February 2020

Mourinho Chelsea tactics

Olivier Giroud gave Chelsea an early lead amid a passive start from Spurs, which handed Chelsea control of the match early on. Spurs gradually became more aggressive as the game went on, but Chelsea’s pressing was suitably intense and was often able to stifle Spurs’ buildup. Marcos Alonso doubled Chelsea’s lead just after half-time, meaning […]

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Atalanta’s offense troubled Valencia from the start, with attackers popping in and out of spaces to combine and draw the defending players out of position. Ultimately, though, it was the finishing that decided the first leg of this tie, as Valencia could not capitalize on their opponent’s defensive blind spots. Tactical analysis and match report […]

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Tactical analysis Tottenham Hotspur RB Leipzig 0-1 Champions League

A classic high octane Leipzig performance proved far too much for a pinned-back Mourinho side. Superior ball retention and a general ease of passage through Spurs’ shape were decisive in creating key openings. The questions posed by the hosts as the game went on lacked any sort of conviction, subsequently affording the visitors an easy […]

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Tactical analysis Borussia Dortmund PSG Champions League

A perplexing formation change from Thomas Tuchel gave way to a confused Paris Saint-Germain performance, as Europe’s most potent offense sputtered away from home. The disorderly guests allowed Dortmund to ply their trade on the counterattack and lean on the dynamism of their young striker.  Tactical analysis and match report by K.T. Stockwell. Heading into […]

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Tactical analysis Lazio Roma Internazionale 2-1 Serie A

Inter’s first-half lead was overturned by a second-half comeback that saw Lazio once again showcase their mental improvements. Despite falling behind they did not lose their composure and until the final whistle, they remained compact and stern in defense, exposing Inter’s offensive woes for the umpteenth time.  Tactical analysis and match report by Kareem Bianchi. […]

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