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Tactical analysis Tottenham Hotspur Liverpool 0-2 Champions League Final

A somewhat anticlimactic end to a spectacular Champions League season saw Liverpool crowned as Champions League winners. An early penalty goal by Mohamed Salah and a late clincher by Divock Origi secured a 2-0 victory. Hidden behind the scoreline, there was a spectacular tactical performance by Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham. Liverpool gave the initiative to Tottenham […]

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River Plate came back to win the Recopa Sudamericana thanks to a more compact and aggressive pressing game. River heavily dominated both halves, preventing Athletico from coming out of their own half of the pitch and thus outshooting them. After 90 minutes of pressure, Athletico’s defense finally collapsed during injury time. Tactical analysis and match […]

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For the first time since 2009, the title race in Germany went on until the last round of play. Bayern won it in the end, of course, collecting their seventh consecutive title. Some of the underlying data suggests Bayern should have been partying at the Marienplatz a lot earlier than they did, however. Bayern Munich […]

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Tactical analysis Flamengo Athletico Paranaense Brasileiro 3-2

Preceding the chaos of the second half was a contest tightly-fought by two differing systems – one demonstrating alternative components of a 4-3-3 setup and the other displaying unique structures in a narrow 4-2-2-2 shape. Paranaense’s innovative attacking moves trumped the home side’s but it was not enough to avoid defeat. Tactical analysis and match […]

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Tactical analysis Corinthians Sao Paulo 1-0 Brasileiro

A somewhat fortunate early goal allowed Corinthians to do what they do best: defend. Giving São Paulo the initiative and waiting for opportunities to counter, Corinthians were rarely in danger of conceding an equalizer in a pretty poor spectacle. São Paulo didn’t show any ideas or capacity to reverse the situation and continued their dreadful […]

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