Tactical analysis Espanyol - Barcelona 0-4 La Liga

RCD Espanyol – FC Barcelona: Stellar Messi leads Barcelona to crush Espanyol in tactical battle of pressing systems and counterattacks (0-4)

An initially conservative Espanyol changed their approach after Messi’s first brilliant free kick goal. However, Barcelona’s fire power of Suárez, Dembélé and a stellar Messi still came out on the top in the ensuing battle of pressing systems and defense-to-attack transitions. The second half saw Espanyol unable to change this dynamic from the bench.
Tactical analysis and match report by José Perez.
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has worked incessantly this season to find the ideal game plan and lineup for . . .

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Jose Perez (27) writes and talks about anything football-related: players, tactics, advanced statistics and analytics, the relationship between football and society. Whenever he is not working on high-power lasers, his main focus is La Liga but he tries to keep up with all big five European leagues and Champions / Europa League. Outside of Between the Posts, you can find him arguing with people and reviewing matches on Twitter or answering questions on Quora. [ View all posts ]


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