May 2021

In their first “match point” towards the Ligue 1 title, Lille found themselves against a greatly organized defense. Facing no big problems against Claude Puel’s buildup ideas, they dominated possession for large parts of the match. However, with the pressure mounting, the hosts proved unable to put the ball in the net despite Galtier’s adjustments. […]

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In a game that did not fail to entertain, Wolfsburg started strong and hurt a sloppy Leipzig in transition on multiple occasions. However, momentum shifted as the game wore on with the back-and-forth nature dissipating as Wolfsburg shelled up against Leipzig’s control. The hosts eventually clawed their way back to grab a point in Julian […]

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Leicester City have won their first FA Cup, thanks to a phenomenal strike from Youri Tielemans. The goal rightly takes the plaudits, but their effective pressing scheme and flexible defensive organization nullified waves of Chelsea attacks, which didn’t come.   Tactical analysis and match report by Joel Parker.  The valuation of the FA Cup’s importance has been, […]

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Juventus Inter 3-2 Serie A

Inter started relatively passively and invited Juventus’ wing-play, and eventually went behind. A more aggressive Inter were able to equalize soon after but conceded again just before half-time. Bentancur’s red card saw the second half dominated by Inter against Juve’s low block, but Andrea Pirlo’s side were able to survive and come out with a […]

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RB Leipzig Borussia Dortmund 1-4 DFB Pokal Final

Borussia Dortmund seemed to take the final of the DfB-Pokal as an invitation to demonstrate the power of counterattacks, as they eviscerated Julian Nagelsmann’s RB Leipzig in a spellbinding first half. While the Leipzig players looked to manipulate Dortmund with their combinations, Dortmund decided to punch a hole through the middle against the Leipzig high […]

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Huge individual moments from Juventus served to undermine Sassuolo’s dynamic play. The home side constantly troubled Juventus defense, both out wide and centrally but were generally wasteful in front of the goal. And despite struggling in possession, Juventus were offered room in transition which they clinically exploited. Tactical analysis and match report by Julian Chingoma. […]

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With Lille defeating RC Lens, winning this match was a must for PSG. Despite being unable to press Rennes with consistency, the guests created many chances through wing combinations. Pochettino’s tactical adjustments and an increased intensity by Génésio’s men in the second half almost brought a win for Stade Rennais. Tactical analysis and match report […]

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