November 2019

Without seeing his team play brilliant football, José Mourinho got what he was looking for in his first match as Tottenham Hotspur manager: three points. Dissecting a narrow win, Spurs’ 3-2-4-1 buildup system, and some atrocious defending by West Ham.  Tactical analysis and match report by Erik Elias.  It can be hard to judge the […]

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Despite Neymar’s return to competition after a lengthy injury, it was actually the Argentine forward duo Icardi and Di María that made the difference for PSG against Lille.  Tactical analysis and match report by Simon Piotr. After the international break and right before mid-week Champions League action, this Friday night matchup was the biggest game […]

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In yet another shellacking of Borussia Dortmund at the Allianz Arena, interim manager Hansi Flick’s tactical choices paid dividends for Bayern Munich.   Tactical analysis and match report by Erik Elias. Sacking Niko Kovač was a rather ruthless decision. He won the double last season, and only lost three official matches in the 2019/20 season. At […]

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