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Tactical analysis Barcelona Internazionale 2-1 Champions League

After going ahead early on, Internazionale impressed at the Camp Nou with their organization against the ball and their sequences of playing out from the back with possession. For much of the game, Barcelona were arguably second best, until second half changes from Ernesto Valverde and a couple of moments from inspiration from their attackers […]

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Barcelona midfield tactics

Led by the free-roaming Arthur and Frenkie de Jong and an energetic Ansu Fati, Barcelona quickly took down a Valencia team that was visibly shaken by the recent firing of their coach. During the second half, Griezmann’s increased interventions in the game and Suarez’s entrance produced even more goals for the home side. Tactical analysis […]

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Barcelona tactics

During the first half, Athletic’s defensive scheme easily stopped Barcelona’s rigid and disjointed possession game, reducing them to only two shots. In the second half, Rakitić’s entrance and the shift to a 4-2-3-1 formation improved Barcelona’s buildup, which allowed them to control the game. As the match looked set for a well-deserved draw, however, Aduriz […]

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Barcelona’s poor mid-pitch press combined with Valencia’s ruthlessness gave Marcelino’s side an early lead. Barcelona’s lack of attacking output allowed them to keep it. A late glimmer of hope from Messi was ultimately quashed as Barcelona stumbled out of another trophy. Tactical analysis and match report by Tom Quartly. The Benito Villamarín was the elected […]

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