Basel progressed to the next round of Champions League qualification after a game of opposites and similarities. Manager Mark van Bommel was not able to solve PSV Eindhoven’s overarching problems, and they eventually fell short to a team that played their cards well, despite never looking completely in control. Tactical analysis and match report by […]
Fifteen minutes of woeful Atlanta United defending proved enough for Los Angeles FC to pick up all three points. Using impressive rotations in attacking transitions, LAFC were capable of progressing the ball through Atlanta’s compact defense in a game that showcased both team’s strengths and weaknesses. Tactical analysis and match report by Joel Parker. With […]
In this match, River Plate were just not able to make their deliveries stick. They controlled the match and found themselves in countless good crossing positions. Up until that point in each attack, they were cantering through Cruzeiro’s defense using expansive wide play, without stinging. Eventually, the visitors’ second half performance seemed to tip the […]
After blitzkrieging FC Basel early on, PSV took their foot off the gas pedal and nearly paid the price for it. Their attacking mentality towards the end of the match paid dividends however, as it forced a chaotic ending that turned the game on its head. Tactical analysis and match report by Erik Elias. The […]
Jorge Jesus remains under pressure at Flamengo due to draw against Corinthians.
The second and third-placed teams in the MLS Eastern Conference faced off in an extremely one-sided clash that saw D.C. United being put under extreme pressure. A late penalty miss by Josef Martínez seemed to save D.C. initially, yet in the end, they had to capitulate. Tactical analysis and match report by Kareem Bianchi. Atlanta […]
Internacional and Grêmio drew in a Porto Alegre derby that was heavily influenced by their tight schedules, with both sides using mostly reserve elevens. Internacional dominated the first half, nullifying Grêmio’s chance creation mechanisms while threatening them with direct attacks. In the second half, Grêmio tried to improve by using a more direct approach themselves. […]
Hotly anticipated matches like these – number one against number two, city derby – do not always live up to expectations in terms of drama. This one did however, in no small part thanks to Zlatan Ibrahimović. Tactical analysis and match report by Erik Elias. An MLS season is chaotic by nature. It keeps on […]
Grêmio qualified for the Copa do Brasil semi-finals by essentially maintaining composure against their rivals and making little mistakes. In the first half, Grêmio’s attempts at attacking through the wings were mostly stopped by the organized Bahia defense. In the second half, Bahia tried to be more aggressive in search for a goal, but that […]
Seattle take deserved three points due to a better game plan.