Posts Tagged ‘ centre-back in midfield ’

Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid: Barca start well, lose control in the second half, then Martino belatedly makes changes to secure the game

October 27, 2013
Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid: Barca start well, lose control in the second half, then Martino belatedly makes changes to secure the game

Both managers made surprise selection decisions upfront, but Barcelona’s line-up worked better. Gerardo Martino left out both Alexis Sanchez and Pedro Rodriguez, naming Cesc Fabregas as one of his three attackers. Carlo Ancelotti omitted Karim Benzema and brought Gareth Bale into the side. Daniel Carvajal started at right-back, and three nominal three centre-backs were used: Pepe,...
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Liverpool 1-1 Manchester United: little technical quality in open play, goals from set-pieces

October 15, 2011
Liverpool 1-1 Manchester United: little technical quality in open play, goals from set-pieces

A poor first half was followed with a more positive second, but neither side stamped their authority on the game.
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Everton 3-3 Manchester United: Amazing stoppage time comeback

September 11, 2010
Everton 3-3 Manchester United: Amazing stoppage time comeback

Manchester United concede two goals in stoppage time for the first time in Premier League history and throw away what seemed a certain win.
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