Posts Tagged ‘ catenaccio ’

Bayern 2-0 Roma: Ranieri’s side show shocking lack of ambition

September 17, 2010
Bayern 2-0 Roma: Ranieri’s side show shocking lack of ambition

Bayern dominated the game from start to finish, but it took a superb Thomas Müller goal to break the deadlock.
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Will a defensive-minded World Cup mean a defensive-minded Premier League season?

August 13, 2010
Will a defensive-minded World Cup mean a defensive-minded Premier League season?

ZM was planning to publish an extended article about how the defensiveness of the World Cup could result in a more defensive Premiership season.
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Barcelona 1-0 Inter: Mourinho’s side progress – deservedly

April 28, 2010
Barcelona 1-0 Inter: Mourinho’s side progress – deservedly

There are times when the hype about Jose Mourinho is frustrating and cliched, there are times when it is fully deserved. Tonight was the latter in one of the great defensive performances  in recent footballing history.
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Fiorentina 0-1 Inter: Eto’o wins the tie, then Inter go ultra-defensive

April 14, 2010
Fiorentina 0-1 Inter: Eto’o wins the tie, then Inter go ultra-defensive

When two teams play each other twice in quick succession, the second game is often boring and predictable – so the fact that there were eleven changes between the sides from the weekend’s line-ups was a welcome surprise.
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Teams of the Decade #1: Greece, Euro 2004

March 29, 2010
Teams of the Decade #1: Greece, Euro 2004

This Greek side achieved perhaps the most astonishing thing in the history of international football. There have been one-off shocks, games that went against the favourites because of a particular set of circumstances. USA 1-0 England in 1950. Senegal 1-0 France in 2002. But those things can happen; shocks in football happen because it’s such a...
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