IDIOMS

take the game to

(soccer, idiomatic) To use attacking tactics against.

Example: 2011 January 19, Jonathan Stevenson, “Leeds 1 - 3 Arsenal”[1], 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.