Posts Tagged ‘ sneijder ’

Schalke 2-3 Galatasaray: Terim switches to a diamond but deals with Schalke width

March 13, 2013
Schalke 2-3 Galatasaray: Terim switches to a diamond but deals with Schalke width

Galatasaray recorded a surprise win and progressed 4-3 on aggregate. Jens Keller was without Klaas-Jan Huntelaar following the injury he sustained against Dortmund, so Teemu Pukki played alone upfront. Otherwise, Schalke were unchanged. Fatih Terim made one change from the first leg – Emmanuel Eboue replaced Sabri Sarioglu at right-back. This was an even contest, and would...
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Galatasaray 2-1 Besiktas: Gala comfortably win the derby – now for Sneijder and Drogba

January 29, 2013
Galatasaray 2-1 Besiktas: Gala comfortably win the derby – now for Sneijder and Drogba

Galatasaray outplayed Besiktas across the pitch – and were rarely troubled even after Felipe Melo’s red card. Fatih Terim was without right-back Emmanuel Eboue and left-sided midfielder Nordin Amrabat because of the Africa Cup of Nations, so played Sabri Sarioglu and Emre Colak. Johan Elmander started rather than Burak Yilmaz, and Wesley Sneijder was only...
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Denmark 1-0 Holland: Krohn-Dehli goal provides the first surprise of the tournament

June 9, 2012
Denmark 1-0 Holland: Krohn-Dehli goal provides the first surprise of the tournament

Holland had the majority of possession and chances, but Denmark snatched the three points. Morten Olsen chose the XI that was widely expected to start the game, in a rough 4-2-3-1 formation. Bert van Marwijk’s starting selection was also as predicted, with Ron Vlaar in the side to replace the injured Joris Mathijsen. Jetro Willems became...
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Euro 2012 preview: Holland

June 5, 2012
Euro 2012 preview: Holland

After a reputation for playing beautiful football was undermined by Holland’s brutal performance in the 2010 World Cup final, Holland’s strategy in the past two years has been an interesting balancing act – Bert van Marwijk wants to look as if he’s moved on to a more open style of football, but remains reluctant...
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Inter 4-2 Milan: Inter build up play down the left, then spread it to the right

May 7, 2012
Inter 4-2 Milan: Inter build up play down the left, then spread it to the right

This was a rather eventful Milan derby – not only were there six goals (including three penalties), but the result confirmed Juventus as Serie A champions.
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Posted in Italy | 34 Comments »