Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Blues Setting the Benchmark for In-Game Technology

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Blues Setting the Benchmark for In-Game Technology

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WHEN the TV cameras cut to the City bench this weekend keep an eye on Rodolfo Borrell and the rest of the coaches as they gather around a tablet device.

This is the latest tool being used by City to try and gain an edge in the Premier League and chief operating officer Omar Berrada has given an insight into the way it works and how it's helping Pep Guardiola and his staff.

The SAP Challenger Insights equipment is used during the game to help show substitutes who they should be marking and what roles they should carry out when they come on to the pitch.

In a week when analysis tools have hit the headlines following Marcelo Bielsa's hour-long presentation to reporters on his own methods at Leeds United, in the wake of the spy-gate scandal, City are looking to exploit an advantage of their own during games. …

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