Posted by AL (2017-03-08 14:10 CET)
I am fully trust Dortmund tonight, the first leg away game against Benfica already show hugh class different, Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel finally find his best 11 and formation, I am sure that they are good enough and full of confidence to fight back and reach the quarter final.
Benfica won 1:0 in first leg, but Dortmund`s display was all over them, 70% possession, 14:4 shots and also was the darkest day of Dortmund trump striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, he had 3 golden opportunitys for one on one facing Benfica`s keeper Ederson Moraes, included a penalty, all missed! I am sure that he will have hugh motivation to show his real class tonight.
After the first leg, Dortmund back to their best form immediately, won all 3 league games and totally scored 12 goals, right back Erik Durm, 2 strike Ousmane Dembele and Aubameyang selected in last round best 11 of Bundesliga. Yes, 2 star midfielders Marco Reus and Mario Gotze absence tonight, but both of them already not the key players in Tuchel`s eyes anymore, except the 3 top form players, Raphael Guerreiro, Christian Pulisic, Julian Weigl and Gonzalo Castro all playing better and better recently, even Dortmund`s fans can forget Reus and Gotze at that moment.
Benfica also on good run, but according to the performance of first leg, they can`t get anything in Signal-Iduna-Park for sure, their recent 2 seasons Champions League all kicked out by Germany tams, (2014-15 Leverkusen from group stagem and last season against Bayern in quarter final), I am optimism that Dortmund can win by handicap and go through, also Aubameyang to score will be good bet in my eyes.
GL to all!
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