Posts Tagged ‘ 3-5-2 v 4-3-3 ’

Milan 1-0 Juventus: Milan sit deep, then break quickly through their front three

November 27, 2012
Milan 1-0 Juventus: Milan sit deep, then break quickly through their front three

Juventus lost in Serie A for the second time under Antonio Conte. Max Allegri continued with the 4-3-3 shape he used away at Napoli last week – Mario Yepes replaced Francesco Acerbi at the back, while Marco Amelia started in goal. Antonio Conte picked Martin Caceres on the left side of defence in place of the...
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Spain 1-1 Italy: Spain start with no striker, Italy use a 3-5-2

June 10, 2012
Spain 1-1 Italy: Spain start with no striker, Italy use a 3-5-2

A fascinating tactical battle between two systems rarely seen at international level. Vicente del Bosque supposedly had a three-way choice between Alvaro Negredo, Fernando Llorente and Fernando Torres upfront – but instead chose to play with a false nine, with David Silva and Cesc Fabregas both becoming the highest player up the pitch at different...
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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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Posted in World Cup 2010 | 45 Comments »