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Kevin De Bruyne and Silva, in particular, were given so much time in central midfield with opposite numbers Nemanja Matic and Herrera unsure whether to close down or retreat in front of their defense.
After his tough evening in midfield against Isco, Verratti waxed lyrical over the performance of his opposite number.
His opposite number, Luis Severino, was nearly as effective over the first four innings, allowing Correa’s solo homer in the fourth homer but only one other hit before being replaced by Tommy Kahnle to open the fifth.
The Milwaukee Brewers will begin their 2018 season with a three-game series in San Diego and play interleague games against their opposite number, the Central Division, in the American League.
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OPPOSITE NUMBER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of opposite number for English Language Learners
: someone who has the same job or position as you but in a different company, organization, etc.
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