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The final analysis, part five: Iniesta takes up increasingly advanced positions before pouncing

July 18, 2010
The final analysis, part five: Iniesta takes up increasingly advanced positions before pouncing

The first sign that Andres Iniesta was the danger man came midway through the second half of normal time, when he found himself through on goal (pink), but took too long to get a shot away.
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The final analysis, part four: second half changes on the flanks

July 17, 2010
The final analysis, part four: second half changes on the flanks

As the game wore on, Arjen Robben took up even more advanced and central positions when Holland had the ball.
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The final analysis, part three: brilliant Busquets

July 16, 2010
The final analysis, part three: brilliant Busquets

As is customary after a Spain or Barcelona success, the performance of Sergio Busquets (two La Ligas, a Champions League and a World Cup after two seasons of professional football) has largely been ignored.
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The final analysis, part two: different ways of dealing with wingers

July 15, 2010
The final analysis, part two: different ways of dealing with wingers

Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s lack of pace was cited as a potential weakness before every Holland game, and the Dutch captain seemed to acknowledge his weakness in that respect. Therefore, he made sure to stick tight to whichever winger he came up against. Here, Pedro comes very deep to get the ball, and van Bronckhorst...
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