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Ajax 2 – 0 PSV: Impressive pressing performance leaves PSV no chance

March 25, 2012

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This clash between two Eredivisie title contenders may go down as one of the best games Ajax played under their current manager, Frank de Boer. The home side pressed PSV all over the pitch and the successive dominance in possession allowed them to continue an intense pressing level throughout the full ninety minutes. PSV proved […]

PSV 3 – 1 Vitesse: Not as convincing as the score line suggests

January 28, 2012

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Although the final score line would suggest otherwise, PSV had a lack of grip on their opponents. Aided by an out-of-the-blue opening goal by Tim Matavz, they were given the opportunity to sit back and counter, a game much better executed than their pressing style that formed plan A. Vitesse, meanwhile, defended well up till […]

Twente 2 – 2 PSV: Match data analysis of a balanced affair

October 30, 2011

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Having lost both Eredivisie encounters with Twente in his previous season with PSV, manager Fred Rutten seemed intent on preventing this happening again. In the end PSV trailed the eventual champions Ajax by four points, having won only two of a potential twelve points in the double clashes with direct title rivals Twente and Ajax. […]

PSV 2 – 2 Ajax: Does match data confirm the naked eye observations?

September 20, 2011

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The thrilling encounter between PSV and Ajax, which ended in a 2-2 final score after Ajax came back twice, has been reviewed on 11tegen11 immediately after the match had ended. Now that the match data, provided by InStat Football, has come in, it might be interesting to revisit some of the statements made on the […]

PSV 2 – 2 Ajax: Fair result in a very passionate match

September 18, 2011

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The first of this season’s clashes between two of the Eredivisie top three teams produced a passionate match that ended in a 2-2 draw, respecting the fact that, in terms of footballing quality, both sides put in an equal share. However, during various phases of the game one of either teams dominated the other, making […]

Match Stats analysis of PSV – Legia 1-0: Lessons for Frank de Boer

September 17, 2011

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With the support of InStat Football, who kindly provided match stats on this game, 11tegen11 is able to dive into the stats behind PSV’s disappointing 1-0 home victory over Legia Warszawa in the first match of the Europa League group stage. This review will focus on numbers rather than naked eye tactical observations and will […]

Why PSV is better off with an offensive 4-3-3 formation

August 30, 2011

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Only six games into the season, PSV manager Fred Rutten has seen his side transform from a toothless bunch to a free scoring title contender. This post will first glance over the match tactics involved, in order to identify the positive changes made by Rutten, before taking a dive into some detailed match stats to […]