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Gladbach have beaten Hansi Flick’s Bayern Munich again. Coming from two goals down, their elite transitional play exposed continuous defensive issues on the right, as Jonas Hofmann ran riot with his diagonal movements down the channel.  Tactical analysis and match report by Joel Parker. Before the Bundesliga marketing department created Der Klassiker, the original big game […]

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As the heavyweight fixture of the Bundesliga weekend, this table-topping clash between champions Bayern Munich and challengers RB Leipzig had a lot to live up to. Luckily, it did not disappoint, as shifting tactical structures and superb goals meant there was something for everyone in this electric matchup. But foremost, Leipzig made a statement as […]

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Matchday five of this season’s UEFA Champions League was upon the teams as many heavyweights were looking to secure qualification for the first knockout round. Among those teams were Atlético Madrid, who were looking for three points against Bayern Munich at home to secure their spot in spite of RB Salzburg. Because Salzburg finished their […]

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A game of nearly equal opportunities between two imperfect sides saw the more composed team clinch the victory. Bayern Munich emerged as the winners of Der Klassiker through excellent finishes from Alaba, Lewandowski and Sane, though the loss of Kimmich portends a bleak future for the reigning champions. On the other hand, as it so […]

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Bayern Munich made a slight change to their usual 4-2-3-1 shape, marked by a focus to left-sided play and more positional freedom for Kimmich and Tolisso. Dortmund frequently played through Bayern’s high press and scored twice, and even could have done more damage. Eventually, it was individual quality from Kimmich that made the difference as […]

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Hoffenheim’s 5-3-2 low to medium block stymied Bayern’s wing progressions, while their commitment to the long ball negated Bayern’s pressing dominance and in the process robbed the guests of a key facet of their game. Stubborn finishing made matters worse for Flick’s side, as Hoffenheim romped to a lavish victory.   Tactical analysis and match report […]

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