Posts Tagged ‘ pressing ’

Real Madrid 2-0 Milan: Early goals seal victory

October 20, 2010
Real Madrid 2-0 Milan: Early goals seal victory

An enjoyable contest between the two most successful sides in the history of the European Cup ended in a comfortable won for Real.
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How Mainz stopped Bayern – in ten steps

September 30, 2010
How Mainz stopped Bayern – in ten steps

Mainz are THE story of the European season so far – top of the Bundesliga with six wins from six.
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Young Boys 3-2 Tottenham: Spurs fortunate to avoid a thrashing

August 18, 2010
Young Boys 3-2 Tottenham: Spurs fortunate to avoid a thrashing

A wonderful match – Tottenham looked like being given the thrashing of their life after half an hour, but recovered to take home a decent result, considering the two away goals.
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The final analysis, part one: the basic shapes, and pressing

July 13, 2010
The final analysis, part one: the basic shapes, and pressing

Here is Holland’s basic shape when they have the ball with their goalkeeper, Maarten Stekelenburg. This shows their defence (red), their holding midfielders (yellow), the attacking band of three (green) and the striker (blue).
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