Barcelona Rises: A Tactical Review

Barcelona Rises: A Tactical Review

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Tactical Review: Real Varane 1-1 FC Barcelona

Tactical Review: Real Varane 1-1 FC Barcelona

Three clear storylines have emerged in the aftermath of the most recent Clásico:

  •  RAPHAËL VARANE!
  • Wasteful Barça
  • A surprisingly end-to-end affair replete with heroic defending

There is a fourth, perhaps limited by its tactical scope, but it deserves mentioning: Real Madrid employing a 4-2-4.

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Tactical Review: FC Barcelona 2-2 Real Madrid CF

Tactical Review: FC Barcelona 2-2 Real Madrid CF

In the end, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid left Sunday’s El Clásico as they entered, with eight points still separating the most bitter of rivals in La Liga’s table.

But both sides certainly did their damndest to leave with three points of their own.

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Tactical Questions for Sunday’s Clásico

Tactical Questions for Sunday’s Clásico

While estimates of viewers for Sunday’s El Clásico reach upwards of 400 million, here are but three questions ahead of the first league meeting of Barcelona and Real Madrid this campaign.

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Tactical Review: FC Barcelona 3-2 Spartak Moscow

Tactical Review: FC Barcelona 3-2 Spartak Moscow

While the fashion of victory for Barcelona over Spartak Moscow to open Group G of the 2012-13 Champions League wasn’t as effortless as some cules would have liked, it wasn’t altogether unexpected: Unai Emery, Moscow’s manager, continually brought a game side against Barça during his time at the helm of Valencia.

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