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Wide Receiver Greg Cobb has decided to take his services to Los Angeles after signing a 4 year, $59.75 deal with the Chargers.

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The Windy City has gained a super star after former Cowboys running back Vaughan Abraham joins the Bears signing a 3 year, $42.5 million contract.

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Bob Ballard, formerly of the Jets, will be improving the Texans defense after Houston wrangled him away from potential contracts with both the Jaguars and Giants.
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    Tuesday, February 13th

    :juve: Juventus (ITA) 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur (ENG) :spurs:

    Juventus Stadium - Turin, Italy

     

    :juve: JUV

    Formation: 4-2-3-1

     

    GK: 1 Gianluigi Buffon

    LB: 12 Alex Sandro

    CB: 3 Giorgio Chiellini

    CB: 4 Medhi Benatia (YC 45')

    RB: 2 Mattia De Sciglio

    CDM: 5 Miralem Pjanic

    CDM: 6 Sami Khedira (subbed 66')

    LM: 17 Mario Mandzukic (subbed 76')

    CM: 11 Douglas Costa (subbed 90'+2')

    RM: 33 Federico Bernadeschi

    ST: 9 Gonzalo Higuain (Goal 2', Goal 9' PEN, YC: 60')

     

    Substitutes:

    30 Rodrigo Bentancur (66' Khedira, YC 80')

    27 Stefano Sturaro (76' Mandzukic)

    22 Kwadwo Asamoah (90'+2' Costa)

     

    :spurs: TOT

    Formation: 4-2-3-1

     

    GK: 1 Hugo Lloris

    LB: 33 Ben Davies (YC 8')

    CB: 5 Jan Vertonghen

    CB: 6 Davinson Sanchez

    RB: 24 Serge Aurier (YC 47')

    CDM: 15 Eric Dier

    CDM: 19 Mousa Dembélé

    LM: 11 Erik Lamela (subbed 89')

    CM: 20 Dele Alli (subbed 83')

    RM: 23 Christian Eriksen (Goal 71', subbed 90'+2')

    ST: 10 Harry Kane (Goal 35')

     

    Substitutes:

    7 Son Heung-Min (83' Alli)

    27 Lucas Moura (89' Lamela)

    12 Victor Wanyama (90'+2' Eriksen)

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    Tuesday, February 13th

    :basel: FC Basel (SWI) 0-4 Manchester City (ENG) :mancity:

    St. Jakob-Park - Basel, Switzerland

     

    :basel: BAS

    Formation: 3-4-3

     

    GK: 1 Tomás Vaclík

    LCB: 17 Marek Suchy

    CB: 3 Léo Lacroix

    RCB: 34 Taulant Xhaka (YC 38')

    LM: 25 Blás Riveros

    LCM: 20 Serey Dié (YC 89')

    RCM: 6 Fabien Fry

    RM: 5 Michael Lang

    LW: 24 Mohammed Elyounoussi (subbed 85')

    ST: 19 Dimitri Oberlin

    RW: 14 Valentin Stocker (subbed 71')

     

    Substitutes:

    22 Albian Ajeti (71' Stocker)

    33 Kevin Bua (85' Elyounoussi)

     

    :mancity: MCI

    Formation: 4-3-3

     

    GK: 31 Ederson

    LB: 18 Fabian Delph

    CB: 30 Nicolás Otamendi

    CB: 4 Vincent Kompany

    RB: 2 Kyle Walker

    LM: 8 Ilkay Gündogan (Goal 14', Goal 53', YC 89')

    CM: 25 Fernandinho (YC 59')

    RM: 17 Kevin De Bruyne (subbed 63')

    LW: 7 Raheem Sterling (subbed 57')

    ST: 10 Sergio Agüero (Goal 23', subbed 85')

    RW: 20 Bernardo Silva (Goal 18')

     

    Substitutes:

    19 Leroy Sané (57' Sterling)

    21 David Silva (63' De Bruyne)

    3 Danilo (85' Agüero)

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    Wednesday, February 14th

    :realmadrid: Real Madrid (ESP) 3-1 Paris Saint-Germain (FRA) :psg:

    Santiago Bernabéu - Madrid, Spain

     

    :realmadrid: RMA

    Formation: 4-3-1-2

     

    GK: 1 Keylor Navas

    LB: 12 Marcelo (Goal 86')

    CB: 4 Sergio Ramos

    CB: 5 Raphaël Varane

    RB: 6 Nacho (YC 78')

    LM: 8 Toni Kroos 

    CM: 14 Casemiro (subbed 79')

    RM: 10 Luka Modric

    CAM: 22 Isco (YC 32', subbed 79')

    LS: 7 Cristiano Ronaldo (Goal 45', Goal 83')

    RS: 9 Karim Benzema (subbed 68')

     

    Substitutes:

    11 Gareth Bale (68' Benzema)

    17 Lucas Vázquez (79' Casemiro)

    20 Marco Asensio (79' Isco)

     

    :psg: PSG

    Formation: 4-3-3

     

    GK: 16 Alphonse Aréola

    LB: 17 Yuri Berchiche

    CB: 3 Presnel Kimpembe

    CB: 5 Marquinhos

    RB: 32 Dani Alves

    LM: 25 Adrien Rabiot (Goal 33', YC 64')

    CM: 18 Giovani Lo Celso (YC 25', subbed 84')

    RM: 6 Marco Verratti

    LW: 10 Neymar (YC 14')

    ST: 9 Edinson Cavani (subbed 66')

    RW: 29 Kylian Mbappé

     

    Substitutes:

    12 Thomas Meunier (66' Cavani, YC 90')

    23 Julian Draxler (84' Lo Celso)

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    Wednesday, February 14th

    :porto: FC Porto (POR) 0-5 Liverpool (ENG) :liverpool:

    Estádio do Dragão - Porto, Portugal

     

    :porto: POR

    Formation: 4-2-3-1

     

    GK: 12 José Sá

    LB: 13 Alex Telles

    CB: 5 Iván Marcano

    CB: 23 Diego Reyes

    RB: 21 Ricardo Pereira

    LDM: 16 Héctor Herrera

    RDM: 27 Sérgio Oliveira

    LM: 8 Yacine Brahimi (subbed 62')

    CM: 25 Otávio (subbed 45')

    RM: 11 Moussa Marega

    ST: 29 Tiquinho Soares (subbed 74')

     

    Substitutes:

    17 Jesús Corona (45' Otávio)

    18 Majeed Waris (62' Brahimi)

    14 Gonçalo Paciência (74' Soares)

     

    :liverpool: LIV

    Formation: 4-3-3

     

    GK 1 Loris Karius

    LB: 26 Andy Robertson

    CB: 4 Virgil Van Dyke

    CB: 6 Dejan Lovren

    RB: 66 Trent Alexander-Arnold (subbed 79')

    LM: 5 Georginio Wijnaldum

    CM: 14 Jordan Henderson (subbed 75')

    RM: 7 James Milner

    LW: Sadio Mané (Goal 25', Goal 53', Goal 85')

    CF: Roberto Firmino (Goal 69', subbed 80')

    RW: Mohamed Salah (Goal 29')

     

    Substitutes:

    32 Joël Matip (75' Henderson)

    12 Joe Gomez (79' Alexander-Arnold)

    28 Danny Ings (80' Firmino)

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    As a Liverpool supporter, that thrashing at Porto was probably the most complete performance I've seen all year. Control of the midfield was insane with Milner putting in the work I expected throughout last season's campaign. Defense was superb, and the Van Dijk-Lovren pairing might have some merit to it. Andy Robertson is easily my favorite signing from the summer window with how solid he's been on the left flank. Front three were given time to work and made the most of it, and I'm pretty happy to see Mané on the scoresheet again. Porto weren't good, but holy fuck were we on point outside of the first 10-15 minutes. 

     

    This tie is all but over as the only non-English side to ever beat us by more than 1 goal at Anfield was Real Madrid back in 2014 (3-0 defeat). Porto don't have nearly the quality of that Real Madrid side, meaning the chances of them accomplishing a 5-goal turnaround at Anfieid is virtually zero.

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    Was surprised to see PSG fall apart like they did... shows this year may be a year too early for them to conquer Europe.

     

    Spurs should get past Juve, especially with 2 away goals.

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    Tuesday, February 20th

    :bayern: Bayern München (GER) 5-0 Beşiktaş (TUR) :besiktas:

    Allianz Arena - Munich, Germany

     

    :bayern: BAY

    Formation: 4-3-3

     

    GK: 26 Sven Ulreich

    LB: 27 David Alaba

    CB: 5 Mats Hummels

    CB: 17 Jérôme Boateng

    RB: 32 JoshuRa Kimmich

    LM: Arturo Vidal (subbed 83')

    CM: 8 Javi Martinez

    RM: 11 James Rodriguez (subbed 44')

    LW: 29 Kingsley Coman (Goal 52', subbed 81')

    ST: 9 Robert Lewandoski (Goal 79', Goal 88', YC 38')

    RW: 25 Thomas Müller (Goal 43', Goal 66')

     

    Substitutes

    10 Arjen Robben (44' Rodriguez)

    7 Franck Ribéry (81' Coman)

    24 Corentin Tolisso (83' Vidal)

     

    :besiktas: BES

    Formation: 4-2-3-1

     

    GK: 1 Fabri

    LB: 88 Caner Erkin (subbed 69')

    CB: 21 Domagoj Vida (RC 16')

    CB: 5 Pepe (YC 62')

    RB: 3 Adriano

    LDM: 13 Atiba Hutchinson

    RDM: 12 Gary Medel (subbed 85')

    LM: 8 Ryan Babel

    CM: 94 Anderson Talisca

    RM: 7 Ricardo Quaresma (YC 33')

    ST: 30 Vagner Love (subbed 57')

     

    Substitutes

    6 Duško Tošić (57' Love, YC 90'+3')

    77 Gökhan Gönül (69' Erkin)

    18 Tolgay Arslan (85' Medel)

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    Tuesday, February 20th

    :chelsea: Chelsea (ENG) 1-1 Barcelona (ESP) :barca: 

    Stamford Bridge - London, England

     

    :chelsea: CHE

    Formation: 3-4-2-1

     

    GK: 13 Thibaut Courtois

    LCB: 2 Antonio Rüdiger (YC 80')

    CB: 27 Andreas Christensen

    RCB: 28 César Azpilicueta

    LWB: 15 Victor Moses

    LDM: 4 Cesc Fàbregas (subbed 84')

    RDM: 7 N'Golo Kanté

    RWB: 3 Marcos Alonso

    LCF: 10 Eden Hazard

    RCF: 22 Willian (Goal 62')

    ST: 11 Pedro (subbed 83')

     

    Substitutes

    9 Álvaro Morata (83' Pedro, YC 86')

    6 Danny Drinkwater (84' Fàbregas)

     

    :barca: BAR

    Formation: 4-4-2

     

    GK: 1 Marc-André ter Stegen

    LB: 18 Jordi Alba

    CB: 23 Samuel Umtiti

    CB: 3 Gerard Piqué

    RB: 20 Sergi Roberto

    LM: 8 Andrés Iniesta (subbed 90'+2')

    LCM: 5 Sergio Busquets (YC 90')

    RCM: 4 Ivan Rakitić (YC 29')

    RM: 15 Paulinho (subbed 63')

    LS: 9 Luis Suárez (YC 76')

    RS: 10 Lionel Messi (Goal 75')

     

    Substitutes

    21 André Gomes (63' Paulinho)

    22 Aleix Vidal (90'+2' Iniesta)

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    Wednesday, February 21st

    :sevilla: Sevilla (ESP) 0-0 Manchester United (ENG) :manunited:

    Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium - Seville, Spain

     

    :sevilla: SEV

    Formation: 4-2-3-1

     

    GK: 1 Sergio Rico

    LB: 18 Sergio Escudero

    CB: 5 Clément Lenglet

    CB: 25 Gabriel Mercado

    RB: 16 Jesús Navas

    LDM: 10 Éver Banega (subbed 89')

    RDM: 15 Steven N'Zonzi (YC 21')

    LM: 11 Joaquín Correa

    CM: 22 Franco Vázquez

    RM: 17 Pablo Sarabia

    ST: 20 Luis Muriel (subbed 85')

     

    Substitutes

    99 Sandro Ramírez (85' Muriel)

    14 Guido Pizarro (89' Banega)

     

    :manunited: MAN

    Formation: 4-3-3

     

    GK: 1 David de Gea

    LB: 18 Ashley Young

    CB: 2 Victor Lindelöf

    CB: 12 Chris Smalling

    RB: 25 Antonio Valencia

    LM: 39 Scott McTominay

    CM: 31 Nemanja Matic

    RM: 21 Ander Herrera (subbed 17')

    LW: 7 Alexis Sánchez (YC 41')

    ST: 9 Romelu Lukaku (subbed 75')

    RW: 8 Juan Mata (subbed 80')

     

    Substitutes

    6 Paul Pogba (17' Herrera)

    19 Marcus Rashford (75' Lukaku)

    11 Anthony Martial (80' Mata)

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    Wednesday, February 21st

    :shakhtar: Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR) 2-1 Roma (ITA) :roma: 

    Metalist Stadium - Kharkiv, Ukraine

     

    :shakhtar: SHA

    Formation: 4-2-3-1

     

    GK: 30 Andriy Pyatov

    LB: 31 Ismaily

    CB: 44 Yaroslav Rakitskiy

    CB: 4 Sergey Krivtsov (subbed 45'+3')

    RB: 2 Bohdan Butko

    LDM: 8 Fred (Goal 71')

    RDM: 6 Taras Stepanenko

    LM: 10 Bernard (subbed 90'+2')

    CM: 7 Taison (YC 90'+1')

    RM: 11 Marlos

    ST: 19 Facundo Ferreyra (Goal 52', YC 80')

     

    Substitutes

    18 Ivan Ordets (45'+3' Krivtsov)

    74 Viktor Kovalenko (90'+2' Bernard)

     

    :roma: ASR

    Formation: 4-2-3-1

     

    GK: 1 Alisson

    LB: 11 Aleksander Kolarov

    CB: 20 Federico Fazio

    CB: 44 Kostas Manolas

    RB: 24 Alessandro Florenzi (subbed 72')

    LDM: 6 Kevin Strootman

    RDM: 16 Daniele De Rossi

    LM: 8 Diego Perotti (YC 90'+1')

    CM: 4 Radja Nainggolan (subbed 83')

    RM: 17 Cengiz Ünder (Goal 41', subbed 71')

    ST: 9 Edin Džeko

     

    Substitutes

    30 Gerson (71' Ünder)

    25 Bruno Peres (72' Florenzi)

    23 Grégoire Defrel (83' Nainggolan)

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