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After twelve consecutive defeats, Mönchengladbach have finally beaten their fellow Borussia team. In a chaotic, fast-paced, and open game, Marco Rose’s team adapted after strong Borussia Dortmund counterpressing got them in front. Once taking the lead, Gladbach exposed Dortmund’s poor ball circulation and inflicted further punishment for a huge win. Tactical analysis and match report […]

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A tactically interesting first half gave way to a second half goal fest in this hotly anticipated topspiel. While RB Leipzig were able to control Dortmund for much of the first half, they were undone in the second by the away side’s excellent – and intuitive – combination play. Tactical analysis and match report by Manasvin […]

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Stuttgart arrived at the Signal Iduna Park with a clear game plan and executed it to perfection. They were helped along the way by a completely off-kilter Dortmund performance, whose latest setback puts further pressure on the beleaguered Lucien Favre.   Tactical analysis and match report by Manasvin Andra.  Despite some impressive performances this season, Favre’s Dortmund […]

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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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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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