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  • August 30, 2014

    Player Positional Tracker: FC Augsburg v Dortmund (29/08/14)

    By Colin Trainor
  • FC Augsburg 2 vs 3 Borussia Dortmund

    BVB got back to winning ways after their GW 1 defeat at home to Bayer Leverkusen.

    In this PPT I have divided the game into the two halves; this should leave for easier analysis as each half will run on loop.  As usual, click on the gifs to open them in a larger window.

    1st Half

    • During the opening quarter, BVB largely attacked down the right side through Piszczek and Mikhitaryan.  In fact for large parts of the game, Dortmund used the right side to attack.
    • During the opening quarter Augsburg had very little possession in their attacking half.  Their possession was centred around their two centre backs who had a lot of the ball
    • As a result of the fact that the ball spent so much time in Augsburg’s half, the Dortmund defence kept a very high line
    • Kehl as a DM for Dortmund played very deep, almost like another centre back.  This allowed Dortmund to play a lop side shape with Durm remaining defensive on the left side and Piszczek attacking down the right.


    2nd Half

    • Augsburg got into the game a little more in the second half; with Baier involved in the opening 15 minutes of the second half
    • BVB’s centre back, Subotic and Sokratis, were much deeper in the second half than Kehl (and Bender after his introduction) – this wasn’t the case in the first half


    Article by Colin Trainor