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Paris Saint-Germain’s switch to a 4-3-3 formation did little to disguise the loss of Kylian Mbappé, as Thomas Tuchel’s side struggled to create serious offensive chances. Meanwhile, a stridently defensive Olympique Lyonnais held off the Parisian giants for as long as they could – only to be undone with penalties.  Tactical analysis and match report […]

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Buildup tactics football

Top teams’ ability to progress the ball becomes increasingly scrutinized in modern football due to the continued improvement of the defensive systems they face. This analysis outlines the buildup strategies of seven of Europe’s elite teams, and briefly discusses some of the trends observed within.  Written by Josh Manley. Defending and pressing in modern football […]

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Tactical analysis Borussia Dortmund PSG Champions League

A perplexing formation change from Thomas Tuchel gave way to a confused Paris Saint-Germain performance, as Europe’s most potent offense sputtered away from home. The disorderly guests allowed Dortmund to ply their trade on the counterattack and lean on the dynamism of their young striker.  Tactical analysis and match report by K.T. Stockwell. Heading into […]

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Tuchel 4222 formation

PSG managed to dominate Lyon in the last serious clash on the road to the Champions League battle with Dortmund. Comfortably leading 3-0 until the 52nd minute, Lyon’s first goal created a moment of fury that PSG had trouble dealing with, before regaining their senses.  Tactical analysis and match report by Simon Piotr.  Still without […]

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