Built up as one of the most important North London derbies of our time, the match did not disappoint. Wenger giving Spurs the respect they deserved lined up with two out and out defensive midfielders in Elneny and Coquelin. Ramsey instead of moving out wide to form a 4-2-3-1, took up a position in between the centre and the right of midfield forming a distorted 4-3-3. This way of lining up meant that the play was congested towards the centre and the left of Arsenal’s midfield leaving the right side free for both opposing full backs.
Pep Guardiola and his Bayern team were at their scintillating best. Only Pep can make a team line up in a 4-3-3 and change shapes multiple times to a 5-2-2-1 or a 3-4-3 depending on the way you see it. The idea was to split the field laterally into 2 halves with the imaginary line drawn from Neuer through Vidal to Lewandowski.
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