Sunday’s contest between Manchester United and Liverpool may not have been a great game, but it was a great lesson. A lesson in the importance of organized pressing. This means having an understanding from individual players on when and how to press — curving pressing runs to cut off passing lanes, forcing to a certain area. This … Continue reading Liverpool’s 5-0 Victory over Manchester United: A Lesson in How and How Not to Press
Introduction Sunday’s matchup between Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen figured to be an exciting and hard-fought affair, with both sides positioned at the very top of the Bundesliga table – separated only on goal difference. Both teams have started strongly under new managers, but each new boss would have felt that they had something to … Continue reading Munich Machine: Analyzing the Tactics Behind Bayern Munich’s 5-1 Rout of Bayer Leverkusen
By: Connor Ceballos Introduction Let me preface this by saying we probably shouldn’t judge City too harshly by their opening day performance. A few of their key players were not available or unfit, and that likely had a lot to do with their lackluster outing. It is important to note that City got off to … Continue reading Analyzing Manchester City’s Premier League Opener: What’s New? What Went Wrong?
Summary England could not have asked for a better start to the final. Luke Shaw rocketed home a volley in the first minute and with 65,000 English fans in Wembley Stadium, it seemed like everything would come together for The Three Lions. England rode the momentum of Shaw’s goal, with their front players causing problems … Continue reading Euro 2020 Final: Tactical Cam Video Analysis
With the 2020-21 Premier League season coming to a close, I though it would be fun to put together my own team of the season – but with a twist. This XI will only feature players outside of the traditional “big six” clubs. If you aren’t familiar with the term “big six,” it is essentially … Continue reading Premier League Team of the Season – From Outside of the “Big Six” Clubs
Diogo Jota continues to impress with every opportunity for both club and country. The electrifying Portuguese forward netted 3 goals and 1 assist in just 2 matches over the latest international break, showcasing elite goal-scoring instincts. In a team including the likes of Christiano Ronaldo, Joao Felix, and Bruno Fernandes it was Diogo Jota who … Continue reading Diogo Jota: The next Premier League Superstar?
Atletico Madrid v. Chelsea: How The Blues Scored a Crucial Away Goal Despite Simeone’s 6-Man Defense
Atletico Madrid and Chelsea faced off on Tuesday night in Bucharest in what figured to be an interesting matchup between serious Champions League contenders. Atletico currently sit atop La Liga but have seen their form take a slight dip in recent weeks; having won just 1 of their previous 4 games leading up to this … Continue reading Atletico Madrid v. Chelsea: How The Blues Scored a Crucial Away Goal Despite Simeone’s 6-Man Defense
Master vs. Student: How Pep’s City got the better of Arteta’s Arsenal in an intriguing matchup between former colleagues
It was always going to be a tough task for the Gunners as they faced off against Manchester City on Sunday at the Emirates Stadium. Guardiola’s men came into the contest in red hot form having won their previous 17 games. City were strengthened even further by the return of Kevin De Bruyne, who has … Continue reading Master vs. Student: How Pep’s City got the better of Arteta’s Arsenal in an intriguing matchup between former colleagues
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