Posts Tagged ‘ 4-4-2 v 4-2-3-1 ’

Manchester City 1-3 Bayern Munich: Bayern dominate midfield through numbers & pressing

October 2, 2013
Manchester City 1-3 Bayern Munich: Bayern dominate midfield through numbers & pressing

Bayern Munich completely outplayed Manchester City for the vast majority of this contest. Manuel Pellegrini somewhat surprisingly decided to use Micah Richards rather than Pablo Zabaleta at right-back, while Gael Clichy returned at left-back. David Silva was only considered fit enough for the bench – so it was Pellegrini’s usual midfield and attack. Pep Guardiola named...
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Real Madrid 2-0 Atletico Madrid: Simeone goes 4-4-2, Real score through a set-piece and a break

December 2, 2012
Real Madrid 2-0 Atletico Madrid: Simeone goes 4-4-2, Real score through a set-piece and a break

Real Madrid triumphed in a hugely disappointing match. Jose Mourinho named a familiar side, basically the 2011/12 Real Madrid team. Fabio Coentrao was at left-back, while Luka Modric was only on the bench with Mesut Ozil starting in the hole. Diego Simeone named a 4-4-2 side, which meant Diego Costa playing upfront with Falcao, and Koke...
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Dortmund 3-0 Leverkusen: Leverkusen caught out by Dortmund full-backs overlapping

September 17, 2012
Dortmund 3-0 Leverkusen: Leverkusen caught out by Dortmund full-backs overlapping

Dortmund recorded a comfortable victory over Leverkusen side that offered little attacking threat. Jurgen Klopp named a side familiar from last season, with Marco Reus carrying a slight knock and therefore only on the bench. Sami Hyypia made a single change, bringing in Jens Hegeler for captain Simon Rolfes. This was an interesting formation battle that favoured...
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Fenerbahce 2-2 Galatasaray: Fenerbahce score two great goals, then go too defensive

March 18, 2012
Fenerbahce 2-2 Galatasaray: Fenerbahce score two great goals, then go too defensive

Galatasaray are close to the title after an impressive comeback in the Kıtalar Arası Derbi.
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Leverkusen 2-0 Hannover: efficient display from rejigged Leverkusen side

January 31, 2011
Leverkusen 2-0 Hannover: efficient display from rejigged Leverkusen side

Leverkusen won a fairly unspectacular game to maintain their second place position.
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Posted in Germany | 22 Comments »