Champions League

The scoreline was ultimately decided by two mistakes from Raphaël Varane, which allowed Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus to get on the scoresheet either side of Karim Benzema’s equalizer for Real Madrid. Despite Madrid’s goal, City were always the better team in the match, able to press effectively against Madrid’s buildup, and in the second […]

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Tactical analysis RB Leipzig Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 Champions League

José Mourinho switched to a somewhat surprising 3-4-3 formation for this Champions League return match. The switch appeared to bring Tottenham Hotspur slightly more joy, without surrendering the numerical advantage in wide buildup to RB Leipzig. However, the severely lacking cohesion in Spurs’ attacks – especially compared to Leipzig – made a telling difference. Tactical […]

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Tactical analysis Valencia Atalanta Bergamo 3-4 Champions League

A chaotic game saw both Atalanta and Valencia struggle to carry out their game plans, eventually falling victim to individual mistakes that set off a relentless shower of goals. Josip Iličić once more stood out as the leading force, with four goals to his name carrying Atalanta into the quarter-finals. Tactical analysis and match report […]

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