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Hari-Kari I didn't suggest we controlled the game but what we did was certainly the game plan. After their goal I was screaming "get the ball" and I couldn't understand why we were not pressing and hustling to the ball. Then as I paid attention I began to notice the two banks of 4 defending and moving in unison as the ball was played side to side by Dortmund. I watched it for a couple of minutes and then it really hit me, crap, we are playing a Tony Pulis game, then I said this is what Ranieri did during the Championship season and last year in the CL or Mourinho does when he is playing a team which can be better than his. At first I was upset and to be honest I was extremely stressed but as it wore on I calmed down a bit because we were handling their attack. Had we employed our normal game plan which is a very attacking style, Aubermyang would have carved us open on a few occasions and we would probably lost the game. In the end I would say they controlled the game but we managed it. I will add, it is remarkable that the team was able to so easily adopt that defensive formation with the ease which we apparently did. Kudos to Poch and his coaches.

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Date/Time: 14/09/2017 11:42:00


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