Posts Tagged ‘ back three ’

Spain 1-1 Italy: Spain start with no striker, Italy use a 3-5-2

June 10, 2012
Spain 1-1 Italy: Spain start with no striker, Italy use a 3-5-2

A fascinating tactical battle between two systems rarely seen at international level. Vicente del Bosque supposedly had a three-way choice between Alvaro Negredo, Fernando Llorente and Fernando Torres upfront – but instead chose to play with a false nine, with David Silva and Cesc Fabregas both becoming the highest player up the pitch at different...
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Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid: Real on brink of title

April 22, 2012
Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid: Real on brink of title

Cristiano Ronaldo scored the winner as Real Madrid effectively clinched the title at the Nou Camp.
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Juventus 3-0 Napoli: 3-5-2 v 3-4-3

April 1, 2012
Juventus 3-0 Napoli: 3-5-2 v 3-4-3

Juventus were by far the better side – they move two points behind leaders Milan.
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Udinese 0-0 Juventus: Conte mirrors Guidolin’s tactics and creates a stalemate

December 21, 2011
Udinese 0-0 Juventus: Conte mirrors Guidolin’s tactics and creates a stalemate

A draw between 3rd and 2nd means Milan will end 2011 top of Serie A.
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Venezuela 1-0 Argentina: Sabella switches to three at the back; Argentina play terribly

October 12, 2011
Venezuela 1-0 Argentina: Sabella switches to three at the back; Argentina play terribly

Alejandro Sabella’s honeymoon didn’t last long, as Argentina looked completely disjointed in Puerto la Cruz.
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