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  • Tactical Analysis: Sevilla-Atlético Madrid

    Meeting at Atletico Madrid’s new home, Wanda Metropolitano, was two of the four foreign La Liga managers. Argentina’s Eduardo Berizzo would travel with his Sevilla side to face fellow countryman Diego Simeone in a battle for second place in the table, following a strong first five games from both sides. Two of the league’s most…

  • Japan defeats Australia

    Japan booked their place to a sixth straight World Cup as Samurai Blue defeated Australia 2-0, a victory that guaranteed them the top spot in Group B of Asia’s qualifying campaign for Russia 2018. “This is for all of Japan,” said manager Vahid Halilhodzic, who took over from Javier Aguirre to finish the job just before the start…

  • Tactical Analysis: Porto 1-1 Benfica

    One of the biggest and most competitive derbies in world football, Benfica would make the trip away to Porto’s Estadio Dragao for a mid-season battle. After expectedly strong starts to the season, following excellent transfer windows for both clubs, this early season matchup between two title contenders was highly anticipated. With Nuno’s newly integrated positional…

  • Analisi Tattica: Juventus-Lazio 2-3

    La Lazio ha vinto meritatamente la Supercoppa Italiana, palesandosi superiore dal punto di vista sia tattico che fisico e delineando i limiti del gioco della Juventus. La Lazio arriva alla sfida dopo una preparazione molto intensa cominciata l’8 luglio, 7 giorni prima dell’inizio dela preparazione juventina. A Roma c’è un clima positivo, l’ambiente biancoceleste è…

  • Tactical Analysis: Manchester City 1-1 Everton

    With the significantly improved footballing performances from Manchester City since the appointment of Pep Guardiola, it is somewhat surprising that although the results he has achieved have been satisfactory, they have not been outstanding. The Citizens would face an Everton side in a similar boat, with new boss Ronald Koeman moulding Everton into a far…

  • Tactical Analysis: Las Palmas 3-1 Valencia

    Throughout the 2016/17 footballing season, there were many interesting matches. Many of these go relatively unnoticed in the chaos of the schedule and are neglected in terms of the depth they deserve. In a BTL exclusive feature, writer Ross Eaton (@boxtoboxcb) will be analysing a series of these intriguing football matches… Two sides seemingly trapped…

  • Tactical Analysis: RB Leipzig 4-0 Rangers FC

    In an intriguing mid-season friendly, Bayern’s closest Bundesliga rivals RaesenBall Leipzig challenged Mark Warburton’s Rangers. In what is supposed to be preparation for inevitable foreign competition in Europe next season, the sides would meet at the Red Bull Arena in a fixture set up to provide an opportunity for experimentation. Leipzig lined-up in their typical…

  • Tactical Analysis: Metz 2 – 4 OGC Nice

    Throughout the 2016/17 footballing season, there were many interesting matches. Many of these go relatively unnoticed in the chaos of the schedule and are neglected in terms of the depth they deserve. In a BTL exclusive feature, writer Ross Eaton (@boxtoboxcb) will be analysing a series of these intriguing football matches… On gameweek 10 of…

  • Acciones mexicanas, reacciones alemanes

    “Al final, los seres humanos vivimos a través de nuestras emociones y de las reacciones de dichas emociones; y obviamente cuando hay un resultado que está en conflicto, el jugador se aferra a eso”, Juan Carlos Osorio en The Tactical Room en una entrevista realizada por Martí Perarnau. En todos los deportes se desprenden emociones…

  • Tactical Analysis: Paris Saint-Germain vs. Barcelona (H)

    Throughout the 2016/17 footballing season, there were many interesting matches. Many of these go relatively unnoticed in the chaos of the schedule and are neglected in terms of the depth they deserve. In a Breaking The Lines exclusive feature, writer Ross Eaton (@boxtoboxcb) will be analysing a series of these intriguing football matches…  Meeting once…