158: Liverpool fall to Barcelona

14 April 2027
Liverpool, England

Liverpool found the difference in class between themselves and Barcelona too great as they succumbed 2-1 on aggregate. Having done the hard work on the away leg they were held scoreless at home in what must rank as a disappointing result.

The disappointment has been tempered somewhat by the teams good performance in the Premier League where they sit second with five games to play. It does look like this will be the second season in a row without silverware for BadDragon, which has been a rare occurrence in his career.

~Perky Nana, FM Sky Sports England

Have to say I am gutted that we couldn’t get through against Barcelona. Still, it now looks almost certain that we will be back again next season and we will get further next time.

Blow by Blow

Premier League – Match 32/38


In some ways the pressure is off us now. I think the title challenge has gone, and we will have to play really badly to finish below third place. With that in mind I am able to focus on the Champions League matches.


In many ways I am starting to prepare for a life with out “Birigui” as we try “Lazar” and “Vince” at the back. “Ostariz” replaces “J-Lal” to try to add an additional threat up front.


We were average today as well. I am not convinced that the 4-2-3-1 is working so it is back to the old faithful 4-3-1-2 from here on out.


Champions League – Quarter Final – Leg 1


We go into this game at the end of a long run of fixtures, and the cracks may be showing. It has not been an easy campaign, but we are so close.


We have close to the best side I can field here. We are stressed and tired, but we have to try to win.


We had the better of the game in the first half, however we were not clinical enough in front of goal. Still we got the draw which was a good result although we were deserving of the win.


Champions League Scores


PSG have all but eliminated Chelsea after they bagged 5 goals.


Sampdoria and Schalke have narrow leads after the first leg.

Premier League – Match 33/38


Swansea are mid table and should not have much to play for apart from beating us. We need to rest some players so I’m not sure what team I will be sending out this match.


So here we are with starting XI with a distinctly second string look about it. I am hoping that we have enough to get at least a point out of this match.


Well that went according to script. We only had to use “Hero” for 20 minutes out of our starters for the next match and got the win. “Loz” showed that he is not the player for me and is done in the side.


Champions League – Quarter Final – Leg 2


We have a first team which is well rested and mostly injury free. We have given ourselves a chance at a spot in the semi-final .


This is the best side I can field. I allowed my assistant to select the side, and as usual I forgot to check the substitutes properly and have “Loz” instead of “Volkan” on the bench.


We put in a poor showing, and “Hero” had his worst game of the season. In the end we fell just short and can consider ourselves unlucky.


Champions League Results


Bayern and Schalke both advance from the first two matches…


while PSG and Barcelona advance from the second.

Results Summary


Well we got the two wins in the league which keeps us in second place.

League Table


We are currently second and looking good for a top three finish.

Next Episode


Five games left in the league, including the match away at Manchester City which may well decide the battle for second place.

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