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Manchester United 2-0 Tottenham: Redknapp’s fears about set-pieces turn out to prove crucial

October 31, 2010
Manchester United 2-0 Tottenham: Redknapp’s fears about set-pieces turn out to prove crucial

Spurs played good football in the first half, but a sloppy goal put them on the back foot, and they never recovered.
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Posted in England | 31 Comments »

Leverkusen 0-1: Mainz: Mainz go clear at the top thanks to Tuchel’s substitutions

October 27, 2010
Leverkusen 0-1: Mainz: Mainz go clear at the top thanks to Tuchel’s substitutions

Another impressive tactical decision from Thomas Tuchel, and another victory for Mainz.
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Posted in Germany | 18 Comments »

Fenerbahce 0-0 Galatasaray: not enough support for the lone strikers

October 27, 2010
Fenerbahce 0-0 Galatasaray: not enough support for the lone strikers

Galatasaray ended their incredible ten-year losing streak at the Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium with a goalless draw.
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Posted in Turkey | 13 Comments »

Villarreal 2-0 Atletico: Villarreal impress with technical quality and ruthless finishing

October 26, 2010
Villarreal 2-0 Atletico: Villarreal impress with technical quality and ruthless finishing

A 2-0 win that was both aesthetically impressive and quietly professional, as Villarreal move back up to second place.
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Posted in Spain | 11 Comments »

Inter 1-1 Sampdoria: Inter’s attackers struggle to break down Sampdoria’s two banks of four

October 25, 2010
Inter 1-1 Sampdoria: Inter’s attackers struggle to break down Sampdoria’s two banks of four

Inter dominated, Sampdoria took the lead, then Rafael Benitez’s side rallied late on to claim a point.
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Posted in Italy | 29 Comments »