December 2019

Tactical analysis Burnley Manchester City 1-4 Premier League

A ruthless City left no room for doubt, taking the lead early and firmly controlling the remainder of the game. As the game progressed, City kept mutating in a successful attempt to lock Burnley under a hypnotizing spell that sliced their defense in two, helplessly capitulating them into endless doom. Tactical analysis and match report […]

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Tactical analysis Cagliari Sampdoria 4-3 Serie A

An unpredictable game deservedly went to Cagliari who, after an unfortunate first half, found their craft just in time to overcome a two-goal Sampdoria lead. Cagliari’s resurgence emerged from Sampdoria’s inability to maintain the level of defensive intensity and concentration that contained their opponent in the first hour. Tactical analysis and match report by Kareem […]

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Tactical analysis Atlético Madrid Barcelona 0-1 LaLiga

During the first half, Atlético’s medium block and pressing trap approach dominated Barcelona, reducing them to a single shot in thirty minutes. With a small tweak in midfield and an adjustment to Messi’s position, Barcelona started overcoming the Atlético block. In the second half, an increasingly tired Atlético conceded counterattack opportunities that ultimately led to […]

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Chris Wilder tactics

Wolves enjoyed the majority of possession in this game but often struggled to make breakthroughs against the organized 5-3-2 shape of Sheffield United, who had taken the lead early on. When the away side had the ball, they showed glimpses of the incisive wing-play which has helped them to defy expectations so far this season. […]

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Tactical analysis Bayern Munich Bayer Leverkusen 1-2 Bundesliga

An unfortunate Bayern Munich side failed to convert an impressive amount of chances, falling to Leverkusen’s clinical finishing and incisive counterattacking. Bayern’s directness formed their main source of creation, yet at the same time it formed the base for their defeat. Tactical analysis and match report by Kareem Bianchi. Few leagues get as close and […]

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