Borussia Dortmund - Inter (5 Nov 19) [3-2]

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Didn't Spalletti take Keita with him to a press conference and then not play him? :awyeah:

He had Keita and Valero do the presser for our away to Barca fixture, probably because they're both originally from Spain.
 

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No, most probably Candreva will start on the left flank with Lazaro on the right, which is pretty logical, if anything, Lazaro played in the Bundesliga and he knows Borussia players better than other players. And if we wanna progress to the last 16, we must start Sensi-Barella-Brozo midfield with Vecino and Politano as first subs. I don't think that Borja will have any minutes regardless of how the game flows.
Well put
 

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Someone brought up the idea of Lazaro on the right and Candreva on the left. Perhaps we are getting ahead of ourselves after one good match from Lazaro, and maybe it is risky to play both of our only fit RWB's at the same time. But I like the idea a lot tbh.

I'm never one for these "Lazaro has more experience against German opponents cos he played in Bundesliga"-type arguments. I like the idea because I feel like the trickery and pace that Lazaro can provide may be useful for unlocking their defence. I'm also slightly disappointed by Biraghi so far. Having watched him a fair bit at Fiorentina, I expected more directness going forward and for him to be more solid in defence, but he's let me down in both areas.

I'm not against Vecino starting in Gagliardini's place either. It might be a bit of a clownfest but it is what it is, considering our injuries. I've always been on the conservative side when it comes to reintegrating injured players too. I trust Conte will know best about Sensi's condition. Just saying I won't be disappointed (or surprised) to see Vecino's name in the starting XI.

One site reckons Hakimi will play LB. Others, including the Bundesliga official website, predicts it'll be Guerrero on the left. Then again, they include Asamoah and Gagliardini in their predicted lineups so their info isn't exactly that reliable, at least not regarding us. No idea who their forward will be but personally I don't fear Gotze, at all. Or Brandt for that matter. Sancho is their danger man. Moreso than Hazard IMO.

I'm predicting a 1-1 or 0-1 victory to us. Goal by Skriniar.
 

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I'm confident about a win here. BVB will attack hard, and from what i've seen lately, we're decent on the counter attacking (hopefully no Lukaku fuckup of course). Also next game versus Barca at home I'm sure we can take a point.considering Barca is not that good recently.
I'm more worried about the Slavia game tbh. That game is our really REAL big fuckin test.

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I'm confident about a win here. BVB will attack hard, and from what i've seen lately, we're decent on the counter attacking (hopefully no Lukaku fuckup of course). Also next game versus Barca at home I'm sure we can take a point.considering Barca is not that good recently.
I'm more worried about the Slavia game tbh. That game is our really REAL big fuckin test.
 

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Also, didn't they announce a squad for the match?
 

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There is no way Lazaro is starting ahead of Candreva, and neither is there a chance of Candreva on left flank.

On Biraghi, I am not as disappointed in him (yet) as most here. There is a question defensively, especially against Sancho. Hope he is at his best in this match.

The dilemma is obviously Sensi. Is he fit enough? We cannot afford another Nainggolan like scenario last season. Maybe we start Sensi and sub him off around HT. Vecino of course is better coming on in 2nd half than from the start.
 

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So BVB havent beaten us in Dortmund yet - a 2-2 draw in 1964 and a 1-3 win for us in 1994. That means we are 1 of 4 teams that BVB have played at home more than once and not beaten - the others being RuBe,Liverpool and Barca.

We have lost our last 3 UCL away games.Thats a record for us and we've never done that before lol :D.

We have only won twice in Germany in the UCL i think - a 0-2 win away at Neverkusen under Cuper when Oba Oba scored i think and the 2-3 win against Bayern in 2011.But BVB have won only 3 of their last 11 European matches.BVB have lost 7 of their last 16 home matches against Italian teams including 3 of their last 5.

And our 2-0 win over them at San Siro was the 1st clean sheet kept by Handanovic in the UCL :D.


To get em on the counter i think we need Sensi from the start tbh and Vecino starting may already have us in trouble by the time Sensi comes in and i hope we are not chasing the game at that stage and BVB get to sit back and catch us on counters because with our "leaky" defense thats a horror show of epic proportions waiting to happen.
 

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Training session at signal iduna park:
(Also, @01:15 #DatAss. The camera man is a creepy mofo :lol:)

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So BVB havent beaten us in Dortmund yet - a 2-2 draw in 1964 and a 1-3 win for us in 1994. That means we are 1 of 4 teams that BVB have played at home more than once and not beaten - the others being RuBe,Liverpool and Barca.

We have lost our last 3 UCL away games.Thats a record for us and we've never done that before lol :D.

We have only won twice in Germany in the UCL i think - a 0-2 win away at Neverkusen under Cuper when Oba Oba scored i think and the 2-3 win against Bayern in 2011.But BVB have won only 3 of their last 11 European matches.BVB have lost 7 of their last 16 home matches against Italian teams including 3 of their last 5.

And our 2-0 win over them at San Siro was the 1st clean sheet kept by Handanovic in the UCL :D.


To get em on the counter i think we need Sensi from the start tbh and Vecino starting may already have us in trouble by the time Sensi comes in and i hope we are not chasing the game at that stage and BVB get to sit back and catch us on counters because with our "leaky" defense thats a horror show of epic proportions waiting to happen.

These are interesting stats but I've never been a fan of historical stats. I'm very confident that Conte doesn't tell the lads this sort of stuff.
 

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We desperately need to win this to stand a chance of qualifying. Worst result we can take from the game is a draw, because that way if we finish level with Dortmund on pts, I think we'll have the head to head advantage.

I still don't think they are that great of a team and are beatable, even if they havent lost a home game so far this season.
 

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Today's match is really hard to predict, every result is possible. I agree with @Howl that a draw would already be a bad result, but the least we could live with.


I will be in the stadium again and hope I will be a lucky charm again - for the first game it worked out fine in the San Siro.


FORZA INTER
 

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Just saw Inter twitter say Dortmund makes it 1-0 and was like wtf time it is? :lol:

But yeah, our kids just conceded.
 

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Had a dream we drew 0-0 even though we battered them. I then woke up and was genuinely angry I would have to go through the stress of the game AGAIN tonight :lol:
 

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Not a great feeling about this. We lose 2-0
 

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Today's match is really hard to predict, every result is possible. I agree with @Howl that a draw would already be a bad result, but the least we could live with.


I will be in the stadium again and hope I will be a lucky charm again - for the first game it worked out fine in the San Siro.


FORZA INTER

No a draw is fine for us. We are level on points, dortmund are away to barca next game and barca will still need a result to confirm top. If we draw tonight we will have a better head to head and have barca at home with nothing to play for last game. I'd happily take a draw tonight, a win and we are almost through
 

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Easy win tonight.
 

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I have a great feeling about this game!

I hope Asamoah is fit for this one as i don't trust Biraghi defensively at all. I don't think Sensi is going to start as he started training only on Friday but he will probably get some playing time during the match.
I expect Sensi to start this match. We need quick thinking to hit them on the counter.

BVB have to attack us this game, sit back and hit them on the counter. Sensi would be so important for that so hopefully he's fit and healthy.
Exactly. I`m confident we are not losing this one. Dortmund still suffer from injuries and we`ll make the most of this situation, Vecino or not!

FORZA INTER!
 

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Yes, we need to replicate Barcelona first half. Their defence is at the same level as Barca, which is shit so if we're better on target this time, we can score some goals. Just rigid defending just like against Barca and hit them with counters. We need to have that same mentality as Dortmund will surely attack better at home.
 

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Again, as in the first match, tactics and disciplined application of said tactics are what is going to decide this game. We executed well at home, hope we get another good away performance tonight as well, after all we have won all of our away games in Serie A this season, so being guests shouldn't be that much of a factor for us to play our game.
 
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