Another insightful piece by one of the best football writers today, Michael Cox at Zonal Marking:
Dortmund had the upper hand for the opening hour, with their midfield pressing preventing Arsenal from crossing the halfway line. With the ball, they dominated primarily down the right, as in the first leg, with Grosskreutz given space to get forward from right-back.
This was a classic example of the ‘goals change games’ cliche – at 0-1, the game took an entirely different pattern. But it was Arsenal who played better football having gone ahead, holding the ball higher up the pitch and creating further chances from set-pieces. They parked the bus for the final 10 minutes, showing they can defend both proactively and reactively.