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Klinsmann Hertha BSC tactics

A lethargic Bayern struggled to break down Hertha Berlin’s new-look defensive shape throughout the course of the first half. However, the visitors came out energized in the second stanza and with brisk attacking moves, punctuated by pinpoint diagonal longballs, dispatched their opponents – eventually cruising to victory.  Tactical analysis and match report by K.T. Stockwell.  […]

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Tactical analysis Schalke 04 Borussia Monchengladbach 2-0 Bundesliga

The game started in a promising fashion but quickly turned into a hard-fought affair with several turnovers and fouls. Schalke seemingly made use of this chaos and threatened Gladbach’s defense with counterattacks. Although failing to score before half-time, David Wagner’s side quickly took the lead right after the game restarted with two goals from fast […]

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Marco Rose tactics

There was little between these two sides, as Hertha Berlin continued to show their defensive stripes under new manager Jürgen Klinsmann – earning their third successive clean sheet in the process. Meanwhile, for the second time in three matches the Gladbach offense stalled when faced with a resolute defensive effort.  Tactical analysis and match report […]

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Tactical analysis Borussia Dortmund RB Leipzig 3-3 Bundesliga

A slightly slacking Leipzig setup from Julian Nagelsmann looked to be on the brink of defeat were it not for an incomprehensible series of events for Dortmund that were minorly influenced by Leipzig’s change of pace. Tactical analysis and match report by Peter M. It would seem that Lucien Favre’s decision to desert his well-known […]

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Rose tactics

Gladbach started with high pressing right from the start of the match, but Bayern comfortably outplayed it time after time. The champions were unfortunate not to lead at half-time, but scored their opening goal just after the game restarted. Rose’s adjustment after roughly sixty minutes resulted in a more open game that went Gladbach’s way […]

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Tactical analysis Bayern Munich Bayer Leverkusen 1-2 Bundesliga

An unfortunate Bayern Munich side failed to convert an impressive amount of chances, falling to Leverkusen’s clinical finishing and incisive counterattacking. Bayern’s directness formed their main source of creation, yet at the same time it formed the base for their defeat. Tactical analysis and match report by Kareem Bianchi. Few leagues get as close and […]

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