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Jun 13

Germany 2-0 Ukraine: Loew’s men overload the left flank, Cruise to a mediocre victory

Die Mannschaft kicked off their EURO 2016 campaign with a coasting win against Ukraine in the opening game. Shkodran Mustafi and Bastian Schweinsteiger got their names on the score sheet with two excellent goals in either half. Manual Neuer had his moments in the match with some fine saves, but was generally untroubled for major …

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Jun 07

A Tottery Defense, An Artist & A Raumdeuter: Germany EURO 2016 Tactical Preview

Die Mannschaft enter Euro 2016 as one of the favourites to win the cup. Their squad, a perfect blend of youth and experience is an amalgamation of diversly talented players, working under a tactician who has been at the helm for almost a decade. Joachim Loew will attain legendary status if he manages to deliver …

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Jan 12

Liverpool vs Arsenal Tactical preview: A case for Firmino at False 9, and Arsenal’s strength at attacking fullbacks

  Jurgen Klopp’s Dortmund was one of the favorites to be drawn against Arsenal in the CL group stages over the years. And the German has achieved considerable success over Wenger in these matchups. In the buildups to most of these games, Klopp had been very keen to point out how Arsenal’s game was based …

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Dec 27

Southampton 4-0 Arsenal: Koeman’s narrow midfield shape allows Shane Long to cause havoc in the channels

  Ronald Koeman’s second season has not been as rosy as his first, but his defeats in recent weeks against Spurs in the PL and Liverpool in the League Cup have often seen his team outplaying the opposition before committing individual errors. Koeman has mostly played 2 formations till now: His usual 4-3-3 with Mane …

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Mar 10

Manchester United 1 – 2 Arsenal: Di Maria’s wide positioning and Wenger’s reply to Van Gaal’s second half changes

In the prelude to this FA Cup Quarters between United and Arsenal, there were multiple references to Arsenal’s solid away performance at Manchester City, and United’s shaky but effective win at the Emirates earlier this season. This high tempo game at Old Trafford was completely different from United’s 2-1 victory, especially in terms of dominating …

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