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Jun 06

Mexico 3-1 Uruguay: Osorio’s first half tactics enough to push Mexico through, despite Tabarez’s 2nd half changes

  If the first few games of this 100th version of the Copa America was lacking some passion and bite, this encounter between Mexico and Uruguay provided all the endeavor and tactics we come to expect from international clashes between South American teams. Mexico have been in eye-catching form coming into this tournament, and despite …

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Apr 06

Barcelona 2-1 Atletico Madrid: Simeone’s tactically superior 4-5-1 dissolved by Torres’ Red

  Atletico were quite realistically considered the only team left in the CL that could stop Barca’s front three. But yet again, as has been the case in this fixture recently, some utterly reckless tackles by the capital side left them with a man down well within the first half. In the context of the …

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Jun 29

Colombia 2 – 0 Uruguay: Oscar Tabarez’s tactical misjudgment affords Cuardado and James freedom from the flanks

Jose Pekerman’s golden generation delivered once again against a Uruguay team that looked out of breath right from the initial stages of the game. This sets up another sweet South American clash between Columbia and Brazil in the Quarters. James Rodriguez has turned out to be a sensation for Columbia in this WC, and the …

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May 15

EPL Clubs 2013-14 Season Tactical Review : An array of styles in midfield

Manchester City were crowned the Champions of England after what could be called as probably the most exciting premier league season ever. Last time City won the league, it was branded the best finish to the league, but Pellegrini and Co. were in the driving seat and chose to steer clear of any sort of …

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Apr 12

Rodgers might need to change midfield diamond shape to match Manchester City’s lone striker system

Much of the English media have undermined Mourinho’s claims of a “fake table” over the last 2 months. But here we are, facing arguably the biggest game of the season, and Jose’s Chelsea are not involved in it. Liverpool and Manchester City are not the most traditional of rivals; infact, in a more ironical sense, …

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