Czech Republic vs Portugal – Match Report

1996 European Championships Quarter Final 4 Czech Republic 1 – 0 Portugal Villa Park, Anfield Sunday 23rd June 1996 By Stewart Flaherty (@stewartflaherty) Underdogs Czech Republic rode an impressive defensive performance, and a virtuoso goal from Karel Poborsky to earn a spot in the EURO 96 semi finals with a 1-0 win over Portugal atContinue reading “Czech Republic vs Portugal – Match Report”

Czech Republic vs Portugal – Data Analysis

1996 European Championships Quarter Final 4 Czech Republic 1 – 0 Portugal Villa Park, Anfield Sunday 23rd June 1996 By Alistair Bain (@allybain) To give us some context on the data here is a quick overview of each team: Portugal Attacking Structure Portugal would set up in a 442 diamond system in this match, withContinue reading “Czech Republic vs Portugal – Data Analysis”

Germany vs Croatia – Match Report

1996 European Championships Quarter Final 3 Germany 2 – 1 Croatia Old Trafford, Manchester Sunday 23rd June 1996 By Stewart Flaherty (@stewartflaherty) Germany moved into the semi finals of EURO 96 with a hard fought 2-1 win over Croatia at Old Trafford.  Defender Matthias Sammer was a key presence for the Germans, winning the penaltyContinue reading “Germany vs Croatia – Match Report”

Germany vs Croatia – Data Analysis

1996 European Championships Quarter Final 3 Germany 2 – 1 Croatia Old Trafford, Manchester Sunday 23rd June 1996 By Alistair Bain (@allybain) To give us some context on the data here is a quick overview of each team: Germany Attacking Structure Sammer continued to defend in a deeper role, in much the same way weContinue reading “Germany vs Croatia – Data Analysis”

France vs Holland – Match Report

1996 European Championships Quarter Final 2 France 0 – 0 Holland (France win 5-4 on penalties) Anfield, Liverpool Saturday 22nd June 1996 By Stewart Flaherty (@stewartflaherty) France earned a place in the Euro 96 semi finals after a 5-4 penalty shootout win that followed a hard fought 0-0 game through extra time.  Right back LilianContinue reading “France vs Holland – Match Report”