Posts Tagged ‘ 3-5-2 ’

Chelsea 2-2 Juventus: Juve take advantage of their areas of strength

September 19, 2012
Chelsea 2-2 Juventus: Juve take advantage of their areas of strength

Oscar’s strikes gave Chelsea two-goal lead, but Juventus found a way back into the game. Roberto Di Matteo selected Oscar as the central playmaker in his 4-2-3-1, with Juan Mata on the bench. The rest of the side was as expected. Antonio Conte (and assistant Massimo Carrera)┬ánamed the expected side. There were no major surprises in the...
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Italy 1-1 Croatia: Pirlo dictates first half, Croatia dominate the second after half-time switch

June 15, 2012
Italy 1-1 Croatia: Pirlo dictates first half, Croatia dominate the second after half-time switch

Croatia initially had problems with Italy’s 3-5-2, but a clever half-time switch by Slaven Bilic got them back into the game. Cesare Prandelli kept the same formation and starting XI, so Mario Balotelli remained upfront despite Antonio Di Natale’s impact as a substitute in the 1-1 draw against Spain. Bilic rewarded the eleven players that played...
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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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Juventus 3-0 Napoli: 3-5-2 v 3-4-3

April 1, 2012
Juventus 3-0 Napoli: 3-5-2 v 3-4-3

Juventus were by far the better side – they move two points behind leaders Milan.
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Udinese 0-0 Juventus: Conte mirrors Guidolin’s tactics and creates a stalemate

December 21, 2011
Udinese 0-0 Juventus: Conte mirrors Guidolin’s tactics and creates a stalemate

A draw between 3rd and 2nd means Milan will end 2011 top of Serie A.
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