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  • The Rebirth: Barcelona Under Valverde

    After a hectic summer market, including the loss of Neymar to Paris-Saint-Germain for the modest sum of 222 million euros, the Catalan club was expected to struggle this season. What could we expect with a new coach, new recruits and a new system? After half the season, I think everyone is unanimous about how Barça…

  • Chelsea 1-1 Barcelona: Conte’s 3-4-3 and Willian disrupt Barça

    Barça’s positional play handled by Chelsea’s defence Organized in last year’s 3-4-3 that led them to the Premier League title, Londoners shown their defensive strength: a zonal 5-4-1 which totally nullified Barça’s use of the ball. Barça lined up in 4-4-1-1, with Paulinho and Iniesta as inside wingers, behind Messi and Suarez, and in front…

  • Analyzing Real Madrid’s defensive organization

    Real Madrid is full of doubts, as they face offensive powerhouse PSG. With the BBC back, Isco and the 442 seem to be putted aside by Zidane, and French coach should rather go 4-1-4-1. Madrid’s defensive balance has often been precarious in this organisation. Ramos’ joy, as he qualifies Madrid in Napoli after a difficult…

  • Crisis Blanca: Lesiones y Ubicaciones

    El Real Madrid ha tocado fondo, Zidane ha abierto el vestuario y no ha encontrado soluciones. En una evidente crisis, el club blanco terminó con la “Felizidane” y el “Minuto noventa y Ramos” para convertirse en un equipo que juega al fútbol teniendo poca intensidad en su juego, insuficiente recursos con el balón que a…

  • Liverpool 4 – 3 Man City: A Klopp Tactical Masterclass

    This was meant to be City’s sternest test of the season (yet), away at the cauldron of fire, Anfield. However, City fell just short of the mark despite a belated rally in the face of a spirited performance by the Reds. With Coutinho sold to Barca, Klopp had little choice in selecting his midfielders and…

  • Borussia Dortmund 2 – 1 Hoffenheim: Tactical Analysis

    With the Borussia Dortmund hierarchy deciding Peter Bosz’ departure as necessary for BVB achieving their desired level of success, Peter Stoger was quickly brought in to manage Die Schwarzgelben. Despite some considering the swap of bosses a downgrade, with Stoger’s far more compact approach compared to Bosz’ more attractive possession-based style, the new gaffer’s initial…

  • The Manchester Derby: A Tactical Analysis

    The Manchester derby wasn’t just a game between the clubs that occupy the first two spots in the Premier League, nor was it a match between the two richest clubs in England, but it was, well and truly, the umpteenth tactical battle between Josè Mourinho and Pep Guardiola – two of the most successful managers…

  • Pep Guardiola’s Tactical Juggernaut

    Pep Guardiola is one of the tactical icons of this era and his style has almost been revolutionary. After struggling a bit in his first season with Manchester City, his team have looked unstoppable this year. In this article, I will go in depth about his tactics and why they have been so successful. Formations/Player…

  • El renacimiento del Valencia CF

    Con un plantel reestructurado, ambición y rendimientos ejemplares, el Valencia finalmente ha regresado a los días ganadores. Desde hace varios años, el equipo emblemático del este de España luchó por lograr algo al más alto nivel, pareció contento con desempeñar un papel secundario, incluso un papel terciario, jugando para permanecer en la Liga. Excluido del…

  • The rebirth of Valencia CF

    With a restructured squad, ambition and exemplary performances, Valencia have finally returned to winning days. For several years now, the emblematic team of eastern Spain struggled to achieve something at the highest level, seeming content to play a secondary role, or even a tertiary role, playing to remain in La Liga. Excluded from the brilliant…