Tag: Schalke 04

Bold second half changes and structural adjustments were crucial to Leverkusen’s late comeback; Schalke suffered more misery and Leverkusen pushed ahead of their rivals for the Champions League spots. Tactical analysis and match report by Peter Munnelly. David Wagner’s Schalke are, to put it lightly, out of form. Their last league win came midst of January, […]

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Werder Bremen, the team that is desperately in the need of three points to avoid relegation, dominated the match with eighty percent possession in the opening twenty minutes. Schalke became more courageous later on in the first half, but conceded after a careless turnover by Jean-Clair Todibo. The second half was characterized by a lot […]

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Tactical analysis Schalke 04 Borussia Monchengladbach 2-0 Bundesliga

The game started in a promising fashion but quickly turned into a hard-fought affair with several turnovers and fouls. Schalke seemingly made use of this chaos and threatened Gladbach’s defense with counterattacks. Although failing to score before half-time, David Wagner’s side quickly took the lead right after the game restarted with two goals from fast […]

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Tactical analysis RB Leipzig Schlalke 04 1-3 Bundesliga

Schalke’s marginal gains were the key to their success, as David Wagner’s diamond formation troubled Julian Nagelsmann’s men, albeit not without weaknesses of their own. Leipzig’s performance was creditable once again, both in their starting plan and in their adaptations, but they ultimately let the game slip away from their grasp.  Tactical analysis and match […]

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