Posts Tagged ‘ half-time changes ’

Monaco 1-1 PSG: Ranieri switches to a diamond to prompt a Monaco fightback

February 12, 2014
Monaco 1-1 PSG: Ranieri switches to a diamond to prompt a Monaco fightback

For the second time this season, France’s top two played out a 1-1 draw. Claudio Ranieri will be without Falcao for the rest of the campaign, and Dimitar Berbatov was only on the bench. He played a 4-4-2 system that became 4-2-2-2 when the wide players advanced, and drifted inside. Laurent Blanc was without Edinson Cavani....
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Newcastle 2-1 Tottenham: Pardew switches formation; Ben Arfa excels in both systems

August 20, 2012
Newcastle 2-1 Tottenham: Pardew switches formation; Ben Arfa excels in both systems

Newcastle started their 2012/13 campaign with a hard-fought victory over Tottenham. Fabricio Coloccini wasn’t fit to start for Newcastle, so Alan Pardew used James Perch at centre-back. New signing Vernon Anita was on the bench. Andre Villas-Boas left Jan Vertonghen and Rafael van der Vaart on the bench. Jermain Defoe, Tottenham’s only senior striker, played upfront. This...
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Swansea 2-3 Norwich (link and graphics)

February 13, 2012
Swansea 2-3 Norwich (link and graphics)

Two of the most exciting young managers in the Premier League did battle on Saturday.
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Portugal 6-2 Bosnia: Portugal better all over the pitch (and Bosnia’s complete reshuffle at half-time doesn’t help)

November 16, 2011
Portugal 6-2 Bosnia: Portugal better all over the pitch (and Bosnia’s complete reshuffle at half-time doesn’t help)

Paulo Bento’s side wobbled midway through the match, but overall deserved to progress to Euro 2012.
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Inter 3-2 Palermo: a game of two halves

January 31, 2011
Inter 3-2 Palermo: a game of two halves

2-0 down at half-time, Leonardo gave Giampaolo Pazzini his Inter debut and the game changed dramatically.
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