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A match poised to be tightly-fought through the intensity of each team’s compact shapes quickly derailed into a dominant, one-sided display. La Real cruised to a three-goal victory thanks to their possession mechanisms, of which Valencia’s were a far cry away from being near the level of on the day. Tactical analysis and match report […]

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Tactical analysis Real Sociedad Barcelona 2-2 LaLiga

Real Sociedad dominated the first half with their right-sided buildup, but failed to fashion many clear-cut chances aside from a penalty. Barcelona created even less but capitalized twice off of brief moments of defensive disorganization, before they eventually conceded an equalizer to La Real’s renewed brilliance. Tactical analysis and match report by Om Arvind. Real […]

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Tactical analysis Real Madrid Sociedad 3-1 LaLiga

Real Sociedad pressured Sergio Ramos into an early mistake and looked good in the opening stages of the match. Real Madrid hit back with a set-piece in the first half, before Zidane improved his side’s pressing and Madrid scored two unanswered goals. Tactical analysis and match report by Om Arvind. Despite Gareth Bale’s controversial “Wales. […]

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Diego Simeone switching Atlético Madrid back into a 4-4-2 formation has made the team an effective pressing side. However, Real Sociedad countered that by pulling players out of position, breaking lines, and relying on a certain Martin Ødegaard. Tactical analysis and match report by Joel Parker. The derby defeat to Athletic Bilbao left a sour taste […]

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In a Basque Derby between two opposing styles of play, Athletic forced a technical, possession-based Real Sociedad side into playing long balls, causing aerial duels and fighting over second balls, which is exactly the game Athletic wanted. Despite Real’s substitutions and tactical changes to adapt to this tactical context and become more direct, Athletic still […]

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The early goal changed Real Sociedad’s game plan into a more reactive one, and despite initial struggles, they improved in the second half and managed to disorder Real Madrid’s chaotic defense. Despite Vinicius’s best efforts, Real Madrid’s rigid and predictable attack failed to get past an outstanding Rulli in the opposing goal. Solari’s woes as […]

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