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Schalke 04 – Borussia Dortmund: Schalke’s Midfield Diamond Unable To Stop Dortmund (1-2)

The clash between rivals Schalke 04 and Borussia Dortmund contained interesting tactical setups and a derby mentality of either side. Dortmund managed to win due to their well-organized play in possession and Schalke’s reactive match-plan.

Schalke is experiencing a disastrous season so far and was in dire need of points going into this match, to be able to keep up with other mid-table teams in the Bundesliga. Borussia Dortmund on the other hand were league leaders and thus clear favourites to win this match.

Typically for Schalke’s manager Domenico Tedesco . . .

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Max Bergmann (21) likes to watch football from every possible angle as an ambitious coach, player, (former) referee and analyst. Holding the UEFA B-Level license, he is coaching youth teams and making video analysis. In order to extend his knowledge about tactics, physiology and psychology in sports, he is studying sports science. Whenever Max is not on the pitch or at the university, he analyses football with a focus on the Bundesliga and the other European top leagues for TotalFootballAnalysis and Between the Posts. [ View all posts ]

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