Serie A

Fiorentina Juventus tactics

League leaders Juventus had very few obstacles to hurdle in order to claim their joint-biggest Serie A win of the season. The fluidity of Juve’s possession shape often cracked open Fiorentina’s man-marking approach, whilst their diamond defensive setup also stifled their opponents’ build-up. Tactical analysis by Peter M.  Despite drawing their previous five matches, Stefano […]

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Lazio Roma AC Milan

Joaquín Correa scored a late equalizer to earn a well-deserved point for Lazio, after AC Milan initially took the lead through a deflected own goal. The systems deployed by both sides largely cancelled each other out, but Lazio remained assertive for the large majority of the match because of their aggressive positioning and counterpressing. The […]

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AC Milan’s manager Gennaro Gattuso stated prior to the match, that “a draw against Juventus would probably do”, that Leonardo Bonucci would be “the one to close down” and that Gonzalo Higuaín would need to “stay calm, because he gets irritated easily”. It did not quite go Gattuso’s way, as his defensive approach backfired within […]

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