New coach, same players, different approach – this is the best way to describe FC Porto start to the 2017/18 season. The pre-season indicators were confirmed in the first official game, a resounding 4-0 home win over Estoril. Without new players so far (except some key returns from loan and the goalkeeper Vaná), the new coach, […]
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim has been one of the biggest surprises in European football. Until recently, they were the only unbeatable team in Europe and currently, they are fighting for a Champions League spot in Bundesliga. All this while being led by Julian Nagelsmann, the youngest coach in Bundesliga history. Nagelsmann, 29 years old, is managing Hoffenheim […]
2016 was an emotional year for the “Tricolor” fans. After a terrible startup at Campeonato Carioca, with only 2 victories, a draw and 3 defeats, coach Eduardo Batista was dismissed from office on February 25. The experienced Levir Culpi replaced him, leading Fluminense to win the Primeira Liga 2016 in less than two months, a competition with clubs from Minas […]
Rafa Benítez is the major responsible for the excellent campaign of Newcastle after the ups and downs of 2015/2016 season. He initiated the season commanding Real Madrid in Champions League, that the Merengues won, but ended without avoiding the relegation of Magpies to the Championship. With only 10 games in the Premier League, the Spanish manager […]
After giving Juventus a run for their money last season, expectations were high for Nápoles. Maurizio Sarri’s team dealt very well with the departure of their record-breaking striker Gonzalo Higuain and started the new season with the same offensive punch and beautifully played football. Arkadiuz Milik did his part to help Napoli fans to forget […]
Roma did not have the perfect start in this season. The Giallorossi are now in 2nd place with 19 points in 9 games, the same amount of points as AC Milan, but struggled in the first few matchdays.
Offensive Phase This will be the second season that the former Captain and now football coach Luis Enrique trains Barcelona FC, therefore the possession and 1-4-3-3 formation traditions continues. On the construction zone, the left back (Jordi Alba) and right back (Sergi Roberto) played close to the side bar giving length to Barcelona´s game. Busquets and […]
Tactical System France opted to change the system in the defensive process, revealing a 1-4-4-2 for a better occupation of the center lane. This is due to the German offensive model that includes a lot of players between the lines.
During the stage group, Croatia presented us with some refined moments and a quality football. Mixing some world stars like Modric and Rakitic, with some young talented players like Brozovic, Coric, Jedvaj and Kovacic this is one of the most promising national teams in Europe.