Tag: Mauricio Pochettino

Barcelona took the lead through a Lionel Messi penalty, but were punished for an unstable man-oriented defensive scheme, with the first two goals conceded through wide spaces created by defensive weakness between fullback and winger. Mbappé menaced throughout and was able to complete his hattrick late in the game on the counterattack after Kean’s contribution […]

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Several problems in possession resulted in a draw for PSG against AS Saint-Étienne. Mauricio Pochettino’s debut as a manager was characterized by an unclear role for Marco Verratti and offensive problems against a defensively sturdy Saint-Étienne team.  Tactical analysis and match report by Erik Elias. PSG have sacked the manager that brought in the highest […]

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Tactical analysis Tottenham Hotspur Bayern Munich 2-7 Champions League

Tottenham started the game playing brilliant football but lost the initiative when they rolled back their press. Bayern capitalized on this thanks to the brilliance of Serge Gnabry and Robert Lewandowski rather than through particularly great collective play. Tactical analysis and match report by Om Arvind. Much of what was said about Tottenham only a […]

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