Welcome to the latest edition of Tighe's Tactics Board, where we take a tactical and analytical look at UEFA Champions League action from Wednesday and Thursday night.
On the agenda this week: Bayern Munich's free-flowing, yet solid, display and Porto's...failings.
A Team of Two Halves
Bayern Munich's 3-1 victory in Moscow marked the club's sixth successive away victory and 10th successive win overall in the UEFA Champions League, breaking two records and etching their names into the history books of the competition.
It was a little flaky at times—no pun intended—as the snow fell heavily on the outskirts of Europe. Playing at minus-6 centigrade on a slippery surface is incredibly difficult, with misplaced passes and misjudged balls the theme of the opening 10 minutes.
It eventually led the visitors to record their lowest pass-completion percentage of the tournament so far—albeit a pretty impressive 88 percent—and Javi Martinez in particular struggled early on.