Posts Tagged ‘ 3-5-2 v 4-3-3 ’

Udinese 1-2 Roma: quiet first half followed by exciting second, and frantic finish

April 10, 2011
Udinese 1-2 Roma: quiet first half followed by exciting second, and frantic finish

Francesco Totti was the hero again, scoring a chipped penalty and a 94th minute winner.
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An example of why three-man defences struggle against three-man attacks

August 9, 2010
An example of why three-man defences struggle against three-man attacks

ZM rarely covers anything other than top-flight football, but with 2010/11’s Premier League action not starting until next weekend, here’s an opportunity to focus on a lower league game.
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Portugal 7-0 North Korea: Korean defence pushes up, Portugal exploit the space

June 21, 2010
Portugal 7-0 North Korea: Korean defence pushes up, Portugal exploit the space

A crushing victory in a game that was extremely tight for the first half hour.
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Lazio 1-2 Roma: Ranieri gets his starting line-up wrong, but fixes it at half-time

April 19, 2010
Lazio 1-2 Roma: Ranieri gets his starting line-up wrong, but fixes it at half-time

Claudio Ranieri is a manager renowned for his surprise (and slightly baffling substitutions) – even being nicknamed ‘the tinkerman’ as a result. When he gets to the end of his career, however, he may well look at his substitutions in this Rome Derby as the most important of his career.
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