Posts Tagged ‘ 3-4-3 v 4-2-3-1 ’

Uruguay 2-1 Nigeria: Tabarez switches to a back three, then to a back four, then to a back five

June 21, 2013
Uruguay 2-1 Nigeria: Tabarez switches to a back three, then to a back four, then to a back five

Diego Forlan hit the winner on his 100th international appearance, as Uruguay unconvincingly defeated Nigeria. After a terrible performance against Spain, Oscar Tabarez brought back Diego Forlan into his starting XI, completely changed his midfield duo, and switched to a back three. Stephen Keshi swapped his two central attackers – Ideye Brown replaced Anthony Ujah, and...
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Wigan 1-0 Manchester City: Wigan stifle City and attack with tremendous width

May 13, 2013
Wigan 1-0 Manchester City: Wigan stifle City and attack with tremendous width

Ben Watson headed a stoppage time winner as Wigan lifted the FA Cup for the first time. Roberto Martinez was able to call upon Antolin Alcaraz in the centre of his three-man defence, and he used James McArthur as a right-wing-back and Jordi Gomez in central midfield. Roberto Mancini picked Joe Hart despite having used Costel...
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Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid: Real on brink of title

April 22, 2012
Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid: Real on brink of title

Cristiano Ronaldo scored the winner as Real Madrid effectively clinched the title at the Nou Camp.
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Napoli 3-1 Chelsea: Ivanovic plays high up and Napoli exploit the space in behind him

February 22, 2012
Napoli 3-1 Chelsea: Ivanovic plays high up and Napoli exploit the space in behind him

Napoli played their classic counter-attacking game to put themselves in a strong position going into the second leg.
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Napoli 1-1 Bayern: all the action in the first half

October 18, 2011
Napoli 1-1 Bayern: all the action in the first half

These two sides seemed to settle for a draw in the final stages – they remain in the top two positions in Group A, the toughest in the competition.
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Posted in Champions League | 27 Comments »