December 2019

andré villas-boas tactics

The first half of this match was characterized by stale possession play from both sides, with Marseille looking slightly more incisive thanks to the Dimitri Payet – Jordan Amavi connection. Things changed significantly after the break, when Marseille implemented a renewed high press that choked Bordeaux’s buildup and directly contributed to the winning goal. Tactical […]

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Rose tactics

Gladbach started with high pressing right from the start of the match, but Bayern comfortably outplayed it time after time. The champions were unfortunate not to lead at half-time, but scored their opening goal just after the game restarted. Rose’s adjustment after roughly sixty minutes resulted in a more open game that went Gladbach’s way […]

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Tactical analysis SS Lazio Roma Juventus 3-1- Serie A

When building attacks, both sides found one another frustrating in equal measure. In the end, Juve were the side with more questions than answers as Lazio’s one-trick plan reaped the rewards to seal a huge victory. Tactical analysis and match report by Peter M. If you overlook Lazio’s Europa League results, you will see a […]

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Tactical analysis Manchester City United 1-2 Premier League

Much of the first half of this Manchester Derby was defined by Manchester United’s quick transitions. Manchester City had promising attacks of their own, but their defensive intensity was below usual standards, which partly allowed United to go 2-0 up within thirty minutes. City made slight adjustments to stem the flow of counterattacks and attempted […]

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In the first half, Villarreal’s attacking flair produced shot after shot against a patient Atlético, who produced fewer but higher quality chances. In the second half, both teams continued to trade punches, with João Félix leading the Atlético offense while Samu Chukwueze and Zambo Anguissa lead Villarreal’s attempts. Tactical analysis and match report by José […]

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Tactical analysis Internazionale AS Roma 0-0 Serie A

One of the most anticipated encounters of the weekend ended in a draw that still offered some noteworthy moments from an individual and collective point of view. In the first half, Roma’s mistakes almost gifted Inter the lead when the visitors held control of the match, whereas the second half saw Inter denied by an […]

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Athletico-Paranaense-Santos

Athletico Paranaense dominated the early portions of the game with high pressing and direct attacking from the wings. However, unable to maintain their intensity Paranaense’s game dropped off, leaving space for Santos to find holes in their defense. From this point on, both sides evened themselves out and Paranaense escaped 1-0 winners.  Tactical analysis and […]

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