Carlo Ancelotti came out on top in his first clash with Thomas Tuchel, but what did we learn from the Supercup showdown? - © © gettyimages
Carlo Ancelotti came out on top in his first clash with Thomas Tuchel, but what did we learn from the Supercup showdown? - © © gettyimages
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The Coach: What Ancelotti and Tuchel taught me during the Supercup

Florian 'The Scout' may think he was the only one who witnessed FC Bayern München clinch the first title of the season against Borussia Dortmund in Sunday’s Supercup, but he should know 'The Coach' is always watching!

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About James: When it comes to tactics and formations, you’ll struggle to find anyone as keen or as knowledgeable as James 'The Coach' Thorogood. James is Bundesliga obsessed, with Sascha Mölders, Juan Arango and Raul making up his top 3 all-time favourite players. He is regularly spotted discussing tactics with Carlo Ancelotti over a plate of pasta, and has also been seen animatedly moving salt and pepper shakers across the table while out dining with Thomas Tuchel.

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Ancelotti opts against major alterations

In Carlo Ancelotti’s first competitive game as Bayern head coach, I would put their first-half performance down to ring rust as opposed to teething problems. My impression was that the Italian has made minor adjustments as opposed to wholesale changes. Where predecessor Pep Guardiola preferred an interchangeable 4-1-4-1 formation, Ancelotti set his side up in a more rigid 4-3-3 system.

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