Champions League

Although not at their best in their first official game of the 2019/20 season, FC Porto and their pressing and counterpressing style still proved to be an adequate antidote to Krasnodar’s possession game. Ironically, the winning goal was found during their worst period. Tactical analysis and match report by Sergio Sampaio. Playing such a crucial […]

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Tottenham are through to the Champions League final after Lucas Moura’s goal in the last seconds of the injury time completed “mission impossible” and turned the tie around in a breathtaking second half in the Johan Cruyff ArenA. After Ajax played a fine first half and with a 3-0 aggregate score at half-time, Tottenham shell-shocked […]

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Tactical analysis Manchester City - Tottenham Hotspur 4-3 Champions League

Tottenham went through to the Champions League semi finals after Mauricio Pochettino’s tactical choice led to a record-breaking opening stage that produced five goals in twenty-one minutes. Despite gradually gaining control and having reached the score line that would see them through, Manchester City found themselves at the wrong end of two VAR decisions and […]

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Tactical analysis Tottenham Hotspur Manchester City 1-0 Champions League

Manchester City were nowhere near their accustomed attacking flair as Pep Guardiola’s choice of a double pivot led to a lot of unambitious possession play. Tottenham successfully stifled City’s midfield, and despite losing their talisman, they managed to capitalize on Manchester City’s weak link and get an important first leg victory. Tactical analysis and match […]

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Tactical analysis Liverpool Porto 2-0 Champions League

In this frantic affair, Liverpool unsurprisingly displayed the most composure. FC Porto’s seemingly-uncontrolled and direct approach – while giving themselves more than a few problems – exploited some shared vulnerabilities, but after a quick two goal lead, a home win was never really in doubt.   Tactical analysis and match report by Peter M. Seen […]

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