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Athletic 2-2 Barcelona: Bielsa stifles Barca by telling his players to stick tightly to opponents

November 7, 2011
Athletic 2-2 Barcelona: Bielsa stifles Barca by telling his players to stick tightly to opponents

Marcelo Bielsa’s tactics managed to hold Barcelona to a draw in an exciting match at the San Mam├ęs.
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Napoli 2-0 Udinese: 3-4-3 against 3-5-1-1, and Mazzarri beats Guidolin

October 26, 2011
Napoli 2-0 Udinese: 3-4-3 against 3-5-1-1, and Mazzarri beats Guidolin

An interesting first half, and ultimately a convincing win for Walter Mazzarri’s side.
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Lazio 2-1 Roma: Full-backs give Roma the early advantage but Lazio nick it late on

October 16, 2011
Lazio 2-1 Roma: Full-backs give Roma the early advantage but Lazio nick it late on

A game that turned on a red card and penalty decision – Luis Enrique won the early battle, but Eddy Reja’s side came through for him in stoppage time.
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Mihajlovic manages to push Napoli out of shape

September 25, 2011
Mihajlovic manages to push Napoli out of shape

An interesting feature of Napoli’s 0-0 draw with Fiorentina last night was the sight of a back three up against a front three, with Sinisa Mihajlovic exploiting Napoli’s weakness on the flanks.
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Napoli 3-1 Milan: Counter-attack and Cavani hat-trick

September 18, 2011
Napoli 3-1 Milan: Counter-attack and Cavani hat-trick

Hat-trick specialist Edinson Cavani bagged another as Napoli confirmed their title potential.
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