The tactical battle of the biggest game for matchday 26 of the Bundesliga saw Lucien Favre of Gladbach victorious over Pep, in what is becoming one of the best tactical duels in the league.
El Clasico is the most popular club football match in the world. It has arguably the two most powerful clubs in Europe facing off with a large amount of star players. Technical stars such as Benzema, Modric, Marcelo, Iniesta, and Messi faced off in this match and made it particularly exciting to watch.
Historically the biggest match in English football, the latest edition of this great rivalry served up the drama, controversy but overall the quality this fixture has become famous for.
Karanka’s Middlesbrough failed to make it 3 wins out of 3 in their recent matches against promotion rivals in what is shaping up to be an excitingly close battle between the top 4 teams.
Coming off of a historical win at Yankee Stadium last weekend, New York City FC hit the road to take on the Colorado Rapids. In Saturday evening’s contest NYCFC held off the Rapids’ 21-shot onslaught to move to five points.
“We face one of the biggest challenges in football – to win against an Italian side who only need a draw.”
At least Klopp was right about one thing on Wednesday night (unless you count the post match – “we deserved to lose”),
“Monaco is Atletico-Lite”
This is how many of us here at Spielverlagerung describe Monaco. This match against Arsenal showed exactly why they are behind a team like Atletico Madrid in some regards.
Atletico Madrid scraped past Bayer Leverkusen at the Vincente Calderon to make it into the Champions League quarter-finals. Just like the first leg, it was a tight affair played between two teams that revolve their play around intense pressing and quick transitions.
In the second match of the 2015 Major League Soccer campaign, Columbus Crew beat Eastern Conference rival Toronto 2-0 on Saturday night.
It was unlikely that this year’s edition of Chelsea-PSG in the Champions league would top last year’s in terms of drama, but it certainly did and was an interesting match tactically too.