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Barcelona took the lead through a Lionel Messi penalty, but were punished for an unstable man-oriented defensive scheme, with the first two goals conceded through wide spaces created by defensive weakness between fullback and winger. Mbappé menaced throughout and was able to complete his hattrick late in the game on the counterattack after Kean’s contribution […]

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Coming into this fixture on a strong run of form, Ronald Koeman would have hoped his outfit could dispatch strugglers Elche. However, Barcelona found their hosts’ 4-5-1 defensive shape tough to crack, relying on a late goal from the prodigal son of the squad to seal the three points. Tactical analysis and match report by […]

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For what had appeared to be a rather limited strategy for ball progression from Ronald Koeman soon turned into an irrepressible one. Once Manuel Pellegrini’s side felt forced to switch their pressing scope from the Dutch magician, Frenkie de Jong, on Pedri instead, they then found themselves in deep waters, trying to steady a forever-sinking […]

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What initially appeared like simple technical mistakes turned into a worrying trend that slowly sucked Juventus out of the game, into Barcelona’s grasp. A stale offense could not threaten Neto’s goal, while, repeatedly, a chaotic defense was effortlessly pulled out by the visitors, who only have themselves to blame for not scoring more. Tactical analysis […]

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An exciting first half featuring goals and attacking flair gave way to a slower second period which suited Real Madrid perfectly. After Ansu Fati cancelled out Federico Valverde’s opener, it was Barcelona who looked the sharper of the two sides. However, a resurgence of the defensive solidity that brought Real Madrid their title saw them […]

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Bayern’s midfield overloads proved unsettling for Diego Simeone’s side, as they surrendered a little too much. But, ultimately, each side’s finishing qualities proved to be the deciding factor; while Atléti’s inability to score showed itself as tame and tepid, Bayern racking them up was sparkling and sensational.  Tactical analysis and match report by Peter Munnelly. In […]

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