Posts Tagged ‘ three-man defence ’

Japan 1-0 Australia: late extra time winner

January 30, 2011
Japan 1-0 Australia: late extra time winner

Tadanari Lee scored a superb volley – his first ever international goal – to win the 2011 Asian Cup.
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Posted in Asian Cup 2011 | 33 Comments »

Napoli 1-0 Palermo: two similar systems, the home side more fluent and fluid

December 7, 2010
Napoli 1-0 Palermo: two similar systems, the home side more fluent and fluid

It took a 94th minute goal to win it, but Napoli were far the better side throughout.
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Posted in Italy | 15 Comments »

Rangers 0-1 Manchester United: Rangers’ five-man defence works…up to a point

November 25, 2010
Rangers 0-1 Manchester United: Rangers’ five-man defence works…up to a point

A late Wayne Rooney penalty meant United eventually found a way past Rangers’ back five.
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Posted in Champions League | 29 Comments »

Villarreal 1-1 Valencia: Emery’s three-man defence copes with two strikers, but not three

November 21, 2010
Villarreal 1-1 Valencia: Emery’s three-man defence copes with two strikers, but not three

Valencia had a specific plan to stifle Villarreal’s fluid 4-4-2 system – and it almost worked.
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Posted in Spain | 17 Comments »