Champions League

What initially appeared like simple technical mistakes turned into a worrying trend that slowly sucked Juventus out of the game, into Barcelona’s grasp. A stale offense could not threaten Neto’s goal, while, repeatedly, a chaotic defense was effortlessly pulled out by the visitors, who only have themselves to blame for not scoring more. Tactical analysis […]

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Leipzig largely dominated the territory in this game, with and without the ball. However, United’s compact defensive shape made it difficult for them to make breakthroughs, and United were clinical at the other end of the pitch in transition situations. Julian Nagelsmann made adjustments after going behind in the first half which increased his teams’ […]

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Mönchengladbach’s compact block and intense pressing provoked many problems to Inter’s buildup, but with the time passing and a tactical plan leaning on the likes of Lukaku, Antonio Conte’s team managed to improve and create many chances. The fruits of their offensive effort were almost nullified by two mistakes that led to the guests’ goals; […]

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Bayern’s midfield overloads proved unsettling for Diego Simeone’s side, as they surrendered a little too much. But, ultimately, each side’s finishing qualities proved to be the deciding factor; while Atléti’s inability to score showed itself as tame and tepid, Bayern racking them up was sparkling and sensational.  Tactical analysis and match report by Peter Munnelly. In […]

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Olympique Lyon looked the brighter of the two sides in the opening minutes, but a superb strike from Serge Gnabry initiated a period of Bavarian domination that rarely looked in danger of being stopped. Lyon had plenty of half-chances including a few excellent opportunities to reflect their performance in this game, but wayward finishing from […]

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