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U'sual Champions League 2022 - Semi-finals 20:21 - Apr 16 with 1320 viewsmfb_cufc

wessex_exile has kindly asked me to make the draw the for the Semi-finals, and this is how it came out:-

wessex_exile v burnsieespana

RSCOSWORTH v gerry_us


I will now hand over the administration to wessex_exile, to carry on with the marvellous work he does running this competition.

mfb

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U'sual Champions League 2022 - Semi-finals on 20:36 - Apr 16 with 883 viewswessex_exile

Many thanks Mick, very much appreciated!

The Draw
Names have been kindly drawn by mfb_cufc, and the U'sual Champions League semi-final matches are as follows:

wessex_exile v burnsieespana
RSCOSWORTH v gerry_us


The Matches
The matches to predict, and all are scheduled to kick-off at 8pm, are as follows:
26/04/2022: Manchester City v Real Madrid
27/04/2022: Liverpool v Villarreal
03/05/2022: Villarreal v Liverpool
04/05/2022: Real Madrid v Manchester City

The Rules
Keeping with the format for last year, in addition to score predictions, please predict two goal-scorers as well, these can of course be two from the same side. Three points for a spot-on score prediction, one point for the correct outcome, and one point for each goal scored (including own goals) by either of your nominated goal-scorers.

If competitors can't be separated by number of spot-ons, for a tie-break please also predict the minute of the first substitution in the last listed match, Real Madrid v Manchester City. Your tie-break prediction must be made before that match kicks off.

As always, half-time subs are 46th minute, and injury-time substitutions will be either 45 or 90 minutes. If there are no substitutions at all, closest to zero will win.

None of your predictions (score, goal-scorers or tie-break) can match your opponents.

Score, goal-scorer and substitute tie-break predictions will be for the end of normal time, extra-time and/or penalties will not count.

Good luck everyone!
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U'sual Champions League 2022 - Semi-finals on 21:04 - Apr 16 with 863 viewsburnsieespana

Here goes and good luck everybody!
Man City 2 Mahrez Real Madrid 1Benzema
Liverpool 2 Mane & Salah Villarreal 0
Villarreal 1 Chukwueze Liverpool 1 Jota
Real Madrid 2 Valverde Man City 1 Foden

First sub: 48 mins
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U'sual Champions League 2022 - Semi-finals on 22:08 - Apr 16 with 854 viewswessex_exile

My picks:
26/04/2022: Manchester City 2 v Real Madrid 2 (De Bruyne and Junior)
27/04/2022: Liverpool 2 v Villarreal 1 (Jota and Danjuma)
03/05/2022: Villarreal 2 v Liverpool 2 (Salah and Moreno)
04/05/2022: Real Madrid 3 v Manchester City 2 (Benzema and Mahrez)
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U'sual Champions League 2022 - Semi-finals on 10:13 - Apr 17 with 821 viewswessex_exile

U'sual Champions League 2022 - Semi-finals on 22:08 - Apr 16 by wessex_exile

My picks:
26/04/2022: Manchester City 2 v Real Madrid 2 (De Bruyne and Junior)
27/04/2022: Liverpool 2 v Villarreal 1 (Jota and Danjuma)
03/05/2022: Villarreal 2 v Liverpool 2 (Salah and Moreno)
04/05/2022: Real Madrid 3 v Manchester City 2 (Benzema and Mahrez)
[Post edited 3 May 19:15]


Incidentally, first sub 61 minutes.

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U'sual Champions League 2022 - Semi-finals on 21:03 - Apr 17 with 797 viewsgerry_us

I see I got the short straw to play against the guy who thinks he should already be King.
Tall order but I will give it a go.
Best of luck RSC
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U'sual Champions League 2022 - Semi-finals on 17:30 - Apr 19 with 764 viewsRSCOSWORTH

U'sual Champions League 2022 - Semi-finals on 21:03 - Apr 17 by gerry_us

I see I got the short straw to play against the guy who thinks he should already be King.
Tall order but I will give it a go.
Best of luck RSC


Ha Ha! Desperation Gerry. I've never managed to win one of these bloody things so thought I'd chance my arm.

Thanks, same to you.

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U'sual Champions League 2022 - Semi-finals on 12:25 - Apr 24 with 709 viewsgerry_us

Episode 1
26/04/2022: Manchester City 3 Real Madrid 1
Mahrez DeBruyne
27/04/2022: Liverpool 3 Villarreal 0
Salah Firmino
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U'sual Champions League 2022 - Semi-finals on 14:01 - Apr 26 with 661 viewswessex_exile

I'm sure all is in hand, but with 8pm kick-offs tonight, a mini bump for RSCOSWORTH just in case...
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U'sual Champions League 2022 - Semi-finals on 16:45 - Apr 26 with 632 viewsRSCOSWORTH

Week 1

26/04/2022: Manchester City v Real Madrid 2-1 - Sterling, Benzema
27/04/2022: Liverpool v Villarreal 2-0 - Mane, Jota

First substitution: 65th minute
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U'sual Champions League 2022 - Semi-finals on 16:47 - Apr 26 with 629 viewsRSCOSWORTH

U'sual Champions League 2022 - Semi-finals on 14:01 - Apr 26 by wessex_exile

I'm sure all is in hand, but with 8pm kick-offs tonight, a mini bump for RSCOSWORTH just in case...
[Post edited 26 Apr 14:02]


CheeRS Wessex.

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U'sual Champions League 2022 - Semi-finals on 22:24 - Apr 26 with 603 viewswessex_exile

A full update will follow tomorrow's completion of the semi-final first legs, but tonight has finished:

Man CIty 4 (De Bruyne 2'; Jesus 11'; Foden 53'; Silva 74') Real Madrid 3 (Benzema 33', 82'p; Junior 55')
A narrow lead for Man City, and a lead is a lead in a two-match shoot-out, but you have to fancy that Real Madrid, with three away goals, hold the upper hand.

No spot-on predictions to report on, but plenty of outcomes (3pts) and particularly goalscorers (7pts) makes for a close contest in both groups. Onwards to tomorrow night, can Liverpool do better against Villarreal?

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U'sual Champions League 2022 - Semi-finals on 22:50 - Apr 26 with 598 viewsgerry_us

U'sual Champions League 2022 - Semi-finals on 22:24 - Apr 26 by wessex_exile

A full update will follow tomorrow's completion of the semi-final first legs, but tonight has finished:

Man CIty 4 (De Bruyne 2'; Jesus 11'; Foden 53'; Silva 74') Real Madrid 3 (Benzema 33', 82'p; Junior 55')
A narrow lead for Man City, and a lead is a lead in a two-match shoot-out, but you have to fancy that Real Madrid, with three away goals, hold the upper hand.

No spot-on predictions to report on, but plenty of outcomes (3pts) and particularly goalscorers (7pts) makes for a close contest in both groups. Onwards to tomorrow night, can Liverpool do better against Villarreal?


You and I were leading after two minutes Wessex. Then all hell broke out.
Could be an interesting contest!!!
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U'sual Champions League 2022 - Semi-finals on 23:42 - Apr 26 with 585 viewswessex_exile

U'sual Champions League 2022 - Semi-finals on 22:50 - Apr 26 by gerry_us

You and I were leading after two minutes Wessex. Then all hell broke out.
Could be an interesting contest!!!


Ever thus Gerry, ever thus.

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U'sual Champions League 2022 - Semi-finals on 23:43 - Apr 26 with 585 viewsghughes11

U'sual Champions League 2022 - Semi-finals on 22:24 - Apr 26 by wessex_exile

A full update will follow tomorrow's completion of the semi-final first legs, but tonight has finished:

Man CIty 4 (De Bruyne 2'; Jesus 11'; Foden 53'; Silva 74') Real Madrid 3 (Benzema 33', 82'p; Junior 55')
A narrow lead for Man City, and a lead is a lead in a two-match shoot-out, but you have to fancy that Real Madrid, with three away goals, hold the upper hand.

No spot-on predictions to report on, but plenty of outcomes (3pts) and particularly goalscorers (7pts) makes for a close contest in both groups. Onwards to tomorrow night, can Liverpool do better against Villarreal?


Remember Wessex, that there is no longer the away goals rule in play for the Champions League, so it should be a tightly fought contest and possibly only penalties to sperate the tow power-houses!

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U'sual Champions League 2022 - Semi-finals on 00:22 - Apr 27 with 578 viewswessex_exile

U'sual Champions League 2022 - Semi-finals on 23:43 - Apr 26 by ghughes11

Remember Wessex, that there is no longer the away goals rule in play for the Champions League, so it should be a tightly fought contest and possibly only penalties to sperate the tow power-houses!


Thanks chap, I’d forgotten that. Doesn’t change the outcome of the UCL, as the rules state scoring is always decided on the result at the end of normal time, but might make a difference to Man City.

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U'sual Champions League 2022 - Semi-finals on 14:15 - Apr 27 with 548 viewsRSCOSWORTH

Do our goalscorer picks remain for the second legs or do we need to re-select?

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U'sual Champions League 2022 - Semi-finals on 18:13 - Apr 27 with 541 viewsgerry_us

U'sual Champions League 2022 - Semi-finals on 14:15 - Apr 27 by RSCOSWORTH

Do our goalscorer picks remain for the second legs or do we need to re-select?


...especially if one is sent off or breaks a leg
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U'sual Champions League 2022 - Semi-finals on 18:32 - Apr 27 with 540 viewswessex_exile

No, you can change your goalscorers for the second legs if you choose.

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U'sual Champions League 2022 - Semi-finals on 22:13 - Apr 27 with 522 viewswessex_exile

The Champions League
So we reach ‘half-time’ in the Champions League semi-finals, with the results as follows:

Man CIty 4 (De Bruyne 2'; Jesus 11'; Foden 53'; Silva 74') Real Madrid 3 (Benzema 33', 82'p; Junior 55')
Liverpool 2 (Estupinan 53’ og, Mane 55’) Villarreal 0


Following Man City’s narrow 4-3 victory over German giants Bayern Munich, Villarreal tried to grind out a negative but what would have ultimately been a successful 0-0 draw at Anfield. However, at what some might say is the home of European football, a Estupinan own goal and Mane second in rapid succession give Liverpool a distinct advantage for the second leg. However, both semi-finals are still very much alive, and you have to wonder if both, or even either of the English sides will reach the final.

The U’sual Champions League

Firstly, the UCL table as things stand:



Semi-final 1
Following on from the Man City outcome and 2pts for Benzema’s brace on Tuesday night, burnsieespana storms into a commanding lead on 7pts with not only the result tonight spot-on but added another point for Mané’s goal. With only tonight’s outcome and points for De Bruyne and Júnior’s goals on Tuesday, wessex_exile (me, sadly ☹) is in a distant second place with just 3pts.

Semi-final 2
With an identical point split in this tie, RSCOSWORTH adds to his Man City outcome and two for Benzema on Tuesday with tonight’s result spot-on, also with Mané’s goal as a welcome bonus. He leads on 7pts, with Gerry_us on 3pts with both outcomes and a goal for De Bruyne in the Man City game., but a lot to do to reach the final.

As a reminder to those yet to post, the second legs start next week on Tuesday 3rd of May (and don’t forget the tie-break prediction – just in case). Also as a reminder, predictions can be amended if anyone feels the need, only bear in mind if you choose to do so they still can’t exact match your opponent’s, and yes you can have different goal-scorers for the second legs.

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U'sual Champions League 2022 - Semi-finals on 09:35 - Apr 28 with 501 viewsRSCOSWORTH

Week 2

03/05/2022: Villarreal v Liverpool 1-2 - Salah, Mane
04/05/2022: Real Madrid v Manchester City 2-2 - De Bruyne, Benzema

First substitution: 65th minute
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U'sual Champions League 2022 - Semi-finals on 12:28 - Apr 28 with 483 viewsgerry_us

U'sual Champions League 2022 - Semi-finals on 09:35 - Apr 28 by RSCOSWORTH

Week 2

03/05/2022: Villarreal v Liverpool 1-2 - Salah, Mane
04/05/2022: Real Madrid v Manchester City 2-2 - De Bruyne, Benzema

First substitution: 65th minute
[Post edited 28 Apr 9:36]


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U'sual Champions League 2022 - Semi-finals on 15:16 - Apr 28 with 472 viewsRSCOSWORTH

U'sual Champions League 2022 - Semi-finals on 12:28 - Apr 28 by gerry_us

Show-off


Ha Ha! I was desperate to have Benzema for the second leg. He'll probably get injured now!

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U'sual Champions League 2022 - Semi-finals on 15:23 - Apr 28 with 471 viewsgerry_us

U'sual Champions League 2022 - Semi-finals on 15:16 - Apr 28 by RSCOSWORTH

Ha Ha! I was desperate to have Benzema for the second leg. He'll probably get injured now!


Like my "Firmino" in the 1st leg! He got injured "before" the match but nobody told me.
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U'sual Champions League 2022 - Semi-finals on 16:40 - Apr 28 with 467 viewswessex_exile

U'sual Champions League 2022 - Semi-finals on 15:23 - Apr 28 by gerry_us

Like my "Firmino" in the 1st leg! He got injured "before" the match but nobody told me.


I didn't notice Jota started on the bench until it was too late

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U'sual Champions League 2022 - Semi-finals on 10:53 - Apr 30 with 412 viewsgerry_us

Last chance saloon...
Episode 2
03/05/2022: Villarreal 0 Liverpool 2  Salah  Mane
04/05/2022: Real Madrid 2 Manchester City 1 Vinicius  Foden

All the best Rosco; no really.
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