Tag: Real Betis Sevilla

For what had appeared to be a rather limited strategy for ball progression from Ronald Koeman soon turned into an irrepressible one. Once Manuel Pellegrini’s side felt forced to switch their pressing scope from the Dutch magician, Frenkie de Jong, on Pedri instead, they then found themselves in deep waters, trying to steady a forever-sinking […]

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Catch your breath if you can in this one: red cards, penalties, goals, own goals, tactical adjustments and everything a fan can hope for came into play for this quite sensational five-goal thriller, which really could have tipped so much further in the visitor’s direction. Tactical analysis and match report by Peter Munnelly. Entering the ring […]

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Neither side was able to create consistent offensive chances in a match that was defined by defensive adjustments. Both managers sought to stymie the other, with Pablo Machín using the full flexibility of his 3-1-4-2 formation against Betis’ lopsided 4-2-3-1 shape.  Tactical analysis and match report by K.T. Stockwell.  After narrowly avoiding relegation Deportivo Alavés made […]

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In unprecedented circumstances for one of the most heated derbies in Europe, Sevilla and Betis faced off behind closed doors to kick off La Liga’s return. Sevilla’s unrelenting diagonals, crossing barrages, corner tactics, and much greater structural mechanisms gave them the edge over their city rivals. Tactical analysis and match report by Peter Munnelly. Still technically […]

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Almost mirroring each other’s defensive issues in midfield, Betis’ more focused and stable structure allowed them to carve through their opponents with much more ease. Comparatively, the away side’s play beyond the flanks paled in comparison to the home side’s, who had far stronger connections, enabling them to work the ball from side-to-side much more […]

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Real Betis Barcelona 2-3 LaLiga

Although the visitors had to cling on until the break, Quique Setién’s Barça were consistently finding ways to manipulate Betis’ press. Not in the most conventional of ways, the source of their goals highlighted some of the problem areas Betis suffered from. Tactical analysis and match report by Peter Munnelly. Three not-so-great away results preceding […]

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Betis Rubi tactics

In classic Atlético Madrid fashion, Diego Simeone’s tactics frustrated Real Betis, who had all the control of the possession. The hosts were not able to create chances, thanks to all eleven Atlético players defending in compact fashion behind the ball, before making poor mistakes in their buildup play cost them the result. Tactical analysis and […]

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