Pulisic (no Sargent): Dortmund v Werder Bremen - 2/5 - DFB-Pokal

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  1. wixson7

    wixson7 Member+

    May 12, 2009
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    CP starts, Sargent not in the 18. ESPN3
     
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  2. MiamiNative0722

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    May 25, 2013
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    No Sancho on the bench. Good chance he can get the full 90 on the right if he plays well
     
  3. dcpohl

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    Feb 9, 2007
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    Dang, I’m in Germany and was thinking of heading off to the pub for the game. Now with Sargent out I’m on the fence. Sigh.
     
  4. ArsenalMetro

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    Aug 5, 2008
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    5th minute goal for...Werder Bremen!

    Free kick whipped in (definitely a shot), Rashica flew past a sleeping defender and deflected it in.
     
  5. ArsenalMetro

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    11 minutes in and this is ALL Werder. Great team press going on. Dortmund looks totally out of it.
     
  6. EruditeHobo

    EruditeHobo Member+

    Mar 29, 2007
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    Pulisic poor corner, then a fantastic cross... back-heeled wide.
     
  7. Suyuntuy

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    Jul 16, 2007
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    Lovely on-the-ground cross by Puli.
     
  8. EruditeHobo

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    That's something I'd love to see a lot more of from him, really dangerous balls into the box.
     
  9. ArsenalMetro

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    15': Pulisic INCHES from an assist. He took a Dortmund corner which was cleared out. The ball was played back to Pulisic on the wing, he took a couple touches, drove a ball across goal, and Gotze missed the far post by [...] that much with a backheel attempt.
     
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  10. ArsenalMetro

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    I want to see more driving runs like the one Reus made to draw the foul a few minutes ago. If he can improve there, then he can play in more central roles.
     
  11. Suyuntuy

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    Quick attack started by a lovely feint by Puli going around his marker.
     
  12. ArsenalMetro

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    20': Pulisic with a great touch, ball, and run that should have resulted in a goal for him, but Gotze's cross aimed at Pulisic was too far in front of him.
     
  13. Suyuntuy

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    Jul 16, 2007
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    Puli once again putting Augustinsson in his pocket. Very good game so far.
     
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  14. kruck

    kruck Member+

    Jan 12, 2008
    Houston, TX
    Club:
    SV Werder Bremen
    Pulisic has shown some really nice moves over on the right flank today
     
  15. dougtee

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    Feb 7, 2007
    pulisic just went from bad touches and bad passes to putting in a minor clinic
     
  16. ArsenalMetro

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    Some more good Pulisic play out wide results in another cross (from Reus, I think) that just misses Guerreiro.
     
  17. smokarz

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    Aug 9, 2006
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    Looks like Pulisic is causing havoc out there today

    ;););)
     
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  18. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    It helps that Dahoud is not around. That guy rather passes back to the defenders than to Puli. With Delaney and Witsel in the axis, he's not getting ignored.

    PS: Fantastic atmosphere for a Pokal game.
     
  19. smokarz

    smokarz Member+

    Aug 9, 2006
    Hartford, CT

    Sancho is on his way to Madrid.
     
  20. 60611

    60611 Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    Chicago
    It’s all about confidence with him. He went from none to an abundance pretty quickly. The one area that he has been consistently weak since his earliest Dortmund appearances is picking out people on crosses. The “blind” square ground crosses get snuffed out nearly every time. If he doesn’t specifically see someone I think a teasing driven ball in the air would have a much greater chance for success.
     
  21. Suyuntuy

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    Jul 16, 2007
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    Now whenever Puli gets the ball, boom, four around him. And now he gets hacked hard.
     
  22. kruck

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    Jan 12, 2008
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    BVB dominating possession but having a tough time breaking WB down '32
     
  23. Suyuntuy

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    Jul 16, 2007
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    Almost 0-2 for Bremen. They came through their left (Dortmund's right) and had a nice low cross that missed by a foot.

    Rashica fouls Diallo hard. Ref has lost the yellows.
     
  24. smokarz

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    Aug 9, 2006
    Hartford, CT

    And what are his unmarked teammates doing out there?
     
  25. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Thing is, once surrounded, he cannot make the pass to any of them. At least one should remain close. Hakimi and Puli don't have the understanding Diallo and Guerreiro have shown on the other side.

    PS: Spanish language South American commentators remarking how since Bremen took Puli out of the game with the multiple-mark, Dortmund is not finding holes in their defense.
     

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