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A fervent 4-4-2 medium block, replete with well-timed pressing and counterpressing sequences helped Porto dictate play out of possession. The home side earned a much deserved victory over a Juventus side that was passive, slow, narrow and unimaginative.  Tactical analysis and match report by K.T. Stockwell.  With only one loss in the group stage, which […]

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The game quickly turned sour when an early lead from Fiorentina and a Juventus red card gave the visitors a comfortable upper-hand. Prandelli’s intuitions perfectly blended with one of Juve’s most self-destructive performances to date, as the visitors walked away with a scrappy, yet deserved win. Tactical analysis and match report by Kareem Bianchi.  Juve’s […]

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Juve’s pressing issues forced them into a game of counter football, which was not in accordance with their starting intentions. Eventually, as Pirlo’s men fell back into their own box, missing chances whenever they had the opportunity to score a second, Lazio’s character re-surfaced in injury time, finding a key equalizer through Caicedo. Tactical analysis […]

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What initially appeared like simple technical mistakes turned into a worrying trend that slowly sucked Juventus out of the game, into Barcelona’s grasp. A stale offense could not threaten Neto’s goal, while, repeatedly, a chaotic defense was effortlessly pulled out by the visitors, who only have themselves to blame for not scoring more. Tactical analysis […]

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