Tactical Review: Atletico Madrid 1 - 3 Real Madrid; 2019 La Liga - football

Tactical Review: Atletico Madrid 1 - 3 Real Madrid; 2019 La Liga



Real Madrid left the Wanda Metropolitano with full points on matchday 23 confidently defeating a stoic Atletico Madrid side. Solari?s men continued their impressive form to supplant their local rivals in the standings and continue to make up ground on Barcelona. Los Blancos? line-up included Reguilon, Vazquez, and Vinicius who appear to be default starters with Marcelo and Bale beginning the game on the bench.

Soccerway website

Courtois resumed in net following Navas? exploits in midweek against Barcelona. The visitors utilized several key tactics to secure the win including a conservative shape, fast transitions, fluid possession play aided by lateral triangles, and isolation matchups.
Atletico?s press and aggressive recovery play Atletico began the match on the front foot applying significant pressure in Real Madrid?s defensive third substantially disrupting the latter?s build-up play. Real Madrid?s struggles breaking through the first line of pressure were evident as they lacked continuity in their passing sequences and couldn?t progress into the next phase easily.

Part of the issue was simply Real Madrid settling into the match and Atletico riding the energy of their home stadium. However, beyond this, Atletico aggressively engaged players on the ball based on specific scenarios such as opposition defending players facing backwards/sideways.
The press formed part of their attacking strategy as the Rojiblancos looked to swiftly...
source: managingmadrid
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