Dienstag, 28.03.2017

Borussia Dortmund’s Impressive Peak under Tuchel

The high fullbacks force Odds to either put pressure on the buildup diamond or fall back to avoid overloads on the wing. Complete control of the center is taken by Dortmund and they penetrate the defense from this locus of control with their deep playmakers.

In the beginning of Tuchel’s tenure as head coach in Dortmund a special product developed on the field due to the interaction of the style of play from the previous coach and his own. The team was in a transition phase where they were moving from Jurgen Klopp who was known for his intense, compact, and dynamic style of play both in and out of possession, to former Mainz coach Thomas Tuchel.

PSG trounce unintense Barcelona

Luis Enrique’s Barcelona side made the enviable trip to Paris on Valentine’s day for a last-16 first leg clash with Paris Saint-Germain. Both sides are experiencing average domestic campaigns by their lofty recent standards and the Champions League thus takes on great significance as an alternative way of enjoying a successful season.

CL Final: Real Madrid – Atletico Madrid 1:1 (5:3 Penalties)

Cristiano Ronaldo scored the deciding penalty in the shootout at the San Siro to win Real Madrid an eleventh Champions League, and elevate Zinedine Zidane to the pantheon of the six other coaches who have won the European Cup as both a player and a manager. A classic match, however, it most certainly was not, with both teams struggling in key areas of their game.