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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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Barcelona 1-1 PSG: Ancelotti replicates first leg tactics, but Messi fit enough to have an impact

April 11, 2013
Barcelona 1-1 PSG: Ancelotti replicates first leg tactics, but Messi fit enough to have an impact

PSG were elimintated on the away goals rule following a good counter-attacking display. Tito Vilanova named Lionel Messi on the bench, with Cesc Fabregas deployed upfront after his weekend hattrick. Adriano played alongside Gerard Pique at the back. Carlo Ancelotti was without the suspended Blaise Matudi, so used Marco Verratti alongside Thiago Motta, with David Beckham...
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PSG 2-2 Barcelona: Ancelotti justified in using a brave starting line-up

April 3, 2013
PSG 2-2 Barcelona: Ancelotti justified in using a brave starting line-up

Barcelona twice took the lead, PSG twice equalised. Carlo Ancelotti surprisingly named David Beckham as part of a midfield two, with four outright attacking players used in a 4-4-1-1 system. Tito Vilanova played Alexis Sanchez, rather than Cristian Tello, as part of his front three. Barcelona dominated in terms of possession and territory, and there was an...
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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. √Člie 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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Marseille 2-2 PSG: Gignac and Ibrahimovic

October 8, 2012
Marseille 2-2 PSG: Gignac and Ibrahimovic

Andre-Pierre Gignac and Zlatan Ibrahimovic both scored twice in Le Classique. There were no surprises in Elie Baup’s line-up – this is his first-choice XI since the departures of Cesar Azpilicueta and Stephane Mbia. Carlo Ancelotti brought Javier Pastore into the side, and there were also returns at the back for Christophe Jallet and Alex. This was...
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