Posts Tagged ‘ messi ’

Mourinho tries to counter Messi’s false nine role by pushing Carvalho up the pitch

August 18, 2011
Mourinho tries to counter Messi’s false nine role by pushing Carvalho up the pitch

One of the notable features from the second leg of the Spanish Supercopa was the positioning of Ricardo Carvalho, and his response to Lionel Messi’s movement into deep, slightly right-sided positions.
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ZM’s Copa America Best XI

July 29, 2011
ZM’s Copa America Best XI

The outstanding performers from July’s Copa America tournament in Argentina.
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Argentina 3-0 Costa Rica: Batista finally changes system, and Argentina progress

July 12, 2011
Argentina 3-0 Costa Rica: Batista finally changes system, and Argentina progress

A much-changed Argentina side finally got a win, mainly thanks to some Lionel Messi magic.
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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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