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Half time 0-0. Messi has been very good and it appears the production crew on ESPN don't like it as every time Ronaldo pulls a fancy, but fairly unproductive, flick they are desperate to show it in slow motion to try and show he is every bit as good a Messi.

Lots of people falling over easily - doubt you will read about it tomorrow.

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this game is awful. after all the crap about our game with the dippers being boring and how barca and manyoo would show the way with attacking football galore, they should be bloody ashamed of themselves. barca passing for passings sake, mayoo parking the bus and barely ever attacking. and as statedm players falling about all over the place. plus that slimey winker having temper tantrums every 5 minutes is just embarassing.

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Is it just me or does Eto'o not look anywhere near as good as he was a couple of years ago. He still looks threatening but I don't get the feeling he's going to score every time he gets a half decent chance the way he used to.

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And once again Ronaldo went missing in a big game.

I think tonight's game provided a clear indication of what makes Messi that bit more special than Ronaldo. (Yes I realise that this was only one game and this it is a bit daft to draw conclusions from one game however I am actually basing this opinion on what I have seen of both of them over a few seasons now)

Both are very gifted players, any denial of that would be churlish, and both would improve our team considerably. However purely comparing the two I think Messi is a considerably better player because I think Messi plays and thinks football whereas Ronaldo just plays it (if you see what I mean). They both have a stack of ability but Messi plays within the structure of the team and is therefore still valuable even when not on form however Ronaldo plays more for himself and when he is off form he contributes little.

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messi's a far more natural and inutuitive player loz, I agree.

however, this game was a bad one to judge ronaldo on- barca had 65% possession and man united put in a performance of incredible negativity- fergie picked all his hard working players, played 10 men behind the ball and defended deep- ronaldo was isolated in a position that isn't really his, and whenever he got the ball he was 50 yards from goal and the furthest player forward.

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Only saw 1st half and Barca looked more the part but created very little in terms of scoring chances. The RTE panel were shooting the load in antisipation of what was ahead . 'A real game of football Bill 'was Eamon Dunphys view, two sides who know how to play the beautiful game ' Yeah quips Brady , 2 teams who play attacking football '

Well United in the 1st half didnt look like a team that mirrored Brazil or Holland of the 70's .

Only caught the end of the full time analysis , but, John Giles absolutely tore into Ronaldo .

It was worth every penny of the licence fee. He crusified him . Insisted he only plays to entertain himself , his showboating is unecessary and pointless , dosent work hard enough and frustrates his own team mates.

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I think you have to give SAF some credit, they knew Barca would have the majority of possession without much substance and defended accordingly. (Barca have played exactly the same way in their last 10-12 league games 65% possession -few goals).

The point that did stand out for me was how Eto stayed on his feet compared to others.

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yes but isn't fergie and man u the epitomy of the beautiful game and would never play tactically for a 0-0 and bore the pants off europe? And isn't ronaldo the greatest player that ever lived despite rarely performing in big games?

If Chelsea were that average, as they have been on one occasion in the Nou Camp (2006), we'd be slaughtered...we even copped it when we lost 2-1 there in 05 when we were robbed by the ref...this was supposedly the dream final, the game all the neutrals wanted to see etc...now i'm not suggesting our semi with liverscum was a classic, but i just felt last night again exposed how united and ronaldo are overrated...hope we prove it again on saturday, but even if we fail to beat them, it won't change my mind...we keep hearing this squad is the best ever for united etc and they haven't won anything yet...last I rememeber the 1999 team won the treble, which is already out of reach this year...there is a lot of hype around this team.

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