The UEFA Champions League is back after the international fixtures. This is the third game of the group and SK Slavia Prag played against Barcelona at the Sinobo Stadium. The home team had been producing dominant performances in domestic competition. Their only defeat this season came from Borussia Dortmund’s game. Jindřich Trpišovský’s tactics were praised and they also played their own style of football against Barcelona.

Barcelona secured a three-nil victory in SD Eibar’s home ground. Ernesto Valverde also treated this game seriously, playing the strongest team in the Czech Republic. The return of Lionel Messi in recent weeks gave Barcelona a lot of positives.

In this tactical analysis, we will show you the tactical battle between Slavia and Barcelona, and how these tactics resulted in Barcelona’s victory.


UEFA Champions League 2019/20: Slavia vs Barcelona - tactical analysis tactics
Lineups of both teams

Trpišovský’s team started in a 4-3-1-2 formation. Tomáš Souček, the skipper is currently the top scorer of Slavia in domestic competition. 29-year-old midfielder Josef Hušbauer has rotated again in the Champions League, while Petr Ševčík and Souček played together in the midfield. Their Nigerian striker, Peter Olayinka scored six goals this season, and he also started.

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