Tag: Lucien Favre

Tactical analysis Borussia Dortmund PSG Champions League

A perplexing formation change from Thomas Tuchel gave way to a confused Paris Saint-Germain performance, as Europe’s most potent offense sputtered away from home. The disorderly guests allowed Dortmund to ply their trade on the counterattack and lean on the dynamism of their young striker.  Tactical analysis and match report by K.T. Stockwell. Heading into […]

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Tactical analysis Bayer Leverkusen Borussia Dortmund 4-3 Bundesliga

An exhilarating encounter at the BayArena ended in a 4-3 victory for Peter Bosz’s Bayer Leverkusen, as a calamitous defensive display in the second half saw the game slip through Lucien Favre and Borussia Dortmund’s fingers. The match was an end-to-end affair featuring plenty of industry and some truly standout moments, as captain Lars Bender […]

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Tactical analysis Borussia Dortmund RB Leipzig 3-3 Bundesliga

A slightly slacking Leipzig setup from Julian Nagelsmann looked to be on the brink of defeat were it not for an incomprehensible series of events for Dortmund that were minorly influenced by Leipzig’s change of pace. Tactical analysis and match report by Peter M. It would seem that Lucien Favre’s decision to desert his well-known […]

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In yet another shellacking of Borussia Dortmund at the Allianz Arena, interim manager Hansi Flick’s tactical choices paid dividends for Bayern Munich.   Tactical analysis and match report by Erik Elias. Sacking Niko Kovač was a rather ruthless decision. He won the double last season, and only lost three official matches in the 2019/20 season. At […]

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Tactical analysis Borussia Dortmund Internazionale 3-2 Champions League

Down by one goal after five minutes, and trailing by two at the end of the first half, the game seemed to have slipped from Borussia Dortmund’s hands. However, in the second half, Favre’s men increased their intensity and suffocated Inter, until they eventually scored the three goals necessary to collect a deserved win. Incisive […]

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Dortmund dominated possession in the first half but failed to create dangerous situations, while Inter used their only real chance to take the lead. Dortmund’s good possession game improved even more in the second half and caused Inter serious problems, but eventually their defense was good enough to retain the lead. In the end, a […]

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Tactical analysis Borussia Dortmund Mönchengladbach 1-0 Bundesliga

Once again, when Borussia Dortmund needed him, Marco Reus delivered the goods against his former employers. Dortmund showed stages of their free-flowing, clinical attacking football, but Borussia Mönchengladbach created enough opportunities to take points at Signal Iduna Park, in a match which somehow only had one goal in it.  Tactical analysis and match report by […]

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