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Tactical analysis Eintracht Frankfurt - Borussia Dortmund

This contest was shaped by the tactical show put on by Frankfurt coach Adi Hütter. We witnessed one of the most intense and exciting first halves of European football this season. The one-sided focus of Frankfurt’s defensive structure left them more than just a little exposed to Dortmund’s transition-based attacks. At the same time, their […]

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In a match where both teams ran themselves into the ground; where both sides never gave each other a moment’s rest; where both teams managed to direct and suffocate wide play, it was Dortmund’s dynamism in transition-based attacks that were the decisive factors and granted them a win. Tactical analysis by Peter M. Despite Leipzig’s […]

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Tactical analysis Dortmund - Borussia Mönchengladbach 2-1 Bundesliga

A match between the Bundesliga leaders and the current runners up holds a lot of promise. As a spectacle of sorts, the match did not deliver, but Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Mönchengladbach still offered a tactically interesting game between two possession based teams. The home side’s superior pressing setup proved crucial, holding off Gladbach’s attempt […]

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Tactical analysis BVB Dortmund - Bayern Munich 3-2

The best teams in the world think about attacking when they are defending, and think about defending when they are attacking. Bayern Munich failed to do the latter against Borussia Dortmund and offered too little defensive cover in transition from attack to defense. Bayern’s central defenders suffered badly, as Dortmund’s attackers feasted on space, and […]

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It turns out Borussia Dortmund can score just fine without their scorching hot striker, Paco Alcácer. Lucien Favre’s decision to start Marco Reus as a defensive number ten behind Mario Götze disrupted Atletico’s buildup. Dortmund’s wing speed more than negated Diego Simeone’s fullback tactics, as Achraf Hakimi put in a man of the match performance […]

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Football is not fair and sometimes the ‘Football Gods’ like to remind us of that fact. The point with which Dortmund left Hoffenheim can be seen as such a reminder. How talent can make up for faulty tactics. Julian Nagelsmann’s final season as manager of Hoffenheim, before he takes over the reigns at RB Leipzig […]

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