Serie A

Amidst the heated midfield duels, a tactical battle of the highest order was on display in the Italian cup final. From Gian Piero Gasperini’s failed, altered attacking setup to Joaquín Correa’s problematic false nine movements, this encounter had a lot of interesting tactical quirks. The tide never stopped turning, right until the very end. Tactical […]

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Tactical analysis SS Lazio Atalanta Bergamo 1-3 Serie A

Lazio’s Champions League hopes were blown to smithereens by a free-flowing, fast and clinical Atalanta team. Having had their press beaten throughout the early stages of the match, Atalanta tweaked their shape off the ball to create turnovers high up the pitch and overloaded the flanks, which created some excellent chances. Tactical analysis and match […]

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After surviving early pressure from Internazionale and struggling to break their medium block 4-4-2 shape, Cristiano Ronaldo rescued a point for Juventus in the Derby d’Italia. A tight matchup between two of Italy’s best teams, which showcased their defensive abilities more than their offensive. Tactical analysis and match report by Joel Parker. Juventus are out […]

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Tactical analysis Napoli - Atalanta Bergamo 1-2 Serie A

Napoli were very much on top in the first half, with a strong pressing game which took the sting out of Atalanta’s wing-focused possession game. Atalanta were also somewhat unstable defensively due to Napoli’s attack disorganizing their man-marking scheme. Napoli’s lack of clinical edge in the final third helped an improved Atalanta back into the […]

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Tactical analysis Internazionale Atalanta Bergamo 0-0 Serie A

Atalanta impressed with a dominant high pressing style which nullified Inter Milan’s buildup. It took until the final twenty minutes for the hosts to find their ways. Beside a couple of good chances from both teams, they both fired blanks and the race for European football continues. Tactical analysis and match report by Chris Baker. […]

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