In Bayern Munichâ€™s first defeat in 2013, Schweinsteiger and Ribery were sorely missed against Arsenal. Bayernâ€™s problems mainly arose out of a lack of presence in central attacking midfield.
In the second leg of the round of 16 game between Barcelona and AC Milan is bound to become one of the all-time classics of the UEFA Champions League.
The media, all experts, and fans of both teams seemed to agree: In the last two seasons, Dortmund’s superiority was largely due to their superior tactics. Pressing or counterpessing â€“ Dortmund simply knew how to do it better.
Spurs hosted Internazionale, the perhaps most interesting game of the Europa League round of sixteen.
Hoffenheim versus Bayern â€“ not as one-sided as could have been expected.
Counter-pressing leads to Bayernâ€™s winning goal. In a great game on a very high tactical level, Bayern break their BVB curse.
This season Manchester United seems to lack the defensive strengths they had in previous seasons.