Football's Most Commonly Made Tactical Mistakes

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Football's Most Commonly Made Tactical Mistakes
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Even the great Mourinho's best-made pre-match tactical plans went astray against Dortmund

How often in football do you hear the phrase: “The manager got his tactics completely wrong” following a defeat?  Quite often, as most losses are almost always preventable and result from some tactical error made on the field of play.

Even Real Madrid head coach Jose Mourinho blamed his own defenders for failing to carry out the pre-match tactical plans put in place to neuter Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski following Wednesday night’s Champions League semi-final first leg at the Westfalenstadion.

And so here we examine some of the more regularly-seen tactical mistakes in football:

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