Posts Tagged ‘ counter attack ’

Freiburg 1-2 Schalke: Schalke advance to the Champions League qualifiers

May 21, 2013
Freiburg 1-2 Schalke: Schalke advance to the Champions League qualifiers

This was a direct play-off for fourth place in the Bundesliga – Freiburg dominated, but Schalke were more dangerous in the final third. Freiburg had left-winger Daniel Caligiuri suspended, so Christian Streich handed a debut to 19-year-old Sebastian Kerk. Jens Keller brought back Julian Draxler on the left in place of Michel Bastos, and also recalled...
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Manchester City 2-3 Manchester United: possession versus counter-attack

December 9, 2012
Manchester City 2-3 Manchester United: possession versus counter-attack

Manchester United stormed into a 0-2 lead, City got it back to 2-2, then United pinched the win very late on. Roberto Mancini went with Mario Balotelli upfront rather than Carlos Tevez – the rest of his side was as expected. Antonio Valencia was surprisingly declared fit, so Sir Alex Ferguson chose the same XI he...
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Chelsea 3-5 Arsenal: Chelsea’s high line ripped to shreds in amazingly open game

October 29, 2011
Chelsea 3-5 Arsenal: Chelsea’s high line ripped to shreds in amazingly open game

Chelsea had a clear weakness coming into the game – their defence plays high up the pitch and are prone to pace in behind – and Arsenal exploited it to great effect.
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Shakhtar Donetsk 2-2 Zenit St Petersburg: open, attacking, attractive and plenty of chances. Why?

October 20, 2011
Shakhtar Donetsk 2-2 Zenit St Petersburg: open, attacking, attractive and plenty of chances. Why?

The simple answer to this question lies in the situation within Group G.
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Barcelona 2-2 Milan: Milan’s narrowness frustrates Barca (just about)

September 13, 2011
Barcelona 2-2 Milan: Milan’s narrowness frustrates Barca (just about)

Milan scored in the first minute and the last minute, to bookend a game otherwise dominated by Barcelona.
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Posted in Champions League | 116 Comments »