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TFA Today: How have Al-Nassr changed to accommodate Ronaldo plus a deep dive into Sporting Braga’s tactics that might bring Champions League football…

In Thursday’s Total Football Analysis Today Newsletter (subscribe below, it’s good stuff) you will find a look at how Al-Nassr are fitting Cristiano Ronaldo into their attack, the latest player off the Independiente del Valle production line and a deep dive into Sporting Braga’s tactics – plus the usual analytical run around the top European leagues!

Cristiano Ronaldo left Europe an unwanted man and landed at Rudi Garcia’s Al-Nassr, leaving the coach with the issue of changing his tactics to accommodate the CR7 machine – Ahmed el-Daly has a look at how this is looking on the pitch

Club Brugge Nxt were quick to snap up the next potential Ecuadorian great from IdV – Brandon Liss scouts Joel Ordonez and looks at why he could be a household name in the near future

Sporting Braga are surprising many by sitting 3rd in Portugal’s Primeira Liga – Bryant Marques looks closely at the tactics employed by Artur Jorge, paying particular attention to the attacking positional play

Leeds United failed to persuade Vallecano coach Iraolo to take over at Elland Road – on La Liga Analysis, Raghav Sharma takes a look at the metrics underpinning the Spanish team’s excellent season so far

Raghav then heads to Germany to explain why Rani Khedira has been vital to Union Berlin’s drive up the table

On Serie A Analysis, Souhardya Biswas analyses a great bit of transfer business by Udinese – their signing of Matheus Martins

Celtic have mined the Asian market well in recent times, and January saw them sign South Korean Oh Hyeon-Gyu – Souhardya looks at the numbers behind his season so far

And then we head back to Portugal, looking at why the numbers suggest that Goncalo Guedes was far from a flop at Wolves and Benfica have done superbly to get him back on loan

Adam has the archives…

Wilfried Gnonto scored the opener for Leeds United at Old Trafford in an entertaining 2-2 vs Manchester United last night – read our scout report on the young Italian who is in flying form right now

Georgios Giakoumakis has officially moved to MLS side Atlanta United from Celtic, a move in which TFA provided assistance – read our scout report of the Greek goalscorer

Bristol City Women beat the London City Lionesses 3-1 in the Women’s Championship yesterday – read our tactical analysis of Bristol’s potent attack here

Stina Blackstenius scored the winner to send Arsenal into the Conti Cup final with a 1-0 win over Man City – read our scout report of one of the Gunners’ most influential attackers

Enjoy and we’ll be back tomorrow!

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