Match Threads Borussia Dortmund vs Spurs - Match Thread (2nd leg)

Match Prediction to Quarter Finals

  • Spurs to go through on out right win

    Votes: 122 52.1%
  • Spurs to lose but go through on away goal rule

    Votes: 73 31.2%
  • Spurs to go through on Penalties after being beaten 3-0 by Dortmund

    Votes: 3 1.3%
  • Spurs to lose Penalties and drop out after being beaten 3-0 by Dortmund

    Votes: 13 5.6%
  • Spurs to lose and drop out after being overturned by 4 or more goals by Dortmund

    Votes: 23 9.8%

  • Total voters
    234
  • Poll closed .

yiddopaul

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Rio's really annoying me. Saying Tottenham are lucky not to be behind. How's that? The defense and in particular Hugo have been world class. It's not luck, it's players doing their job well.
 

Rocksuperstar

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Sissoko in bastard beast mode is a joy to behold.
I like to imagine he's kept in a special lead lined cell when not playing then they open the door match day and throw a steak onto the pitch.

Can't get over the change in him this season, he looked completely out of the loop and way off the pace for months then all of a sudden someone found a switch on him, flicked it and Beast Mode engaged. Love it.
 

mpickard2087

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People can bag Eriksen or whoever in midfield for losing the ball, but often Kane/Son up top haven't done enough for the man in possession. When you're playing so deep, I've always thought the first thing you need when you then win the ball back is someone up top to make a big run into the channel to give the man something to hit. When you're trying to immediately thread something together intricately in what will be a congested area it's not easy. Don't be afraid to be more direct and get the ball in behind them and turn them round.
 

Phomesy

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Lost count of the amount of time he killed us going forward, I'll disagree with you on that
He's created our two goal scoring chances.

It's just possible that when he held play up he did so because there were no good options?

I dont think he's right for this game with these tactics but he's not been half as bad as people are making out.
 

murichej

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This looks painful but we are not easy to unlock. Great defending so far.

Son will nick one on a counter too, hihi.
 

worcestersauce

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I thought after 20 minutes that Dortmund have got to score because they can't keep this up for the whole game, every time our player got the ball three or four of their players closed him down but bit by bit it became two or three then one or two and we built more space.
They were not the same team in the last five to ten minutes, they will however come out in the second half like they started the first but it won't last as long.
You could say we are lucky not to have gone a goal down but you could only say that based on the number of chances they had but in truth the reason we didn't go a goal down was because we defended so well which isn't down to luck.
 

ardiles

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The Eriksen hate is at Sissoko level. We are almost completely set up to nullify what Eriksen’s strengths are. He shouldn’t really be out there.

But he put Son through and THAT is why he’s there.
It’s not hate. It’s disappointment and frustration because we know that he is capable of playing much better especially on a big stage tonight.
 

Paolo10

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How can he take yet another foul throw? That's like nearly double figures this season.
 

SirNiNyHotspur

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He's created our two goal scoring chances.

It's just possible that when he held play up he did so because there were no good options?

I dont think he's right for this game with these tactics but he's not been half as bad as people are making out.
You can talk about the 2 chances over and over, I'm not going to agree with you mate, I'll tone it down though as some are sensitive about the word shit, he's been poor. I'll leave it at that, hopefully he'll improve 2nd half and get back to the world class player he was.
 

dk-yid

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Lost count of the amount of time he killed us going forward, I'll disagree with you on that
Both he and Son have pulled up on occassion with options forward. Possible that they've been asked not to force it...
 
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