Posts Tagged ‘ pressing ’

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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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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Peru 2-0 Colombia (AET): Colombia waste chances and Peru exploit goalkeeping mistakes

July 16, 2011
Peru 2-0 Colombia (AET): Colombia waste chances and Peru exploit goalkeeping mistakes

Carlos Lobaton and Juan Vargas scored thumping extra time goals to put Peru into the semis.
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Mexico 2-0 Honduras: extra time win for Mexico

June 24, 2011
Mexico 2-0 Honduras: extra time win for Mexico

Two extra time goals from set-pieces set up another US v Mexico Gold Cup final.
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Posted in Gold Cup 2011 | 28 Comments »

Belgium 1-1 Turkey: a possession-based game finishes all square

June 6, 2011
Belgium 1-1 Turkey: a possession-based game finishes all square

Two goals in the first quarter of the game gave Belgium and Turkey a point apiece.
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Posted in Internationals | 30 Comments »