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TFA Today: Mourinho’s tactical revival, how to identify modern tactics in a system, the most interesting team in Germany + Hagi’s philosophy…

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Caio Miguel Pontes is back on this week’s podcast with Adam Scully to talk about how you identify individual tactics within modern tactical systems – it’s a great chat, worth listening back to

As you might have heard, Man City were a bit good against Real Madrid on Wednesday night and it was a game that needed unpacking tactically – Luis Kircher explains what Pep tweaked to lead the club to another Champions League Final

Germany is often a hotbed of interesting tactical systems, so when a team there stands out as being more tactically interesting than others they are worth a deeper look – Sakhu Mpofo breaks down FC Magdeburg in detail

You don’t get many owner/managers in a top-flight – even less so when they are a footballing legend. In Romania, Gheorghe Hagi is on the verge of leading his FCV Farul Constanța club to the title and Fintan O’Reilly explains how

In the week that Aberdeen celebrated 40 years since they beat Real Madrid in the European Cup Winners’ Cup Final, we thought it a good time to explain how Barry Robson has turned their Scottish Premiership season around – Ahmed el-Daly looks at their tactics, unpacking their long balls and counter-attacks

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AS Roma held on to their aggregate scoreline to progress to the UEFA Europa League final last night where they will meet Sevilla – read our tactical analysis of Jose Mourinho‘s tactics with the Giallorossi this season

Fenerbahce beat Trabzonspor last night to keep their title hopes alive – we previously analysed the tactics that Jorge Jesus has implemented with the Turkish giants

Nicolas Gonzalez bagged a brace as Fiorentina came from behind to reach the Europa Conference League final – read our scout report of Gonzalez from when he came up through La Masia

Deniz Undav had an eventful night for Brighton last night, scoring a goal and an OG – read our scout report of the German talisman to see what he brings to De Zerbi’s side

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