The Ideal Formation – Part Three

By Stevie Grieve author of, Attacking in the 4-2-3-1  (Read Part One here and Part Two here) We have also seen Real Madrid over the last 12 months being able to stop Barcelona in La Liga, and win in the Nou Camp, and Bayern … Continue reading

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Creating Space As a Forward

By Vasco Mota Pereira, PortuGOAL correspondent Every once in a while my blog deviates from the analysis of a particular match’s trends and incidents, focusing on a specific play or pattern from a specific team. Today we will be dissecting … Continue reading

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Tactical Analysis – Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund

By Stevie Grieve, Author of Coaching the 4-2-3-1, Modern Soccer Tactics and Winning Soccer Tactics. Dortmund gain a point with well worked direct play Borussia Dortmund are Bundesliga Champions, and showed one of the reasons why against Real Madrid. They can mix their play … Continue reading

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How to Beat Barcelona

By Waleed Zaghloul. Watching the latest Classico, I was wondering how much change will be seen from both teams based on the analysis of some vulnerabilities in a previous meeting this year (discussed in previous blogs). Some of the points … Continue reading

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Barcelona 2v2 Real Madrid – How The Goals Were Scored

By Waleed Zaghloul Real Madrid has performed very well in the latest Classico, but that was not enough to beat Barcelona. Real Madrid’s high pressure style caused Barcelona a lot of trouble as they struggled to play their trademark possession … Continue reading

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