This article will delve into an oft-neglected area in tactics theory: the half-spaces.
RM ist das FC Barcelona von Spielverlagerung: Seinen Zenit hat er im Herbst 2011 gegen Osasuna erreicht. Funfact: Auf Nachfrage behauptet er immer, er sei MR und nicht RM. Über das folgende Lob freut er sich dann allerdings mit schlechtem Gewissen.
He is regarded as one of the first “total” football players, considered the grand master of his playing style and the prototype of a leader; playful, tactical, psychological. His name is Alfredo Di Stéfano – and he influenced generations of footballers.
Barcelona wins against Villareal in the last minutes. The World’s flattest diamond nearly forced Barcelona on the wings and out of the game, but Lionel Messi’s run and the stability of Barcelona’s circulation provided the fundament for the win.
Back threes and fives remain unbeatable at this World Cup. Back fours are dead. And oh shit, Costa Rica is good!
The two most prominent methods of coverage used in soccer today are man and zone. In this article we’ll explain the different types and characteristics of man coverage as well as their advantages and disadvantages.
Real Madrid allowed only four shots on goal in the 2nd leg of the Champions League semi-finals against Guardiola’s FC Bayern München. Is Guardiola’s Tika-Taka finished or has Carlo Ancelotti simply developed an enormously effective counter tactic?
That’s the ball game! BVB find an offensive concept that works after months of tinkering. Against Mainz two play-making structure givers on the wings created a hidden diamond with diverse creative potential.
In this World Cup we have witnessed a big tactical trend emerge: the abandonment of the back four as dogma. While only one team at the 2010 World Cup played without a back four, several teams used a different style of defense this time around.
Guardiola’s Plan D (or F?) worked, but BVB kept up and showed that they’re still one of the five best teams in Europe. Munich were able to put the spotlight on themselves not only with the victory but their tactical adaptation.
Atlético Madrid is Europe’s surprise team – and has been for about two and a half years.