PBP: 12/18 Fortuna Düsseldorf v BVB Dortmund: Pulisic startin

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  1. orcrist

    orcrist Member+

    Jun 11, 2005
    Bay Area, California, USA
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  2. Casper

    Casper Member

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    No Alfredo Morales for Fortuna.

    Hakimi rested with Schmelzer coming in; Zagadou still hurt so Akanji and Diallo in the middle of the defense.

    Though Delaney or Witsel might be rested - nope.

    Reus not being rested.

    Larsen apparently healthy enough to play again; Larsen and Pulisic replaces Guerriero and Sancho, Gotze to be the fake striker in place of Alcacer.

    Effectively replacing four starters from Saturday with a not-much-weaker group, in my view.

    Hopefully Pulisic can create something and BVB can pick up all three on the road. This offense should be able to create enough chances to deserve two goals against this weaker team. Sancho and Alcacer both on the bench for late scoring punch if needed.

    And hopefully Lukebakio doesn't go crazy with a hat trick like he did to Bayern.
     
  3. m vann

    m vann Moderator
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    Colorado Rapids & Celtic FC
    Sep 10, 2002
    Denver, CO
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    United States
    Morales not even in the bench? He is done at Fortuna? Those MLS rumors have circulated....
     
  4. Casper

    Casper Member

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    Lukebakio gets first good chance, long ball over the top, nice cutback, weak shot and easy save for Burki.
     
  5. EruditeHobo

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    Mar 29, 2007
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    Loses ball and should have gotten a yellow already.
     
  6. Casper

    Casper Member

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    Pulisic potentially lucky not to get a yellow breaking up a Fortuna break after a turnover.

    BVB not looking to push it in transition. I don't understand why. Fortuna gets their second shot better than anything BVB has generated.
     
  7. EruditeHobo

    EruditeHobo Member+

    Mar 29, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
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    Liverpool FC
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    United States
    That Fortuna striker looks pretty good.
     
  8. EruditeHobo

    EruditeHobo Member+

    Mar 29, 2007
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    Good drive forward to create a chance. He gets in the way of the ball for the offside... harsh one, but it is the rule.
     
  9. Casper

    Casper Member

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    Pulisic gets upfield into the box, creates a shot for Reus who puts it in, called back because Pulisic is in the keeper's line of sight on the shot while in an offside position.
     
  10. Dr.Phil

    Dr.Phil Member+

    Jan 18, 2004
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    Goal for Reus but called back becuase Pulisic who drove the ball into the box and laid it off continued his run and obstructed the GK on the shot.

    No goal offsides
     
  11. Casper

    Casper Member

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    Fortuna fans whistling at BVB retaining possession. Not whistling at their own squad playing 10 well behind the ball at all times and conceding that possession readily.
     
  12. EruditeHobo

    EruditeHobo Member+

    Mar 29, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
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    Liverpool FC
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    United States
    Goal in a matter of time at this rate, BVB in complete control.
     
  13. Ironbound

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    Jul 1, 2009
    Very good
     
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  14. EruditeHobo

    EruditeHobo Member+

    Mar 29, 2007
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    United States
    Uh oh. Textbook counter, great finish. BVB down just like that.
     
  15. Casper

    Casper Member

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    Lukebakio again. Long probing pass. BVB defenders can't keep up with him. Puts it into the lower corner from the top of the 18. 1-0. Should wake the game up, though.
     
  16. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
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    Los Angeles Galaxy
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    Too bad the BVB goal was pulled back. Pulisic had a very nice driving run to create the danger.
     
  17. Casper

    Casper Member

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    Someone explain to me how Lukebakio can't play for Watford?
     
  18. ArsenalMetro

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    Aug 5, 2008
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    This is his breakout season. He scored 3 in 20 for Charleroi last season.

    Watford's doing fine anyway.
     
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  19. EruditeHobo

    EruditeHobo Member+

    Mar 29, 2007
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    Probably will next season at this rate...
     
  20. EruditeHobo

    EruditeHobo Member+

    Mar 29, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
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    That goal really settled them down, Fortuna looking comfortable as commentator just mentioned.

    And BVB back on the ball. CP in a RWB kind of position against this Fortuna high line, before it relaxes a little at least.
     
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  21. EruditeHobo

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    Mar 29, 2007
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    Great cross from CP deflects to Gotze for the bad shot.
     
  22. Casper

    Casper Member

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    Pulisic well-threaded pass forward to Larsen, either great or accidental touch to Gotze wide open at the top of the box, who shoots weakly to the lower corner. Saved.
     
  23. punintended_13

    punintended_13 Member+

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    Mar 22, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
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    No matter how bad Pulisic plays the rest of this game, he won't overshadow bow bad Bruun Larsen has been.

    I get people saying Sancho is better than CP, but there's not a chance in hell Bruun Larsen is good enough to be starting for BVB.
     
  24. EruditeHobo

    EruditeHobo Member+

    Mar 29, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
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    Liverpool FC
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    United States
    Wow. Should be 2-0, crazy miss. Probably thought the defender would get a touch...
     
  25. Casper

    Casper Member

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    Usami misses wide open frame from top of 6' box off of a good cross. Wow.
     

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