December 17, 2017

Tactical Analysis: Bayer Leverkusen 1-1 Schalke

November 30, 2015 Ryan Tank 0

Issues in Leverkusen’s build-up structure Both teams fielded similar basic shapes, 4-2-3-1, but displayed different positional play. As ever, the front four (Calhanoglu, Mehmedi, Bellarabi, and Hernandez) in Roger Schmidt’s system frequently switch areas and narrow their […]

Thoughts on Bundesliga MatchDay 14

November 30, 2015 Gerry Wittmann 0

On MatchDay 14 weekend, there were 26 goals scored despite two scoreless draws being played.  Of the seven German clubs involved in midweek European play, none were defeated this weekend, but only two, Bayern Munich […]

Match Preview: Werder Bremen v Hamburg

November 27, 2015 Mathew Burt 0

It’s the 103rd Nordderby this weekend as arch rivals Werder Bremen and Hamburger SV go head-to-head at the Weser Stadion. The hosts find themselves really struggling for form at the moment, while the visitors are […]

Bundesliga Match Day 14 Picks

November 27, 2015 Randall Hauk 0

At least I’m consistent? Again, just three matches picked correctly. Two matches pushed, though, so I got just four wrong. That’s close to .500! As I recover from a Thanksgiving full of food, beer, fun, […]

Tactical Analysis: Schalke 1 – 3 FC Bayern

November 24, 2015 Ryan Tank 1

Andre Breitenreiter fielded his Schalke side in a 5-4-1 basic shape that would be transformed into something like 3-4-3 during attacking build-up. This was a defensive-minded approach with a deep block and quick counters whenever the opportunity occurred. […]

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