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PSV 2-3 Ajax: Eriksen’s influence helps Ajax attack down the wings

April 16, 2013
PSV 2-3 Ajax: Eriksen’s influence helps Ajax attack down the wings

Ajax recorded a crucial victory over their major rivals for the league title. Frank De Boer brought Christian Poulsen into the side in the holding role, meaning Lasse Schone moved out to the right in place of Derk Boerrigter, who was on the bench. Dick Advocaat left out Tim Matavz, with Dries Mertens returning to the...
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Poland 1-1 Russia: Poland beef up their midfield and prevent Russia counter-attacking

June 13, 2012
Poland 1-1 Russia: Poland beef up their midfield and prevent Russia counter-attacking

Neither side played particularly open football Рbut strangely, this turned out to be a very good contest. Wojciech Szczesny was suspended, so Franciszek Smuda continued with Przemyslaw Tyton, the hero of the first game, in goal. More interestingly, he changed the structure of his side, moving to more of a 4-1-4-1 formation, dropping left-winger Maciej...
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Euro 2012 preview: Russia

June 5, 2012
Euro 2012 preview: Russia

There are many lessons to take from Spain’s dominance of international football over the past few years, and an important one has been the importance of bringing a solid club connection to international level. Spain’s World Cup-winning side had a core of Barcelona players, played roughly the same style of football, and therefore benefited from...
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