Real Madrid was presented in Borussia Dortmund with James in the starting lineup and the consequent tactical modification of Zidane, must not finding a similar Brazilian in its workforce. The bet seemed risky, because under the initial 4-3-3 appeared to effect a 4-2-3-1 defensive phase taking into account the limitations of the Colombian, whose function seemed to focus on that Weigl not distribute the game Germans, while Kroos and Modric lined up in midfield.

Although brave, looking for quick transitions and opening holes in the rear to take advantage of the known white stuck as exemplified in the goal Ronaldo – own tactical system failures were a candy for such electrical and vertical team like Borussia, soon accumulated players around the two islands that were positional visitors midfielders.

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Moreover, the absence of a “broom” element as important as Casemiro in the Real Madrid side were forced to come forward to fill spaces band that did not reach to cover 8 and 19, multiplying the options in deep rival, something observable in the image below.

Although Bale top line pass to the left side of Dortmund, Carvajal is forced to advance its position up to the midfield. Gotze advantage that space backside and Modric have to swap with Madrid. This not only allows a superiority in search of the long pass, but also facilitates a pass line for Aubameyang, since the space between Kroos and Modric is now much longer as James alone is responsible for an individual marking.

Thus, while both Gareth as Ronaldo fell more than on other occasions, he crossed the Rhine box lines with ease in the absence of a disruptor game as important as Casemiro. Despite the local domain, Zizou came the tailwind with a goal from Ronaldo in the kind of play by the French technician had fervently opted to put the 11 on the pitch.

The momentary white victory served as a catalyst on the defensive positional deficiencies of Madrid whose only offensive option was limited to counterattack a few touches, not for convenience or cyclical brainer due to counter but without Casemiro, and although it seems unlikely, the Madrid attacks worse .

The 4-3-3 is shown in the paper as a means uniform line with three players at the same height, but when the truth Casemiro just always sliding down towards the rear, allowing not only a minor involvement of the media especially Kroos- but stagger processing center. When the Madrid regains possession in defense always looking for a Casemiro, which is close to the action, allowing the next pass is a midfielder who is closer to the opposite field that the area, which facilitates and accelerates the arrival of goal rival.

in the next picture can be seen as following the recovery of Varane the three players with more imagination Real are 20 meters from the center of the field , making it difficult not only offensive but the ball out, something Tuchel took the opportunity to steal again and again before a Madrid drowning more and more.

When Real Madrid’s hurt shows that such genetic thrust as the white shirt that allowed him to lock the Dortmund at the start of the second half. We saw in those minutes to a much stronger back thanks to the classic Real 4-4-2 defensive so typical of Ancelotti leaving Ronaldo and Benzema as tips and James left wing, in addition to a Varane after the goal that emerged as the best player of the night on the visitor side.

With the goal of the French, Zidane acted hastily and ushered Kovacic to give balance and consolidate two lines of obstacle to Borussia, with Croatian difficult angle on the left and Kroos as its centerpiece.

Thus, the Madrid yielded to German pressure to give the ball to Tuchel and waiting to counterattack thanks to a very solid positional defense with a tremendously committed Bale left wing. Still, Kovacic is not a defensive MC and although it has great willingness to travel field has no natural intuition to save your position.

If it is true that the goal Schurrle comes in an action that has no tactical impact beyond errors brand in the madridista defense, midfielders fatigue was already evident due to the work done and we must admit that the Borussia walked deserve more than an honorable defeat from minute one.

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Real Madrid was presented in Borussia Dortmund with James in the starting lineup and the consequent tactical modification of Zidane, must not finding a similar Brazilian in its workforce. The bet seemed risky, because under the initial 4-3-3 appeared to effect a 4-2-3-1 defensive phase taking into account the...