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Match Preview: Porto vs BVB


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We play the second leg of our series against FC Porto at the Estádio do Dragão this week. While we do hold a 2-0 lead we do have to be carefull. FC Porto is still a volatile side and they did come back from a 2-0 deficit in the Estádio do Dragão this past weekend to win 3-2. However, this was against lower ranked portuguese side Moreirense. On the bright side, the main takeaway I had from that match was that Casillas is really in bad form right now, giving up two goals that he would have held with ease in prime form.

After a slow match last week, expect Porto to go with a much more attacking line up this time around. It's going to take a lot to erase that two goal deficit, even if our defence will be depleted. Fortunately for us, Porto can't afford to just throw everything at us all game, because if we do score, Porto will have to score 4 goals to come back. That being said, I actually expect for Porto to field a similar line up to last week, as they did have some key chances throughout the game.

As for BVB, we did everything we needed to last week. The game could have gone better for us, but a 2-0 lead is nothing to complain about. Since we can sit back this game and defend, I expect us to play another defensive minded setup this game. Guendogan will be back in the lineup after missing last week, due to illness, and Weigl will most likely feature in this game as well. With us having 3 games in the span of 7 days, TT may not go with the strongest line up, but it should have enough quality to hold the lead and remain a threat. Reus, Auba or Mkhi may not even start this game to save them for the busy schedule.

So boys it's 90 minutes of exploding nerves, mini heart attacks, and hopefully some classic BVB euphoria.