December 2019

Tactical analysis Fiorentina Internazionale 1-1 Serie A

Fiorentina’s first half aggressiveness found justice when Vlahović scored the equalizer for his side in injury time, securing a draw that Montella’s side needed after a long-lasting winless streak. Meanwhile, Conte’s problems have only just started as, following their Champions League elimination, their second consecutive Serie A draw put them back on level terms with […]

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Tactical analysis Real Sociedad Barcelona 2-2 LaLiga

Real Sociedad dominated the first half with their right-sided buildup, but failed to fashion many clear-cut chances aside from a penalty. Barcelona created even less but capitalized twice off of brief moments of defensive disorganization, before they eventually conceded an equalizer to La Real’s renewed brilliance. Tactical analysis and match report by Om Arvind. Real […]

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Tactical analysis Napoli Carlo Ancelotti

As Napoli triumphed over Genk in a scintillating win that reminded fans of what could have been, the curtains closed on Carlo Ancelotti’s Neapolitan experience. Expectations were not met, pieces of the puzzle detaching progressively as time passed, until the decision to part ways paved the way for Gennaro Gattuso’s chance. What exactly went wrong […]

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Salzburg started the match furiously but could not hold on for long. Liverpool controlled most parts of the first half, but had some issues that invited Salzburg to create chances. Jürgen Klopp’s minor tweaks in the second half gave his team a comfortable lead, which they were able to defend until the final whistle. Tactical […]

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Tactical analysis Ajax Valencia 0-1 Champions League

Valencia were, as always, tough in their way of playing and made life difficult for their opponents. Ajax’s frustrations will most likely have been down to their own inadequacies, as an electric atmosphere could not take the hosts the extra yard needed to qualify for the knockout rounds. Tactical analysis and match report by Peter […]

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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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