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Alessandro Rossi - motion without the ball

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Radja Nainggolan: The new key factor in Roma's play

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Trigueros’ role in Villarreal offensive action against Seville

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Three offensive strategies to face opponent's high press

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Impact of the three-man defence on European elite teams

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How is Mike Phelan saving Hull City: tactics and key players

Hull City started the season with 12 fully fit senior players, a caretaker manager, absolutely no votes of confidence from the media, and yet with two wins...

Domenico Berardi, technique of a great forward

When the leagues resume, Domenico Berardi will not be on the pitch due to injury. Before the break, however, he managed to get to...

psg and man united formula to control the opponent and avoid counter-attack

The offensive set-up of any team shall depend on the technical quality of its executors...

Oliver Burke at RB Leipzig: strength, speed and individual technique

19 year-old Oliver Burke, sold by Nottingham Forest to RB Leipzig for €15.2 million this summer, became the most expensive Scottish player in history.

What should Arsenal expect from new-look Southampton

After what was, for the most part, yet another anxious transfer window, Arsenal's supporters now find themselves in a curious position.

Juventus new tactical setup and key players after the transfer window

Juventus was one of the most active clubs during the summer transfer market...

Ivan Jurić’s Genoa after Gasperini: new attacking tactics and formation

The beginning of a new cycle for Genoa involves some softer and expected changes...

Ancelotti’s Bayern uses PEP Guardiola strategy vs Bremen: “Salida de balón”

Carlo Ancelotti appeared at the presentation press conference before the reporters and his new fans, stating: "I will not drastically...

Fullbacks’ role in Pep Guardiola Tactical System

At FC Barcelona Pep Guardiola started to revolutionise the way of envisaging football, through the positional play that is characteristic of him. He drew inspiration from his coaches and he evolved...

Spurs look ahead to Liverpool match with new signing Janssen and Wanyama

By the standards of this particularly excitable transfer window, Tottenham’s summer captures have been markedly low key. Maurico Pochettino...

Backline build-up: Guardiola, Emery, Sampaoli and De Boer’s teams

Guardiola, Emery and Sampaoli choose to seek superiority building up with the two centre defenders and a midfielder who drops back between the two to act as playmaker.

Manchester City new striker Gabriel Jesus

You can certainly see why Original Ronaldo (Originaldo, if you will) sees so much of himself in Manchester City’s new signing Gabriel Jesus.

Reinventing teams' tactics: 3 top managers in the EPL

All the high-performing football teams in the world reinvent their self when new players join them. Clubs necessarily experience transformations so that this results in a sustained performance - if possible with quality play.

Awareness: How to defend on the opposite half

In order to describe how marking can best work as a fundamental defensive tactic, we used Hummels, a centre back who came up under the leadership of three great coaches...

Video analysis: Set pieces as determining factors to create scoring opportunities

The rate of set pieces in an important football event like Euro 2016 has always been a subject of interest...

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