By beating Ajax to win the Europa League, Jose Mourinho believed that Manchester Untied had completed a treble this season. His supporters and critics have different opinions on his statement. But whether you agree with him or not, Europa League is the most important trophy for Manchester United since Sir Alex Ferguson has retired. Winning … Continue reading Tactical Analysis: Ajax 0-2 Manchester United | Mourinho’s brilliant tactics render Ajax lifeless in the final
Monaco started last Wednesday night’s first leg of the Champions League semifinals with two changes of their usual lineup, with Djibril Sidibé replacing Benjamin Mendy as the left back while Nabil Dirar, a right winger, played as the right back. Juventus manager Maximiliano Allegri fielded the usual 4-2-3-1, but with Andrea Barzagli slotted into the … Continue reading Allegri and Juventus got a lot of things right in Monaco
Monaco is everyone's favorite team this season. At eye level, they are very entertaining, scoring about 2.78 goals/game, just right behind Barcelona's 2.97 goals/game from the top five leagues (England, Germany, France, Italy and Spain) in Europe. On a tactical level, Monaco is unique, playing a brand of football that is very different from the … Continue reading What does Monaco bring to the table? Examining Juventus’ next European opponent
Having lost three goals in Turin a week ago, Barcelona looked to mount a comeback in Camp Nou. However, their all-star attack faltered against the Old Lady’s Italian defense. Juventus deservedly knocked out Barcelona in the pursuit of their first Champions League title in twenty-one years. To continue reading, please click here.
Gian Piero Ventura took over as the head coach of the Italy national team after Antonio Conte. While extremely well respected in Italian football circles, he has never coached any traditional big clubs, nor has he won any major club honors. Here we look at how the new Italy national team interprets his tactics and discuss some … Continue reading Gian Piero Ventura’s Italian Experiment
Juventus beat Barcelona 3-0 in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals last Tuesday night in Turin. With three goals in hand, how should Juve manager Massimiliano Allegri approach the return tie at Camp Nou? Martin Connolly has covered brilliantly in his review of the match. Here I will discuss Juventus defensive strategy … Continue reading How should Juventus approach Barcelona at the Camp Nou on Wednesday night?
This is an exciting game where two teams with opposite styles played against each other. Monaco and Manchester City dominated each half. However, Manchester City failed to convert many chances they created and crashed out of the competition. Manchester City (4-1-4-1): Caballero // Clichy-Kolarov-Stones-Sagna // Fernandinho // Sanes-David Silva-De Bruyne-Sterling // Aguero Monaco (4-4-2): Subasic … Continue reading Tactical Analysis: Manchester City @ Monaco 1-3 UCL (2nd leg) 03/15/2017 An epic tactical battle between two opposite teams
Juventus is set to travel to Estádio do Dragão to face FC Porto in the Champions League Round 16 on Wednesday night. Here I profile this Portuguese heavyweight and analyze their strengths and weaknesses and how these factors will impact this tie. To continue, click here.
Both teams used 4-3-3 formations. The only notable point was that Mattia De Sciglio and Luca Antonelli were sidelined and Davide Calabria took the left-back position. 1. Torino's offensive strategy This season under Sinisa Mihajlovic, Torino employs several tactics during the offensive phase, and this game is no different. The two key strategies: 1, The occasional overloads of players … Continue reading Tactical Analysis: Milan @ Torino 2-2 Serie A 01/16/2017 Two 4-3-3 formations with different play styles
First-place Juventus hosted second-placed Roma in Juventus Stadium. Juventus played a 4-3-1-2 formation during the offensive phase, with Pjanic playing the role of the trequartista. In the defensive phase, they transitioned into a flat 4-4-2. Roma fielded a 4-2-3-1 formation, with Daniele De Rossi and Kevin Strootman playing the double pivot roles. To support Edin Dzeko, Radja Nainggolan has … Continue reading Tactical Analysis: Roma @ Juventus 0-1 Serie A 12/17/2016 Roma did not show the credential of a champion