December 2018

Chelsea looked very comfortable in the first half, but were completely taken by surprise by Wolves after the interval. The home team compensated the difference in quality by showing some great fighting spirit combined with a brave game plan, eventually securing their first win since early October. Tactical analysis by Rowdy Nossent. Going into this […]

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2018-12-05 - Man Utd - Arsenal 2-2

Old Trafford was the stage for a decaffeinated clash of the titans, as José Mourinho’s turbulent United hosted Emery’s resilient reds. Despite the expectations that both sides would mirror each other’s formation, Manchester United and Arsenal each came op with variants of their own that slightly differed from the other team. This made for a […]

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Sevilla Alavés tactics

Alavés dominated the first half with an uncharacteristic pressing scheme on Sevilla’s midfielders, effectively disconnecting Sevilla’s midfield from their attack. During the second half, Sevilla substitutes Quincy Promes and Pablo Sarabia turned the match around by helping their team find their usual offensive mechanisms. Tactical analysis by José Pérez. Without a doubt Alavés, coached by […]

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Tactical Analysis RB Leipzig - Borussia Monchengladbach 2-0 Bundesliga

The clash between Leipzig and Borussia Mönchengladbach was the top match of this Bundesliga round. Leipzig’s struggles in the Europa League makes the league their biggest chance to qualify for European football next season. By beating high-flying Gladbach, Leipzig took an important step in this direction. Leipzig’s strategy featured their characteristic high pressure defending and […]

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Liverpool Everton tactics

Divock Origi scored a dramatic 96th minute winner for the home side as Jürgen Klopp’s men managed to keep pace with Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table. Everton’s brave approach caused Liverpool more problems than in previous years, but it also resulted in Liverpool accumulating chances of their own. Tactical analysis […]

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Tactical analysis Arsenal - Tottenham Hotspur 4-2 Premier League

Arsenal gave Tottenham Hotspur a taste of their own medicine. Intense pressing propelled them to an early lead, just as Spurs themselves had accomplished against Chelsea last week. Before half-time, though, Spurs clawed back through two quickfire set-piece goals. In the end, the finishing quality of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette secured the win for […]

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Real Valencia tactics

Real Madrid calmly gained an advantage over a listless Valencia side, before securing the result on the counter-attack when Valencia decided to become more proactive. Tactical analysis and match report by Om Arvind. Expectations for Valencia coming into the 2018/19 season were very high, given their strong fourth place finish in the previous campaign. They […]

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