December 2018

Tactical analysis Eintracht Frankfurt Bayern Munich Bundesliga

After surviving Eintracht Frankfurt’s thunderous start, Bayern Munich got a well-deserved win. The high-flying home side initially caused the visitors significant problems with their pressing game, but Bayern managed to overcome this with a mix of tactical adjustments and individual skill. Tactical analysis and match report by Rowdy Nossent. Eintracht Frankfurt can look back on […]

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Tactical analysis Barcelona - Celta de Vigo 2-0 La Liga

Celta’s failure to properly defend the Leo Messi – Jordi Alba connection allowed Barcelona to score twice in the first half and achieve a straightforward victory. Barcelona’s inconsistent pressing, combined with the substitutions of Beltrán and Lobotka, allowed Celta to improve during the second half. Tactical analysis and match report by José Perez. Barcelona continued […]

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Tactical analysis Juventus - AS Roma 1-0 Serie A

Juventus had to fight until the end, but still the Serie A win over AS Roma was relatively straightforward for them. Their collective and individual superiority was there for all to see. Patrik Schick had a rough old time up against veteran defender Giorgio Chiellini whilst Roma’s defense could not handle the aerial prowess posed […]

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Tactical analysis Chelsea Leicester City Premier League

Chelsea dominated possession but found it difficult to break down Leicester City in the first half. In the second period of play, Claude Puel’s side came out with greater intensity and managed to get an early goal. After that, Leicester continued to frustrate Chelsea, although Puel’s side were slightly fortunate, as Chelsea hit the post […]

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Tactical analysis Dortmund - Borussia Mönchengladbach 2-1 Bundesliga

A match between the Bundesliga leaders and the current runners up holds a lot of promise. As a spectacle of sorts, the match did not deliver, but Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Mönchengladbach still offered a tactically interesting game between two possession based teams. The home side’s superior pressing setup proved crucial, holding off Gladbach’s attempt […]

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Tactical analysis Wolves - Liverpool 0-2 Premier League

Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk reaffirmed Liverpool’s Premier League title charge by scoring the deciding goals in an impressive away win. Wolves managed to create some half chances by pressing bravely, but Liverpool’s quality allowed them to take control of the match and secure the result. Tactical analysis and match report by Josh Williams. Wolves […]

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Bundesliga

With a switch to a 4-4-2 formation, Ralf Rangnick’s Leipzig effectively pressed Bayern and prevented them from advancing to the final third and creating chances. Bayern turned the tables by bringing on Renato Sanches and watching as Leipzig’s press lost steam. Tactical analysis and match report by José Perez. Bayern Munich find themselves in a […]

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