October 2020

In an eventful match, Stefano Pioli and Paulo Fonseca had tactically neutralized each other from the get-go. This resulted in several skirmishes being decisive: controversial referee decisions, goalkeeper mistakes and a lack of compactness and intensity in the second half led to an exciting six-goal thriller. Once again, Zlatan Ibrahimović’s scoring contribution was of critical […]

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Leipzig’s tactical adaptability, in and out of possession, was fundamental to a truly dominant display, and with better finishing or slightly more suitable profiles in attacking positions the scoreline could have looked a whole lot worse for the visitors. Tactical analysis and match report by Peter Munnelly. Leipzig are on a roll. They entered today’s match […]

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An exciting first half featuring goals and attacking flair gave way to a slower second period which suited Real Madrid perfectly. After Ansu Fati cancelled out Federico Valverde’s opener, it was Barcelona who looked the sharper of the two sides. However, a resurgence of the defensive solidity that brought Real Madrid their title saw them […]

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Mönchengladbach’s compact block and intense pressing provoked many problems to Inter’s buildup, but with the time passing and a tactical plan leaning on the likes of Lukaku, Antonio Conte’s team managed to improve and create many chances. The fruits of their offensive effort were almost nullified by two mistakes that led to the guests’ goals; […]

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Bayern’s midfield overloads proved unsettling for Diego Simeone’s side, as they surrendered a little too much. But, ultimately, each side’s finishing qualities proved to be the deciding factor; while Atléti’s inability to score showed itself as tame and tepid, Bayern racking them up was sparkling and sensational.  Tactical analysis and match report by Peter Munnelly. In […]

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Tactical analysis Leeds United Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-1 Premier League

Leeds failed to capitalize on their positive wide play during Wolves’ sluggish start out of their 5-3-2 defensive shape. Marcelo Bielsa’s outfit got in behind the Wolves wing-backs frequently but were unable to cash in on all their crossing opportunities. A fortuitous second-half goal made the difference for the away side as Leeds captured hearts […]

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