Short Tactical Notes: 2020 Champions League Final

Bayern Munich lined up in their normal 4-2-3-1 with Robert Lewandowski as the lone striker. They maintained this shape when defending with the Pole high up the pitch, this allowed him to lead the press which was high and intense. Kimmich and Davies played as the full backs. When the German side were building from […]

Tactical Preview – Champions League Final 2020

For the first time since 2013, two German managers will face off against each other in the Champions League final. Last time, Jupp Heynckes’s Bayern beat Jürgen Klopp’s Dortmund side as the Bavarians won the treble. This time, if Bayern win, they win the treble again, this time under Hansi Flick. However, in the opposing […]

Liverpool’s rise to the top and tactics under Jürgen Klopp

Before the suspension of football due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Liverpool were at the top of the table. Having played 29 league games, the Reds had amassed a 25-point gap of last season’s champions, but they have recently been crowned champions for the 2019/20 season. This coupled with winning the Champions League in 2019 having […]

Gian Piero Gasperini’s Atalanta

Atalanta have continued to exceed expectations season on season. Gian Piero Gasperini’s men are one of the most exciting teams in Europe with their attacking prowess. But how do they do it? Gasperini sets his team up in such a way that they’ve been labelled as Serie A’s most tactically complex side. This means there […]

José Bordalás: The Master of Football’s Dark Arts

With La Liga returning this weekend, it’s only right we look at their biggest underdog story, Bordalás’ Getafe. Getafe’s rise in Spanish football has gone under the radar of the English media. How have they gone from being in the second tier as recently as 2017 to knocking Ajax out of the Europa League a […]

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