Barcelona 5-0 Villarreal: Guardiola switches to a 3-4-3 (diamond) and Barca run riot

August 29, 2011
Barcelona 5-0 Villarreal: Guardiola switches to a 3-4-3 (diamond) and Barca run riot

Barcelona demolished a lacklustre Villarreal side in their first La Liga game of the season. Read more »

Manchester United 8-2 Arsenal: Wenger’s heaviest defeat as Arsenal manager

August 28, 2011
Manchester United 8-2 Arsenal: Wenger’s heaviest defeat as Arsenal manager

An astonishing game ended with a resounding Manchester United victory. Read more »

Tottenham 1-5 Manchester City: Dzeko scores four but City impressive across the pitch

August 28, 2011
Tottenham 1-5 Manchester City: Dzeko scores four but City impressive across the pitch

Manchester City produced an excellent performance to maintain their 100% start to the season. Read more »

Guardiola ends the European Super Cup final with six central midfielders

August 28, 2011
Guardiola ends the European Super Cup final with six central midfielders

Usually ZM looks at sides’ starting line-ups for matches, before assessing how the shape changed as the game went on. Read more »

Leverkusen 0-0 Dortmund: two similar systems cancel each other out

August 27, 2011
Leverkusen 0-0 Dortmund: two similar systems cancel each other out

Arguably the first ‘big’ game of the European League season produced a fairly uninspiring 0-0 draw. Read more »