Bundesliga 2021-22 Matchday 3 – Tactical Review

The Bundesliga continues to entertain as ever, with intriguing tactics as the managerial merry go round of last year settles down to a simmer. Matchday 3 saw Wolfsburg come out on top in a crucial match against Leipzig, Bayern smash Hertha Berlin and a fast-paced five goal thriller between Freiburg and Stuttgart. Here is our tactical review of some of the key matches.

Dortmund grind out win, but remain terrible in transition – Match Analysis

How can a team with so much verticality be so terrible in transition? Well, welcome to Signal Iduna Park. Dortmund will always score goals, but they will always make life difficult themselves by simply being poor in transition, and poor from set-pieces. That’s exactly how 1899 Hoffenheim got back into the game not once but twice, and how they could have put the game to bed themselves had Gregor Kobel not been in such fine form. Here is our analysis.

How Nagelsmann’s Hoffenheim inspired me to fall in love with the Bundesliga

Quinnie Nguyen takes a look back at 1899 Hoffenheim in 2016-17, under the influence of Julian Nagelsmann and how the team inspired him to fall in love with the Bundesliga.