Entries by Francesco Farioli

Defence in situations of (apparent) inferiority: 

2 v 1+ GK

The complex approach to the game of football forces us to face a series of questions and priorities. Collective tactic and Individual tactic or Individual tactic and Collective tactic? 
Which order? Which priority? 
When the order of the items is changed, the result – in this case – changes, and not by a little. 



England’s 3 moves to defend from a corner kick

Great international events have always been a time of growth and innovation. At the threshold of this Euro 2016 competition, it would have been difficult to hypothesise any significant changes because, without even realising it, we have gone through a change of an era over the last two years, coinciding with the last World Cup. Germany was the country able to absorb the Spanish influence and transform it into a football style with vertical possession, sprinting and aggressiveness.

Set pieces as determining factors: How the Champions League semi-finalists defend

In matches that are more and more played at the limit and battled out in episodes, set pieces could be determining factors in shifting balances.
Match analysis has a dual value: on the one hand, understanding what current defensive organisation trends are and on the other, understanding where Real, Atletico, Bayern and Manchester City can try to build their offensive plays.

Video analysis: The key to read the game – David Luiz action read through video analysis

A counter-attack begins, the play is fast, by the time anyone realises what has happened, the ball is at the back of the net. In living rooms all over the world, all eyes were on David Luiz’s (apparently clumsy) movement. Coordination error? Technical error? Tactical error? With the help of Wyscout images and a more in depth Video Analysis, we can arrive at a different answer.

Pepe Reina in Napoli’s vertical strategy

The game strategy of Sarri’s Napoli during the buildup stage sees the systematic involvement of the Goalkeeper.
This type of game enhances the great technical skills of Pep Reina, promoted by a game strategy that uses his ability to play vertically as key element.