Manchester City’s defensive midfield pair is the latest development in a quarter-century-old tactical argument between friends.
Some numbers-free background on how soccer uses data.
Three ways Marcelo Bielsa tried to exploit Liverpool’s defense.
And shouldn’t Thiago’s be higher—like, a lot higher—than Wijnaldum’s?
A goal, a mission statement, and a letter about making soccer make sense.
Tomorrow is another season.
Ignore the warnings. Bayern’s center backs are exactly where they need to be.
But does that really matter if he might be the best player in the world?
Today probably won’t be his last Champions League game. But when has Barcelona’s last great midfielder ever been predictable?
And that’s exactly why they’re so good.
Three defensive weaknesses that could doom Gian Piero Gasperini’s brilliant goal machine.
How new research on off-ball advantage can help us spot Barça's problem breaking down a low block.
How City's strikerless look against Madrid echoed an old Clásico and reminded us it's never just been about possession.