Guardiola’s Plan D (or F?) worked, but BVB kept up and showed that they’re still one of the five best teams in Europe. Munich were able to put the spotlight on themselves not only with the victory but their tactical adaptation.
Bayern go down against the Dortmund Pressing machine. Jürgen Klopp came up against Guardiola’s brand new tactic experiment with something special. How did he know? Probably because Klopp like Floyd Mayweather exists in the future.
Ciro Immobile has joined BVB. What sets the Italian league’s top goal-scorer apart and how does he fit into the Borussia system?
Counter-pressing leads to Bayern’s winning goal. In a great game on a very high tactical level, Bayern break their BVB curse.
Hertha BSC is celebrating their best start to a season ever. They convince with their strong transitions during their 1:0 victory over HSV. On the other hand, HSV is missing the right kind of balance.
A Frankfurt team in crisis met Schalke 04 in a fight for the fourth Champions-League berth. Eintracht won three potentially crucial points in a game of differing flank usage.
This rounds top matchup was played by Bayer 04 Leverkusen and Bayern Munich. After the weak performance against Arsenal, the record champions needed to improve, even though the championship seems to be already wrapped up.
The opening game between FC Bayern and Borussia Mönchengladbach was a special game for tactic fetishists.
A wasted first half of the season, outstanding performances after the winter break. FC Augsburg’s inspiring tactical direction and the resulting style of play is something to marvel at. We are going to look at their chances to avoid relegation during the last two games.
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 – Dortmund simply knew how to do it better.