April 2019

Tactical analysis Stade de Reims Saint-Étienne 0-2 Ligue 1

Saint-Étienne dominated this game almost from start to finish, using healthy combination play to regularly bypass Reims’ aggressive defense. While Reims did create some chances, they had trouble imposing themselves for most of the game. Tactical analysis and match report by Siddharth Ramsundar. This game between two top-half Ligue 1 sides presented a clash of […]

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Tactical analysis Napoli - Atalanta Bergamo 1-2 Serie A

Napoli were very much on top in the first half, with a strong pressing game which took the sting out of Atalanta’s wing-focused possession game. Atalanta were also somewhat unstable defensively due to Napoli’s attack disorganizing their man-marking scheme. Napoli’s lack of clinical edge in the final third helped an improved Atalanta back into the […]

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Quique Setién was full of changes in this fixture, fielding three different formations across the match. Even though it was not enough to secure any points, the performance of his team was respectable enough to have deserved at least something from another intriguing clash between Setién and Marcelino’s sides. Tactical analysis and match report by […]

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Tactical analysis Everton Manchester United 4-0 Premier League

In a crucial late-season Premier League match, resurgent Everton comprehensively blitzed Champions League chasing Manchester United in an energetic display where they threatened and put United on the back foot from the first whistle to the last. Tactical analysis and match report by Carl Carpenter. For Manchester United and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær, Sunday afternoon’s […]

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Thanks to compact, well-organized defending and progress in the halfspaces, RasenballSport Leipzig frustrated and broke through Borussia Mönchengladbach. The home team’s wasted opportunities and delayed tactical changes might come back to haunt them. Tactical analysis and match report by Joel Parker. With just five matchdays remaining the importance of picking up as many points as […]

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Tactical analysis Manchester City Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Premier League

Manchester City scored early through Phil Foden, but struggled to break down Tottenham Hotspur’s 5-3-2 defensive block. Pochettino’s clever formation choice also proved to be useful against City’s 4-1-4-1 high press, until Paulo Gazzaniga’s passing ability was exposed. Tactical analysis and match report by Om Arvind. Pep Guardiola’s legacy is under some serious pressure, whether […]

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