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When a team from the top of the table meets another one from the relegation zone, it usually doesn’t hold too much tactical interest due to the huge distance between the teams in performance which results in an easy three points for the stronger team. However, the match between Borussia Dortmund and Stuttgart in the Bundesliga was a rare, different case, since it was a difficult victory for Dortmund despite the 3-1 result. This tactical analysis will reveal why Dortmund struggled against a team from the bottom end of the table.

The game was a tactical battle between the two sides as Stuttgart’s approach made a massive task for the home side and caused a goalless first half. It even seemed it would be a 1-1 draw until the 84th minute, but with a clinical end game, Dortmund saved the day and collected the much-needed three points.

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