Posts Tagged ‘ narrow ’

Atletico Madrid 0-0 Barcelona: different styles but similar lack of invention upfront

January 12, 2014
Atletico Madrid 0-0 Barcelona: different styles but similar lack of invention upfront

La Liga’s top of the table clash was intense and intriguing, but ultimately goalless. Diego Simeone named his expected side, with right-back Juanfran available after his suspension was overturned. Despite Lionel Messi’s return in midweek against Getafe, he wasn’t risked from the start – he joined Neymar on the bench, and Cesc Fabregas played as the...
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Manchester United 1-0 Arsenal: United start positively then defend extremely narrow

November 13, 2013
Manchester United 1-0 Arsenal: United start positively then defend extremely narrow

David Moyes recorded the first major victory of his tenure at Old Trafford. Moyes selected Phil Jones in the centre of midfield alongside Michael Carrick, and continued with Shinji Kagawa on the left. Arsene Wenger was without Per Mertesacker and Tomas Rosicky due to flu, so Thomas Vermaelen came into the side and Aaron Ramsey moved...
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Real Madrid 0-1 Atletico Madrid: Diego Costa leads the line superbly in excellent Atleti display

September 30, 2013
Real Madrid 0-1 Atletico Madrid: Diego Costa leads the line superbly in excellent Atleti display

Atletico Madrid went ahead early at the Bernabeu, and then created much better chances. Carlo Ancelotti felt Gareth Bale wasn’t ready to make his first home start, instead using Angel Di Maria on the right. Asier Illaramendi partnered Sami Khedira in the centre. Diego Simeone has rotated his midfield well this season – here Raul Garcia...
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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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Juventus 1-0 Inter: Leonardo unable to respond to Delneri’s narrow formation

February 14, 2011
Juventus 1-0 Inter: Leonardo unable to respond to Delneri’s narrow formation

Alessandro Matri scored the biggest goal of his career to guide Juventus to victory in the Derby d’Italia.
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