Tag: Pep Guardiola

Manchester City and Liverpool’s duels are the premier fixture in the English calendar, and its latest edition failed to disappoint. Four goals, an array of tactical tweaks, and a typically high level of organization from both outfits made for a spectacle that tees up an exciting title race. Tactical analysis and match report by Emmanuel […]

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Manchester City’s display followed a familiar script. Compact high pressing, overloads from the left, and territorial dominance defined much of this contest. But PSG’s quality at both ends of the pitch was decisive, setting the stage for a vintage goal from the biggest star of all. Tactical analysis and match report by Emmanuel Adeyemi-Abere. PSG […]

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Arsenal’s bleak start to the season gave them little hope of taking anything from their trip to the Etihad Stadium. But in the end, a limp display made this contest even easier for Manchester City than they could have hoped. As ill discipline and tactical flaws cost the side once again, the process may finally […]

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Uncharacteristically, Pep Guardiola’s team began the game with little of the ball. Once Manchester City got the ball back, Leicester City quickly adapted to plug the holes. Although randomness broke the deadlock, Leicester were worth their win against an underwhelming City team missing several household names.  Tactical analysis and match report by Joel Parker.  Community Shields […]

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Teams of Pep Guardiola and Thomas Tuchel have met seven times before, split into three episodes of club football. In this mini-series, building up to the Champions League final, we dial back the tape and go over the main tactical themes of those seven meetings, divided into three acts. In the third and last part: […]

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