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A natural extension to the first all-English European finals, the first all-English UEFA Super Cup 2018/19 between Liverpool and Chelsea turned out to be an enthralling match; providing plenty of tactical talking points. Liverpool are known in Europe for a certain style of football (although they did change quite a lot of moving pieces in this match) which is engaging to watch with a lot of dynamism. Chelsea, on the other hand, are finding their own identity under new manager Frank Lampard.

The match ended 1-1 in normal time and then 2-2 in extra-time. The game then went to penalties where Liverpool edged out Chelsea by the finest of margins. In this tactical analysis, we’ll discuss all the key points from the match which might also give us an insight into what to expect from both teams in the upcoming season.


UEFA Super Cup 2018/19: Liverpool vs Chelsea - tactical analysis-tactics

Both teams lined up in 4-3-3s but they both employed different tactics for different phases. They also made a few in-game changes.

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