Europa League

Bayer Leverkusen just seem unstoppable at the moment. Facing one of Italy’s most in-form teams in a European semi-final was no easy feat, yet Leverkusen displayed remarkable control and poise (once again). Xabi Alonso’s tactical adjustments also proved pivotal, leaving Roma struggling to find solutions. While there’s still another leg to play, it was evident […]

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Bayer Leverkusen West Ham United Europa League 2-0

Bayer Leverkusen dominated this game from the start with their fluid possession game in a 3-4-3 system against West Ham’s low-block defending, as well as aggressive counterpressing. They experienced a slight lull in the second half, but Xabi Alonso’s substitutions eventually helped them to a 2-0 victory. Tactical analysis and match report by Josh Manley. Runaway […]

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For the third time in as many years, Feyenoord and Roma renewed their European rivalry. Led by José Mourinho in their last two encounters, the Italian side had emerged victorious on both occasions, but they were now without their Portuguese coach. Feyenoord were also missing a number of key players, so this turned out to […]

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