Game Intelligence

"When you play a match, it is statistically proven that players actually have the ball 3 minutes on average … So, the most important thing is: what do you do during those 87 minutes when you do not have the ball. That is what determines wether you’re a good player or not." - Johan Cruyff

Sample Analysis Worksheets

As you progress through the different topics below, use these documents to improve your analysis.

Downloadable Blank Pitch

Game Intel: Game Analysis Qs.pdf

Game Analysis Questions

Game Intel: Player Actions.pdf

Player Actions Checklist

Game Intel: Position Specific Qs.pdf

Position-specific Questions

Game Intel_ U9-11 Analysis Questions_ Goal Highlights.pdf

Highlight Analysis Questions


Professional Matches

Each high quality match showcases key points of our playing philosophy.

Real Madrid v Barcelona

La Liga 2017

Barcelona v Manchester Utd

Champions League 2011

Brazil v France

World Cup 2006

Portugal v Spain

World Cup 2018

USA v England

World Cup 2019

Real Madrid v Ajax

Champions League 2019

AC Milan v Liverpool

Champions League 2005

Manchester City v Tottenham

Champions League 2019

In addition to the options provided above, many more full matches can be found for free at https://fullmatchsports.co/.


Talking Tactics

Playing our brand of exciting, attacking football takes preparation & understanding.

The System

At Arsenal FC of Pittsburgh, we aim to have all our teams play using the same style, philosophy and, when possible, system. By playing the same across teams, it allows for a seamless transition when players move up, down or across player pools.

Defensive Shape

High Press / Repress

Counterattack

Building Out of the Back

Midfield Build-up & Rotational Movement

Breaking Down a Low Block


By Position

Take a deep look at some of the world's best in each position.

Goalkeepers

Roman Burki | Borussia Dortmund

Peter Gulasci | RB Leipzig

Central Defenders

Mats Hummels | Borussia Dortmund

Virgil van Dijk | Liverpool

Outside Backs

Joshua Kimmich | FC Bayern Munich

Benjamin Pavard | VfB Stuttgart

Central Midfielders

FC Bayern Munich Midfield Three

Thiago | FC Bayern Munich

Attacking Midfielders

Kai Havertz | Bayer Leverkusen

Philippe Coutinho | FC Bayern Munich

Wingers

Serge Gnabry | FC Bayern Munich

Jadon Sancho | Borussia Dortmund

Forwards

Erling Haaland | Borussia Dortmund

Luka Jovic | Eintracht Frankfurt

Robert Lewandowski | FC Bayern Munich


Set Pieces

A set piece is a goal-scoring chance or a chance to keep possession.

Free kick deliveries

Corner kicks

Throw-ins

Free kick technique

Highlights: Free kicks

Highlights: Free kicks

Highlights: Free kicks

Highlights: Free kicks

Highlights

Elite examples of different parts of the beautiful game.

Saves

100 Best Saves: 2010-2019

Defending


Assists

Goalscorers

Thierry Henry

Marta

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Sergio Aguero

Alex Morgan

Fernando Torres

Karim Benzema

Cristiano Ronaldo

Team Goals

Manchester City

Arsenal

Barcelona

Premier League