Three things Bayern Munich can learn from Borussia Dortmund?s 2-0 loss to Atletico Madrid - football

Three things Bayern Munich can learn from Borussia Dortmund?s 2-0 loss to Atletico Madrid



With the Klassiker coming up, here?s a report on the enemy.
Der Klassiker will be won or lost on the wings
As expected of a Spanish side, Atletico Madrid were set up to play a narrow game, while Borussia Dortmund did the typical German thing of attacking on the wings. Diego Simeone likely anticipated this and chose to set his team up in a solid 4-4-2 formation, with defensively strong wingers and fullbacks guarding the flanks.
With the likes of Juanfran and Angel Correa on the right and Filipe Luis and Saul Niguez on the left, the Spaniards managed to shut down service to Dortmund?s forwards. Dortmund dominated possession but Madrid?s fullbacks were like a wall they couldn?t overcome.
Paco Alcacer cut a lonely figure in the box as he was completely deprived of any kind of service. By the time he was subbed off for Mario Gotze, he had managed to register only 14 touches and zero shots. It was so bad that he could probably exchange horror stories with Robert Lewandowski over a cup of coffee. Marco Reus, who played as an attacking midfielder, struggled to get involved in the buildup. Defensively, whenever Atletico?s fullbacks got forward to join the attack and provide some width, Dortmund really struggled to deal with them. Atletico?s first goal was scored by Saul and assisted by Luis ? both of whom played out wide. As we all know, Bayern Munich like to play on the wings, so this is a little bit of good news for us. However, we lack the ability to set up a strong 4-...
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