES!!!!!
     
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  14. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    They thought they were going to walk it, were wrong, and couldn't adjust.

    3-0, Sokratis on another normal corner.

    Great lead, probably seals the tie, but the fact that we can't score from open play against this team is not good.
     
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  15. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Apparently he's pretty fit. ;)
     
  16. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    We're 3-0 up and haven't gotten out of first gear. I like the scoreline, but the performance is meh.
     
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  17. BIGHMW

    BIGHMW Member+

    Oct 10, 2010
    Port Townsend, WA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Take what we can get right now and let's get ready for Soto on Sunday, how's about yet ANOTHER ONE!!!
     
  18. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Maybe you missed the start of the match? We were in 3rd or 4th gear much of the time. Especially Iwobi.

    Second half has been a different story. And then when we got to 3-0 it became game management. Understandable.
     
  19. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Xhaka is such a dumb hothead. Game's over, chill out.
     
  20. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    FT 3-0 (3-1 on agg)

    Now that's more like it. Sure we should've scored more goals (yeah, I'm looking at you Auba).

    Now the only challenge is convincing @yossarian that he's capable of taking us on another long unbeated run!
     
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  21. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    IDK I thought he was right to stick up for Monreal who got absolutely clattered. Xhaka just confronted the guy and didn't do anything stupid that I could see. We need more of that... just don't headbutt, slap a face or anything.
     
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  22. BIGHMW

    BIGHMW Member+

    Oct 10, 2010
    Port Townsend, WA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    GAME OVER!!! Now it's on to hosting Southampton on Sunday, COYF'n'G!!!
     
  23. maskito

    maskito Member

    Jan 14, 2006
    Minneapolis
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We advance in a tournament we realistically have a chance to win, one that gets us the potential to qualify for UCL next year, score 3 goals, and keep a clean sheet. For the first time in several weeks, I'm reasonably content with the performance...
     
  24. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Easy to see a ref give a yellow, and with his penchant for getting them, I'm sure he's on the verge of a suspension.
     
  25. casoccerdad47

    casoccerdad47 Member+

    Mar 31, 2006
    I'm happy with the number of chances created, but still concerned that none of the goals came from open play.
     
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