Mourinho tries to counter Messi’s false nine role by pushing Carvalho up the pitch

August 18, 2011
Mourinho tries to counter Messi’s false nine role by pushing Carvalho up the pitch

One of the notable features from the second leg of the Spanish Supercopa was the positioning of Ricardo Carvalho, and his response to Lionel Messi’s movement into deep, slightly right-sided positions. Read more »

Arsenal 1-0 Udinese: Early Walcott goal gives Arsenal the advantage

August 16, 2011
Arsenal 1-0 Udinese: Early Walcott goal gives Arsenal the advantage

Udinese constantly threatened on the counter-attack but failed to beat Wojciech Szczesny. Read more »

Eight points on Real Madrid 2-2 Barcelona

August 16, 2011
Eight points on Real Madrid 2-2 Barcelona

The 2011/12 Spanish season started with an open, exciting Supercopa first leg between Barcelona and Real. Read more »

Stoke 0-0 Chelsea: Villas Boas starts with draw

August 14, 2011
Stoke 0-0 Chelsea: Villas Boas starts with draw

A decent game, but a 0-0 draw in Andre Villas Boas’ first game in charge of Chelsea. Read more »

Milan 2-1 Inter: Gasperini’s 3-5-1-1 dominates first half, but needless switches see him beaten

August 10, 2011
Milan 2-1 Inter: Gasperini’s 3-5-1-1 dominates first half, but needless switches see him beaten

Inter were 1-0 up at half time but managed to lose 2-1, after a strange tactical change from their new boss Gian Piero Gasperini. Read more »

Bielsa set to thrive in Bilbao

August 8, 2011
Bielsa set to thrive in Bilbao

It has been 13 years since Marcelo Bielsa has managed a club side. Read more »