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Having gone a goal down and offering little going forward, Simeone’s double substitution at half-time paid off, but wasn’t enough for Atlético Madrid to get the three points at Sevilla. Both teams had momentum during the game but neither dominated, as VAR, penalties and a goalmouth scramble came into play and defined this cagey, tactical […]

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Atletico tactics Simeone

In an old-school duel of two teams trading long passes, Atlético’s domination of second balls and their superior talent allowed them to create the better shots, which ultimately turned into goals. In the second half, Athletic were unable to change the game state through substitutions, conceding more spaces on the counter for Atlético to exploit. […]

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Tactical analysis Atlético Madrid Valencia 1-1 LaLiga

Atlético Madrid created some half chances in the first half in an interesting looking scheme that benefitted from Valencia’s confused defense. After gaining the lead, Simeone asked his side to retreat, ultimately allowing Valencia to equalize through a Dani Parejo free kick. Tactical analysis and match report by Om Arvind. With seven goals in eight […]

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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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