Posts Tagged ‘ 3-4-2-1 ’

Germany use one friendly to thrash a rival, the other to experiment with a new formation

November 18, 2011
Germany use one friendly to thrash a rival, the other to experiment with a new formation

Germany played two games this week – 3-3 draw away in Ukraine, followed by a convincing 3-0 win over Holland.
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Napoli 3-0 Juventus: three headers from Cavani – or was it?

January 11, 2011
Napoli 3-0 Juventus: three headers from Cavani – or was it?

Edinson Cavani enjoyed the best night of his career as Napoli demolished Juventus.
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Genoa 0-1 Napoli: Hamsik header decides match

December 12, 2010
Genoa 0-1 Napoli: Hamsik header decides match

An intriguing game rather than an exciting one, as Napoli go up to second for the time being.
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Napoli 1-0 Palermo: two similar systems, the home side more fluent and fluid

December 7, 2010
Napoli 1-0 Palermo: two similar systems, the home side more fluent and fluid

It took a 94th minute goal to win it, but Napoli were far the better side throughout.
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How the 2000s changed tactics #3: The decline of the three-man defence

March 24, 2010
How the 2000s changed tactics #3: The decline of the three-man defence

It’s a shame that the three-man defence has become so unfashionable in recent years, because tactically it’s a lot more interesting and varied than a four-man defence. It essentially did the same job – with one fewer player, allowing the side to dominate the midfield with an extra man.
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