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Returning to LaLiga football, Barcelona sought to extend their lead at the top of the table against an endangered Mallorca. Although Barcelona still faces problems, especially with their offensive plan lacking cohesion, they could turn to some familiar faces to rack up a decisive margin of victory. Tactical analysis by Emmanuel Adeyemi-Abere. RCD Mallorca find […]

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In unprecedented circumstances for one of the most heated derbies in Europe, Sevilla and Betis faced off behind closed doors to kick off La Liga’s return. Sevilla’s unrelenting diagonals, crossing barrages, corner tactics, and much greater structural mechanisms gave them the edge over their city rivals. Tactical analysis and match report by Peter Munnelly. Still technically […]

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For decades, the British isles have been thought of as the home of directness, long balls and the 4-4-2 formation. However, in 2020, teams in LaLiga seem to be using these tactics more than teams in the English Premier League.  Written by José Pérez. Spanish teams now implement 4-4-2 blocks and other formations with two […]

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Almost mirroring each other’s defensive issues in midfield, Betis’ more focused and stable structure allowed them to carve through their opponents with much more ease. Comparatively, the away side’s play beyond the flanks paled in comparison to the home side’s, who had far stronger connections, enabling them to work the ball from side-to-side much more […]

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Tactical analysis Real Madrid - Barcelona 0-1 LaLiga

Barcelona once again struggled with threatening from width and depth in possession, meanwhile Madrid’s possession game was very loosely structured. Both teams were also relatively disorganized in pressing. These aspects made for a relatively chaotic and tactically low-standard game, especially in the second half, where Madrid eventually came out on top through goals from Vinícius […]

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A match poised to be tightly-fought through the intensity of each team’s compact shapes quickly derailed into a dominant, one-sided display. La Real cruised to a three-goal victory thanks to their possession mechanisms, of which Valencia’s were a far cry away from being near the level of on the day. Tactical analysis and match report […]

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