Klopp v Guardiola: Gegenpressing v Possession, the tactical battle

On the 7th of October 2018, Man City drew 0-0 at Anfield. There was a lot of anticipation and excitement around the match for attacking football, but it did disappoint. After this game, there were claims Pep Guardiola changed his approach and tactics to be more conservative which is something he doesn’t do. This suggests …

Marcelo Bielsa’s 3-3-1-3

The Argentinian is hailed as one of the best coaches. His attention to detail and philosophy for attacking possession-based football has also made him one of the most influential people in football history. Managers from Pep Guardiola and Jorge Sampaoli to Mauricio Pochettino and Diego Simeone have all spoke about the huge influence the former …

Reliving The 2009 Champions League Final: Barcelona 2-0 Man United

Pep Guardiola’s first season came to an end in a Champions League final against seasoned pro Alex Ferguson. Whoever won this final would win a treble, this final had more pressure than a usual one and Rome was hosting it. Going into the final, the bookmakers had Man United as marginal favourites, but the British …

Pep Guardiola and El Rondo

“The intention is not to move the ball. Rather is it to move the opposition” Pep once said. The former Barcelona coach is synonymous with dominating games by dominating the ball. However, this is not something his team pick up straight away. It takes constant work in training along with high levels of concentration and …

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