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As the scoreline shows, Quique Setién’s men made relatively light work of Javi Calleja’s Villarreal. Impressive fluidity and synchronization between teammates was at the core of Barcelona’s successes going forward, despite some nervy moments still creeping in down their own end. Tactical analysis and match report by Peter Munnelly.  Having won five of their previous […]

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Tactical analysis Real Madrid Getafe 1-0 LaLiga

Relentless and organized pressing was at the heart of this cagey affair, where the teams could only be separated by a spot kick. José Bordalás’ high-pressing machine put their bodies on the line to disrupt Zinédine Zidane’s side’s buildup, but waning intensity would inevitably lead to enough costly holes to result in heartbreak. Tactical analysis […]

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barca atletico tactics

Quique Setién’s latest buildup experiment featured Riqui Puig at the tip of a midfield diamond and fullbacks used as wingers. While this helped Barcelona protect themselves against Atlético’s counterattacks, it failed to disorder Atlético’s defense and win a game with few open play chances and no major tactical changes during the second half. Tactical analysis […]

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Getafe’s clash with Real Sociedad offered two teams vying for Champions League football the chance to rediscover their rhythm. The hosts grabbed the opportunity, strangling Sociedad with their aggression and intensity in the first half. Though the visitors battled their way back into the contest, Jaime Mata’s timely intervention sealed a crucial result for Getafe […]

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Tactical analysis Villarreal Sevilla 2-2 LaLiga

Both sides dominated one half in a blockbuster fixture that highlighted the attacking prowess of these two clubs. The first stanza belonged to the home team, who registered two goals, while three on-point half-time changes contributed to Sevilla’s second half demonstration of ball-possession and pressing acumen – making a draw a fitting result overall.  Tactical […]

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The matchup between Real Sociedad and Real Madrid promised to be one of the most important and entertaining affairs of the weekend. With the hosts rediscovering their flow in possession, an action-packed ninety minutes did not disappoint. Tactical analysis by Emmanuel Adeyemi-Abere. Real Sociedad have looked jaded since the resumption of LaLiga football. Struggling to […]

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In a performance indicative of their dominant style of play, Real Madrid struggled to engineer the final breakthrough against a stubborn defensive block. However, preserving to grind down Valencia’s defense, Real Madrid’s decisive margin of victory sets the tone ahead of a crucial matchday in the two-horse race for the LaLiga title. Tactical analysis by […]

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LaLiga is back with Real Madrid and FC Barcelona neck and neck at the top of the table. Football’s suspension has given both teams a chance to restock, but the new format will complicate both team’s approaches and influence the final result. Written by Siddharth Ramsundar.  It has been many years since LaLiga had a […]

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