RB Leipzig 2-0 Borussia Dortmund | Tactical Analysis


Leipzig showed the advantages of playing with 3 at the back in the first goal against Borussia Dortmund. Blaswich in the build-up, pass to Malen and Orban came out to press without blocking the passing line to the free player, Simakan.

The center back receives and has plenty of space to carry the ball into the opponent’s half, as Brandt has Szoboszlai on his back.

Can appears to help but Brandt makes a bad press allowing the pass to Szoboszlai. Again Lepzig has superiority as Can has to defend 2 players.

This allows Simakan to be unmarked again and he sees the gap left between fullback and center back, as Henrichs is giving width, forcing the left back, Ryerson, to come out to defend him. 

Simakan attacks the space, receives, beats Hummels on the run and Sule makes a serious mistake defending Timo Werner badly, which allows the striker a comfortable first-time finish.

A perfect goal for Marco Rose’s team to qualify for the semi-finals.

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