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France 1-1 England: France dominate possession but creativity stifled by England sitting deep

June 11, 2012
France 1-1 England: France dominate possession but creativity stifled by England sitting deep

A match with little invention, played at a very slow pace. Laurent Blanc chose his expected side in a 4-3-3, with Florent Malouda shuttling forward from the midfield. Roy Hodgson’s side contained one surprise name – Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who started on the left. James Milner started on the other flank, and Danny Welbeck got the nod...
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Real Madrid 1-3 Barcelona: Real press early on, but tactical switch gives Barca the upper hand

December 11, 2011
Real Madrid 1-3 Barcelona: Real press early on, but tactical switch gives Barca the upper hand

Jose Mourinho surprised many with his team selection, but Pep Guardiola adapted to guide Barcelona to victory.
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Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid: Barca progress

May 4, 2011
Barcelona 1-1 Real Madrid: Barca progress

Barcelona rarely looked under real pressure and completed a 3-1 aggregate victory.
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Posted in Champions League | 174 Comments »