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Tactical analysis Real Madrid Granada 4-2 LaLiga

An early Karim Benzema goal caused Granada to self-destruct, enabling Real Madrid to take a 2-0 lead at the half. Luka Modrić extended the advantage before Granada attempted a late comeback starting with a mistake from Areola. Substitute James Rodríguez scored a late decider to secure the three points and prevent an embarrassing Real Madrid […]

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In yet another risk-averse Madrid derby, Real and Atlético came to a goalless draw that showcased both teams’ offensive problems. In the first half, Real failed to break down Atlético deep defensive block, in no small part due to their return to a more conservative midfield structure. In the second half, the substitutions of both […]

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Barcelona midfield tactics

Led by the free-roaming Arthur and Frenkie de Jong and an energetic Ansu Fati, Barcelona quickly took down a Valencia team that was visibly shaken by the recent firing of their coach. During the second half, Griezmann’s increased interventions in the game and Suarez’s entrance produced even more goals for the home side. Tactical analysis […]

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Diego Simeone switching Atlético Madrid back into a 4-4-2 formation has made the team an effective pressing side. However, Real Sociedad countered that by pulling players out of position, breaking lines, and relying on a certain Martin Ødegaard. Tactical analysis and match report by Joel Parker. The derby defeat to Athletic Bilbao left a sour taste […]

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Tactical analysis Atletico Madrid SD Eibar 3-2 LaLiga

Uncharacteristically poor penalty box defending from Atlético left them 2-0 down within twenty minutes. It took Atlético a while to finally break through the Eibar defense as their game relied somewhat on directness, even though they often created the structures for more intricate play. Diego Simeone made changes in the second half, including the introduction […]

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