Tag: Quique Setién

As the scoreline shows, Quique Setién’s men made relatively light work of Javi Calleja’s Villarreal. Impressive fluidity and synchronization between teammates was at the core of Barcelona’s successes going forward, despite some nervy moments still creeping in down their own end. Tactical analysis and match report by Peter Munnelly.  Having won five of their previous […]

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barca atletico tactics

Quique Setién’s latest buildup experiment featured Riqui Puig at the tip of a midfield diamond and fullbacks used as wingers. While this helped Barcelona protect themselves against Atlético’s counterattacks, it failed to disorder Atlético’s defense and win a game with few open play chances and no major tactical changes during the second half. Tactical analysis […]

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LaLiga is back with Real Madrid and FC Barcelona neck and neck at the top of the table. Football’s suspension has given both teams a chance to restock, but the new format will complicate both team’s approaches and influence the final result. Written by Siddharth Ramsundar.  It has been many years since LaLiga had a […]

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Returning to LaLiga football, Barcelona sought to extend their lead at the top of the table against an endangered Mallorca. Although Barcelona still faces problems, especially with their offensive plan lacking cohesion, they could turn to some familiar faces to rack up a decisive margin of victory. Tactical analysis by Emmanuel Adeyemi-Abere. RCD Mallorca find […]

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Tactical analysis Real Madrid - Barcelona 0-1 LaLiga

Barcelona once again struggled with threatening from width and depth in possession, meanwhile Madrid’s possession game was very loosely structured. Both teams were also relatively disorganized in pressing. These aspects made for a relatively chaotic and tactically low-standard game, especially in the second half, where Madrid eventually came out on top through goals from Vinícius […]

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