Tag: Mark van Bommel

PSV Barcelona tactics

PSV successfully implemented a game plan with aggressive pressing and direct play towards their commanding striker Luuk de Jong, preventing Barcelona from controlling the game. This forced the Spanish champion into an uncomfortable high-tempo game, which exposed their problems when transitioning from attack to defense. However, trading punches against Lionel Messi often ends up badly… […]

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Despite a lot of possession and shots, Inter failed to create high quality offense and even fell behind. PSV were eventually outdone in crucial moments and Inter quite easily protected the lead. Having somewhat surprisingly won the group opener against Tottenham Hotspur, Inter had the chance of getting six points from their first two Champions […]

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