Tag: Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund took the lead after a Gladbach mistake early on. Generally though, Borussia Mönchengladbach’s pressing was able to contain the away side, and Gladbach had some decent moments in possession too. Gladbach were good value for their equalizer after half-time, but Achraf Hakimi had the final say with his 70th minute goal to make […]

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Tactical analysis Borussia Dortmund PSG Champions League

A perplexing formation change from Thomas Tuchel gave way to a confused Paris Saint-Germain performance, as Europe’s most potent offense sputtered away from home. The disorderly guests allowed Dortmund to ply their trade on the counterattack and lean on the dynamism of their young striker.  Tactical analysis and match report by K.T. Stockwell. Heading into […]

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Champions League Tactical Preview Borussia Dortmund PSG Atletico Madrid Liverpool

The world’s most watched competition is back, with a splendid series of knockout matchups. In this piece, we preview the first two ties of the most important tournament in club football: the Champions League.  Article by José Pérez and K.T. Stockwell. Atlético Madrid – Liverpool Liverpool Tyrannical dominance of the Premier League, current Champions League […]

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Tactical analysis Bayer Leverkusen Borussia Dortmund 4-3 Bundesliga

An exhilarating encounter at the BayArena ended in a 4-3 victory for Peter Bosz’s Bayer Leverkusen, as a calamitous defensive display in the second half saw the game slip through Lucien Favre and Borussia Dortmund’s fingers. The match was an end-to-end affair featuring plenty of industry and some truly standout moments, as captain Lars Bender […]

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Tactical analysis Borussia Dortmund RB Leipzig 3-3 Bundesliga

A slightly slacking Leipzig setup from Julian Nagelsmann looked to be on the brink of defeat were it not for an incomprehensible series of events for Dortmund that were minorly influenced by Leipzig’s change of pace. Tactical analysis and match report by Peter M. It would seem that Lucien Favre’s decision to desert his well-known […]

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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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