January 2021

A tactically interesting first half gave way to a second half goal fest in this hotly anticipated topspiel. While RB Leipzig were able to control Dortmund for much of the first half, they were undone in the second by the away side’s excellent – and intuitive – combination play. Tactical analysis and match report by Manasvin […]

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Gladbach have beaten Hansi Flick’s Bayern Munich again. Coming from two goals down, their elite transitional play exposed continuous defensive issues on the right, as Jonas Hofmann ran riot with his diagonal movements down the channel.  Tactical analysis and match report by Joel Parker. Before the Bundesliga marketing department created Der Klassiker, the original big game […]

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Several problems in possession resulted in a draw for PSG against AS Saint-Étienne. Mauricio Pochettino’s debut as a manager was characterized by an unclear role for Marco Verratti and offensive problems against a defensively sturdy Saint-Étienne team.  Tactical analysis and match report by Erik Elias. PSG have sacked the manager that brought in the highest […]

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The two local rivals squared off in somewhat similar setups, both on and off the ball. The resulting clash lacked in goalmouth action, despite some positive attacking football on display. Sevilla were generally toothless in the final third throughout but were ruthless in claiming the best chance afforded to them. Tactical analysis and match report […]

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