For the first time ever, Paris-Saint-Germain have reached the final of the UEFA Champions League. Beating out Borussia Dortmund in the Round of 16 paved the way for PSG to play Atalanta and surprise semi-finalists RB Leipzig upon a return to the competition in August, where they now await German giants Bayern Munich in the final on Sunday. Under the fantastic management of Thomas Tuchel, PSG have been extraordinarily good. Some might argue that their path to the final was a tad easier than previous finalists of the competition, but it would be hard to argue PSG to be undeserving of their place in the final with such a star-studded lineup. The Ligue 1 champions have scored 25 goals in Champions League play thus far, conceding just 5 in the process. Here is a Tactical Analysis of Thomas Tuchel's PSG as we head toward the 2019-20 UEFA Champions League Final.
Paris Saint Germain have developed a well-oiled system under Thomas Tuchel. The tactical flexibility of players like Dani Alves and Julian Draxler have allowed the French giants to flourish in a number of different systems, seemingly chopping and changing their formation every week without ever missing a beat. However, without star men up top like … Continue reading PSG Fruitless Without Cavani & Mbappe
It seems that one of the only stories to follow this winter in the January transfer window is the ongoing saga at PSG involving a new defensive midfielder. With the likes of Thiago Motta, Marco Verratti and Adrien Rabiot, defensive midfield has never been a problem area for Les Rouge-et-Bleu in recent years. However, all of … Continue reading Doucoure, Weigl and Gueye? Why are PSG after a new defensive midfielder?
I've been watching Borussia Dortmund since 2010. Back in those days, Dortmund was the best team in the Bundesliga. They immediately caught my attention for their exciting attacking play and verve. Every game was full of excitement and instantly, the Black and Yellows became my favourite club. Things haven't been as good as of late, … Continue reading Borussia Dortmund Should Have Never Sacked Thomas Tuchel
Continuing to get their business done early, that is before the transfer window even opens, Borussia Dortmund have completed their second signing of the summer as Monchengladbach's Mahmoud Dahoud joins Thomas Tuchel's ever-growing side. The signing comes a month after Bayer Leverkusen defender Omer Toprak confirmed that he would be joining BVB on a free … Continue reading Mahmoud Dahoud Joins Borussia Dortmund
How good has the UEFA Champions League been this year?! The Round of 16's first week of second leg fixtures did not disappoint in any regard and was one of the most exciting weeks of action the tournament has ever seen. March 7th-8th saw unsurprising results like Real Madrid and Bayern Munich thumping their opponents in … Continue reading UEFA Champions League Team of the Week Round of 16 (March 7-8)
This is an article that is long overdue. Ousmane Dembele has quickly become one of The Mastermind's favourite footballers this season in such a short span of time, taking to his new club better than anyone could have ever hoped for. Nobody expected Ousmane Dembele to have this big of an impact for Borussia Dortmund … Continue reading Ousmane Dembele Is The Best Teenager In World Football
In an incredibly entertaining match of football, Borussia Dortmund and 1899 Hoffenheim cancelled each other out in a 2-2 draw as this weekend in the German Bundesliga looks set to be another fiery one. Unfortunately, one of the main headlines of the match was the poor refereeing performance of German referee Benjamin Brand. The referee … Continue reading Ref Ruins The Show as Borussia Dortmund Draw Hoffenheim
Marco Reus has been outstanding for Borussia Dortmund since returning from injury at the end of November and it just leaves us asking the question: where would Borussia Dortmund be right now had he not been injured for the first three months of this season? Scoring goals has hardly ever been a problem for Borussia … Continue reading The X Factor: What’s Been Missing For Borussia Dortmund: Marco Reus
It's been a long time awaiting the return of Marco Reus to the Borussia Dortmund team ever since his terrible injury occurred just weeks before the start of Euro 2016. But the German midfielder finally returned to the side on Tuesday and was back with a bang, scoring a hat-trick as Borussia Dortmund thrashed Polish … Continue reading Borussia Dortmund 8-4 Legia Warszawa: Marco Reus Back With A Bang
Borussia Dortmund weren't brilliant by any means against second place Hertha Berlin in the German Bundesliga and without the likes of Marco Reus, Sokratis, Lukasz Piszczek and Andre Schurrle they are seemingly starting to struggle again against tough opposition. Valentin Stocker opened the scoring soon after the start of the second half after a sublime backheel … Continue reading Borussia Dortmund 1-1 Hertha Berlin: The Dirty Side of the Game
Thomas Tuchel is normally very strict over his players' diets but he was so happy and impressed with the the way his team played on Thursday night against Legia Warsaw that he gave them all ice cream in training yesterday! That ice cream certainly has seemed to have given BVB a boost as they were … Continue reading Borussia Dortmund 6-0 Darmstadt Review