Posts Tagged ‘ pressing ’

Arsenal 2-1 Dortmund: Dortmund press excellently but van Persie scores another double

November 23, 2011
Arsenal 2-1 Dortmund: Dortmund press excellently but van Persie scores another double

A fast-paced, technical game ended with Arsenal securing their qualification to the second round.
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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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Athletic 2-2 Barcelona: Bielsa stifles Barca by telling his players to stick tightly to opponents

November 7, 2011
Athletic 2-2 Barcelona: Bielsa stifles Barca by telling his players to stick tightly to opponents

Marcelo Bielsa’s tactics managed to hold Barcelona to a draw in an exciting match at the San Mam├ęs.
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Chelsea 3-5 Arsenal: Chelsea’s high line ripped to shreds in amazingly open game

October 29, 2011
Chelsea 3-5 Arsenal: Chelsea’s high line ripped to shreds in amazingly open game

Chelsea had a clear weakness coming into the game – their defence plays high up the pitch and are prone to pace in behind – and Arsenal exploited it to great effect.
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The effects of Chelsea’s pressing game in 2011/12

October 26, 2011
The effects of Chelsea’s pressing game in 2011/12

Amongst all the nonsense about Andre Villas-Boas being the new Jose Mourinho, the irony is that he’s done more to move Chelsea away from Mourinho’s overall playing style than Avram Grant, Felipe Scolari, Guus Hiddink and Carlo Ancelotti. In particular, the way they play without the ball.
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