Feature, Symbolbild, der Spielball auf dem Sockel mit Bundesliga Logo. Deutschland, Stuttgart, 05.03.2022, Fussball, Bundesliga: VfB Stuttgart vs Borussia Moenchengladbach, Saison 2021/2022, 25. Spieltag, Mercedes-Benz Arena Foto: A2 Bildagentur/Peter Hartenfelser DFL/DFB REGULATIONS PROHIBIT ANY USE OF PHOTOGRAPHS AS IMAGE SEQUENCES AND/OR QUASI-VIDEO. *** Feature, symbol image, the match ball on the base with Bundesliga logo Germany, Stuttgart, 05 03 2022, football, Bundesliga VfB Stuttgart vs Borussia Moenchengladbach, season 2021 2022, 25 match day, Mercedes Benz Arena Foto A2 Bildagentur Peter Hartenfelser DFL DFB REGULATIONS PROHIBIT ANY USE OF PHOTOGRAPHS AS IMAGE SEQUENCES AND OR QUASI VIDEO

Ahead of this match, Eintracht Frankfurt got 10 points out of their first six matches while Werder Bremen had seven points after the same amount of Bundesliga games. Usually, you expect both teams to get more points out of the first matches. However, Frankfurt currently live through a change as they sold several important players including Luka Jović and Sébastien Haller and brought in new players.

On the other side, Bremen have, at the moment, very important players who are injured. In light of these factors, the start of this season was for these two teams quite acceptable.

In this tactical analysis, we will look at both teams’ tactics and try to examine why the match ended 2-2.


Bundesliga 2019/20: Eintracht Frankfurt vs Werder Bremen - tactical analysis tactics
The line-ups

Adi Hütter lined his team up in their conventional 3-5-2 formation. Frederik Rönnow was the man between the sticks since Kevin Trapp is currently injured. The back three was made of the Austrian Martin Hinteregger, Makoto Hasebe and Almamy Touré. Filip Kostić and Danny da Costa provided width as full-backs.

The central midfield was occupied by Sebastian Rode, Djibril Sow and the Japanese Daichi Kamada. The two Portuguese strikers André Silva and Gonçalo Paciência were upfront.

On the other side, Florian Kohfeldt decided to go with a 4-1-4-1 formation with Leonardo Bittencourt as the lone striker. The German is usually an offensive midfielder, but Yuya Osako, Fin Bartels and Niclas Füllkrug are currently injured and because of that he had to play up front. Milot Rashica and the 19-years-old Josh Sargent were the wingers. Davy Klaassen and Maximilian Eggestein played in front of Nuri Şahin in the central midfield.

The back four consisted of Marco Friedl, Christian Groß, Miloš Veljković and Theodor Gebre Selassie. Due to the big number of defenders, Groß was once more centre-back even though he usually just plays for the second team of Bremen. Jiri Pavlenka was, as usual, the goalkeeper.

If you want to read the full tactical breakdown of this game, head over to totalfootballanalysis.com

If you love tactical analysis, then you’ll love the digital magazines from totalfootballanalysis.com – a guaranteed 100+ pages of pure tactical analysis covering topics from the Premier League, Serie A, La Liga, Bundesliga and many, many more. Buy your copy of the October issue for just ₤4.99 here