Red Bull Salzburg returned to European action this week with their tie against Club Brugge in the UEFA Europa League round of 32 tie. The Austrian champions overcame a potentially tough group stage encounter beating the likes of RB Leipzig and Celtic to progress as group winners.

Having avoided a tougher draw, Salzburg would have fancied their chances against the Belgian club to complete the straight forward task of progressing to the next round, but Brugge were not going to roll over so easily. This feature will dissect and examine the different tactical aspects that were key in this game and how Brugge managed to silence the Red Bulls.

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Red Bull Salzburg Club Brugge UEFA Europa League Tactical Analysis Statistics
Team sheet of Club Brugge vs Red Bull Salzburg [Credit: Wyscout]
Marco Rose lined up in his usual 4-3-1-2 looking to use his four dynamic midfielders to supplement his two in-form strikers. The full-backs would be used for width to try and get in behind the Brugge defensive line. Stefan Lainer and Andreas Ulmer have been in fine form for Salzburg this season and were instrumental in their victories against RB Leipzig and Celtic providing the impetus and supplying crosses that led to their goals.

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