December 2020

Stuttgart arrived at the Signal Iduna Park with a clear game plan and executed it to perfection. They were helped along the way by a completely off-kilter Dortmund performance, whose latest setback puts further pressure on the beleaguered Lucien Favre.   Tactical analysis and match report by Manasvin Andra.  Despite some impressive performances this season, Favre’s Dortmund […]

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With critics to be proven wrong, and a return to the top four at stake, the expectation was high for the latest edition of the Manchester derby. However, both teams produced a limited, lethargic and lackluster affair, with bad buildup structures being cancelled out by tangible defensive organizations.    Tactical analysis and match report by Joel Parker. […]

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The pressure was at a historic high for Real Madrid, but in turn, they put the pressure on their visitors early. Borussia Mönchengladbach were thus prohibited from getting into a rhythm in possession all game. Madrid would capitalize on the advantages they had on the flanks, especially attacking the right side, to set up a […]

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In a do-or-die clash for both teams, early goals from Angeliño and Amadou Haidara pegged Manchester United back before they could rouse themselves. Despite a spirited second half comeback following Bruno Fernandes’ penalty and Paul Pogba’s late goal, Justin Kluivert’s 69th minute strike posed an insurmountable obstacle for Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s side, who now find […]

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The North London derby followed the narrative that most were expecting. Tottenham Hotspur’s compact defensive block remained untouched from Arsenal’s poor buildup structure and were rightly punished by two excellent goals. Tottenham remain on top, while their biggest rival’s dreadful slump down the table continues.  Tactical analysis and match report by Joel Parker. Twelve months ago, […]

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Manchester United travelled to London and aimed for three points against West Ham to shake off their midweek loss against Paris Saint-Germain. But their opponents were not to be underestimated as they have won their last three matches, including a win against Aston Villa on the previous weekend.  Tactical analysis and match report by Daryl […]

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