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Pulisic Dribbles vs. Real Madrid, and, I'M GOING TO ANOTHER GAME!

After the game last night against Real Madrid in which Borussia Dortmund lost 3-2, people were just a little -- a little -- on Christian Pulisic's nuts about some of the amazing dribbles he made. 
He did play well, but unfortunately none of his dribbles led to anything. That's been a theme this season: He's had many amazing dribbles, but most of them haven't led to assist or goals (and besides the USMNT I don't know if any of them have led to goals).

But it will come. You can only beat so many defenders and deliver so many good passes before you or your teammates start to find the back of the net.

Other impressions from last night game:

Though Dortmund looked their usual selves during the first 15 minutes, they did play some great football for at least 30 min. of the game. Kagawa was, at times, masterful. Schmelzer's interception and subsequent cross to Aubameyang's head was divine. And Subotic and Sokratis did some great defending.

Also, I liked Dahoud in midfield, even though he had quite a few giveaways. I would chalk that up to him not getting much playing time lately and also probably feeling like the coach doesn't have much confidence in him. But Dahoud is good because he attacks and also because he is fucking skilled. How do I know this? Because I watched him at halftime in the home game versus Tottenham juggle with Max Philipp and Gonzalo Castro and one of the other players, and he was doing things with the ball, so casually, that I'd never dreamed of. Little flicks and whipping his leg over the ball while it's in mid air, trapping perfectly on the top of his foot to flick it onto someone else. Then you look at Castro and you think, There's no way in 600 million years that guy could do that. So keep playing Dahoud. Once he founds his groove he could be incredible.

Finally, Weigl's confidence still seems to be low. This is unfortunate, as he's also tremendously skilled. Let's hope a win against Werder on Saturday brings Dortmund back to form. And let's hope Pulisic starts against Mainz on Tuesday, BECAUSE I'M GOING TO THAT GAME. That's right, I'm in Morocco now but I fly to Frankfurt Hahn tomorrow and then stay five nights near the airport and am planning to go to the away game in Mainz. HOLY SHIT!!!!!!!!!


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