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Barcelona’s Zonal Marking at Corners

August 7, 2011


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 […]

Mexico’s problems defending corners

June 6, 2010


I wrote an article earlier about the flaws of the Mexican defensive set up. One thing I didn’t cover in that article was their problems in defending corners, something that has become obvious as I watch more of their games. I will focus my analysis on the Italy and England games because that is where […]