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 …

Team of the Season

This is excluding Ronaldo and Messi as for the last 15 seasons they have deserved a place in this team. Goalkeeper: Thomas Strakosha At the time of writing, Strakosha has conceded 23 goals from an xG of 31.45. This has kept Lazio in the title race as they’re only a point off leaders Juventus despite …

Players who have revived their career this season

Radja Nainggolan Famous for his Team of the Season cards on FIFA a few years ago, Nainggolan has quietly been getting back to his best following a return to Cagliari. Radja, an all action midfielder possesses some attacking flair and has even started to change people’s opinions of him as a player with a bad …

Players to watch out for in 2019/20

5 – Mason Greenwood, 17-years-old: The highly hyped teenager is only 17 years old, the same age Mbappé was in his breakout season. Solskjær is willing to put faith in the youth and Greenwood has impressed in his minutes. Mason made an appearance in the first game of the season v Chelsea but with a …

The best under 23 Ligue 1 players

10 – Joachim Andersen, 23-years-old: The 2018/19 season earnt Andersen a move from Sampdoria to Lyon. During 2018/19, Joachim started 32 matches and played a total of 2,880 minutes as Sampdoria conceded 51 goals, the ninth best in the league. The Danish centre back averaged 2.4 defensive actions (tackles and interceptions) as he played as …

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