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Chile’s New Tactical Set-Up

August 18, 2011

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I was a big fan of Marcelo Bielsa‚Äôs Chile team and even wrote them a love letter during the World Cup last year. Bielsa is gone now and Chile have changed their tactical set-up while still retaining the core philosophy of relentless pressing and attacking in numbers. Claudio Bhorgi plays more of a 3412 (or […]

Barcelona’s Zonal Marking at Corners

August 7, 2011

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Barcelona are on average, the shortest team in Europe but they have an excellent record when it comes to defending set pieces. There is a perception that defending set pieces is a function of height and physicality but Barcelona have challenged this belief by employing an effective zonal marking system when defending corners. THEORY INTO […]