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The 3 man build-up

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. […]

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FC Porto: A new dynamic

New coach, same players, different approach – this is the best way to describe FC Porto start to the 2017/18 season. The pre-season indicators were confirmed in the first official game, a resounding 4-0 home win over Estoril. Without new players so far (except some key returns from loan and the goalkeeper Vaná), the new coach, […]

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Juventus FC – Game model

Juventus FC and AC Milan faced each other in the quarter-finals of Coppa Italia, which can be seen as a rematch of the Supercoppa that Milan won in penalties. This time it was Juventus who came out laughing with a 2-1 win that took them to the semi final against Napoli. This was a very different […]

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AS Monaco – Offensive Process

Offensive Process “The French should be happy that he left, because now they have a league.” This was how José Mourinho referred to Zlatan Ibrahimovic departure from PSG and consequently, to the increased competitiveness within the French League. Leonardo Jardim´s Monaco has been taking advantage of this, being currently in 1st place with 48 points, and also, Lucie Favre’s […]

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