Well-prepared Terzic – Dortmund’s positional structure that beat City’s press

Written by Matthew Mak In this midweek, UEFA Champions League quarter-finals are played. One of the interesting games is the clash between Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund. The last meeting of these two clubs were nine years ago, managers and players had changed, only Marco Reus and Mats Hummels had played for the guests at the Etihad before. The black and yellow were having a … Continue reading Well-prepared Terzic – Dortmund’s positional structure that beat City’s press

Tactical Analysis: RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich

Written by Liam Lam This match was one of the most decisive matches in Bundesliga on the title race. RB Leipzig brought up a fight against the giant, Bayern Munich but the result was disappointing for them. They are 7 points behind which would be utterly impossible for them to chase given the consistency that Bayern Munich have shown over the past seasons. Apart from … Continue reading Tactical Analysis: RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich

How Chelsea outplayed Liverpool in the build-up

Written by Matthew Mak Liverpool were the Premier League champion in 2019/20, but they also struggled a lot since 2021 because of numerous reasons. Their loss against Chelsea was their fifth consecutive defeat at the Anfield Stadium – worst of the club history. Comparatively, despite being disappointing under the tenure of Lampard this season, the Blues gradually recover under Thomas Tuchel. The former Paris Saint-Germain … Continue reading How Chelsea outplayed Liverpool in the build-up

Tactical Analysis: RB Leipzig vs Liverpool FC

Written by Liam Lam The Champions League is back and we could see on the first tie, RB Leipzig were taking on Liverpool. This game was played at the Puskas Arena in Budapest, a neutral venue after the German government banned all arrivals from countries affected by the new coronavirus variants. Before the game, RB Leipzig seemed to be the only contender that were able … Continue reading Tactical Analysis: RB Leipzig vs Liverpool FC

Positional tactics that won Chelsea the midfield battle over Tottenham

Written by Matthew Mak The third game of Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea is a London Derby, they travelled to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Thursday night. Despite both having 33 points before the game, the guests obviously outplayed the opponent and won with a one-nil victory. What are the key messages in this game? A strong positional structure and tactical concepts of Tuchel were quickly … Continue reading Positional tactics that won Chelsea the midfield battle over Tottenham

Tactical Analysis : Bayer Leverkusen vs. Borussia Dortmund

Written by Liam Lam Leverkusen was hosting Dortmund in BayArena on 19th January 2021. Before the game, Leverkusen has not won in the past three league games, Peter Bosz was determined to bring Leverkusen back to their winning form. On the other hand, Dortmund was still leading by their interim coach, Edin Terzić. Both teams had 29 points while Leverkusen was sitting at the third … Continue reading Tactical Analysis : Bayer Leverkusen vs. Borussia Dortmund

Tactical Analysis : AFC Ajax vs PSV Eindhoven

Written by Liam Lam Last week, Ajax hosted PSV Eindhoven at the Johan Cruyff Stadium for the first time this season. Before the game, Ajax was sitting at the top of the league with one-point lead ahead of PSV , while PSV was in an excellent form where they won all past five games (cup games included). Both teams are very attacking-minded and love scoring … Continue reading Tactical Analysis : AFC Ajax vs PSV Eindhoven

Tactical Analysis : Manchester United vs Manchester City

Written by Matthew Mak Once again, the semi-final of Carabao Cup is a Manchester Derby as Manchester United and Manchester City played against each other on this day last year. Their previous clash in the league might be a boring one from an entertaining perspective, but this cup tie is better as the guests entered the final again with John Stones and Fernandinho’s goals. This … Continue reading Tactical Analysis : Manchester United vs Manchester City

Tactical Analysis : Watford vs Norwich City

Written by Liam Lam The Hornets hosted the Canaries at Vicarage Road on Boxing Day. Before the game, Norwich City was sitting at the top of the league with a five-point lead while Watford was sitting at 5th in the league. Daniel Farke’s Norwich was unbeaten in the last five fixtures, whereas Watford suffered a 0-2 loss against Huddersfield Town. Vladimir Ivić, their former manager, … Continue reading Tactical Analysis : Watford vs Norwich City

Tactical Analysis : Chelsea FC vs Southampton FC

Written by Matthew Mak The international fixture ended, and we welcomed the return of the Premier League. Chelsea hosted Southampton at the Stamford Bridge, Frank Lampard also had important players returning to the team – Hakim Ziyech was on the bench, Christian Pulisic started the game.  Despite playing a good first half and having the lead for most of the game, Chelsea did not make the efforts count. With Jannik Vestergaard leveling … Continue reading Tactical Analysis : Chelsea FC vs Southampton FC