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A Gambian star you need to know about, Man City’s excellent set-plays explained and how to win matches without the ball…

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Don’t miss this week’s TFA #Scouted #Podcast where Adam and Bryant talk about a Gambian star heading to Europe

BMG sacked Daniel Farke last season (he’s currently being linked to Celtic) and have appointed Gerardo Seoane – Rui Martins looks at where it went wrong for Farke and what Seoane brings to the Gladbach table tactically

To win a treble you’ve got to be pretty good at everything, right? A lot is talked about Man City’s tactical game under Pep but not much is mentioned about their set-piece game – Karim breaks down their excellent deadball work

Yesterday, we kicked off the week analysing Saturday’s historic Champions League Final which saw Inter frustrate City for long periods before Pep Guardiola’s team finally found a way to secure the treble. Fintan O’Reilly looks at Inzaghi’s tactics and how the plan very nearly came together

West Ham also lifted a European trophy last week, beating Fiorentina in the Conference League Final. Selim Ben Hmida has a match analysis explaining West Ham’s compact defensive structure and attacking plan on the night

Karim Benzema has left the Real Madrid building and there is speculation aplenty around how they will replace him. Using TFA’s xGOLD tool (where we mine for expected gold using football data), Scott Martin has some interesting suggestions

Sevilla finished their season strong under Mendilibar – winning the Europa League and not being dragged into the final-day La Liga relegation craziness. Fintan O’Reilly takes a look at where they’ve transformed themselves and what else needs to change going into next season

Fewer and fewer teams are winning games by dominating possession, says Adam Scully – and he has a prime example in Cincinnati of MLS under Pat Noonan. Let him explain how they are proving that you don’t always need the ball in modern football

In Canada, Pacific FC are off to a flying start under James Merriman – Beth Limb breaks down his dynamic tactics to explain their early season form

Claudio Ranieri has successfully managed to guide Cagliari back to the Serie A despite being outside the playoffs when he took over – read our analysis of the Tinkerman’s tactics with the Sardinian club

David Raya is in talks with Tottenham Hotspur over a potential move this summer – we previously wrote a scout report on the Spaniard when he had his first great season with Brentford

Orlando Pride picked up a big three points over the Portland Thorns yesterday – we recently analysed the side’s tactics this season under Seb Hines

Houssem Aouar has successfully completed his move to AS Roma after leaving Lyon on a free transfer – read our analysis of the technical midfielder to see why the Giallorossi have completed an astute bit of business

That’s it for today – we are back at the same time tomorrow.

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