Posts Tagged ‘ messi ’

Barcelona 2-2 Milan: Milan’s narrowness frustrates Barca (just about)

September 13, 2011
Barcelona 2-2 Milan: Milan’s narrowness frustrates Barca (just about)

Milan scored in the first minute and the last minute, to bookend a game otherwise dominated by Barcelona.
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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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Posted in Copa America 2011 | 48 Comments »