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NFT: Champions League Semi-Final Draw

Giants in 07 : 4/21/2017 10:51 am
5/2
Real Madrid @ Atletico Madrid

5/3
AS Monaco @ Juventus


Looking forward to seeing Monaco's attack vs Juventus's defense.

La Liga in another CL Final.

Who you got? I'll take Ronaldo vs Buffon in the final.
La Liga  
Sec 103 : 4/21/2017 11:23 am : link
should have had both in the CL final...
Juventus question  
Bobby Humphrey's Earpad : 4/21/2017 11:34 am : link
Is Buffon the greatest goalkeeper of all time?

Who's got a record like his - Casillas doesn't have the longevity, Neuer needs like another decade to catch up, and Peter Schmeichel has a Champions League and the 92 Euro, but not much with the World Cup.
If greatest goalie is by accolades then maybe.  
Gmen1982 : 4/21/2017 12:07 pm : link
The problem with that is usually the accolades come because the team is very good and therefore do not give up many chances. There re so many great goalies out there and many play on teams that aren't very good.
Doesn't have the world cup success of Buffon  
Kyle in NY : 4/21/2017 12:18 pm : link
But Cech has won everything there is domestically and in Europe
He doesn't have the longevity..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 4/21/2017 12:41 pm : link
but Neuer is so technically sound and has the instincts of going to the ball, that he's the best keeper I've seen play.
Cech was definitely at that level  
Bobby Humphrey's Earpad : 4/21/2017 1:12 pm : link
but was never the same guy after the skull fracture, which is to be expected. Unfortunate also for him that his national team routinely underperformed.

Neuer brings up the name I missed - Oliver Kahn!! Right now that's buffon's only equal I think. And Neuer right now is head and shoulders above any other goalie.
My memories of Kahn..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 4/21/2017 1:15 pm : link
might as well be up there with George Best. Grainy footage from just about the time I started following the sport.
RE: My memories of Kahn..  
Bobby Humphrey's Earpad : 4/21/2017 1:26 pm : link
In comment 13437394 FatMan in Charlotte said:
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might as well be up there with George Best. Grainy footage from just about the time I started following the sport.


A bit exaggerated - he played into the 2000s and was on the Bayern team that lost to Manchester United in the 99 UCL Final. I've seen decent footage :)
It was really exaggerated..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 4/21/2017 1:28 pm : link
by the time Kahn was done, Best was on his 4th liver....
RE: He doesn't have the longevity..  
Big Rick in FL : 4/22/2017 9:23 am : link
In comment 13437341 FatMan in Charlotte said:
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but Neuer is so technically sound and has the instincts of going to the ball, that he's the best keeper I've seen play.


He was already up there prior to the Madrid games. During those games I continually text a friend of mine and told him Neuer is the best GK I've ever seen. If they had just about anybody else in the World Real Madrid would have scored 10 goals combined. He stood on his head and still allowed 6. What a beast he was. If we would have lost I wouldn't have even been mad, because they Neuer deserved to go through.
Nick  
Jon in NYC : 4/22/2017 9:33 am : link
Rimando probably
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