take the game to
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- (soccer, idiomatic) To use attacking tactics against.
2011 January 19, Jonathan Stevenson, “Leeds 1 - 3 Arsenal”, BBC:
- The Frenchman had talked in the build-up to the game about how focused his side were and they looked it, taking the game to their Championship opponents from the first whistle with a pace and panache Leeds simply could not live with.