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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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Ahead of this year’s edition of the Super Cup, many wondered how close Sevilla would come to Bayern Munich as second best. But their status as favorites counted for little, as Sevilla’s hybrid pressing system created many issues, leaving an unlikely hero to take the stage in extra time. Tactical analysis by Emmanuel Adeyemi-Abere. Under […]

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Olympique Lyon looked the brighter of the two sides in the opening minutes, but a superb strike from Serge Gnabry initiated a period of Bavarian domination that rarely looked in danger of being stopped. Lyon had plenty of half-chances including a few excellent opportunities to reflect their performance in this game, but wayward finishing from […]

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Bayern Flick tactics

Although Bayern Munich did not fully flex their muscles, they showed enough to see why so many tip them as favorites for this year’s Champions League trophy. Thiago Alcântara’s super passes and Robert Lewandowski’s goalscoring prowess tore through a battered Chelsea, whose tactical gamble failed to pay off. Tactical analysis and match report by Joel […]

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