November 2019

Defender Jérôme Boateng’s red card, ten minutes into the start of Bayern München’s match against Eintracht Frankfurt, opened the door to victory for the hosts. However, Bayern manager Niko Kovač’s unrealistic expectations, combined with naïve tactics, allowed Frankfurt to run riot in the second half and ultimately led to his eventual sacking on Sunday evening. […]

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Having gone a goal down and offering little going forward, Simeone’s double substitution at half-time paid off, but wasn’t enough for Atlético Madrid to get the three points at Sevilla. Both teams had momentum during the game but neither dominated, as VAR, penalties and a goalmouth scramble came into play and defined this cagey, tactical […]

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Tactical analysis Atlanta United Toronto FC MLS Eastern Conference Final

Dominating tactically and technically, Atlanta United massively outshot Toronto. Still, with two shots from distance Toronto managed to outscore Atlanta and book their place in the MLS Cup final.  Tactical analysis and match report by Simon Piotr. The biggest game of the Eastern Conference, a one-game winner-takes-it-all playoff. Going into the game there seemed a […]

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Tactical analysis Palmeiras Sao Paulo 3-0 Brasileiro

Palmeiras made quick tactical adjustments early on, inviting the São Paulo pressure and hitting them expertly on the break. Excellent matches from Felipe Melo, Dudu, and Deyverson buoyed the hosts, as the triumvirate stymied the visitor’s possession offense and exposed a disjointed backline.  Tactical analysis and match report by K.T. Stockwell. Only three losses all […]

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