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Tactical analysis Eintracht Frankfurt - Borussia Dortmund

This contest was shaped by the tactical show put on by Frankfurt coach Adi Hütter. We witnessed one of the most intense and exciting first halves of European football this season. The one-sided focus of Frankfurt’s defensive structure left them more than just a little exposed to Dortmund’s transition-based attacks. At the same time, their […]

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Tactical analysis VfL Wolfsburg - Bayer Leverkusen 0-3 Bundesliga

Transition after transition after transition. Both Bayer Leverkusen and Wolfsburg wanted to press the opponent and play a direct brand of football in possession. It resulted in a game with an extremely high tempo, even for Bundesliga standards. After the dust had settled, Bayer Leverkusen took home the three points, as they had been slightly […]

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Tactical analysis Bayer Leverkusen Borussia Mönchengladbach 0-1 Bundesliga

In his first match in charge of Bayer Leverkusen, new manager Peter Bosz was fighting some old demons. Borussia Mönchengladbach were very happy to soak up all the pressure, scored a nice goal by getting between Leverkusen’s defense and midfield, and held on to the lead to take three points home. Tactical analysis and match […]

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In a match where both teams ran themselves into the ground; where both sides never gave each other a moment’s rest; where both teams managed to direct and suffocate wide play, it was Dortmund’s dynamism in transition-based attacks that were the decisive factors and granted them a win. Tactical analysis by Peter M. Despite Leipzig’s […]

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Tactical analysis TSG Hoffenheim - Bayern Munich 1-3- Bundesliga

The second half of the Bundesliga campaign started with a match between two top teams, both with a rather unsatisfying first half of the season. An improved balance with a new midfield trio saw Bayern Munich completely dominate the first half. TSG Hoffenheim awoke after Nagelsmann’s tactical adjustment, but could not turn the game around. […]

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Tactical analysis Eintracht Frankfurt Bayern Munich Bundesliga

After surviving Eintracht Frankfurt’s thunderous start, Bayern Munich got a well-deserved win. The high-flying home side initially caused the visitors significant problems with their pressing game, but Bayern managed to overcome this with a mix of tactical adjustments and individual skill. Tactical analysis and match report by Rowdy Nossent. Eintracht Frankfurt can look back on […]

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Tactical analysis Dortmund - Borussia Mönchengladbach 2-1 Bundesliga

A match between the Bundesliga leaders and the current runners up holds a lot of promise. As a spectacle of sorts, the match did not deliver, but Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Mönchengladbach still offered a tactically interesting game between two possession based teams. The home side’s superior pressing setup proved crucial, holding off Gladbach’s attempt […]

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