Analysis: How Does Hwang Hee-chan Replace Timo Werner at RB Leipzig?

Timo Werner had undoubtedly played a significant role in RB Leipzig’s progress from a Bundesliga newly-promoted club to an established top-four side. In the last four seasons, Werner had made 159 appearances while also scoring 95 goals, racking up a record of 0.6 goals per match. Those numbers made him the all-time top scorer of…

Jesse Marsch’s Principles for Pressing and How to Coach Them

Before the 19/20 season, the relatively unknown American Jesse Marsch was named as the new head coach of Red Bull Salzburg. Born in Wisconsin 1973, Jesse started his footballing career first as a player, playing in the MLS before continuing his coaching career in the same league, joining New York Red Bulls in 2015. Marsch’s first…

Analysis: RB Leipzig Ruthlessly Exploit Schalke 04’s Structural Issues

RB Leipzig travelled to Gelsenkirchen on Bundesliga Matchday 23 to take on Schalke 04. The result was a 5-0 win in favour of the visitors, who remain in 2nd place while Schalke themselves remain in 6th place despite their performance. Let’s take a look at the tactical battle that played out. Line-ups Schalke 04 (3-4-1-2): Nübel…

Analysis: Advantage RB Leipzig in Champions League Round of 16

What promised to be a very exciting tactical game before the actual kick-off, turned out to be a rather one-sided one, where RB Leipzig took all the initiative and controlled possession for the majority of the game, creating several lethal attacks and chances. The only goal of the game came from a penalty even though…