July 2020

Tactical analysis Bayer Leverkusen Bayern Munich 2-4 DFB-pokal

A dominant first half display helped Bayern Munich seize the advantage, but second half changes from Peter Bosz saw Bayer Leverkusen pose serious problems for the champions. However, Leverkusen were unable to press their advantage, as poor finishing saw them concede the DFB-Pokal in a game that should have been a more even contest. Tactical […]

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Lampard’s continuous tinkering with his team’s shape helped convert Chelsea’s control into goals. A dominant display asserted the hosts back into the Premier League’s top four, whilst Watford’s fears of relegation continue to worsen. Tactical analysis and match report by Joel Parker. Frank Lampard will be given time at Chelsea, but Champions League football has […]

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Tactical analysis Real Madrid Getafe 1-0 LaLiga

Relentless and organized pressing was at the heart of this cagey affair, where the teams could only be separated by a spot kick. José Bordalás’ high-pressing machine put their bodies on the line to disrupt Zinédine Zidane’s side’s buildup, but waning intensity would inevitably lead to enough costly holes to result in heartbreak. Tactical analysis […]

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Tactical analysis Sheffield United Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Premier League

Despite dominating possession, Tottenham Hotspur showed very little creativity in their unbalanced system, and were rightly punished for it. Sheffield United were finally back to their normal selves, defending compactly before great transitions down the flanks exposed more problems with Spurs’s Joséification. Tactical analysis and match report by Joel Parker. The horse race towards the […]

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barca atletico tactics

Quique Setién’s latest buildup experiment featured Riqui Puig at the tip of a midfield diamond and fullbacks used as wingers. While this helped Barcelona protect themselves against Atlético’s counterattacks, it failed to disorder Atlético’s defense and win a game with few open play chances and no major tactical changes during the second half. Tactical analysis […]

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