That felt like an impressive performance: chances created early, barely conceding anything on the break; moving their defence around and finding space for our key players in the final third without quite picking out or executing the best option. Do the underlying stats agree? Well, partially. Regardless, not sure how much more we could have hoped for against one of the form teams in Europe. Crucially, I never, ever, want to watch a European Cup knockout tie at home without fans again. The Antithesis of Anfield.
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