Last Saturday saw Julian Nagelsmann's Hoffenheim side welcome Christian Titz's Hamburg to the Rhein-Neckar-Arena for a clash between top and bottom (well, almost). Coming into this match off the back of a potential revival win at home to second-placed Schalke, Titz's side were still on the hunt for that relegation play-off spot, or better. Nagelsmann's Hoffenheim … Continue reading TSG Hoffenheim 2-0 Hamburg SV – Match Analysis
Pep Guardiola's Manchester City travelled to Wembley last Saturday to take on Spurs off the back of a pretty catastrophic week of results. Out of the Champions League and having given up a two-goal lead to postpone title celebrations against rivals, Manchester United, it was imperative that they reacted by not only putting in a … Continue reading How Guardiola’s City opened up the centre of Spurs’ press
Last Saturday, Betis welcomed Catalonian-based side Espanyol to the Estadio Benito Villamarín in match day twenty-nine of the La Liga season. Coming into the match, Espanyol found themselves comfortably perched in the lower half of the table, away from any kind of relegation scrap but also a fair distance away from the European spots. Contrastingly, … Continue reading Quique Setién’s 3-5-1-1 diamond system vs. Espanyol
As we come into the remaining ten match days of the La Liga season, a lot is still to play for up and down the table. There are currently three sides battling it out for the one survival spot down at the bottom of the table, at the top, there's slightly less competition for places … Continue reading Are Celta where they should be?
After an enthralling first leg, the Parisian giants were ready to welcome Real Madrid to the Parc des Princes for the second leg of their Champions League round of sixteen tie, however, this time, there were some notable absentees. PSG were now without star man Neymar. The Brazilian picked up a bad injury in their … Continue reading PSG 1-2 RM (2-5) – Match Analysis
Introduction Barcelona travelled to the Estadio Benito Villamarín last Sunday looking to maintain their unbeaten run in the league. They faced Quique Setién's Betis side who have been one of the biggest entertainers in Europe this season, and come into this game off the back of two big wins – 5-3 and 3-2 vs. Sevilla, … Continue reading Real Betis 0-5 Barcelona – Match Analysis
Intro Jürgen Klopp's men travelled to North London to face Arsenal this Friday. The two sides were in contrasting form, at least in terms of performance. Despite dropping points in two of their last four, Liverpool had posted convincing numbers in expected goals, racking up at least two expected goals in each game, and conceding … Continue reading Tactical breakdown of Liverpool’s first half display vs. Arsenal