Shape and Support in the Midfield

By Alex Trukan The system with a three midfielders operating in a triangle is widely known and implemented all around the world. Over the last years, numerous variations of this tactics have been developed and used what has led to … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Immediate Pressure

By Alex Trukan Red Bull Salzburg was a revelation in the 2013/2014 season, winning the domestic league, cup as well as knocking out renowned Ajax Amsterdam in the Europa League. In the current season, the club is also leading the league with … Continue reading

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Attacking Tactics of the Champions

By Stevie Grieve This is the second of two posts looking at Barcelona’s methods and tactics from the Champions League Final versus Juventus. This week we look at Barcelona’s attacking process. In the Juventus analysis, I looked at how they would try … Continue reading

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Defending Tactics of the Champions

By Stevie Grieve This post is the first of two looking at Barcelona’s methods and tactics from the Champions League Final versus Juventus. This week we look at Barcelona’s defending process. Set Pieces; Pique the spare man in mixed marking system … Continue reading

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Juventus Attacking Plan

By Stevie Grieve This post continues our look at the Champions League Final between Juventus and FC Barcelona. This week we look at Juventus’ attacking process. Isolate the centre backs 1v1 in wide areas When playing with 2 centre forwards … Continue reading

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The Effect of Juventus Being ‘Overcompact’

By Stevie Grieve Overcompactness Vulnerable to the switch of play especially Messi-Neymar or Alba on the left Barcelona exploit this via switching play to Neymar / Jordi Alba The biggest problem with Juventus playing closer to the left side (Messi’s … Continue reading

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