February 2020

Tactical analysis Arsenal Newcastle United 4-0 Premier League

Arsenal controlled possession throughout this game, but they were forced into a patient approach by Newcastle’s deep defensive block in the first half. Meanwhile, the home side also looked worried by the speed in Newcastle’s attack at times. Eventually Arsenal’s breakthrough courtesy of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang early in the second half opened the game up and […]

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Atalanta Bergamo welcomed AS Roma to the Gewiss Stadium in the enthralling battle for Serie A’s fourth spot. Games between these two teams usually don’t disappoint and another captivating contest ensued here, as Atalanta edged past Roma this time around. Tactical analysis and match report by Julian Chingoma. Atalanta came into the game off a […]

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Despite Wolverhampton Wanderers’ defensive structure well in place and threatening with fast breaks forward, the hosts could not capitalize against a passive, lackluster and open Leicester City. Brendan Rodgers’ team maintained most of the possession, but an expansive buildup structure with a lack of players in the midfield left Leicester vulnerable against a more organized […]

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Tactical analysis Internazionale Napoli 0-1 Coppa Italia

Gennaro Gattuso’s defensive plan once again caught an Italian top team unprepared, as clinical finishing placed Napoli in the lead despite only sporadically breaking through Inter’s pressing. Antonio Conte desperately searched for an equalizer by discharging all of the weapons at hand, but came up empty-handed.  Tactical analysis and match report by Kareem Bianchi. Sunday’s […]

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Tactical analysis Olympique Lyonnais Marseille 1-0 Coupe de France

Marseille’s woes in Lyon would continue, as André Villas-Boas’ side was unable to muster any real offensive fight through ninety minutes. In the end, the visitors were eventually bested by a home club capable of leaning more heavily on their depth, as substitutes Thiago Mendes and Bertrand Traoré played key roles in the late winner.  […]

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