It is very common in today’s game to have a team defending in a 1-4-4-2 shape. This trend is not new and it reached the peak of perfection with Simeone’s Atlético Madrid. This structure is very effective defensively because of the existence of two lines of four, which makes it easier to control both depth and width. […]
After the Portuguese “Clássico” on 4th February between FC Porto and Sporting CP, besides the sensational debut of Tiquinho Soares with the “Dragões” shirt, the goal scored by Alan Ruiz will remain in memory. From that goal, the issue that FC Porto have been coming across this season, especially in the last games, […]
Since Antonio Conte switched to 1-3-4-3, Chelsea has been unstoppable, with several wins and emphatic performances against top opponents. One team after the other, all fell down, while Chelsea is assuming itself as the leading candidate to the title. Since the switch, Chelsea has 12 wins, 28 goals scored and 2 conceded in 12 games. So what’s […]
Roma did not have the perfect start in this season. The Giallorossi are now in 2nd place with 19 points in 9 games, the same amount of points as AC Milan, but struggled in the first few matchdays.
Stopping the attack of Borussia Dortmund, one of the world’s best, is no easy task. With many solutions, Thomas Tuchel’s team forces the opponent to fill the spaces effectively and maintain concentration throughout the game. That was exactly what RB Leipzig made.
Training Session where the focus is on defensive organization and offensive transition moments. Previously to this training session every sub-moments of the defensive organization have been trained several times. This means the players already had an interesting level of acquisition.
Pressing in modern Soccer, broadly discussed specially at a time that Offensive Transition is one of the best ways to get closer to the goal. Blocking your opponent and recover the ball has an extreme relevance and to do that we use Pressing.
Tactical System France opted to change the system in the defensive process, revealing a 1-4-4-2 for a better occupation of the center lane. This is due to the German offensive model that includes a lot of players between the lines.
During the stage group, Croatia presented us with some refined moments and a quality football. Mixing some world stars like Modric and Rakitic, with some young talented players like Brozovic, Coric, Jedvaj and Kovacic this is one of the most promising national teams in Europe.