Tag: Manuel Pellegrini

Given their off form, a derby day matchup against a competitive Real Betis outfit was one of the last things Sevilla would have wanted. But despite their usual tactical issues, a mixture of individual decisiveness and collective grit saw them take a much-needed three points.  Tactical analysis and match report by Emmanuel Adeyemi-Abere. Sevilla’s season […]

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The two local rivals squared off in somewhat similar setups, both on and off the ball. The resulting clash lacked in goalmouth action, despite some positive attacking football on display. Sevilla were generally toothless in the final third throughout but were ruthless in claiming the best chance afforded to them. Tactical analysis and match report […]

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For what had appeared to be a rather limited strategy for ball progression from Ronald Koeman soon turned into an irrepressible one. Once Manuel Pellegrini’s side felt forced to switch their pressing scope from the Dutch magician, Frenkie de Jong, on Pedri instead, they then found themselves in deep waters, trying to steady a forever-sinking […]

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