PBP: 1/31-Hertha Berlin (Klinsmann) vs Schalke 04 (Wagner) McKenniestarts

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  1. Dr.Phil

    Dr.Phil Member+

    Jan 18, 2004
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wagner and McKennie travel to Berlin to take on Klinsmann and Hertha.

    Schalke is still in the thick of things currently in 6th and holding onto a Europa league spot. A win could jump them back into CL territory.

    Hertha is in the 13th spot but is on the rise and has been making moves.


     
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  2. Dr.Phil

    Dr.Phil Member+

    Jan 18, 2004
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  3. TheHoustonHoyaFan

    Oct 14, 2011
    Houston
    Club:
    FC Schalke 04
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Weston as a b-t-b RCM in a 4-3-1-2 with Mascarell as the #6 at the base, Serdar as the other tilted #8, and Harit as the #10 at the tip of the diamond.

    Wagner trots out our best midfield foursome. Klinsmann deploys his new 4-1-4-1 with Ascacibar, Herta's new DM acquisition protecting the back line. Ascacibar, 22, is in the mold of the modern DM (Kante, Tyler Adams) who are small but high work-rate, quick and aggressive attacking the ball.

    Should be a good one!
     
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  4. Dr.Phil

    Dr.Phil Member+

    Jan 18, 2004
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hertha allowing Schalke the ball
     
  5. Dr.Phil

    Dr.Phil Member+

    Jan 18, 2004
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    16 min Schalke with 60+ possession and the only shot in the game
     
  6. Dr.Phil

    Dr.Phil Member+

    Jan 18, 2004
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Serder rip another shot but again off target
     
  7. Dr.Phil

    Dr.Phil Member+

    Jan 18, 2004
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The game is being played very narrowly by both teams
     
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  8. Dr.Phil

    Dr.Phil Member+

    Jan 18, 2004
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Mckennie gets a shot on goal right before half but it is saved

    Half time 0-0
     
  9. Casper

    Casper Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    45+': McKennie takes nice little layoff 20' out slightly to the right, blasts one that looks headed to the lower far corner, defensive deflection down makes it a nasty unsaveable bouncing ball that goes just over for a corner. So close to a nice 1-0. Would have been one of those "merit" rather than "lucky" deflected goals.
     
  10. Dr.Phil

    Dr.Phil Member+

    Jan 18, 2004
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    McKennie Half time numbers
    23 touches
    83% of his challenges won
    86% passes completed
    6.2 km distance convered
    29.9 km/h top speed
     
  11. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Klinsi is doing a decent job with Hertha, reinforcing the weak spots and making sure they always have two outlets in attack. Not bad.
     
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  12. Casper

    Casper Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    And then they make sure to use those outlets instead of ever shooting on goal.
     
  13. Casper

    Casper Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    McKennie was subbed out at 90' for Tobido. Defensive sub, could have just been trying for fresh legs.
     
  14. Dr.Phil

    Dr.Phil Member+

    Jan 18, 2004
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  15. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Yep. Some 0-0s are fun.

    That was not one of them.
     
  16. TxEx

    TxEx Member

    Tottenham Hotspur, Crystal Palace, FC Dallas
    Aug 19, 2016
    DFW
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Still that's a good point for Hertha.
     
  17. run_it_out

    run_it_out Member

    Earthquakes
    United States
    Jun 19, 2018
    I thought I saw him clutching his shoulder after challenging for a ball near the offensive end line. This was around ten minutes before he came off. He was pretty uninvolved the rest of the way. Did anyone else notice this?
     
  18. Excellency

    Excellency Member+

    Nov 4, 2011
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Klinsi has to improve Hertha's counter which was a little balky.
     
  19. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    He needs someone good at free kicks.

    Otherwise, he's done well, making of Hertha a team that bores their rivals (and the few people watching) to death.
     
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  20. Excellency

    Excellency Member+

    Nov 4, 2011
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    The two teams meet again midweek in Pokal @ Schalke. My guess is they park the tank.

    fun fact: 8 teams meet on Tue Feb 4 to contest Pokal. Only Kaiserslauten doesn't have American connection (I believe? )

    Frankfurt / Leipzig
    Kaiserslauten / Fortuna
    Werder / Dortmund
    Schalke/ Hertha
     
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