October 2019

Tactical analysis Borussia Dortmund Mönchengladbach 1-0 Bundesliga

Once again, when Borussia Dortmund needed him, Marco Reus delivered the goods against his former employers. Dortmund showed stages of their free-flowing, clinical attacking football, but Borussia Mönchengladbach created enough opportunities to take points at Signal Iduna Park, in a match which somehow only had one goal in it.  Tactical analysis and match report by […]

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Tactical analysis Atlético Madrid Valencia 1-1 LaLiga

Atlético Madrid created some half chances in the first half in an interesting looking scheme that benefitted from Valencia’s confused defense. After gaining the lead, Simeone asked his side to retreat, ultimately allowing Valencia to equalize through a Dani Parejo free kick. Tactical analysis and match report by Om Arvind. With seven goals in eight […]

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Tactical analysis SS Lazio Atalanta Bergamo 3-3- Serie A

Staying in line with their recent encounters, Lazio and Atalanta did not disappoint in yet another rollercoaster ride that neutral spectators will have certainly enjoyed. In a game of two halves, Atalanta dominated the first half with an effective pressing and buildup play, while Lazio made great use of Atalanta’s fading intensity to come out […]

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Silva Everton tactics

The Premier League seems days away from seeing the next managerial sacking. Everton’s abysmal start to the Premier League season has increased the pressure on Marco Silva. In this piece, we analyze the tactical issues Silva must resolve if he wants to save his job.  Written by Joel Parker. Regardless of a manager’s personality or […]

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Once Sweden settled into a comfortable shape, Spain struggled to break the hosts down. Predictability in attack, coupled with lingering issues in defensive transition, plagued Spain throughout the evening, as the visitors were lucky to escape with a point against a resolute Swedish side. Tactical analysis and match report by K.T. Stockwell. Heading into Tuesday […]

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Sao Paulo Corinthians 1-0 Brasileiro

São Paulo dominated the first half, but was unable to create any goalscoring opportunities and mostly relied on long shots. In the second half, they added crosses to their uninspired attacking game. Corinthians focused on a compact defensive shape, but was unable to create any threat going forwards. A penalty eventually decided the game.  Tactical […]

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