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Czech Republic 2-1 Greece: Greece vulnerable down their left again

June 12, 2012
Czech Republic 2-1 Greece: Greece vulnerable down their left again

The Czech Republic had a very good first ten minutes, and that was enough to put themselves in a commanding position. Both coaches made changes to their starting line-ups, moving their XI closer to the side that finished their opening matches. Michal Bilek started holding midfielder Tomas Hubschman, with Petr Jiracek on the left of...
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Poland 1-1 Greece: Poland start brilliantly but Greece adjust admirably after red card

June 8, 2012
Poland 1-1 Greece: Poland start brilliantly but Greece adjust admirably after red card

One goal each, one red card each, and one point each in an entertaining opening game of Euro 2012. Poland went with their expected side – there were no real debates to be settled in the starting line-up, and Franciszek Smuda used his usual structured yet energetic 4-2-3-1 system. Fernando Santos had two major decisions to...
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Euro 2012 preview: Greece

June 5, 2012
Euro 2012 preview: Greece

Greece aren’t overwhelmingly different from the team that shocked Europe to win Euro 2004. They’re not as extreme in their negativity, and not as effective, but are still  broadly defensive and their main threat will come from set-pieces. The continuity from eight years ago is obvious when looking at the midfield zone: dead ball specialist...
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Barcelona 4-0 Santos: Guardiola plays even more passers; Santos barely see the ball

December 18, 2011
Barcelona 4-0 Santos: Guardiola plays even more passers; Santos barely see the ball

European champions Barcelona thrashed South American champions Santos in the World Club Cup final in Yokohama.
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Santos 2-1 Peñarol: greater attacking variety gives Santos the Copa Libertadores

June 25, 2011
Santos 2-1 Peñarol: greater attacking variety gives Santos the Copa Libertadores

After a goalless first leg, goals from Neymar and Danilo gave Santos their first Copa Libertadores for nearly 50 years.
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