Category Archives: Tactics

Manchester City 1-4 Liverpool: What a Successful Gengenpress Looks Like

Liverpool’s 4-1 victory over Manchester City and the manner in which they did it harkened back to their magical 2013-14 season when Liverpool obliterated Arsenal 5-1 in February via the trio of Raheem Sterling, Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez. It … Continue reading

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RIP to the RIP 10’s Movement

At the turn of the century, 10’s were the most important players on a football pitch for almost every big club in the world. Zidane (who did spend a fair share of time deeper in the midfield), Deco, Kaka, Rui … Continue reading

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The Tiers of Ligue 1: Previewing the 2015-16 season

It seems like just yesterday that PSG were wrapping up a domestic treble last season in Ligue 1, the first team to have ever accomplished the feat in France. Okay maybe it was over two months ago that PSG accomplished … Continue reading

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Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United: Chopping Down The Tree

Manchester United have been riding the coattails of success of launching long passes to Marouane Fellaini all Premier League season, but Jose Mourinho was finally the man to bring a halt to that. Chelsea’s Opening Selection Mou raised some eyebrows with … Continue reading

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Chelsea 1 – PSG 1: Midfield Dominates, Forwards Stifled For Blanc’s Crew

PSG and Chelsea battled to a 1-1 draw at the Parc des Princes, with PSG probably ruing the fact that they couldn’t get more out of this game. Because of PSG’s injury problems (Serge Aurier, Yohan Cabaye, Lucas Moura and … Continue reading

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Lyon 1-1 PSG: The Slowing Down of a Kamikaze

When PSG and Lyon played in the Parc de Prince early in the season, Lyon didn’t look anywhere near the electrifying  presence they’ve came to be. Floundering in 12th place in Ligue 1, there was just an odd feeling to watching … Continue reading

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Tactics: Atlético Madrid 4-0 Real Madrid

Atlético Madrid dominated Real Madrid on their way to a massive 4-0 win at the Vicente Calderón today. The goals came from Tiago, Saul Ñiguez, Antoine Griezmann and Mario Mandžukić. Let’s take a look at how Diego Simeone’s men triumphed–in emphatic … Continue reading

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