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Tactical analysis SC Freiburg Borussia Dortmund 2-2 Bundesliga

Another lackluster Borussia Dortmund performance resulted in them dropping points once again, drawing for the third consecutive time in the Bundesliga. SC Freiburg adapted out of their initial low-block, to put pressure on Dortmund’s backline, coming back twice from behind, to get a deserved result at the Schwarzwald-Stadion. Tactical analysis and match report by Joel […]

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Tactical analysis RB Leipzig Schlalke 04 1-3 Bundesliga

Schalke’s marginal gains were the key to their success, as David Wagner’s diamond formation troubled Julian Nagelsmann’s men, albeit not without weaknesses of their own. Leipzig’s performance was creditable once again, both in their starting plan and in their adaptations, but they ultimately let the game slip away from their grasp.  Tactical analysis and match […]

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Tactical analysis Bayer Leverkusen TSG Hoffenheim 0-0 Bundesliga

A game completely dictated by Peter Bosz’s Leverkusen hinged, for them at least, on what they could produce through their own attacking approach. The result: very little. Short and predictable plays were at the forefront of their frustrations as Hoffenheim’s Alfred Schreuder looked to be more direct in his offensive approach. Tactical analysis and match […]

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Tactical analysis Borussia Mönchengladbach RB Leipzig 1-3 Bundesliga

Both teams were proactive both in and out of possession, making for an entertaining game. Gladbach showed plenty of promising moments throughout, but Leipzig’s compact pressing and creation of overloads around the ball in possession were difficult to deal with. The decisive moments came in transition for Leipzig though, aided by the lightening quick Timo […]

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Tactical analysis RB Leipzig Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1 Bundesliga

RB Leipzig’s clash with Eintracht Frankfurt was a perfect example of football’s unparalleled fluidity and constantly evolving nature. The game began in chaos, before briefly bending to the will of Julian Nagelsmann’s tactics. Frankfurt adapted towards the end of the first half and exerted a surprising amount of control in the second. An eightieth minute […]

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Structural incompetence in defense and divine striking of the football defined Schalke 04’s fixture against reigning champions Bayern Munich. David Wagner’s second game in charge suggested he has no chance against top teams, whilst Niko Kovač’s tactical tweak in shape allowed Bayern to look dangerous and flexible once again. Tactical analysis and match report by […]

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