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Tactical analysis Manchester City - Leicester City 1-0 Premier League

Leicester almost turned the Premier League title race on its head. They nearly managed to steal a deserved point from the Etihad, striking a fine balance between stubborn defending and composed possession play. Despite being repetitive and well-contained, City’s attacking ways generally manage to find an exploitable weakness one way or another. In this game, […]

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Tactical analysis Manchester City Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Premier League

Manchester City scored early through Phil Foden, but struggled to break down Tottenham Hotspur’s 5-3-2 defensive block. Pochettino’s clever formation choice also proved to be useful against City’s 4-1-4-1 high press, until Paulo Gazzaniga’s passing ability was exposed. Tactical analysis and match report by Om Arvind. Pep Guardiola’s legacy is under some serious pressure, whether […]

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Tactical analysis Manchester City - Tottenham Hotspur 4-3 Champions League

Tottenham went through to the Champions League semi finals after Mauricio Pochettino’s tactical choice led to a record-breaking opening stage that produced five goals in twenty-one minutes. Despite gradually gaining control and having reached the score line that would see them through, Manchester City found themselves at the wrong end of two VAR decisions and […]

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Tactical analysis Tottenham Hotspur Manchester City 1-0 Champions League

Manchester City were nowhere near their accustomed attacking flair as Pep Guardiola’s choice of a double pivot led to a lot of unambitious possession play. Tottenham successfully stifled City’s midfield, and despite losing their talisman, they managed to capitalize on Manchester City’s weak link and get an important first leg victory. Tactical analysis and match […]

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In German football slang, a week that includes European football is called ‘ein Englische Woche’, which translates to ‘an English week’. We’ll just call this Champions League Tuesday an English day however, as three of the four teams in action are from the UK, and both matches will be played in England as well. Preview […]

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Tactical analysis Chelsea - Manchester City League Cup Final 0-0

It’s only February, but Manchester City already won their second trophy of the season. It was by no means a walk in the park though for Pep Guardiola’s men. Kepa Arrizabalaga’s on-pitch antics and his refusal to be substituted will probably make the headlines, bit below that story actually laid a decent performance by Chelsea. […]

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All the traits that got Schalke in the Champions League last season – passionate and disciplined defending paired with quick counterattacks and dangerous set-pieces – made life difficult for Manchester City. Guardiola’s side was not capable of creating many goal scoring opportunities with their center-focused approach. To win, they needed a free-kick goal and the […]

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