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Argentina 1-1 Bolivia: Batista tries two systems but neither works well as Bolivia grab point

July 2, 2011
Argentina 1-1 Bolivia: Batista tries two systems but neither works well as Bolivia grab point

Bolivia took the lead at the start of the second half, but Sergio Aguero’s thumping volley rescued a draw for the hosts in the opening Copa America game.
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Posted in Copa America 2011 | 73 Comments »

Roma 2-0 Lazio: Totti the hero but Pizarro the architect

March 13, 2011
Roma 2-0 Lazio: Totti the hero but Pizarro the architect

Francesco Totti scored a free-kick and a penalty to record Roma’s fifth successive Rome Derby victory.
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Valencia 0-1 Barcelona: both sides try different systems, but both switch back to the usual

March 3, 2011
Valencia 0-1 Barcelona: both sides try different systems, but both switch back to the usual

Lionel Messi had an off-day…and yet still scored the winner as Barcelona temporarily move ten points clear at the top.
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Nicolas Anelka as a trequartista?

February 4, 2011
Nicolas Anelka as a trequartista?

It was assumed that Fernando Torres’ arrival would mean a place on the bench for Nicolas Anelka, but Tuesday’s 4-2 victory over Sunderland showed that Carlo Ancelotti might have a different role in mind for the Frenchman.
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Barcelona 5-1 Panathinaikos: the away side take the lead, but eventually crumble

September 17, 2010
Barcelona 5-1 Panathinaikos: the away side take the lead, but eventually crumble

Barcelona had another scare, but hit back to record a convincing victory.
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Posted in Champions League | 27 Comments »