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copa libertadores tactics

In the first leg of this Copa Libertadores semi-final, Flamengo’s spectacular attack outplayed a more pragmatic and experienced Grêmio side in the first half hour of the game. However, VAR interruptions allowed Grêmio to regroup and take over the game until the middle of the second half, when Flamengo reacted and got their much-deserved goal. […]

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Tactical analysis Internacional Gremio 1-1 Brasileiro

Internacional and Grêmio drew in a Porto Alegre derby that was heavily influenced by their tight schedules, with both sides using mostly reserve elevens. Internacional dominated the first half, nullifying Grêmio’s chance creation mechanisms while threatening them with direct attacks. In the second half, Grêmio tried to improve by using a more direct approach themselves. […]

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Tactical analysis Corinthians Gremio 0-0 Brasileiro

Both Corinthians and Grêmio struggled in attack in different ways. The former failed to capitalize on initial advantages while the latter failed to create those initial advantages in the first place. Unsurprisingly, the pair’s offensive ineptness led to a fairly uneventful draw, which did not help both teams to overcome their early season worries. Tactical […]

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Tactical analysis Gremio Santos 1-2 Brasileiro

Santos manager Jorge Sampaoli debuted in the Brazilian national league with an unexpected away victory over a strong Grêmio side. Sampaoli went against his usual principles with a more counterattacking approach, eschewing midfield play in favor of reinforcing his team’s defense. Thanks to this measure and some clinical finishing, Santos managed to score twice in […]

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