Tag: Borussia Dortmund

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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Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Mönchengladbach provided each other with a tough test to kick off their Bundesliga campaigns. Matching up in similar three-at-the-back shapes, these two were generally tough to separate in this contest. It was Dortmund’s young attacking core that provided the cutting edge that Mönchengladbach lacked as a notable attacking pair were absent […]

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Replicant setups might have placed the two sides on level playing fields, but it was the gap in the quality of execution that separated the two, both offensively and defensively. The minutiae of Dortmund’s mechanisms unraveled an attacking Leipzig outfit that was unusually limp.  Tactical analysis and match report by Peter Munnelly. Following another desperately disappointing […]

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Dortmund’s versatility and persistence gnawed away at a dogged Paderborn. The well prepared home defense stood tall in the first half, but was not fit enough to last the full ninety minutes.  Tactical analysis and match report by Peter Munnelly. Before Monday’s match-up, Paderborn went unbeaten for three games, but did not manage to get out […]

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An audacious chip from Joshua Kimmich was all that separated the Bundesliga’s top two in this crucial match. Dortmund showed promise early on finding space in wide areas, but were soon stifled by Bayern’s strong counterpressing and transition game.  Tactical analysis and match report by Josh Manley. Borussia Dortmund marked the return to Bundesliga action last […]

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Another weekend of Bundesliga football rolled into action and this match between VfL Wolfsburg and Borussia Dortmund was amongst the standout fixtures. Dortmund’s individual quality proved decisive in a game where both sides found their own unique struggles in possession. Tactical analysis and match report by Julian Chingoma. Both sides headed into this clash coming […]

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