Posts Tagged ‘ mourinho ’

Real Madrid 1-1 Valencia: Xabi Alonso dictates the game but Real fail to find the finishes

August 21, 2012
Real Madrid 1-1 Valencia: Xabi Alonso dictates the game but Real fail to find the finishes

Mauricio Pellegrino’s debut as Valencia coach resulted in a draw at the Bernabeu. Jose Mourinho’s side was very familiar from last season – no new signings played. The main surprise was that Lassana Diarra was fielded alongside Xabi Alonso in midfield. Valencia continued to play in a 4-2-3-1 system, the formation they’ve pretty much used since...
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Bayern Munich 2-1 Real Madrid: what type of player to use as the number ten?

April 17, 2012
Bayern Munich 2-1 Real Madrid: what type of player to use as the number ten?

Mario Gomez scored very late to give Bayern a slender advantage going into the second leg.
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Valencia 2-3 Real Madrid: Real press well early on, Valencia better after substitutions

November 20, 2011
Valencia 2-3 Real Madrid: Real press well early on, Valencia better after substitutions

Real Madrid maintained their lead over Barcelona after an entertaining win over Valencia at the Mestalla.
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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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15 managerial appointments – the verdict

May 23, 2011
15 managerial appointments – the verdict

Back in August, ZM published a list of the 15 most intriguing managerial appointments of the summer.
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