Europa League

Lazio Rennes tactical analysis

Scrappy and competitive, this game decided to open up after half-time. A top performance from Clément Grenier was unable to help Rennes to three points, after a quality goal scored by Ciro Immobile made the difference. Tactical analysis and match report by Tom Quartly.  A sparsely populated Stadio Olimpico was the location of Thursday night’s […]

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Tactical analysis Chelsea Arsenal 4-1 Europa League final

For forty-eight minutes, the Europa League Final was a fairly dull affair, with both Chelsea and Arsenal’s pressing games suffocating each other’s buildup. Then, Giroud scored and the floodgates crashed open, allowing Chelsea to capture the Europa League trophy by the half hour mark. Tactical analysis and match report by Om Arvind. Judging causality in […]

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Game states and a fantastic Arsenal striker constantly getting in good scoring positions were the largest factors in this Europa League semi-final. Initially, Valencia applied themselves well to this match, and managed to score the opener. However, they failed to maintain the efficiency of their early attacking, and fell victim to an onslaught. Tactical analysis […]

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Tactical analysis Arsenal Valencia 3-1- Europa League

Valencia manager Marcelino surprised by deviating from his usual preferred formation for this Europa League semi-final. Rodrigo Moreno was the focal point of Valencia’s attack in a lineup packed with nominal central defenders. Initially Valencia dominated the home team, but the attacking prowess of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette helped Arsenal seize the day in […]

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European semi-finals are often highly anticipated, entertaining and thrilling tactical battles. Eintracht Frankfurt versus Chelsea was no different. Against a compact, man-marking and aggressive pressing unit, Sarri’s team struggled throughout, but adapted and were able to claim an important away goal. Tactical analysis and match report by Joel Parker. Both these clubs sit in fourth […]

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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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