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Germany exploit Argentina’s weakness on the right flank.

July 4, 2010


As I explained in an earlier article, Argentina play a lop-sided formation that forces their right back to patrol the right flank on his own. This was always a weakness in the formation regardless of who was playing at right back. Gutierezz came in for criticism when playing this role(but I defended him) and was […]

Germany have to defend THE HOLE

July 1, 2010


Germany will play Argentina in the World Cup quarterfinals and their defenders will have to be at their best against Argentina’s 3 man attack. As shown below, Messi plays behind Tevez and Higuain, operating in the space between midfield and defense i.e. THE HOLE. Tevez likes dropping deep and operating in this area as well […]

Martin Demichelis – A disaster waiting to happen ?

June 28, 2010


Argentina have performed well at this World Cup but they continue to concede soft goals due to the errors of Martin Demichelis. So far these errors have not been costly because Argentina’s attack has been good enough to get them out of trouble. As the games become tighter and the quality of opposition increases, Argentina […]

Gutierrez is a key player for Argentina

June 12, 2010


That’s right, Jonas Gutierrez . A lot was made of Maradonna’s intention to play 4 center-backs but that is now clearly an alternative strategy, to be used against stronger teams.In today’s game against Nigeria, Gutierrez was used as an attacking right back and this will probably continue for the rest of the group games. I […]