Tag: Diego Simeone

Bayern’s midfield overloads proved unsettling for Diego Simeone’s side, as they surrendered a little too much. But, ultimately, each side’s finishing qualities proved to be the deciding factor; while Atléti’s inability to score showed itself as tame and tepid, Bayern racking them up was sparkling and sensational.  Tactical analysis and match report by Peter Munnelly. In […]

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The absence of Timo Werner proved to be no problem for Julian Nagelsmann’s outfit – their ball dominance and outright control over Atlético Madrid eventually rewarded them with the goals needed to get into the semi-finals. Tactical analysis and match report by Peter Munnelly. If a month’s gap felt like a long time for Atléti to […]

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barca atletico tactics

Quique Setién’s latest buildup experiment featured Riqui Puig at the tip of a midfield diamond and fullbacks used as wingers. While this helped Barcelona protect themselves against Atlético’s counterattacks, it failed to disorder Atlético’s defense and win a game with few open play chances and no major tactical changes during the second half. Tactical analysis […]

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In keeping with the intensely-fought stalemates of recent history, it was refreshing to see an emphasis on opposition-specific tactics rewarded with a deadlock-breaker. Were it not for half-time changes two very interesting attacking setups may well have continued to frustrate themselves rather than their opponent. Tactical analysis and match report by Peter Munnelly. Since the […]

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