Posts Tagged ‘ set-pieces ’

Croatia 3-1 Ireland: Ireland invite pressure, but deal with it poorly

June 10, 2012
Croatia 3-1 Ireland: Ireland invite pressure, but deal with it poorly

Croatia recorded a comfortable victory over Ireland and go top of Group C. Slaven Bilic used Vedran Corluka in the centre of defence and played Darijo Srna in his traditional position of right-back in order to play Ivan Rakitic on the right of midfield, and used Ognjen Vukojevic as his holding midfielder. Giovanni Trapattoni announced his...
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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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Chelsea 4-1 Napoli: Napoli unable to defend crosses

March 15, 2012
Chelsea 4-1 Napoli: Napoli unable to defend crosses

Chelsea produced an impressive display to qualify for the Champions League quarter-finals.
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Set-pieces dominate the first week of the Copa

July 7, 2011
Set-pieces dominate the first week of the Copa

For a tournament often hailed for its flair and unpredictability, the Copa America has clearly been lacking excitement.
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Wolves 2-1 Man United: poor defending from set-pieces costs United their unbeaten record

February 6, 2011
Wolves 2-1 Man United: poor defending from set-pieces costs United their unbeaten record

Manchester United lost in the league for the first time this season.
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