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Barcelona 5:1 Lyon : Tactical Analysis

Three weeks after a goalless first leg in France, Barcelona stormed to a 5–1 victory against a Lyon side that left it too late...

Real Madrid 0:3 Barcelona – Tactical Analysis

Going into this game after a 1-1 draw at Camp Nou, this game was evenly poised with everything to play for in the second...

Cruyffism through Spain

Spain has developed a unique commitment to technical football which has put them in good stead to make the past decade a period of Spanish dominance. The story to this dominance begin decades before hand when Cruyff decided that Barcelona would be the club he would next manage after his time at Ajax was over. He would create a cohesive identity for the club which kept the vision while finding success. This vision began with a number of manager who came before Cruyff but after Cruyff left, there would be many managers in Spain who would use his methods to discovery their own success.

One of Barca’s biggest weaknesses has become their strength this season

Even under Pep Guardiola when Barcelona can claim to be one of the all time great clubs sides they were not very good in...

Sevilla 1-2 Barcelona: Tactical Review – Shift to the 4-2-3-1 from the 4-3-3 formation proves decisive for Barca

Lionel Messi I mention Messi first and in a category of his own because of how influential he is to Barcelona’s overall tactics. Reminiscent of...

How Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona Changed the Game Tactically in 2008-09

Coming off of a disappointing third place finish in the 2007-08 campaign, Barcelona were looking to shake things up. This came with a huge...

What Does the New Barca with Dembele & Coutinho Look Like?

Last Saturday, February 24, gave us our first look at Barcelona with Ousmane Dembele and Philippe Coutinho in the lineup, and they lived up...

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Pep Guardiola explains how to receive the ball [Video]

Many consider Pep Guardiola to be one of the greatest football coaches of the modern game. His Barcelona team...

Five Dark Horse Teams That Can win the 2020 Euros

The UEFA European Championship is one of the most unpredictable tournaments in world soccer. In 2004, Greece came out...

Football Tactics for Beginners: The Low Block

What is the low block? The low block is generally referred to a football team's defensive shape without the ball....

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Cruyffism through Spain

Spain has developed a unique commitment to technical football which has put them in good stead to make the past decade a period of Spanish dominance. The story to this dominance begin decades before hand when Cruyff decided that Barcelona would be the club he would next manage after his time at Ajax was over. He would create a cohesive identity for the club which kept the vision while finding success. This vision began with a number of manager who came before Cruyff but after Cruyff left, there would be many managers in Spain who would use his methods to discovery their own success.

A look at Dusan Tadic’s False 9 role for Ajax under Erik ten Hag

Ajax had two excellent strikers in Kasper Dolberg and...

Mason Mount: Chelsea’s Golden Boy

When Frank Lampard was appointed, Derby County fans everywhere...

The Jorginho Effect

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