Tag: Zinedine Zidane

The scoreline was ultimately decided by two mistakes from Raphaël Varane, which allowed Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus to get on the scoresheet either side of Karim Benzema’s equalizer for Real Madrid. Despite Madrid’s goal, City were always the better team in the match, able to press effectively against Madrid’s buildup, and in the second […]

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Real Madrid began the game in control, asserting their dominance by taking an early lead. But Leganés’ desperation grew, leading towards a hectic second half where a change in shape saw a tense conclusion to the domestic campaign…and a relegation. Tactical analysis and match report by Emmanuel Adeyemi-Abere. Leganés have endured a rough season. Mired […]

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Tactical analysis Real Madrid Getafe 1-0 LaLiga

Relentless and organized pressing was at the heart of this cagey affair, where the teams could only be separated by a spot kick. José Bordalás’ high-pressing machine put their bodies on the line to disrupt Zinédine Zidane’s side’s buildup, but waning intensity would inevitably lead to enough costly holes to result in heartbreak. Tactical analysis […]

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The matchup between Real Sociedad and Real Madrid promised to be one of the most important and entertaining affairs of the weekend. With the hosts rediscovering their flow in possession, an action-packed ninety minutes did not disappoint. Tactical analysis by Emmanuel Adeyemi-Abere. Real Sociedad have looked jaded since the resumption of LaLiga football. Struggling to […]

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In a performance indicative of their dominant style of play, Real Madrid struggled to engineer the final breakthrough against a stubborn defensive block. However, preserving to grind down Valencia’s defense, Real Madrid’s decisive margin of victory sets the tone ahead of a crucial matchday in the two-horse race for the LaLiga title. Tactical analysis by […]

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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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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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