THE WAVE: Schalke 04 v Real Madrid

FOOTBALL – Real Madrid defeated Schalke 04 in the first leg of the 2014/15 Champions League Last 16. The wave below shows Schalke in red and Real Madrid in blue. Schalke failed to score a goal when they had two pressing moments, while Real Madrid were much more effective, scoring twice without pressing much more than the Germans. Continue reading

ANALYSE THIS: The Ageing Game

FOOTBALL – Manchester City opened its new £200 million academy in December 2014 but young talents have been given very little opportunity at City in recent seasons. A new piece of research by Infostrada Sports’ Head of Analysis Simon Gleave looks at how the age structures of teams in the Premier League have changed and why Manchester City are probably on the verge of needing a serious change in order to sustain their success of recent years.

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