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Pedro Leon's Movement is such a weapon for Eibar

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André Silva: an insight on the new AC Milan’s striker

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Abraham's Movement Impresses for England's U21s

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Ricardo Quaresma Key in Besiktas' Title Winning Season

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Modric and Kroos Crucial in Real Madrid's Triumph

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Corner kicks: Lessons from top european champions

"Why not kicking direct from a corner kick ?" So many fans end up asking this question every time their team plays, proving how difficult is to understand coaches strategies on set-pieces.
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Ranking Champions League contenders in quarter-finals

In recent Champions League editions there has never been such a clear favourite as this year.
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Jürgen Locadia Post

Stealing the opponent team identity could be the best move to send them into confusion. According to the PSV coach Cocu, the game strategy had to be focused on the game control: never allowing space to the opponent team and attacking using vertical offence. Troubles for Atlético Madrid appeared at minute 57 of the match.
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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.
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Roma from Garcia to Spalletti a strong character even in difficult situations

From Udine back to Udine, Roma celebrates once more, but a century seems to have passed, not the thirteen months marked by the calendar.
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Arsenal vs Barcelona: Different game strategies to prepare the 2nd leg battle

The 1st leg of this game had a different approach in terms of strategy on both sides. The quantitative data available on the match report from Wyscout says that in the 1st half of the game Arsenal held its average position (block) at 46.22 m and in the 2nd half at 51.45 m
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What went wrong for LA galaxy?

For European fans, unfamiliar with the vagaries of MLS, the Galaxy are an easy access point: they have a recognisable manager in Bruce Arena, who did so much for the national team between 1998 and 2006. They have a host of recognisable players, led by the likes of Steven Gerrard, Robbie Keane and Nigel de Jong, and they are of course, contrary to Bayern Munich’s nickname, the real FC Hollywood. But are they any good?
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