Posts Tagged ‘ 4-2-2-2 ’

Venezuela 1-0 Colombia: Venezuela keep two upfront & offer a consistent threat on the break

March 27, 2013
Venezuela 1-0 Colombia: Venezuela keep two upfront & offer a consistent threat on the break

Venezuela recorded an important victory to strengthen their chances of qualifying for their first-ever World Cup. Cesar Farias made two changes from the side which lost 3-0 to Argentina. Cesar Gonzalez replaced Luis Seijas on the right, while Fernando Aristeguieta played upfront rather than Frank Feltscher. Mario Yepes was out, so Luis Perea came in at...
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PSG 2-0 Marseille: PSG attack at speed, but fortunate to keep a clean sheet

February 25, 2013
PSG 2-0 Marseille: PSG attack at speed, but fortunate to keep a clean sheet

A closer game than the scoreline suggests. With injury problems in defence, Carlo Ancelotti named Sylvain Armand as his left-sided centre-back. David Beckham was on the bench. Élie Baup named an unchanged side from the XI that triumphed over Valenciennes last week. PSG’s four outright attackers combined effectively at times, but Marseille will feel they had enough...
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Brazil 2-2 Paraguay: Brazil snatch the draw

July 10, 2011
Brazil 2-2 Paraguay: Brazil snatch the draw

Mano Menezes ditched the “European” 4-2-3-1, went for a Dunga-style compromise system, then ended up with 4-2-2-2…
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Posted in Copa America 2011 | 56 Comments »

Santos 2-1 Peñarol: greater attacking variety gives Santos the Copa Libertadores

June 25, 2011
Santos 2-1 Peñarol: greater attacking variety gives Santos the Copa Libertadores

After a goalless first leg, goals from Neymar and Danilo gave Santos their first Copa Libertadores for nearly 50 years.
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England 1-1 USA: England poor in possession, US get wide players forward well

June 13, 2010
England 1-1 USA: England poor in possession, US get wide players forward well

England were the better side, but struggled to make their dominance count and came close to losing the game. The USA’s 4-2-2-2 shape caused problems and prevented England’s full-backs from getting into the game.
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Posted in World Cup 2010 | 123 Comments »