Posts Tagged ‘ valencia ’

Manchester United’s failings down to a lack of attacking variation

May 11, 2010
Manchester United’s failings down to a lack of attacking variation

It depends how you want to interpret the number ‘1′. There is no shame in losing a league title by a single point, but the flip side is that when you’re a club as used to success as Manchester United, a mere one season without silverware is considered a failure.
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Real Madrid 2-0 Valencia: Real win the midfield battle

April 18, 2010
Real Madrid 2-0 Valencia: Real win the midfield battle

In the end, this was a routine win for Real, and the scoreline doesn’t really reflect their dominance. ¬†As if the gap between Spain’s top two and the rest needed to be outlined any further, the difference between Real (2nd) and Valencia (3rd) is now an incredible 24 points.
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Barcelona 3-0 Valencia – a Messi masterclass, but credit to Guardiola and Henry

March 14, 2010
Barcelona 3-0 Valencia – a Messi masterclass, but credit to Guardiola and Henry

A fascinating game in terms of tactics here, because Barcelona were awful in the first half. With Zlatan Ibrahimovic suspended and Thierry Henry on the bench, the Messi-Bojan-Pedro trio looked too lightweight and one-dimensional to cause Valencia’s backline significant problems. It took a dramatic half-time change from Guardiola to turn things around.
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Manchester United continue to show tendency to attack down the right

March 7, 2010
Manchester United continue to show tendency to attack down the right

Manchester United have tended in recent weeks to play a slightly lopsided shape, attacking primarily down the right-hand-side. The two wingers most frequently used in Premiership games in recent weeks, Antonio Valencia and Nani, both prefer to play on the right. When fielded together, Valencia tends to remain on the right flank and play...
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Atletico Madrid 4-1 Valencia – Atletico eventually tire nine-man Valencia

March 1, 2010
Atletico Madrid 4-1 Valencia – Atletico eventually tire nine-man Valencia

A strange game. Atletico dominated it from the outset and yet still went behind, to a classic rapid Valencia counter-attack. They equalised through a Forlan penalty, an incident in which Marchena was dismissed, and then Atletico had an hour of football with an extra man, and yet only went ahead within the last 15...
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