League leaders Santos suffered a painful defeat at the hands of São Paulo, to end a positive run that saw them take the lead in the Brasileiro. This was a very open game, with both sets of offenses dominating their defensive counterparts. Both teams opted for quick surges rather than constructed play, resulting in a […]
Flamengo overcame their staleness in the first half to beat their opponents and maintain their perfect record of three wins out of three games at home. Grêmio ended up not putting up too much of a fight, turning out to be just another team in the path of Flamengo’s search for success. Tactical analysis and […]
After breaking a winless streak of four games, Palmeiras had the opportunity to prove a point against the three-game unbeaten Corinthians in the Derby Paulista. Palmeiras seemed to be the better side initially, yet they eventually crumbled because of their own flaws, of which Corinthians took full advantage. Tactical analysis and match report by Kareem […]
Jorge Jesus remains under pressure at Flamengo due to draw against Corinthians.
Internacional and Grêmio drew in a Porto Alegre derby that was heavily influenced by their tight schedules, with both sides using mostly reserve elevens. Internacional dominated the first half, nullifying Grêmio’s chance creation mechanisms while threatening them with direct attacks. In the second half, Grêmio tried to improve by using a more direct approach themselves. […]
Grêmio qualified for the Copa do Brasil semi-finals by essentially maintaining composure against their rivals and making little mistakes. In the first half, Grêmio’s attempts at attacking through the wings were mostly stopped by the organized Bahia defense. In the second half, Bahia tried to be more aggressive in search for a goal, but that […]
The packed Estádio da Gávea pitted third place Flamengo against Goiás, who occupied seventh place in the Campeonato Brasileiro. An electric start became ugly for the visiting side as three goals in five minutes ended any hope of a comeback. A Giorgian de Arrascaeta masterclass was the highlight of the game, as five goal contributions […]
Paranaense found dominance in this match through their diagonal threat and sustained pressure off the ball. Internacional seemed far too reluctant to keep the ball down and, rather, pumped hopeful balls into the channels time and time again. As the game ebbed away, it took a little more than what both sides had been doing […]
Is Jorge Sampaoli taking a leaf out of Jürgen Klopp’s book?
An enthralling and energetic derby ended goalless as Fluminense and Flamengo battled it out for the crown of Rio de Janeiro. Thanks to an aggressive press and high turnovers, Flamengo had the upper hand early, but as time went on, Fluminense got back into the match and had opportunities of their own. Tactical analysis and […]