Somewhat surprisingly, Hannover made life really difficult for their visitors RB Leipzig in the first half, despite the huge difference between the two teams in the Bundesliga table. However, with a late, late goal and two others in the second half, Leipzig came out on top. This analysis will reveal the crucial tactical elements of this clash.
After their great victory in Düsseldorf, this weekend Leipzig had another away game. The visitors employed a 4-4-2 formation where Diego Demme and new arrival Tyler Adams formed a double pivot. On the other side, Hannover went for a 4-2-3-1 formation in which foreshadowing played a reactionary role.
Control through a defensive manner
Hannover approached this game with a cautious manner which materialised in a 4-4-2 against the ball. Takuma Asano joined Jonathas to form the first line of pressing which aimed to block the middle area, while Nicolai Muller and Florent Muslija dropped beside Pirmin Schwegler and Walace. Hannover thus created a midfield press which aimed to deny the opposition’s progression.
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