Posts Tagged ‘ three-man defence ’

Sampdoria 1-2 Napoli: late turnaround as Hamsik and Cavani snatch the win

September 20, 2010
Sampdoria 1-2 Napoli: late turnaround as Hamsik and Cavani snatch the win

Napoli dominated the game and yet fell behind, before rallying in the final ten minutes to record their first win of the season.
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An example of why three-man defences struggle against three-man attacks

August 9, 2010
An example of why three-man defences struggle against three-man attacks

ZM rarely covers anything other than top-flight football, but with 2010/11’s Premier League action not starting until next weekend, here’s an opportunity to focus on a lower league game.
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Italy 1-1 New Zealand: Why did Lippi start with a 4-4-2?

June 20, 2010
Italy 1-1 New Zealand: Why did Lippi start with a 4-4-2?

A heroic defensive performance from New Zealand, who now have two more points than most people expected, but Italy’s tactics made it easy for them.
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Uruguay 0-0 France: no cohesion in attacking zones from either side

June 11, 2010
Uruguay 0-0 France: no cohesion in attacking zones from either side

Group A is wide open following the first round of matches, after a draw in both games. The earlier game was open and exciting throughout – this one started well but faded badly as the game went on.
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Bielsa’s Chile the most tactically-exciting side

June 8, 2010
Bielsa’s Chile the most tactically-exciting side

Judge Chile by looking at their squad list and you might be rather underwhelmed, but many of those who saw Marcelo Bielsa’s side in action throughout qualification see them as the most intriguing prospect on offer in South Africa.
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