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Replicant setups might have placed the two sides on level playing fields, but it was the gap in the quality of execution that separated the two, both offensively and defensively. The minutiae of Dortmund’s mechanisms unraveled an attacking Leipzig outfit that was unusually limp.  Tactical analysis and match report by Peter Munnelly. Following another desperately disappointing […]

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Tactical analysis FSV Mainz 05 RB Leipzig 0-5 Bundesliga

Leipzig made full use of the increasingly advantageous position away teams are finding themselves in, as they trounced the hosts for the second time this season. This time, Leizpig’s dominant win was based on fluid rotations, midfield overloads, and some scintillating spells of second half dominance. Tactical analysis and match report by Peter Munnelly. Unbeaten […]

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Tactical analysis RB Leipzig SC Freiburg 1-1 Bundesliga

Julian Nagelsmann’s centrally-congestive attack looked to combine in direct fashion, but an all-too-familiar problem in the conversion of their chances made hard work against Freiburg on a snatch-and-grab mission.  Tactical analysis and match report by Peter Munnelly. After its two-month disruption, football’s return is welcomed by Nagelsmann, whose intentions to remain hot on the heels […]

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Tactical analysis RB Leipzig Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 Champions League

José Mourinho switched to a somewhat surprising 3-4-3 formation for this Champions League return match. The switch appeared to bring Tottenham Hotspur slightly more joy, without surrendering the numerical advantage in wide buildup to RB Leipzig. However, the severely lacking cohesion in Spurs’ attacks – especially compared to Leipzig – made a telling difference. Tactical […]

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Tactical analysis Tottenham Hotspur RB Leipzig 0-1 Champions League

A classic high octane Leipzig performance proved far too much for a pinned-back Mourinho side. Superior ball retention and a general ease of passage through Spurs’ shape were decisive in creating key openings. The questions posed by the hosts as the game went on lacked any sort of conviction, subsequently affording the visitors an easy […]

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