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Tactical analysis Hertha BSC - Borussia Dortmund 2-3 Bundesliga

Following a trying number of weeks, few Borussia Dortmund players and supporters will have relished heading to the Olympiastadion to face Hertha Berlin: a team that enjoys nothing more than taking points of the Bundesliga’s top teams. Hertha lived up to their pre-match billing and proved a tough nut to crack, but thanks to the […]

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The Bundesliga clash between Werder Bremen and Schalke 04 promised to be an interesting tactical battle as the styles of play could not be more different. Schalke managed to dominae the first half with their direct vertical play and posed problems for Werder’s defense. Werder on the other hand opted for a possession-based approach, focusing […]

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Whereas Bayern Munich could impress with their attacking down the flanks and their good balance, Gladbach experienced a disappointing performance. Their defense was over-challenged by Bayern’s attacking department and lacked help by their midfielders. Therefore, the clash of the second-placed and the third-placed turned out to be rather uneven, as the final score shows. Tactical […]

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Julian Nagelsmann’s current and future side played against each other in an exciting tactical battle. Hoffenheim impressed with a dominant possession-based style, in their diamond shaped build-up. Leipzig operated in a 3-3-2-2 system, which they struggled to adjust to in the first half, while their second-half change to their usual 4-2-2-2 allowed them to impose […]

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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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