March 2020

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The feeling of optimism permeated Olympique Lyonnais as the club prepared to embark on the 2019/20 season. Juninho’s return as sporting director, his handpicked managerial appointment, as well as record spending in the transfer market had supporters eager to watch their club venture into a new era. Eight months later, those sentiments have been long […]

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Maurizio Sarri’s first nine months at Juventus have been troubled to say the least, with high expectations weighing on the manager’s mind since his first day in Turin, and consistent delays that have broken up his working rhythm. Even so, his side is still in contention to win every competition. How has Sarri gone about […]

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Tactics Atalanta Bergamo Gasperini

The city of Bergamo is a very very grim place right now. Yet it is here, right at the heart of Italy’s horrendous Covid crisis, that one of this season’s most beautiful stories played out as local small-town football club Atalanta rose to the peak of their powers and looked to join Serie A’s elite. […]

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As an avid football fan, by now you’ve probably noticed a large part of world football is postponed. This leaves Between the Posts with a challenge, as our content is very much reliant on the seemingly infinite amount of football games that are played nowadays. Like most people in these difficult circumstances, we will need […]

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Lazio tactics Serie A Italy Simone Inzaghi

The battle between Juventus and Inter is catching most of the attention, but this historical Serie A season is getting shaped by a surprise architect. With 26 games played – and the Serie A now suspended at least until April 3rd – Lazio sit on 62 points, only one behind league leaders Juventus. Prior to […]

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Tactical analysis Rangers Bayer Leverkusen 1-3 Europa League

Bayer Leverkusen’s sterile first half was salvaged by a fortunate penalty. Rangers earned their way back into the game, but saw their efforts  nullified by a second Bayer goal. Finally, Edmundson repaired his penalty-costing mistake with a headed goal, only for Leon Bailey to crush Gerrard’s men’s hopes with a late third goal. Tactical analysis […]

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Tactical analysis RB Leipzig Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 Champions League

José Mourinho switched to a somewhat surprising 3-4-3 formation for this Champions League return match. The switch appeared to bring Tottenham Hotspur slightly more joy, without surrendering the numerical advantage in wide buildup to RB Leipzig. However, the severely lacking cohesion in Spurs’ attacks – especially compared to Leipzig – made a telling difference. Tactical […]

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