April 2021

Although Strasbourg’s defensive approach out of a 4-4-2 shape had holes that Paris Saint-Germain could exploit, it was mainly in transition where the Paris side’s individual quality claimed the points. Despite the scoreline, the defensive frailties on display led to a not-so-comfortable outing for PSG. Tactical analysis and match report by Julian Chingoma. The upcoming […]

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A match between two aggressive, high pressing teams helmed by two Austrian coaches can reliably be counted to produce a classic, and that is what we got from this excellent Bundesliga encounter between Eintracht Frankfurt and Wolfsburg. With both coaches making minimal adjustments, this was a match decided largely by player quality, as well as […]

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Manchester City’s dominance is a known quantity, but few would have given their visitors a chance of holding their own in his matchup. However, Dortmund’s 4-5-1 block contained the host’s 4-3-3 system, leaving the identity of the winners in this two-legged affair up in the air. Tactical analysis and match report by Emmanuel Adeyemi-Abere. Manchester […]

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After early phases of even pressing, Liverpool flexed their authority, gained control and put their trademark pressing triggers in place. What was needed was a switch, and the entrance of Diogo Jota gave Liverpool the offensive potency they had missed.  Tactical analysis and match report by Joel Parker. Throughout the illustrious history of the Premier League, […]

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