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A tactically interesting first half gave way to a second half goal fest in this hotly anticipated topspiel. While RB Leipzig were able to control Dortmund for much of the first half, they were undone in the second by the away side’s excellent – and intuitive – combination play. Tactical analysis and match report by Manasvin […]

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Gladbach have beaten Hansi Flick’s Bayern Munich again. Coming from two goals down, their elite transitional play exposed continuous defensive issues on the right, as Jonas Hofmann ran riot with his diagonal movements down the channel.  Tactical analysis and match report by Joel Parker. Before the Bundesliga marketing department created Der Klassiker, the original big game […]

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Stuttgart arrived at the Signal Iduna Park with a clear game plan and executed it to perfection. They were helped along the way by a completely off-kilter Dortmund performance, whose latest setback puts further pressure on the beleaguered Lucien Favre.   Tactical analysis and match report by Manasvin Andra.  Despite some impressive performances this season, Favre’s Dortmund […]

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As the heavyweight fixture of the Bundesliga weekend, this table-topping clash between champions Bayern Munich and challengers RB Leipzig had a lot to live up to. Luckily, it did not disappoint, as shifting tactical structures and superb goals meant there was something for everyone in this electric matchup. But foremost, Leipzig made a statement as […]

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An exhausting game pitted defense against attack as Eintracht Frankfurt’s plan was predicated almost entirely on Leipzig’s manoeuvres in possession. Though this seemed to pay dividends with the home side taking the lead just before half time, Julian Nagelsmann’s second half adjustments saw Leipzig storm back into the contest. However, even these changes weren’t enough […]

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In a game of hectic attacks, organized transitions and questionable defending, Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Mönchengladbach provided vintage Bundesliga action. Although the hosts outplayed their North-Rhine counterparts, it was Gladbach that would be made to rue missed opportunities, created on the counterattack.  Tactical analysis and match report by Joel Parker. Back in May, both Leverkusen and […]

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