Europa League

Tactical analysis Arsenal Napoli 2-0 Europa League

Arsenal’s dominant home display has left Napoli on the brink of a quarter final exit, but where did it all go wrong for the Italians? Arguably, this might have been an incidental clash of systems that prevented Carlo Ancelotti’s side from fully exploiting the weaknesses they saw in this Arsenal side. Tactical analysis and match […]

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Tactical analysis SL Benfica Eintracht Frankfurt 4-2 Europa League

This battle between two attacking minded sides promised to be an action-packed Europa League quarter final. The game lived up its promises and was full of intense pressing. Although Frankfurt conceded a penalty and a red card after just twenty minutes, the match did not lose any suspense. Being one man down, Frankfurt stuck to […]

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After losing 3-1 away in France, Arsenal stepped it up at the Emirates and produced a brilliant performance to complete the comeback and progress into the quarter-finals of the Europa League. Despite managing to stay in the tie until the final whistle, Rennes were outclassed here, simply unable to cope with Arsenal’s off-the-ball movement in […]

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Tactical analysis Eintracht Frankfurt - Internazionale 0-0 Europa League

In a surprisingly fun goalless draw, Inter managed to survive the attacking attempts of a very direct Eintracht. During the first half, Inter’s defense won most of the aerial duels and prevented Eintracht from creating danger. However, in the second half Eintracht dominated individual duels and pinned Inter against their goal, creating some chances, but […]

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Learning from their previous duel with Betis, Milan started adjusted into a 5-3-2 lineup, reverting from their usual 4-3-3 shape. Their plan only clicked until the second half, by adjusting the positions of Çalhanoğlu and Suso. On the other hand, Betis displayed their strengths and weaknesses. Their buildup from the back is rock solid, but […]

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