Tag: Borussia Dortmund

Manchester City’s dominance is a known quantity, but few would have given their visitors a chance of holding their own in his matchup. However, Dortmund’s 4-5-1 block contained the host’s 4-3-3 system, leaving the identity of the winners in this two-legged affair up in the air. Tactical analysis and match report by Emmanuel Adeyemi-Abere. Manchester […]

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Haaland Sevilla tactics

Improving significantly on their first leg performance, Sevilla managed to push Dortmund back and counterpress successfully to prevent their deadly counterattacks. However, all it takes is one mistake to concede against the force of nature that is Erling Haaland. Tactical analysis and match report by José Pérez. Julen Lopetegui’s Sevilla are a great team, and […]

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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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