Posts Tagged ‘ lopsided ’

Inter 1-3 Roma: Zeman collects the first win of his second spell at Roma

September 3, 2012
Inter 1-3 Roma: Zeman collects the first win of his second spell at Roma

An extremely open game finished with Roma on top. Andrea Stramaccioni surprisingly used new signing Alvaro Pereira on the left of his central midfield three in place of Esteban Cambiasso – otherwise, the XI was the same as in the 3-0 win over Pescara last week. Zdenek Zeman gave debuts to Panagiotis Tachtsidis, Alessandro Florenzi and Mattia Destro...
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Spain 2-0 France: Blanc’s double right-back plan fails and Alonso deservedly scores both goals

June 24, 2012
Spain 2-0 France: Blanc’s double right-back plan fails and Alonso deservedly scores both goals

Laurent Blanc named an extremely reactive team – but France neither stifled Spain’s threat down the left, nor played their own game effectively. Vicente del Bosque had hinted he would make changes from the team that beat Croatia, though it was still a surprise to see Cesc Fabregas return to the side in a false...
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Where do Premier League sides attack from?

March 16, 2012
Where do Premier League sides attack from?

In an individual match, it’s easy to see that a side have a bias towards one particular flank. In Monday’s 2-1 win over Newcastle, Arsenal constantly attacked down the right, with Theo Walcott staying wide on that flank, and Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain moving inside from the left.
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Blackburn 2-0 West Brom: OG and Hoilett strike

January 23, 2011
Blackburn 2-0 West Brom: OG and Hoilett strike

Blackburn moved into the top half of the Premier League table with a win in a fairly uneventful game.
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Lazio 3-1 Inter: Zarate high up on the left gives Lazio more attacking thrust

December 4, 2010
Lazio 3-1 Inter: Zarate high up on the left gives Lazio more attacking thrust

Mauro Zarate was the star man as Lazio moved joint top of Serie A.
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