Spurs got away with one
Victor Wanyama should have been sent off against Crystal Palace. Of that there is little doubt. Mauricio Pochettino’s decision to haul him off at half-time spoke volumes. He escaped a second yellow for a lunge on Andros Townsend just before the interval and on balance it's probable he would have received his marching orders were he to take to the field for the second half.
Tottenham struggled to break down a resolute Crystal Palace with eleven men, and, had their numbers been reduced to 10, they would have had very little chance of grinding out the three points they eventually claimed.
Wanyama and Spurs got away with one.
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If Barcelona win the league, Messi is without doubt the GOAT
Every team has its weaknesses, and flaws. Even the great ones. However, this Barcelona side is littered with flaws. Yet, against the odds, Lionel Messi is dragging them into the title battle. For were it not for the diminutive Argentine, this Barcelona side would be nowhere near Real Madrid in this particular season.
The usual argument against Messi in the GOAT debate stems from his apparent inability to ‘carry’ an average Argentina side to international honours. However, if Barcelona win Liga it will be down to Messi and, truth be told, despite the calibre of player at the club, they have been bang average for much of the season.
Win La Liga and the debate is over. Messi = GOAT.
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Real's depth can carry them to the title
When Real Madrid released their team news for the game against Deportivo La Coruna there were plenty of confused faces. No Keylor Navas, Dani Carvajal, Sergio Ramos, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema or Cristiano Ronaldo.
Was Zinedine Zidane throwing the league title in order to preserve the Champions League assault?
Or once again did Zizou prove that he is far more astute than people give him credit?
Alvaro Morata, James Rodriguez, Lucas Vazquez and Isco all got on the scoresheet and for the most part Real were fantastic, particularly going forward.
Barca couldn't make the same number of changes, they still needed Gerard Pique, Sergio Busquets and Lionel Messi for example.
If Real end up winning the title this season their impressive depth will have had a lot to do with it.
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Ousmane Dembele is something special
When Ousmane Dembele broke into the Rennes first team last season there was hype, when he moved to Borussia Dortmund at the age of 18 the hype grew. This season he has proven that the hype is real.
Dembele is the real deal, this is not a promising player who is shining in smaller games and showing potential. This is a key player for one of the biggest teams in the world, doing the business in the Allianz-Arena of all places.
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