Tag: Jorge Sampaoli

Athletico-Paranaense-Santos

Athletico Paranaense dominated the early portions of the game with high pressing and direct attacking from the wings. However, unable to maintain their intensity Paranaense’s game dropped off, leaving space for Santos to find holes in their defense. From this point on, both sides evened themselves out and Paranaense escaped 1-0 winners.  Tactical analysis and […]

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The Brasileiro schedule served up a meeting between two high profile managers. Jorge Sampaoli brought his table-topping Santos side to the home of Cruzeiro, where Brazilian football’s goalkeeping icon Rogério Ceni made his managerial debut. Cruzeiro had come into the fixture amid a relegation battle and in a poor run of form, which led to […]

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Palmeiras stuck to their compact and well-structured defense to break down Santos’s vertical passing play, catching them out of shape on fast breaks forward. The result leaves Palmeiras top of the table, having scored the most and conceded the least. Tactical analysis and match report by Joel Parker. The clash of styles between these two […]

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Tactical analysis Gremio Santos 1-2 Brasileiro

Santos manager Jorge Sampaoli debuted in the Brazilian national league with an unexpected away victory over a strong Grêmio side. Sampaoli went against his usual principles with a more counterattacking approach, eschewing midfield play in favor of reinforcing his team’s defense. Thanks to this measure and some clinical finishing, Santos managed to score twice in […]

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