Posts Tagged ‘ pressing ’

Holland v Spain: two teams rooted in similar history

July 10, 2010
Holland v Spain: two teams rooted in similar history

This is a tremendously intriguing final for a variety of reasons.
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Brazil 3-0 Chile: Dunga prevails over Bielsa in the tactical contest of the tournament

June 29, 2010
Brazil 3-0 Chile: Dunga prevails over Bielsa in the tactical contest of the tournament

A fascinating game of two vastly different styles – with one clear winner.
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Spain 2-1 Chile: Chile press, foul, then hold on

June 26, 2010
Spain 2-1 Chile: Chile press, foul, then hold on

What a bizarre game. Chile started better, then conceded a silly goal, then went two goals and one man down in the same move, then started the second half brightly, then realised a 2-1 defeat would send them through, and stopped bothering.
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Palermo 3-1 Milan: the home side more comfortable in their formation

April 25, 2010
Palermo 3-1 Milan: the home side more comfortable in their formation

Milan’s Scudetto hopes are officially over, whilst Palermo move up into a Champions League position. The scoreline was a fair reflection of the game, as Palermo’s front three terrorized Milan’s makeshift back four.
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Birmingham 0-0 Man City – why is Hughes not playing a 4-3-3?

November 1, 2009
Birmingham 0-0 Man City – why is Hughes not playing a 4-3-3?

Manchester City won their first four Premiership games of the season, playing a 4-3-3 system. Now, they have now failed to win any of their last four games, playing a 4-4-2 system. No-one is mentioning the shift in shape – one that appears to have weakened the side, and doesn’t bring the best out...
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