Posts Tagged ‘ 4-4-2 v 4-4-2 ’

Real Madrid 0-1 Atletico Madrid: Diego Costa leads the line superbly in excellent Atleti display

September 30, 2013
Real Madrid 0-1 Atletico Madrid: Diego Costa leads the line superbly in excellent Atleti display

Atletico Madrid went ahead early at the Bernabeu, and then created much better chances. Carlo Ancelotti felt Gareth Bale wasn’t ready to make his first home start, instead using Angel Di Maria on the right. Asier Illaramendi partnered Sami Khedira in the centre. Diego Simeone has rotated his midfield well this season – here Raul Garcia...
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Man City 4-1 Man United: Nasri’s narrowness and Kolarov’s overlapping put City in charge

September 22, 2013
Man City 4-1 Man United: Nasri’s narrowness and Kolarov’s overlapping put City in charge

Manchester City dominated from the opening moments, and completely outplayed Manchester United.. Manuel Pellegrini named Alvaro Negredo rather than Edin Dzeko upfront, the first time the Spaniard has started alongside Sergio Aguero. Down the left, Gael Clichy and David Silva were out, so Aleksandar Kolarov and Samir Nasri played. David Moyes was without Robin van Persie,...
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LA Galaxy 3-1 Houston Dynamo: working the channels and maximising set-piece chances

December 2, 2012
LA Galaxy 3-1 Houston Dynamo: working the channels and maximising set-piece chances

The Galaxy won their second consecutive MLS Cup after a second half turnaround. Juninho and Landon Donovan returned to Bruce Arena’s side, in place of Marcelo Sarvas and Edson Buddle respectively. Dominic Kinnear chose a 4-4-2 system, with Calen Carr upfront alongside Will Bruin. Macoumba Kandji was only on the bench. The goals broadly fitted the pattern...
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