Tactical Analysis: Bangladesh vs India 🇧🇩0-2🇮🇳

The analysis talks about India's tactical play in all 4 phases of the game in relation to Bangladesh's strategies

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India in possession: 1st phase
The Blue Tigers dominated the game with 74% possession. Bangladesh was very lenient with the press in the opposition half, hence the 1st phase of build-up was less challenging
India in possession: 2nd phase
The structural composition was key to progress the ball into the offensive half.
Establishing the PRINCIPLES of support for successive ball progression
Final third entries with the help of movements from the forwards @manvir_singh07 and @chetrisunil11
The following example shows how the team didn't exhibit mechanical patterns but were fluid and dynamic in their space occupation and combinations
@BrandonFern10's this pass was one of the very few breakthroughs straight through the heart of Bangladesh defense. This move depicts Bangladesh's defensive disciplines and how it could have been the perfect warning sign to change things (a reference to India's 1st goal)
Ashique for Bipin was a link for like change positionally but Yasir for Udanta incorporated some tactical tweaks. Yasir played as an LCM in place of Suresh who moved to the RB position. Suresh didn't invert as a midfielder but was rather tasked to provide width on the right side
Bringing in fresh legs and maintaining a structure that respects everyone's strenghts was imperative. @stimac_igor's team managed to do that along with adding more attacking reinforcement
Analysis of the 1st goal:
It raises a lot of questions for Bangladesh as there were clear warning signs, could they have modified their pressing system? could they have changed their formation to adapt?
Analysis of the 2nd goal:
India's attack to defense transitions:
Transitions were something India had to be wary of knowing how good Bangladesh was at it. India's in-possession structure provides a great balance to deal with negative transitions.
Bangladesh's best chance in transitions and how India defended against it:
Suresh played as an inverted midfielder when India was in possession hence dropping back to his RB position was convenient. His communication and coordination with Udanta as to take a position and to press were top notch.
India's pressing structure:
India's hunger to win the ball back was commendable. Sandesh wanted to be the first to all headers and we could see that as he swapped sides with Sana when the goal-kick was delivered to the right. @SandeshJhingan and @subhasis_bose15 won 5(5) and 6(7) aerial duels respectively
@SandeshJhingan and @GlanMartins would often double up on the target while the rest of the defense would provide cover to win 2nd balls. Most of the 1st headers are well directed towards Chhetri to ensure possession.
India's defense to attack transitions:
Some exquisite touches from @chetrisunil11 and India were presented with some exciting counter-attacking opportunities yet the killer passes could have certainly been better

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