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Tactical analysis Fortuna Düsseldorf SC Paderborn 0-0 Bundesliga

Bundesliga football returned with an – on paper – intense relegation battle, with both Fortuna Düsselsorf and SC Paderborn fully engrossed. In this first match after a long layoff, both teams had a hard time progressing the ball against their opponent’s defensive systems, especially when dealing with opposition pressing. An even and eventful goalless draw […]

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Tactical analysis RB Leipzig SC Freiburg 1-1 Bundesliga

Julian Nagelsmann’s centrally-congestive attack looked to combine in direct fashion, but an all-too-familiar problem in the conversion of their chances made hard work against Freiburg on a snatch-and-grab mission.  Tactical analysis and match report by Peter Munnelly. After its two-month disruption, football’s return is welcomed by Nagelsmann, whose intentions to remain hot on the heels […]

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Flick Bayern tactics

At the biggest and most historic clubs, winning is no longer the only thing that matters. Such is the nature of the modern day European super club: success is to be achieved following a positive style of play, which itself is to be drawn from history and subjected to the stringent scrutiny of supporters. Luckily […]

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Rose Gladbach tactics

Once regarded as one of Europe’s biggest clubs, Borussia Mönchengladbach’s decline post-1970’s has tainted a city so rich in football history. However, the club’s latest managerial appointment has produced the most exciting brand of football since their golden generation. High pressing, rapid transitions and a remarkable tactical framework has put Gladbach back on their way […]

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Bayer Leverkusen Eintracht Frankfurt 4-0 Bundesliga

If there is one thing this match proved it is that Bayer Leverkusen belong in the category of teams contending for the Bundesliga title. Peter Bosz’s side have enjoyed an excellent run of form in recent times, and their sumptuous brand of football has seen them overwhelm opponents who arrive unprepared for the team’s dazzling […]

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Borussia Dortmund took the lead after a Gladbach mistake early on. Generally though, Borussia Mönchengladbach’s pressing was able to contain the away side, and Gladbach had some decent moments in possession too. Gladbach were good value for their equalizer after half-time, but Achraf Hakimi had the final say with his 70th minute goal to make […]

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