Alaves snatched a point at home against Atletico Madrid in La Liga, with Lucas Perez saving the day for a 1-1 draw. Atletico Madrid missed their chance to go second in the La Liga table, and now have one win in their last five. This tactical analysis will look into how this match came to a stalemate.


Alavés lined-up in a 4-4-2 formation, with Magallán and Laguardía manning the middle of the defence. Either side of them sat Rubén Duarte and Martín, who had Luis Rioja and Aleíx Vidal ahead of them. In central midfield was Wakaso and Manu García, with Joselu and Pérez partnering as strikers.

La Liga 2019/20: Alaves vs Atletico Madrid - tactical analysis tactics

Atletico Madrid came out in a 4-1-4-1 shape, with Lodi and Arías playing either side of Hermoso and Felipe, who partnered at centre-half. Marcos Llorente sat just ahead of the back-four, with Hector Herrera and Saúl in-front of him in support. Lemar and Correa started on the wings, with a sole striker in the form of Diego Costa through the middle.

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