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How Inter could get a set piece advantage over City, how Vizela were the best-performing team in Portugal compared to payroll and more…

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Today, we have a niche preview of Saturday’s massive match, a look at some Portuguese overachievement and remind you what you might have missed yesterday.

The European Champions League Final takes place on Saturday in Istanbul and Karim El-shesheiny looks at how set pieces could play a part and how either side could exploit some weaknesses

In Portugal, Vizela finished 11th this season with the 6th best defence – nothing too exciting there until you learn they did it with the lowest payroll and changed coach twice. Rui Martins explains the tactics behind their defensive resilience

Jacob Neestrup is proving to be one of Europe’s brightest young coaches with the work he is doing at FC Copenhagen – Adam Scully explains why

In South Korea, Ulsan Hyundai are in command of the K-League – Fintan explains how their cold-blooded attack works

Takayuki Yoshida’s high-intensity tactics have seen Vissel Kobe make an early play for the J-League title in Japan – Kevin Martin breaks down his philosophy for you

Gotham FC top the NWSL – Selim Ben Hmida explains their positional flexibility and defensive compactness

Hayley Ruso looks set to move from Man City Women to Real Madrid Femenino this summer – Beth Limb looks at why this could be a very astute signing

In this week’s TFA Scouted Podcast, Bryant Marques joins Adam to talk about Mads Bistrup – a player they feel will become a key part of Thomas Frank’s Brentford pressing machine

Last week, we launched our Euro U21 Tactical Preview Magazine – in our latest edition of the digital magazine read by thousands of people in the professional game each month, we tactically preview all 16 nations in the tournament with five full data-driven articles looking at players you should keep an eye on along with 5x data viz shorts for you to enjoy.

This preview magazine is 198 pages – it’s a beast, but with it you will understand how each team attacks, how they defend, what they do in between and their key players.

Each of our analysts will put their neck on the line and tell you where they think each country will get to during the tournament – who will win the whole thing?

You can get your copy immediately by becoming a TFA member for just €5.99 a month now – along with our monster monthly magazine you get a second TFA Scouted magazine mid-month, where we tell you about 20+ under-the-radar talents. You also get 40+ articles a month delivered daily on the websites. On top of that you get access to the archives of 8,000+ tactical, data and scouting analysis articles from the last five years!

Royal Antwerp lifted their first league title for 66 years at the weekend in dramatic fashion – read our analysis of Mark van Bommel’s tactics with the Belgian champions

Galway United thrashed Finn Harps 6-0 yesterday in the League of Ireland First Division – we recently analysed the Irish side’s high-pressing tactics under John Caulfield

Malmo FF moved back to the top of the Allsvenskan with another win yesterday over Degerfors – we have a tactical analysis of Henrikh Rydstrom’s relationist tactics with the Swedish giants

Club Leon drew first blood in the CONCACAF Champions League final, winning the first leg 1-0 against LAFC – we recently analysed the Mexican side’s tactics under young coach Nicolás Larcamón

And all this will keep you going until tomorrow – come and join the squad!

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