Barcelona v Real Madrid: El Clasico tactical preview

April 21, 2012
Barcelona v Real Madrid: El Clasico tactical preview

Neither side would have wanted this game to be sandwiched between two European Cup semi-finals – especially since both find themselves one goal down in their respective ties. Usually these sides have had a full week to prepare for the Clasico, or at least the opportunity to rest players ahead of it. This time, the most important game of La Liga season has suddenly arrived. Read more »

Chelsea 1-0 Barcelona: Chelsea score the type of goal they were trying to score, and the type Barcelona were trying to prevent

April 19, 2012
Chelsea 1-0 Barcelona: Chelsea score the type of goal they were trying to score, and the type Barcelona were trying to prevent

Didier Drogba’s goal in first half stoppage time gave Chelsea a surprise victory. Read more »

Bayern Munich 2-1 Real Madrid: what type of player to use as the number ten?

April 17, 2012
Bayern Munich 2-1 Real Madrid: what type of player to use as the number ten?

Mario Gomez scored very late to give Bayern a slender advantage going into the second leg. Read more »

Chelsea’s change in defensive system under Roberto Di Matteo

April 16, 2012
Chelsea’s change in defensive system under Roberto Di Matteo

The major change at Chelsea under Roberto Di Matteo has been the difference in the wide positions, stemming from a combination of the change of style, and the change of formation. Read more »