Just like after the first international break, it was Neil Warnock’s Cardiff City that were the first to resume into action after the second international break of the season. On Friday night, they faced Garry Monk’s Sheffield Wednesday who had a chance to go top of the EFL Championship with a victory in South Wales.

Both teams were in touching distance of the play-off spots prior to this game which made the encounter even more intriguing. It was a game of two halves where both teams had a completely contrasting 45 minutes each. The first half certainly belonged to the visitors from Sheffield who had a total of 10 shots compared to the home side’s 3. However, the second half experienced a completely reverse scenario where Cardiff grew into a game producing 11 shots in total. Contrarily, ‘the Owls’ lost the momentum and managed to test the home team’s goalkeeper only twice.

The game ended in a one-all draw that seemed to be a fair result considering the contrast in teams’ performance in both halves. This tactical analysis will take a closer look at both teams’ game strategies that lead to such dissimilar 90 minutes.

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