Club Brugge has the European wintering celebrated by a tip tackle on a visit to Borussia Dortmund. Blue-black could be the ball barely in his own ranks, keep in the Signal Iduna Park, but the home team wrong some great chances the neck. The match ended as it began: 0-0. By the tie ends, Club Brugge certainly third in group A of the Champions League – and the eighth-finals of the kampioenenbal also excluded.
“Ivan Leko Bruges Army.” The biggest names performance yesterday came on the account of the 5,000 remainder of Bruges fans, high in the rafters of the Signal Iduna Park. Twenty minutes in the first half, and also in periods after the rest, overstemden the Club-supporters, the thuisaanhang. The dreaded Gelbe Wand shrinks in the European evenings of 25,000 packed fans to a stand of 15,000 places. Still impressive, but yesterday had to have the yellow wall to take against the blue-black. That said clearly incessantly the name of the trainer who last year finished his debut season for the Club and the title grabbed.
The captain of the Bruges Army was as always perfectly decked out to gesticuleren for his dugout. The wind chill in the Ruhr flirted with the freezing, but the proud Croat had his winter coat thuisgelaten. In costume and white sneakers, he wanted the samenvattingsprogramma of the Champions League. More than anyone, he knows how priceless advertising for a young novice coach.
Club Brugge and parked the bus
And more than anyone, he knows how the results and not the level of the matches of the European football go through. At his press conference Tuesday night had Leko announced that his team had not come to the “bus parking”, but it was exactly what Club Brugge in German eyes had done. Only halfway through the first half showed the Club his attacking intentions be known. In the beginning of the match and after the rest was camping the champion calm in front of his in-goal. With Sofyan Amrabat in the role of extra crusher, all showed the Moroccan international at the time that he was also on talk power.
The Bruges lines played close to each other, and Dortmund bite, just like in the first leg, the teeth on the Belgian organization. Admittedly, the team developed little pace and urge forward. Only the American winger Christian Pulisic got the hands on each other. First, he decided to weak to Horvath after a fine pass from Marco Reus, afterwards was Brandon Mechele and Stefano Denswil at the toes to the U.s. risk harmless.
The Spanish topschutter Paco Alcácer had a place in the basis, but yesterday came not in the piece. Brandon Mechele was concentrated to defend and awarded the ex-player of Barcelona, not down under. The Red Devil confirmed his status as one of the best in Bruges, players of the moment.
Offensive brought the Club little. The return of the tandem Denswil-Dennis on the left, did the Club or virtue, but to distinct opportunities. Amrabat should agree stairs after good stoorwerk Club, Poulain could too little power on a header after a corner, and Dennis and Vanaken trampled out after the rest, each with a sometime next. Goalkeeper Roman Bürki was at no time put to the test.
Marco Reus missed a massive chance just before half-time and Dortmund had on the basis of spelbeeld and opportunities the race should always win. That that didn’t happen was certainly the merit of Club, but there was also luck involved. Just that bit of luck that in the first leg was missing which Club when against an undeserved defeat and looked at.
The account is now settled and that general Ivan Leko if yesterday’s show off with a point in Dortmund. In three of his five Champions League matches, Club undefeated. In his last match – at home against Atlético – the Croat, fan of Real Madrid, the crowning work of stitches.