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When people talk about “peak Bundesliga”, they generally refer to a game full of end-to-end attacks where teams often seem detached from conventional notions of game management. Eintracht Frankfurt versus Borussia Dortmund provided exactly this sort of unhinged performance, with Frankfurt’s smart first half display being overturned by the visitors’ surge towards the very end […]

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In a lopsided Bundesliga world, Borussia Mönchengladbach saves all their top performances against the Champions. Bayern Munich was not only fragmented in possession, but their openness down the left side cost them heavily as Adi Hütter’s team created consistent openings. Tactical analysis and match report by Joel Parker.  Gladbach’s marvellous form against Bayern has the essence […]

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Augsburg RB Leipzig 1-1 Bundesliga

After a relatively comfortable debut, Domenico Tedesco faced the first stiff challenge of his Leipzig tenure against Markus Weinzierl’s Augsburg. As it transpired, this was not a challenge that the new coach would clear, as Augsburg’s clever scheme and exemplary intensity – combined with Leipzig’s finishing woes – once again kept the visitors from developing […]

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Tweaks to the buildup shape and solid defensive organization helped RB Leipzig overwhelm Borussia Mönchengladbach in the first half, which set the stage for new manager Domenico Tedesco to claim victory on his debut. On the other hand, counterpart Adi Hütter may just feel his seat getting warmer, as Gladbach slumped to a third consecutive defeat […]

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Following a first half in which Florian Wirtz and Moussa Diaby gave Bayer Leverkusen the early lead, substitute manager Achim Beierlorzer’s changes made RB Leipzig much more competitive in an engaging second half. That lasted till Gerardo Seoane made a few key changes of his own, as Leverkusen coasted what was ultimately a comfortable win […]

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Following the international break, Bayern Munich would have expected an easy victory over Bavarian rivals Augsburg. However, with Kimmich absent and their rhythm disrupted, the visitors could only muster a single goal, as fullbacks Iago and Robert Gumny inspired the home side to much needed derby day delight. Tactical analysis and match report by Manasvin […]

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