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Russia 4-1 Czech Republic: Russia’s Zenit-style counter-attacking exposes Czech weaknesses

June 9, 2012
Russia 4-1 Czech Republic: Russia’s Zenit-style counter-attacking exposes Czech weaknesses

Russia made a terrific start to their Euro 2012 campaign with a high quality counter-attacking performance. Dick Advocaat named his expected side – a 4-3-3 system, with Vyacheslav Malafeev in goal. Michel Bilek’s side featured one alteration from the expected XI – Michal Kadlec moved to the left, where he frequently played during qualification, which meant Roman...
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Euro 2012 preview: Russia

June 5, 2012
Euro 2012 preview: Russia

There are many lessons to take from Spain’s dominance of international football over the past few years, and an important one has been the importance of bringing a solid club connection to international level. Spain’s World Cup-winning side had a core of Barcelona players, played roughly the same style of football, and therefore benefited from...
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Nine points on Zenit 3-2 Benfica

February 16, 2012
Nine points on Zenit 3-2 Benfica

An eventful match with lots of attacking and rather too many goalkeeping mistakes.
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Eduardo fails to track Igor Denisov, and Zenit get the upper hand in important victory

November 1, 2011
Eduardo fails to track Igor Denisov, and Zenit get the upper hand in important victory

After such an exciting first game between these two sides, the return match was something of a disappointment.
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Shakhtar Donetsk 2-2 Zenit St Petersburg: open, attacking, attractive and plenty of chances. Why?

October 20, 2011
Shakhtar Donetsk 2-2 Zenit St Petersburg: open, attacking, attractive and plenty of chances. Why?

The simple answer to this question lies in the situation within Group G.
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