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Germany 2-1 Holland: German flexibility outwits the static Dutch midfield

June 14, 2012
Germany 2-1 Holland: German flexibility outwits the static Dutch midfield

The second excellent Group B game of the night, and another encounter decided by superiority in one particular zone. Jogi Löw continued with the same starting XI that defeated Portugal on Saturday. Despite widespread predictions that Holland would change at least one of their front four, Bert van Marwijk’s selection featured only one change, with Ron...
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Euro 2012 preview: Holland

June 5, 2012
Euro 2012 preview: Holland

After a reputation for playing beautiful football was undermined by Holland’s brutal performance in the 2010 World Cup final, Holland’s strategy in the past two years has been an interesting balancing act – Bert van Marwijk wants to look as if he’s moved on to a more open style of football, but remains reluctant...
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Mancini’s switch puts City close to the title

May 6, 2012
Mancini’s switch puts City close to the title

It turned out to be the key substitution of the Premier League season. Samir Nasri off, Nigel De Jong on, and Yaya Toure higher up the pitch.
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Eight points on Manchester City 1-1 Napoli

September 15, 2011
Eight points on Manchester City 1-1 Napoli

Walter Mazzarri’s tactics should be commended after a disciplined Napoli side deserved their point at Manchester City.
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Manchester City 1-0 Chelsea: Tevez wins it

September 25, 2010
Manchester City 1-0 Chelsea: Tevez wins it

Chelsea’s 100% run ends with a third consecutive defeat to Manchester City.
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