A prerequisite for producing #content about sports should really be watching the whole game before talking about it. But here I am, attempting to Skip Bayless it, because I was sat in silence in my dark living room, refusing to feed my dogs, and waiting for the football to happen. ESPN+ has a lot to answer for today. If you disagree with any of my nominations, please be sure to address your complaints to ESPN’s customer services. Here is their Fan Support Twitter account, if you’d like to make your thoughts known.
Anyway, the football insisted on happening, despite many of us being unable to see it and half of the Borussia Dortmund squad being out with injuries. The game (apparently) got off to a bad start, with Daichi Kamada opening the scoring for Frankfurt, and things didn’t really improve in the first half.
Favre recognized the need for decisive action, and brought on Youssoufa Moukoko for Mo Dahoud at half time. Julian Brandt dropped into the midfield, and Moukoko led the line. This change had an immediate impact, with BVB looking much better, and Gio Reyna scoring a brilliant individual effort 10 minutes later. He stepped inside from the left, beat a couple defenders, and smashed a shot in to the top left corner of the goal. The addition of Moukoko up top gave Borussia much more presence up front, while Brandt did a good job pulling the strings from deep. Unfortunately BVB were unable to find the winner, but a draw is just about passable, though still disappointing, given the injuries and fitness concerns.
I know many of you missed a significant chunk of the game, thanks to ESPN’s technical difficulties, but maybe someone stood out to you in the minutes you did get to see. And for those of you that were able to watch the full 90 minutes, perhaps someone shone in the first half that isn’t getting the credit they deserve. Let us know by voting, and giving your thoughts in the comments.
Who was your MOTM today?
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