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After a first half of comfortable control, Borussia Mönchengladbach adjusted their forms of shot creation and blazed through a fragile Werder Bremen defense. This result has relegated Bremen for only the second time in their history.  Tactical analysis and match report by Joel Parker.  Forty years. That is how long Werder Bremen had remained in the […]

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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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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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Fluid attacking patterns and stellar defensive intensity saw Borussia Dortmund gain the early advantage, with RB Leipzig forced to account for the movement of the home side’s front four. Second half tweaks gave Julian Nagelsmann’s side a foothold in the game, but Jadon Sancho’s brace in the absence of Erling Haaland allowed Dortmund to inch […]

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A stalemate in regular time produced a goal-laden period of extra time, as Werder Bremen’s defensive approach could not withstand RB Leipzig’s relentless assault. With Emil Forsberg’s late, late goal, Leipzig take a big step towards the kind of success they have long coveted, with only ninety minutes against Borussia Dortmund standing between the club […]

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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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