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¿El 4-4-2 de Valverde?

¿El 4-4-2 de Valverde?

“¿Es un 4-4-2? ¿Quién dijo eso? Tenemos un sistema complejo, y todavía nos estamos adaptando, pero no se si es un 4-4-2.” Dijo Marc Andre ter Stegen cuando se le fue preguntado sobre el aparente 4-4-2 que el Barça ha estado jugando por la mayoría de esta temporada. A menudo se dice que el 4-4-2…

The Artifice Of False Nine

The Artifice Of False Nine

Since the emergence of football nomenclature, Number 9 has always been mentioned for the Center Forward. The big target man up front. Number 9 was the focal point of the attack, playing on the shoulder of the defense line. Generally the traits of this traditional number 9 included lethal finishing abilities, exceptional composure and positioning,…

Barça-Leganes : Match Review

Barça-Leganes : Match Review

After a not so convincing 4-1 win in the first leg of the Champions League quarter finals against Roma, Barça hosted Leganes for La Liga’s matchday 31, with Culés hoping Valverde would rest some key players now that fatigue seems to have caught up with them. Valverde’s men lined up in a 4-2-3-1. Ter Stegen…

Barça-Roma : Match Review

Barça-Roma : Match Review

Roma is a team culés seemed to welcome in the quarter finals, then again, no team that made it this far is an easy team. Under Eusebio Di Francesco, Roma have become a solid side that plays good attacking football, but also could snatch a win the dirty way. Mostly relying on the physicality of…

Season Review- Quique Setién’s Real Betis

Season Review- Quique Setién’s Real Betis

October 1st, 2017. Estadio Anoeta, San Sebastian, Real Sociedad vs Real Betis. After a gruelling game with the scoreline of 4-4, Real Betis manager was asked about the game. Even though disappointed after ending a game Betis had led by at least a goal on three occasions only to concede an equalizer goal in 86…

Barça-Atléti : Match review

Barça-Atléti : Match review

Having won their last five games in all competitions, scoring 16 and conceding only 4 goals, Atlético Madrid headed to the Camp Nou hoping to get the win and make the title race on once again after numerous setbacks from Messi and co. Matchday 27 was bound to be a promising tactical encounter as well,…

The Real Catalan Derby : Match Review

The Real Catalan Derby : Match Review

Matchday 25 was a very special day, Girona’s first visit ever to the Camp Nou. In what might be deemed as the New and Real Catalan Derby, Camp Nou dressed up for the occasion. With an attendance of over 80 000 people all waving Catalan flags, chanting and about to enjoy a feast of football…

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