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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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In a pinnacle Serie A fixture for the Champions League spots, Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli put a huge dent in Roma’s aspirations to participate in European football next year. After Roma seemed capable of defending against Napoli’s ball-orientation, the visitors moved their focus more to counterattacking and exploiting space created on the wing, resulting in a […]

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