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Tactical Analysis: Bayern Munich’s continued dominance against Barcelona shows just how far the Catalans...

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Just under 13 months after that historic 8-2 demolition in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal, Barcelona and Bayern Munich were back at it -...
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Performance Analysis: Cristiano Ronaldo’s Dream Manchester United Return against Newcastle United

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Over 12 years after his last match for Manchester United - the 2009 UEFA Champions League final which saw Barcelona emerge with the coveted...
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Tactical Analysis: Hansi Flick’s managerial debut for the German National Team against Liechtenstein

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After Louis van Gaal's outing with the Dutch national team, Hansi Flick became the second man in two days to make a return to...
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Tactical Analysis: Louis van Gaal’s solid return to management with the Dutch National Team...

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Just over seven years after the end of his last stint with the Dutch national team, Louis van Gaal was back again. This time, he...
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Tactical Analysis: Tottenham Hotspur’s counter-attacking free-for-all against Manchester City

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It just keeps on giving. We've only seen 10 Premier League matches in 2021/22, but we already have three shock results as new-boys Brentford outclassed...
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Tactical Analysis: How Manchester United’s 4-2-3-1/4-3-3 hybrid tore Leeds United apart

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It's back, and it's back with an absolute bang. Matchday 1 of the 2021/22 English Premier League has already delivered some absolute thrillers, including Brentford's...
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Scout Report: Romelu Lukaku is the perfect addition to Chelsea’s fearsome attack

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This transfer window keeps getting crazier and crazier. Just days after Manchester City smashed the British transfer record to sign Jack Grealish, Chelsea have come...
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Scout Report: How Paris Saint-Germain can integrate Lionel Messi to their star-studded side

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Did anyone see that coming even a week ago? After a stunning set of events that saw Lionel Messi prevented from signing a contract extension...
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Olympic Men’s Football Round-up: Brazil go back-to-back in Japan

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Less than a couple of weeks after the end of the European Championships and Copa América, international football was spotted at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics...
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Scout Report: What Jack Grealish can add to Manchester City’s already-exceptional squad

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After a fairly long and drawn out period of speculation and reports (where people went as far as analysing body language in training ground...
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Scout Report: How Raphaël Varane will bolster Manchester United’s defence

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Manchester United are not messing about this summer, as they have only gone and struck a deal that will see Raphaël Varane join the...
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Data Analysis: Why Arsenal value Emile Smith Rowe so highly

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With a new five-year contract and the famous number 10 shirt to boot, Emile Smith Rowe is here to stay at Arsenal (sorry Aston...
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Tactical Analysis: How England nearly caught Italy off guard in the Euro 2020 final

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This was it. A month, 50 games, and 140 goals after the curtain-raiser in Rome between Turkey and Italy, this was the ultimate stage...
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Tactical Analysis: How Argentina’s disciplined defending helped them beat Brazil in the Copa América...

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After 27 matches of enthralling South American football, we reached the final of the 2021 Copa América, where Brazil and Argentina were set to do...
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Tactical Analysis: England and Denmark’s closely-matched Euro semifinal at Wembley

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In the literal sense of the song, it had already come home as both the semi-finals and final were to be played at Wembley...
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Tactical Analysis: How Italy outclassed Belgium in the Euros

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The 16th edition of the European Championships has continued to deliver football and entertainment of the highest order at the quarter-final stage. The biggest clash...
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Scout Report: How Manchester United should use Jadon Sancho

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After over a year's worth of reports, rumours, and the deal being this close to completion, Jadon Sancho is finally set to be joining Manchester...
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Tactical Analysis: How England found a way past Germany in the Euros

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After three days of tournament football at its chaotic and unpredictable best, the UEFA European Championship's round of 16 drew to a close. The last...
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Opposition Analysis: What England should expect to see from Germany

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The group stage of Euro 2020 is done and dusted, so now it's time for the really serious business - the knockout phase. We are...
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Euro 2020 Matchday 3 Review: Danish delight, unstoppable Italy, & much more

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The last round of the group stage in Euro 2020 certainly was the most dramatic, as there were 13 qualification spots up for grabs...
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Euro 2020 Matchday 2 Review: Italy, Belgium and Netherlands progress, Scotland hold England, Germany...

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The second matchday of Euro 2020 once again featured 24 nations participating in 12 fixtures across the six groups, and there is lots to...
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Tactical Analysis: How Scotland’s in-match adjustments contained England in the Euros

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For the 100th time in a competitive football match, less-than-friendly neighbours England and Scotland prepared to face each other. This was their first clash at...
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Euro 2020 Matchday 1 Review: France edge past Germany, Southgate finds a winning formula...

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Over a year later than what was initially planned, the 16th edition of the Euros kicked off in Rome. 24 nations, divided into six groups...
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U21 European Championship Report: Germany triumph as Vitinha and Baku among other impress

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Every scout's favourite competition - the under-21 Euros - has just drawn to a close in 2021. After exciting action and drama all around the...
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Scout Report: Aurélien Tchouaméni’s performance at the U21 Euros shows why Chelsea, Manchester United,...

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The football world is in no mood to relent right now because just two days after the Champions League final, the Under-21 European Championship's...
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How Thomas Tuchel came in and revitalised Chelsea’s season

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Precisely midway through the 2020/21 Premier League season, Chelsea sacked Frank Lampard and almost immediately brought Thomas Tuchel in as his replacement. At the time,...
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Tactical Analysis: How Manchester City undid themselves against Chelsea in the Champions League final

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After three encounters this season in the Premier League and FA Cup, Manchester City and Chelsea squared off in the biggest match of the...
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Tactical Analysis: How Villarreal’s adaptability helped them beat Manchester United in the UEFA Europa...

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In the second-last match of continental football in Europe for the 2020/21 season, Villarreal and Manchester United prepared to square off for the Europa...
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Scout Report: How Ibrahima Konaté can bolster Liverpool’s defence

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Another transfer window, another chance for Liverpool to add a centre-back or two to their squad. After injuries stripped them of all of their senior...