Sunday, December 9, 2018

Revierderby tactics

The clash between rivals Schalke 04 and Borussia Dortmund contained interesting tactical setups and a derby mentality of either side. Dortmund managed to win due to their well-organized play in possession and Schalke’s reactive match-plan. Schalke is experiencing a disastrous season so far and was in dire need of points going into this match, to […]

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Tactical analysis Espanyol - Barcelona 0-4 La Liga

An initially conservative Espanyol changed their approach after Messi’s first brilliant free kick goal. However, Barcelona’s fire power of Suárez, Dembélé and a stellar Messi still came out on the top in the ensuing battle of pressing systems and defense-to-attack transitions. The second half saw Espanyol unable to change this dynamic from the bench. Tactical […]

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Tactical analysis Chelsea - Manchester City Premier League

Manchester City started the game with their characteristic swagger and a fiery intensity that completely overwhelmed Chelsea. It seemed like a matter of when, not if, City would take the lead, until Chelsea struck on the break close to half-time. The complexion of the game instantly changed, allowing Sarri’s men to create more chances and […]

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