Terzić compares Adeyemi to roadrunner
Borussia Dortmund manager Edin Terzić compares Karim Adeyemi to the roadrunner after he scored the only goal in their win over Chelsea.
Borussia Dortmund beat Chelsea 1-0 in the first leg of the Champions League round-of-16 match and that is due to Karim Adeyemi, who scored the only goal of the game in the second half.
Dortmund had control of the ball for the majority of the first half, but couldn’t manage to find the net, despite a close effort by Sébastian Haller. Finally, in the second half, Karim Ayedemi netted a spectacular counterattacking goal.
“Meep meep! And off he goes!”
A magnificent goal by Adeyemi saw him zoom past Enzo Fernández and Kepa Arrizabalaga in a speedy counterattack before rounding Kepa and kicking it into the net.
“It’s ‘meep meep’, and off he goes,” said Dortmund boss Edin Terzić. ”It was a corner kick, well-defended. It was a crucial situation for us. But then if you see the first touch of Karim so that he can accelerate with his second touch, this is outstanding. And we know that he’s very difficult to defend against if he’s in the front one-v-one situation.”
Adeyemi is the youngest player at 21 years and 28 days to score against Chelsea in the Champions League since Victor Osimhen (20 years, 277 days) in 2019.
“We showed him one clip in the first half when he won the ball close to the dugout and had the opportunity to just pass and just go in a one-v-one situation with the center back, and he didn’t,” said Terzić.
“So this is great that in the second half, he did it, and it was also a clinical finish. He didn’t clip the ball, he didn’t shoot the ball. He used his pace to pass the goalkeeper as well. And then he had a clinical shot and it was an outstanding goal.”