November 2018

Tactical analysis of Arsenal - Wolves 1-1

Wolves organized themselves well at the Emirates Stadium, scored an early goal and got very close to what would have been a deserved away win. Arsenal’s offense was ineffective for the entire match, despite Unai Emery’s formation switch at half-time. In the end, an unlikely goal rescued a point for the home side. Arsenal’s manager […]

Keep Reading

AC Milan’s manager Gennaro Gattuso stated prior to the match, that “a draw against Juventus would probably do”, that Leonardo Bonucci would be “the one to close down” and that Gonzalo Higuaín would need to “stay calm, because he gets irritated easily”. It did not quite go Gattuso’s way, as his defensive approach backfired within […]

Keep Reading
tactical analysis Manchester City - Manchester United 3-1

Manchester City took an early lead against United with an interesting lopsided team shape and extended their lead just after half-time. United threatened to pull off another of their trademark comebacks when Martial netted from the penalty spot, but City showed their class with a composed display in possession to defend their lead. Playing away […]

Keep Reading

An injured Diego Godín scored an injury time header to complete Atlético’s comeback against Athletic Club. Do not be fooled by the result of this game, neither of these teams had a well-defined offensive game, but at least advantage was taken of the few big chances at hand. Atlético is a strange case to talk […]

Keep Reading
Tactical analysis BVB Dortmund - Bayern Munich 3-2

The best teams in the world think about attacking when they are defending, and think about defending when they are attacking. Bayern Munich failed to do the latter against Borussia Dortmund and offered too little defensive cover in transition from attack to defense. Bayern’s central defenders suffered badly, as Dortmund’s attackers feasted on space, and […]

Keep Reading
Tactical analysis match report Levante - Real Sociedad 1-3

Real Sociedad are back to winning ways after a game where they were awful for seventy minutes before Garitano’s astute adjustments helped them to an unexpected but ultimately deserved turnaround. Levante remain a fun offensive team to watch, but their defensive frailties were exposed by the most unlikely of adversaries. Levante and Real Sociedad opened […]

Keep Reading

Learning from their previous duel with Betis, Milan started adjusted into a 5-3-2 lineup, reverting from their usual 4-3-3 shape. Their plan only clicked until the second half, by adjusting the positions of Çalhanoğlu and Suso. On the other hand, Betis displayed their strengths and weaknesses. Their buildup from the back is rock solid, but […]

Keep Reading
Juventus Manchester United

The free-roaming forwards Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala never gave United’s midfield a moment’s rest, whilst the ever-brilliant Rodrigo Bentancur continued to shine, this time in a more rigid, advanced role. Despite their dominance, in the most un-Juventus of ways, Max Allegri’s side managed to surrender their one-goal lead inside the final ten minutes to […]

Keep Reading
Go to TOP