Bayern Munich and Paris-Saint Germain advanced to the last 16 during Gameweek 4 of the 2019/20 Champions League. The Coaches’ Voice team of professional coaches have revisited the tactical stories that underpinned victories for both, alongside those from the games involving Manchester City and 2019 runners-up Tottenham.
Real Madrid 6-0 Galatasaray, Group A
The combination of Marcelo, Toni Kroos, Eden Hazard and Karim Benzema along the left inspired the convincing victory that should ease some of the pressure that was building on Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane. Marcelo provided the attacking width, Kroos covered him as a false full-back, while Hazard and Benzema operated in the inside-left channels (below).
Benzema regularly vacated his nominal attacking position, which contributed to right-sided number eight Federico Valverde advancing to attack those spaces around the visitors’ central defence. The impressive Rodrygo could then move inside from wide on the right, with right-back Dani Carvajal pushing into midfield, where he would have been.