Posts Tagged ‘ bielsa ’

Marseille 2-3 PSG: Bielsa’s pressing has positives and negatives

April 8, 2015
Marseille 2-3 PSG: Bielsa’s pressing has positives and negatives

Paris Saint-German attacked directly and created lots of chances against a ludicrously proactive Marseille side who pressed extremely intensely until they tired. PSG maintain their position at the top, with Marseille in third, behind Lyon. Marseille selection Marcelo Bielsa was without suspended defensive midfielder Giannelli Imbula, so Mario Lemina came into the side. Jeremy Morel returned on...
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Pass completion and possession

May 16, 2014
Pass completion and possession

Last week’s graph proved reasonably popular, so here’s another… This graph is much simpler. It shows the average possession along the bottom, and the pass completion rate along the left. These two metrics are generally considered to be, more or less, the same thing. They measure how well each side passes the ball. If your pass...
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Atletico Madrid 3-0 Athletic Bilbao: Falcao wins the Europa League again

May 9, 2012
Atletico Madrid 3-0 Athletic Bilbao: Falcao wins the Europa League again

Atletico Madrid lifted the UEFA Cup for the second time in three years.
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Athletic Bilbao’s movement v Sporting

April 26, 2012
Athletic Bilbao’s movement v Sporting

Athletic Bilbao are through to the Europa League final after a 3-1 second leg victory over Sporting Lisbon at the San Mames.
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Manchester United 2-3 Athletic Bilbao: United unable to deal with pressing and high tempo

March 8, 2012
Manchester United 2-3 Athletic Bilbao: United unable to deal with pressing and high tempo

Athletic produced an extremely impressive performance, and take a decent lead back to Bilbao.
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