Welcome to the weekend primer of Between the Posts, where we preview the matches that will be covered during this weekend, including a little preview of these matches. The German Bundesliga and the Italian Serie A return to action after the winter break, so we’ve got the full house of top five leagues to pick […]
After a lively opening phase and a fast goal for the home side, this game was characterized by both teams having difficulties asserting control. Due to a lack of tempo, dynamics and creativity, both teams could not get this game going for most of the second half, which led to a draw in the end. […]
Athletic Bilbao were very strong with their intense pressing and runs in behind, which caused Sevilla’s defensive line all sorts of problems. The away side struggled to get into dangerous areas with their possession and completely failed in their direct approach on the wings, which meant Bilbao picked up a much-needed three points. Tactical analysis […]
Wolves showed up at the Etihad stadium with similar intentions to the ones that earned them a point at Molineux earlier this season. Even though Nuno Espírito Santo’s side has been a big threat to the Premier League’s top teams, this time around, City won easily. Wolves’ ten men were forced into a job of […]
Quique Setién declined to return to a back five after drawing with Sociedad, allowing Real Madrid to cause mayhem with their high press and counterattacking skill. Things swung Betis’ way in the second half, before one of their former stars came back to snatch their souls at the death. Tactical analysis by Om Arvind. There should […]
The match between FC Barcelona and SD Eibar leaves you thinking about the philosophical side of football. Even though Eibar has players of far lesser quality, they took the game to Barcelona and pressed them vigorously. If all teams tried to do that, wouldn’t football be a more fun game? Or was this a naïve […]
Ole Gunnar Solsjær collected his sixth straight victory in charge of Manchester United. The away side implemented a counterattacking strategy that aimed to make use of a dynamic attacking lineup. Despite some promising transitions for United, it took a fantastic De Gea performance to stop a dominant Spurs side and take all three points.
Liverpool struggled to find a consistent way of breaking down Brighton’s medium block, giving Chris Hughton’s side hope in the first half. However, a cheaply conceded penalty allowed Mohamed Salah to score the game’s only goal, leaving Brighton with an uphill battle against a defense that never really looked like conceding.
After a shaky start, West Ham succeeded in making this an even match that could have gone either way. The home team scored the game’s only goal from a set piece and defended that minimal lead until the final whistle. Arsenal seemed to lack what they deliberately kept outside of their squad: a creative playmaker […]
The match between Ligue 1’s fourth best defense in Stade Reims and the second best attack in Olympique Lyon promised to be a tactically interesting match. Olympique Lyon needed some time to find solutions against a disciplined side from Reims. Thanks to a change of formation Lyon was capable of securing a point in an […]