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Mourinho's excellent match preparation in Europa League Final

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Victor Sanchez's Multifaceted Movement Key in Espanyol's Build-Up

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Dani Alves: technical overview of Coppa Italia decisive player

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Jonny Evans: one of the finest defenders in Europe

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Ziyech's play in Ajax offensive strategy

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Mourinho's excellent match preparation in Europa League Final

The challenge between Josè Mourinho's pragmatism and Peter Bosz's offensive idealism followed a basic script to the letter: Mourinho gave the ball to Ajax (31% total possession, the lowest percentage in a European final along with Simeone's Atletico in 2012 and his own Inter in 2010), leaving Bosz's team dealing with the question of what to do with it.
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Victor Sanchez's Multifaceted Movement Key in Espanyol's Build-Up

Whenever the Catalans looked to pass out from the back, Victor Sanchez's clever variations in his movement successfully saw him position himself astutely to help his side progress upfield.
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Dani Alves: technical overview of Coppa Italia decisive player

Dani Alves, once again, proved to be decisive in the most important moment. After the double semi-final against Monaco where he stood out for his active contribution to all four Juventus goals, he also made the difference in Coppa Italia.
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Jonny Evans: one of the finest defenders in Europe

Jonny Evans' excellent performance vs Chelsea yet again solidified why he's one of the finest defenders in the English Premier League.
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Ziyech's play in Ajax offensive strategy

Ajax is the fashionable team of this Europa League edition thanks to Hakim Ziyech and its very young formation and philosophy of offensive play.
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Anthony Modeste continues his sensational form for Koln

Players that truly know how to play football know how to correctly interpret whether they are in a positional superiority even if they are in a numerical inferiority. In the same way as to whether they are in a positional inferiority they perceive whether they are in a numerical superiority..
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Barcelona’s build-up vs Espanyol

Players that truly know how to play football know how to correctly interpret whether they are in a positional superiority even if they are in a numerical inferiority. In the same way as to whether they are in a positional inferiority they perceive whether they are in a numerical superiority..
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Champions League top 3 goalscorers: a look at the numbers

While it's not entirely surprising to see Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, Bayern Munich sharpshooter Robert Lewandowski and PSG's powerhouse Edinson Cavani occupying the top three spots in this season’s Champions League goalscoring chart, it's interesting to analyse the numbers behind their success.
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Unique new experience on training and match analysis with Wyscout - Spiideo partnership

Wyscout, the leading professional digital platform for football clubs, together with Spiideo, provider of state of the art sports video recording and analysis solutions, today announced the signing of a global partnership agreement
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Juventus' flexible defensive system vs Barca

Juventus will be in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals for the second time in the last three years, fortified with a defence that has non conceded a goal for 531’ consecutive minutes.
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Lionel Messi's dribbling wizardry vital in Barca's Clasico triumph

Lionel Messi 's scintillating dribbling qualities yet again had a profound impact in Barcelona's entertaining 3-2 win over Real Madrid in the Clasico
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Anderson Talisca's Masterful Movement a Huge Asset for Besiktas

Despite Besiktas leading the majority of their Europa League quarter-final first leg match with Lyon, they devastatingly lost 2-1, succumbing to two late goals from the home side. The loss still wasn't enough to take the shine of yet another impressive performance from their wildly gifted attacking midfielder..
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Gianluca Scamacca: a young multi-purpose Primavera striker

In modern football, where formations and positions tend to disappear more and more and where the teams take on different tactical structures within the same match depending on the game play situations, multi-purpose players are increasingly in demand. Knowing how to do different things and in different areas of the pitch has become fundamental if you don't want to miss the boat in terms of tactical game play evolution. Of the young Italian forwards, perhaps the one closest to truly becoming a multi-purpose player, is Sassuolo's Gianluca Scamacca.
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Alan Carvalho's nifty runs in behind crucial for Guangzhou Evergrande in derby

Guangzhou Evergrande went into their derby with Guangzhou R&F expecting to take home all three points, but even though they were forced to settle for a 2-2 draw, the performance of their Brazilian forward, Alan, still gave their supporters plenty to cheer about..
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Andrea Belotti: the symbol of the modern centre forward

According to Fabio Capello, he has everything it takes to become even better than Gabriel Batistuta. According to the Torino president, the €100 million release clause is almost reductive based on the value of the player. According to many, Italy has found the centre forward of the future. He is Andrea Belotti, Serie A top goalscorer, tied with Edin Dzeko at 23 goals in 27 matches. An absolute protagonist of the season, he boasts 25 goals out of a total of 30 matches played with Torino, 28 in 37 matches if we also consider the National team, on which he has become a starter.

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