May 2020

Tactical analysis Fortuna Düsseldorf SC Paderborn 0-0 Bundesliga

Bundesliga football returned with an – on paper – intense relegation battle, with both Fortuna Düsselsorf and SC Paderborn fully engrossed. In this first match after a long layoff, both teams had a hard time progressing the ball against their opponent’s defensive systems, especially when dealing with opposition pressing. An even and eventful goalless draw […]

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Tactical analysis RB Leipzig SC Freiburg 1-1 Bundesliga

Julian Nagelsmann’s centrally-congestive attack looked to combine in direct fashion, but an all-too-familiar problem in the conversion of their chances made hard work against Freiburg on a snatch-and-grab mission.  Tactical analysis and match report by Peter Munnelly. After its two-month disruption, football’s return is welcomed by Nagelsmann, whose intentions to remain hot on the heels […]

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Buildup tactics football

Top teams’ ability to progress the ball becomes increasingly scrutinized in modern football due to the continued improvement of the defensive systems they face. This analysis outlines the buildup strategies of seven of Europe’s elite teams, and briefly discusses some of the trends observed within.  Written by Josh Manley. Defending and pressing in modern football […]

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