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A game of nearly equal opportunities between two imperfect sides saw the more composed team clinch the victory. Bayern Munich emerged as the winners of Der Klassiker through excellent finishes from Alaba, Lewandowski and Sane, though the loss of Kimmich portends a bleak future for the reigning champions. On the other hand, as it so […]

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Though the Bulls raised him, loanee Hannes Wolf delivered a first Bundesliga defeat to his parent club, in a game that was unusually dim considering what we have come to expect from these teams. The change of shape for Leipzig banished their efficient positional play, into a regressive buildup structure, whilst Borussia Mönchengladbach had passing […]

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Leipzig’s tactical adaptability, in and out of possession, was fundamental to a truly dominant display, and with better finishing or slightly more suitable profiles in attacking positions the scoreline could have looked a whole lot worse for the visitors. Tactical analysis and match report by Peter Munnelly. Leipzig are on a roll. They entered today’s match […]

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Bayern Munich made a slight change to their usual 4-2-3-1 shape, marked by a focus to left-sided play and more positional freedom for Kimmich and Tolisso. Dortmund frequently played through Bayern’s high press and scored twice, and even could have done more damage. Eventually, it was individual quality from Kimmich that made the difference as […]

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Hoffenheim’s 5-3-2 low to medium block stymied Bayern’s wing progressions, while their commitment to the long ball negated Bayern’s pressing dominance and in the process robbed the guests of a key facet of their game. Stubborn finishing made matters worse for Flick’s side, as Hoffenheim romped to a lavish victory.   Tactical analysis and match report […]

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Nagelsmann tactics leipzig

A fast-paced affair at the BayArena ended in a draw as neither side was able to create a lot of chances. Julian Nagelsmann’s touchline theatrics laid bare his frustrations, as Leipzig’s lack of offensive prowess threatened to cast a pall on the manager’s sophomore season. Tactical analysis and match report by Manasvin Andra.  With both […]

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Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Mönchengladbach provided each other with a tough test to kick off their Bundesliga campaigns. Matching up in similar three-at-the-back shapes, these two were generally tough to separate in this contest. It was Dortmund’s young attacking core that provided the cutting edge that Mönchengladbach lacked as a notable attacking pair were absent […]

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Tactical analysis Bayer Leverkusen Bayern Munich 2-4 DFB-pokal

A dominant first half display helped Bayern Munich seize the advantage, but second half changes from Peter Bosz saw Bayer Leverkusen pose serious problems for the champions. However, Leverkusen were unable to press their advantage, as poor finishing saw them concede the DFB-Pokal in a game that should have been a more even contest. Tactical […]

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