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Benfica 0-2 Barcelona: Sanchez and Fabregas exploit the space between Pereira and Jardel

October 4, 2012
Benfica 0-2 Barcelona: Sanchez and Fabregas exploit the space between Pereira and Jardel

Barcelona constantly attacked into an inside-left position in their comfortable victory over Benfica. Jorge Jesus chose 4-1-4-1ish system with Nemanja Matic sitting deep in midfield and Bruno Rodrigo having most license to get forward. Oscar Cardozo wasn’t fit, so Lima started alone upfront. Tito Vilanova brought back Carles Puyol into defence, while Cesc Fabregas played in...
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Chelsea 2-2 Juventus: Juve take advantage of their areas of strength

September 19, 2012
Chelsea 2-2 Juventus: Juve take advantage of their areas of strength

Oscar’s strikes gave Chelsea two-goal lead, but Juventus found a way back into the game. Roberto Di Matteo selected Oscar as the central playmaker in his 4-2-3-1, with Juan Mata on the bench. The rest of the side was as expected. Antonio Conte (and assistant Massimo Carrera) named the expected side. There were no major surprises in the...
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Real Madrid 3-2 Manchester City: second half switches leave City exposed down their right

September 19, 2012
Real Madrid 3-2 Manchester City: second half switches leave City exposed down their right

An excellent match, defined by a chaotic final 15 minutes. Jose Mourinho surprisingly named Michael Essien, rather than Mesut Ozil or Luka Modric, in the centre of his midfield. Sergio Ramos was dropped, with Raphael Varane starting at centre-back instead. Roberto Mancini also made a surprise selection decision, with Matija Nastasic starting over Joleon Lescott at...
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Bayern 1-1 Chelsea: Chelsea win it on penalties

May 20, 2012
Bayern 1-1 Chelsea: Chelsea win it on penalties

Chelsea lifted the European Cup after a tight match was decided on penalties.
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Atletico Madrid 3-0 Athletic Bilbao: Falcao wins the Europa League again

May 9, 2012
Atletico Madrid 3-0 Athletic Bilbao: Falcao wins the Europa League again

Atletico Madrid lifted the UEFA Cup for the second time in three years.
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