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Author: Joao Nuno Fonseca

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As a fan you might potentially think that Bayern Munich vs Juventus was a game where the result couldn’t have been predicted. But as a coach one would have, because using different styles and different way of thinking always give the chance to go beyond.

In my opinion it was an epic game. When footballers play naturally keeping their heads up and without constantly looking at the foot/ball… Always checking the free spaces to pass on, draw the opponent to a certain area and kick the ball in the space behind… At this stage you’ve already reached a level that might be very difficult to beat, associated with a very important aspect: staying focused until the last second!

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola is a mirror of this culture: always keep ball possession and go beyond the game itself!

So, what made the difference in the Bayern Munich vs Juventus match?

Juventus’ strategy was clear from the first seconds. They entered this game trying to avoid Bayern Munich’s build-up, with high pressing in defensive organization.

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While Juventus had control of the ball (offensive organization), most of the players were looking for Morata as a support up front to confuse Bayern Munich’s defensive line, especially with the wings’ inside diagonal movements.

In the 1 st goal scored, the error began with Vidal’s position, which allowed Khedira to move forward in the middle (!). In their defensive transitions, Bayern Munich players had troubles stopping Morata: they needed to focus more on the ball carrier.

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The 2 nd goal perfectly shows this issue, since Bayern players left free space on the side for Cuadrado to arrive in the box alone and dribble forward to score.

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Guardiola’s stress on the wingers spreading out to the entire breadth of the pitch created confusion/indecision for the opponent, especially for the fullbacks, while shifting (defensive organization).

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Also Xabi Alonso had an important role covering the defensive line: he appeared between the center fullbacks when they were defending.

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For the 2 goals conceded during the 90 minutes, Juventus allowed Bayern Munich to score them both in the same basic way. In the two images below, you can see that Lewandowski and Muller appear to be alone in the middle of the box without anyone marking them. In both situations, Bonucci and Barzagli made the same mistake.

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Pep Guardiola showed Bayern Munich is a fantastic ‘orchestra’ even though some of the players may have played a wrong ‘note’.

There was an intensity of the structure, always trying to find the proper space behind the pressing lines. There was the intelligence of Massimiliano Allegri pressing with a high-block and trying to prevent the opponents from playing,

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but the similarity of the goals conceded during the 90 minutes, due to a lack of marking the men inside the box, requires a review.

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Joao Nuno Fonseca

Senior Football Match Analyst

 

Joao Nuno Fonseca hold an MSc in Sports Training with specialisation in Football under the guidance of the Professor Jose Guilherme. Start his professional career during University in Academica de Coimbra – 1st Division Portugal, as match analyst for the historical club. Won the Portuguese Cup in 2012 against Sporting Lisbon. Currently is Senior Football Match Analyst for ASPIRE Academy in Doha – Qatar and U19 Qatar National Team.

www.joaonunofonseca.com

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