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In yet another shellacking of Borussia Dortmund at the Allianz Arena, interim manager Hansi Flick’s tactical choices paid dividends for Bayern Munich.   Tactical analysis and match report by Erik Elias. Sacking Niko Kovač was a rather ruthless decision. He won the double last season, and only lost three official matches in the 2019/20 season. At […]

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Tactical analysis Borussia Dortmund Internazionale 3-2 Champions League

Down by one goal after five minutes, and trailing by two at the end of the first half, the game seemed to have slipped from Borussia Dortmund’s hands. However, in the second half, Favre’s men increased their intensity and suffocated Inter, until they eventually scored the three goals necessary to collect a deserved win. Incisive […]

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Dortmund dominated possession in the first half but failed to create dangerous situations, while Inter used their only real chance to take the lead. Dortmund’s good possession game improved even more in the second half and caused Inter serious problems, but eventually their defense was good enough to retain the lead. In the end, a […]

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Tactical analysis Borussia Dortmund Mönchengladbach 1-0 Bundesliga

Once again, when Borussia Dortmund needed him, Marco Reus delivered the goods against his former employers. Dortmund showed stages of their free-flowing, clinical attacking football, but Borussia Mönchengladbach created enough opportunities to take points at Signal Iduna Park, in a match which somehow only had one goal in it.  Tactical analysis and match report by […]

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Tactical analysis SC Freiburg Borussia Dortmund 2-2 Bundesliga

Another lackluster Borussia Dortmund performance resulted in them dropping points once again, drawing for the third consecutive time in the Bundesliga. SC Freiburg adapted out of their initial low-block, to put pressure on Dortmund’s backline, coming back twice from behind, to get a deserved result at the Schwarzwald-Stadion. Tactical analysis and match report by Joel […]

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After a lot of turnovers in the first minutes, Leverkusen started to take control of the match. However, Dortmund were the one that took the lead; they were the better team until half-time with their quick combinations in attack. Leverkusen dominated possession in the second half, but three counterattacks from BVB in the beginning and […]

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Tactical analysis 1. FC Koln Borussia Dortmund 1-3 Bundesliga

Dortmund were uninspiring for most of the first hour of the game as their usual setup seemed unsuited to break through 1. FC Köln’s pressing. At sixty minutes though, Favre brought on Julian Brandt and Achraf Hakimi, and switched the formation,  which helped Dortmund’s possession game. They eventually came back to win, with the substitutes […]

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