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Conte’s Juventus storm back from 2-0 down to draw 3-3 at Napoli

November 30, 2011
Conte’s Juventus storm back from 2-0 down to draw 3-3 at Napoli

One of the good things about a very tactical match is that the coaches are pressed for the reasons they made particular decisions at the post-match press conference.
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Eight points on Lazio 0-1 Juventus

November 28, 2011
Eight points on Lazio 0-1 Juventus

Another important, impressive victory for Juventus over a fellow title challenger. Here are eight observations on the game.
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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 Mamés.
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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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