So were we 3-3-3-1 in the second half as well? I thought we switched more to a 4-2-3-1, but I could be wrong. Either way, there was a big space between Davis and the backline that we did not adjust to, and LAG finally began exploiting in that one 20 minute stretch (think of how much time Zlatan had when he drifted back). Marsch should have adjusted and brought Adams more centrally there to support the CBs. It also seemed that the team turned off for a stretch there. I felt that was very unlike the team, and the past weeks we haven't really been tuned up. Marsch mentioned this before the game as well.
Tough to really describe either half with a straight-forward numerical system, the movement up front was pretty abstract. First half looked kinda like a 5-3-2 with Royer playing way up on the left wing, second half a little more like a 4-3-3 with Valot moving into the RW spot. Kaku played deeper than our CAM's ever have which gave the team a pretty fresh look, it was a joy watching him distribute from that spot all game.
Maybe something like this, 1st half on the left 2nd half on the right? edit: couple others pointed out correctly that Murillo really just dropped into Collin's spot with Adams out at RWB. Different look in the 2nd half just came from having a more traditional RW with Valot.
Davis is an interesting choice for the lone defensive midfield spot - he plays smart and has a decent motor but isn't a natural ball winner. He's not gonna scare anyone away from trying to play down the middle of the field. Adams has better closing speed and better tackling, but is a little more of a wildcard. Not an easy decision for Marsch, but I agree with you that it would have been nice to see Adams drop a little more central in the second half.