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    Regarding to the sentence below. Could someone please tell me what does "arrived with his challenge" means?

    We had been beaten 2–1 in Rome, where Scholes had been sent off for a suicidal tackle right on the touchline. The boy was practically off the pitch when Paul arrived with his challenge. So we were under some pressure in the return leg. Until the goals started flying in.
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    Re: challenge

    not a teacher

    "Paul arrived with his challenge" = Paul came at the other player to tackle him.
    Here, "challenge" means to contest possession of the ball.
    In this case it seems that the tackle was not made within the laws of the game.

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    Re: challenge

    I've added some additional context.

    I think that "return leg" means "return game" am I right?

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    fly in? Does it convey a special meaning?

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    Re: challenge

    I think that "return leg" means "return game" am I right?
    Yes.

    fly in? Does it convey a special meaning?
    It has no special meaning here (most goals "fly in"), but it reflects the fact that there were so many goals, they probably seemed to be coming in a rush.



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