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The huge success of last Wyscout Forum at Stamford Bridge by numbers

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Wyscout Forum is back: the world's leading transfer market event to start at Stamford Bridge

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Expressing game dominance in soccer with the Invasion Index

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Pedro Leon's Movement is such a weapon for Eibar

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André Silva: an insight on the new AC Milan’s striker

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Sergio Ramos: the defender-goleador

Since the second San Paolo goal was considered an own goal by Dries Mertens, it cannot be said that Sergio Ramos has become the defender able to score the most goals with the Real Madrid jersey. With 67 goals from 2005..
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Karim Benzema key movements during Real Madrid counter-attack

Very few teams in the world are as dangerous as Real Madrid in counter-attack. The technical and athletic dominance of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale obviously plays a key role, but Real's counter-attack would not be as effective without Karim Benzema..
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The importance of Sebastian Rudy in Hoffenheim's Build-Up

Sebastian Rudy has unquestionably been one of the key driving forces behind Hoffenheim's excellent Bundesliga campaign so far under budding young manager Julian Nagelsmann. And in his side's domineering 5-2 win against Ingolstadt on the weekend..
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Alessandro Rossi: characteristics of a U19 top-scorer

Alessandro Rossi promises to continue the long tradition of Italian centre forwards who combine effort and substance. He hasn't scored since 21 January, exactly one month ago, and yet he is still the top goalscorer in the Italian U19 Group A, and he has maintained an average of 1 goal..
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Radja Nainggolan: The new key factor in Roma's play

Antonio Conte wanted him at Chelsea, but Radja Nainggolan stayed with Roma to establish himself as one of the most interesting midfielders on the international scene. And not only. In the new 3-4-2-1 formation enacted by Luciano Spalletti, he is managing to emerge as a true..
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Trigueros’ role in Villarreal offensive action against Seville

In the match between Seville and Villarreal, with the home team dominating the ball, Villarreal had in Manu Trigueros the player with the difficult job of maintain possession after recovering the ball..
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Three offensive strategies to face opponent's high press

Only some teams manage to create a sufficient temporary spatial advantage for coming out to play, with quality, in the 1st building-up phase..
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Impact of the three-man defence on European elite teams

For years, use of a three-man defence has been limited to just a few isolated cases and primarily connected to opposing views. Strictly defensive football like that..
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Senegal’s Mané and Keita special offensive transition

In a competition like the African Cup of Nations (CAF), where the balance is traditionally shifted by the expectation of technical or athletic ..
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Inter’s Roberto Gagliardini: dynamisms and tactical eclecticism

On Wednesday evening, Inter finalized an important reinforcement for its midfield with the acquisition of Roberto Gagliardini from Atalanta. The 'nerazzurri' invested two million Euro for the six-month loan of the player, adding another 20 for the buyback obligation..
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The Wyscout Apps

It is something more than an intuitive software and than a simple to use tool available to technical staff. The Wyscout platform is a loyal co-worker...
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Bundesliga's shoot and goal accuracy in numbers

At the end of the first half of the season, the Bundesliga is now taking its winter break. We are now exactly at the half-way point, the right time to analyse the performance of the predominant strikers in the German league after 16 matches.
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Mourinho's tactical flexibility as key factor for Man United race

Understanding the culture, context, club, coach and player is shown to be fundamental today when beginning any training process and simultaneously any analysis of the game..
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Diego Costa Statistics: tactical eclecticism and shot accuracy

One of the secrets of Antonio Conte's Chelsea that took the lead in Premier League with a series of incredible, conclusive wins, is the polish that Diego Costa rediscovered ...
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Viktor Tsygankov: a young talent

The wings of the old days are no more, the ones that dribbled and always created numerical superiority. Anyone who agrees with this statement has never seen Viktor Tsygankov at work. The Dinamo Kiev nineteen year-old has already shown his skills in this part of the season and in Champions League on the team coached by Serhij Rebrov..

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