Bundesliga 19/20

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  1. Sep 13, 2019

    hasanejaz88 Full Member

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    I think they're stregthened their squad this season. They haven't lost any important players but have added a lot of depth, especially in attack with Nkunku, Lookman and also Schick at the end of the window.

    In defense also atleast they have two players for every position.
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    King Andow New Member

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    Dortmund vs Leverkusen about to kick off;
    Dortmund: Bürki - Hakimi, Akanji, Hummels, Guerreiro - Witsel, Delaney - Sancho, Reus (c), Brandt - Alcacer
    Subs: Hitz, Zagadou, Dahoud, Götze, Hazard, Schmelzer, Weigl, Bruun Larsen
    Out: Morey (shoulder), Schulz (ankle)
    Coach: Lucien Favre

    Leverkusen: Hradecky - L. Bender (c), Tah, S. Bender, Wendell - Baumgartlinger, Aranguiz - Bellarabi, Havertz, Amiri - Volland
    Subs: Özcan, Retsos, Dragovic, Paulinho, Bailey, Alario, Diaby, Sinkgraven, Weiser
    Out: Pohjanpalo (ankle)
    Coach: Peter Bosz
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    I don't have a good feeling about this... This should definitely be good for a lot of goals though, so at least entertaining.
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    My feeling is getting better :cool: Awesome goal :drool:
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    Dortmund has been excellent in transition today.
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    We were a bit lucky that Leverkusen didn't convert any of the chances they did have. That said an offensively minded team like Leverkusen is exactly what this Favre team feasts on :smirk:
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    .mica New Member

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    We were ruthless. Leverkusen played so well, only missing some goals. The result is to much for this game. Iam glad that we got these difficult 3 points. Now its possible to watch the later match Pest versus Cholera calmly and relaxed.
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    On the other hand, in HT1 Dortmund themselves had a couple of chances that were quite miraculously cleared by Leverkusen.
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    Also true, especially that scene with the supposed handball by Tah left me a bit gutted. That should never be a handball in my opinion by the way but there is always that feeling that if would have been decided differently, had it been on the other side. Then again I am sure fans of every club feel like they are being ripped off by VAR regularly :lol:

    Anyways, I am really happy with the way this match played out. It showcased the weaknesses of Bosz's tactics as well, it is really fragile if a) they don't convert their chances and b) the opposition is strong on the counter. That's why I feel Leverkusen is an opponent that's usually quite up Dortmund's alley.
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    5 mins late to the game, already missed a goal!
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    Leipzig are so fecking useless :lol:
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    Right now Leipzig seem to be begging for a battering.
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    GhastlyHun Full Member

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    I'm not too fond of DM Kimmich. We have loads of midfielders, but no RB with his qualities.
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    How the hell was that a yellow for Halstenberg? :lol:
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    That is a laughable call and I am sure it will not be overturned.
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    That's no pen.
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    I think the final score line will deceive a lot of people in the Dortmund game. It was a relatively close match, Leverkusen had plenty of the ball and good amount of (counter-)attacking opportunities. Individual quality made all the difference, Dortmund (aside from Brandt, who had a horrible game) were quite ruthless whereas Leverkusen couldn't even create a clear shot out of a 4v2 situation.

    Never a penalty for me, but on the other hand I wouldn't have been surprised if someone told me that technically it wasn't a clear enough mistake for VAR to intervene.
    After their strong start I was wondering whether Leipzig might be able to sneak in a title challenge, but thus far it looks like men vs boys.
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    I stand corrected.
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    Lucas Hernandez with his Atletico move. His style of play is so ugly.
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    Just so I don't sound like a bitter Dortmund fan that just wishes the worst unto Bayern (even though I kind of am and do :lol:): Since the goal they have been dominating Leipzig, this has been a demonstration of power so far and I have to say if they can keep this level of play up they will win the title yet again.
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    do.ob Full Member

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    Pretty clownish way to give away a pen, not exactly the most deserved goal I've seen this season.
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    Also a pretty soft pen but correct I guess. Poulsen sticks his leg out so it can be kicked.
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    Clever play. I would say no to these penalties in general, but it is what it is
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    Good, second half will be exciting.
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    Yeah, people might say Poulsen acted clever and he is one of those players who does that kind of stuff deliberately, but on the other hand Hernandez came from behind him and wasn't forced by anyone to dive into Poulsen's leg.
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    Looks like your wish has been granted.
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    and people keep telliing me Neuer has lost it
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    He trained his "Reklamierarm" so well he can even save shots with it now.


    How come Davis gets brought on before Coutinho? Now Tolisso for the #10? Bild are probably already writing their articles, in case Bayern don't win this.
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    Coutinho was away for brazil and not 100% match fit to begin with. not exactly the same type of player too, him and Davies.
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    Yes, I suppose putting someone else on the wing is understandable, but preferring Tolisso for basically the #10 stands out a bit and will probably be picked up by the media if this doesn't end in a win.

    On the other hand Nagelsmann really turned the game on its head with his formation switch.
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    Kovac is not exactly a coach quick on his feet to change tactics, thats for sure
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    I didn't even mean it like that, infact it actually seems like he got the better of Nagelsmann at the starting line ups and now in the second half the game is more even, more or less as I would have expected it to be from the get go.
    It's more like leaving Coutinho on the bench at 1-1 seems rather risk averse, like he's okay with the game ending 1-1.
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    Not watching the match but following commentary. Apparently Werner missed a couple of great chances and Neuer made some great saves.

    Werner doesn't look like he can make the step up to a bigger team and pressure occasions.
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    .mica New Member

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    perfect result
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    I'm actually a Werner sceptic myself, but I don't think he stood out for choking today.

    Lots of praise for Neuer on Sky, but Gulasci great as well and impresses me nearly every time I watch a Leipzig game, yet always seems to be overlooked. He's probably even more underrated than Bürki.
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    GhastlyHun Full Member

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    Game could have been better. Result helps mostly Dortmund.
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    Synco Lucio's #1 Fan

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    Last season's DFB final was a clear sign that he shouldn't be written off at the highest level yet. Would appreciate a late career worthy of him as a GK great.
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    Ter Stegen? :lol:;)
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    Seems Hoeneß wants to go out with a bang. :lol:
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    Just imagine how little of an issue this discussion could have been without that insufferable cnut. Neuer had basically just tried to end the conversation...