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Manchester United 3-1 Tottenham: Full-back errors cost Spurs

April 24, 2010
Manchester United 3-1 Tottenham: Full-back errors cost Spurs

A classic game of two halves: the first stale, tight and one that took 28 minutes for a shot – the second open, exciting and stretched. United played poorly in the final third but took advantage of Spurs mistakes.
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Arsenal 0-0 Manchester City: A lack of creativity

April 24, 2010
Arsenal 0-0 Manchester City: A lack of creativity

A 0-0 is hardly surprising when neither side have any true motivation to take all three points. For Arsenal, the season is over. For City, with the result at Old Trafford, a point was a good result, with Spurs still yet to travel to the City of Manchester Stadium.
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Hamburg 0-0 Fulham: two similar sides

April 23, 2010
Hamburg 0-0 Fulham: two similar sides

A very lifeless game contested by two sides seemingly happy to take the 0-0; both played similar 4-4-2 shapes and consequently no player enjoyed any time or space on the ball.
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Posted in Europa League | 22 Comments »

Bayern 1-0 Lyon: Unremarkable game, fair result

April 21, 2010
Bayern 1-0 Lyon: Unremarkable game, fair result

Some unfavourable games for the goal-loving neutral can turn out to be the most interesting for the tactical enthusiast. Sadly, this wasn’t really the case tonight, as a toothless Lyon went down to a relatively subdued Bayern in a muted contest.
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Posted in Champions League | 18 Comments »

Bayern Munich v Lyon: tactical preview

April 21, 2010
Bayern Munich v Lyon: tactical preview

We haven’t had a German side in the Champions League semi-finalist since 2001/02, we haven’t had a French one since 2003/04. Both Leverkusen and Monaco went onto lose in the final, and it’s fair to say that whoever progresses from this tie will be expected to do the same.
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