Art on a Football Pitch – Vincent Kompany’s Unique 4-4-2 Tactics

The 4-4-2 Kompany employs leads to energetic, attacking football with strong buildup play, swift and fluid connections between players in the final third, and a sturdy defense. This article breaks down his unique take on such a tried-and-tested formation that has seemed to lose favor among the top teams recently.… Read More Art on a Football Pitch – Vincent Kompany’s Unique 4-4-2 Tactics

Silkeborg IF 0-1 Brøndby IF: Analysis & Recommendations for Brøndby Ahead of Identical Fixture on April 10th

This article first analyzes Brøndby and Silkeborg’s tactics­ before detailing some recommendations for how Brøndby can ensure they beat Silkeborg again, but this time with a more complete performance and dominate the game.… Read More Silkeborg IF 0-1 Brøndby IF: Analysis & Recommendations for Brøndby Ahead of Identical Fixture on April 10th

Analyzing Gimpo FC’s First K League 2 Match: A Great League Debut 1-2 Win Away at Gwangju FC

This article analyzes the tactics Gimpo FC manager Ko Jeong-woon employed to beat Gwangju FC 1-2 in the opening round of the 2022 K League 2. Gimpo came away the better side defensively and possibly offensively as well, earning three well-deserved points.… Read More Analyzing Gimpo FC’s First K League 2 Match: A Great League Debut 1-2 Win Away at Gwangju FC

How Did Tottenham Stifle Manchester City’s Attack? Analyzing Nuno Espírito Santo’s Defensive Tactics in City’s Buildup

Nuno Espírito Santo out-smarted Pep Guardiola in the Premier League’s top-billed match of the opening weekend. Espírito Santo’s tactics allowed him to beat last season’s champions and stop one of their strongest aspects of play—their buildup that enables endless, dangerous, flowing attacks. This article analyzes those tactics.… Read More How Did Tottenham Stifle Manchester City’s Attack? Analyzing Nuno Espírito Santo’s Defensive Tactics in City’s Buildup

RSC Anderlecht Dominate 10-Man RFC Seraing 3-0: Analysis of Kompany’s First Win of the 21/22 Pro League

Article by Ben Griffis. This is the third analysis of Café Tactiques’s season-long Belgian Jupiler Pro League project where we will analyze many matches before creating a tactical profile of teams at the end of the season. RSC Anderlecht beat 10-man RFC Seraing in a game of two halves which saw Vincent Kompany earn his… Read More RSC Anderlecht Dominate 10-Man RFC Seraing 3-0: Analysis of Kompany’s First Win of the 21/22 Pro League